In My Mailbox (101) | Alexia's Books and Such: In My Mailbox (101)

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” ~ Mark Twain

Saturday, January 14, 2012

In My Mailbox (101)

In My Mailbox (101)
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information on the books.

For Review:
I'm a sucker for most stories with updated versions of the ancient gods, especially the Greek gods! Couldn't resist this one, which reminded me a little of the TV show Cupid. The god of love has to bring together the perfect couple, but without resorting to his usual bag of tricks. Will be interesting to see if he can pull it off!


Godsend: A Love Story for Grown-Ups by Dalma Heyn and Richard Marek
by Dalma Heyn and Richard Marek

Does love as we once knew it still exist? In our age of Twitter, Match.com. texting, sexting, iPhones and Facebook, can two adults - he a West Coast book anthologist, she a Vermont maple sugar farmer - fall in love the old-fashioned way, through meeting, attraction, lust, adversity, resolution? No, says Jove, God of Gods. Yes, says his son, the God of Love, whose career depends on it...

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I've worked with Lou Aronica at The Story Plant before and have always been happy with their books, so thought I'd expand my boundaries a little and give this one a try.

Gods and Fathers by James LePore
by James LePore

Matt DeMarco is an accomplished Manhattan attorney with more than his share of emotional baggage. His marriage ended disastrously, his ex-wife has pulled their son away from him, and her remarriage to a hugely successful Arab businessman has created complications for Matt on multiple levels. However, his life shifts from troubled to imperiled when two cops - men he's known for a long time - come into his home and arrest his son as the prime suspect in the murder of the boy's girlfriend.



Goodies:
Awhile back, I signed up to be a Frito Lay Fan at their website. I love potato chips and buy Tostitos in bulk at BJs, so was very excited when I received a Frito Lay Fan Pack in the mail! While I'm a Lay's Potato Chip fan from way back, I'd never tried the other two. The Lime Tostitos were a little too strong for my taste, but I'm a new fan of Sun Chips! And I love the tote bag they came in, and have already used it for groceries. Sweet!

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Thank you Frito Lay!


What did you receive in your mailbox this week?


59 comments:

  1. Ha, what a perfect mailbox. Awesome books and munchies to go with them!! Oooh and I love stories inspired by greek mythology or have the actual gods in them too, so that sounds intriguing! Hope you enjoy these!

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    1. I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology too!

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  2. ooh chips /me hungry ha ha
    my imm

    a vid book lovers will love
    http://youtu.be/SKVcQnyEIT8

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    1. Ryan, you need to sign up to be a Frito Lay Fan!

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  4. I totally remember cupid! I love the lime tostitos chips. Very tasty. Enjoy your books!

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    1. Glad someone besides me remembers that show! Was sorry when Cupid was cancelled, as I loved the premise.

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  5. Love the idea if a grown up love story. After reading so much YA, it would be a nice change! The Greek god connection helps up the stakes as well.

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    1. I'm a sucker for anything with the gods of mythology, greek or otherwise! Looking forward to reading this one!

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  6. Your first book reminds me a little of Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips.

    Loving the look of those crisps, sadly none of them available here in England.

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    1. Will have to take a look at Gods Behaving Badly, as I love that title! And you have crisps in Britain that we can't get here, so I always go a little wild at the grocers whenever I'm lucky enough to visit! :)

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  7. OOh, Gods and Fathers looks really interesting. I will looking out for your review on it. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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    1. Hoping it's as good as it looks, as it's a little outside my usual genres.

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  8. You're books look so interesting. I like the potato chip bags. Awesome win. Gods and Fathers looks like an intriguing title. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

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    1. Thanks Grace! The chips were a nice surprise when they showed up!

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  9. I'm in love with Greek myths too. Huge fans of greek mythology type books.
    Gods and Fathers looks really good.
    Great snacks. Sun Chips are delicious. Enjoy the books.

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    1. Yea! Another Greek mythology fan! We should do a read-a-long! :)

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  10. OOO I love reading and chips and sadly that is my downfall. Looks like a great week for you. Happy Reading and enjoy your chips!

    Mary
    @SweepingMe

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    1. Reading and snacking just go together, don't they? My downfall too, so you're not alone!

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  11. Oh my gosh that's so cool that Frito Lays sends you all that free stuff. That would be dangerous in my house! I love SunChips!

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    1. This was the first time I've tried SunChips, and fell in love with them! They have "sun" in the title, so must be good for you, right? *L*

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  12. That's awesome you got the fan Frito Lay pack stuff! I don't eat chips but my kids devour them when I let them!
    It's great your willing to try books that may not normally be your thing. Sometimes I find new favorites that way!

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    1. I like to try new genres every now and again. Sometimes I run back to my urban fantasies, but sometimes I find great new authors! And I trust Lou, as he hasn't steered me wrong yet.

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  13. Great set! Yummy chips. I love Sun Chips especially.
    My IMM

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  14. Nice books and nice chips. Sun Chips are my favorite. Gods and Fathers sounds good. I read A World I Never Made by him and enjoyed it. Happy munching and reading!

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    1. Haven't heard of this author before, so glad to hear you enjoyed him! Thanks for the reassurance!

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  15. What a nice mailbox! Thank you for visiting my IMM today. And yes - I LOVE NetGalley!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! NetGalley is the best!

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  16. Awesome books, but I'm totally jealous of the Frito Lay pack! That's fantastic!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Stop by their website and sign up! Who knows, you might get a fan pack one day too! Good luck!

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  17. Oohhhhh, chips & books -- is there really a better combination out there? ;) And as a proud Canadian, I have to say that the cover for Godsend makes me smile! YAY to maple leaves! <3

    Awesome mailbox this week, Alexia! I hope you enjoy all of your books! PLUS: Has anyone ever told you that your name is really pretty? :)

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    1. Chips and books are a perfect combo! And thanks for the nice compliment! Alexia is one of my favorite names, so decided to use it when naming my blog. :)

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  18. I'm not sure I would trust myself with getting all those chips in the mail. Me, school, and self control don't exactly go hand in hand! Lol.

    Hope you have a fantastic week!

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    1. I tried to hide them in the pantry, but they kept calling my name until I gave in! *L*

      Hope you have a fantastic week too!

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  19. That's awesome about the chips!! What a cool thing! Have a good week :)

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  20. I love Greek Mythology; Godsend looks really good! Great books!

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    1. Another Greek mythology fan! Nice to meet you! :)

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  21. Greek Mythology is a new subject for me. I will like to see what you think of the book.

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    1. Fingers crossed that it lives up to the synopsis!

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  22. I am loving all the Greek god retellings, too! That second cover is a bit creepy! Yummy snacks!

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    1. The snacks didn't last very long! nom nom nom

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  23. Nice mailbox! That first book has my attention....although I wonder if I'm thinking of the same show. Hmmm. Enjoy! ^_^

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    1. Think Cupid was played by Jeremy Piven? Remember being disappointed when it was cancelled, as it was a fun show!

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  24. So cool Frito Lay sent you goodies! Godsend sounds interesting, enjoy :)

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    1. Thanks Gaby! I have high hopes for Godsend!

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  25. Great books... and Chips!! That's so awesome. I like the Tostito's with Lime, but they are a bit strong. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  26. Yum, this post is making me hungry for some chips!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great week.

    http://deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com/

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    1. The sight of chips gives me the munchies too! *L* Hope you have a great week too!

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  27. Interesting books! And love the chips to snack on while reading. ;) Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! Hope you have a great week too!

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  28. I'll have to look into the Frito Lay thing - yum! New follower here! Here is my IMM if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-3.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kary! And definitely sign up to be a Frito Lay Fan!

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  29. A God Send could be interesting but my God that cover is just so.... GREEN.

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    1. Green is one of my favorite colors, so that's one of the things that caught my eye!

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  30. Interesting - definitely like the green mythology book and am curious about your new commenting system.

    Maybe I should try both????

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    1. The commenting system still has a couple of bugs, but I'm liking it so far!

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