In My Mailbox #1

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Book bloggers post what books have arrived in their home each week. I love reading other bloggers IMM posts, I get so many great titles to add to my to read list. So I figure I may as well start posting myself! Tuesday is library day at my house, so I'll try to post each Tuesday (except for today.)

Today I picked up 4 books at the library:

The Finishing Touches by Hester Browne (2009)
Twenty-seven years ago, an infant turned up on the doorstep of the esteemed Phillimore Academy for Young Ladies. Loved by Lady Frances Phillimore and her kindhearted staff, Betsy grew up aspiring to be an academy girl. But Franny and her husband, Lord Phillimore, advised Betsy to hone her considerable math skills at college. Now, on the sad occasion of Lady France's memorial, Betsy finds the school in disrepair, enrollment down, and Lord P. desperate to save his legacy. Enter Betsy, the numbers genius, and her business plan...

Love Struck by Chantel Simmons (2010)
When twenty-seven-year-old image consultant Poppy Ross discovers her handsome and seemingly devoted husband Parker is having an affair, she is dumbfounded. But before she has a chance to confront him, he is struck by lightning. When he regains consciousness, he has lost his short-term memory - including that of the affair. Given a chance to erase history and possibly save her marriage, Poppy decides to remake herself in the mistress's image, so that Parker might never be tempted to stray again. Her quest to become the perfect woman has disastrous results, however, and just might turn out to be the worst thing possible for her marriage.

Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk by Robyn Okrant (2010)
On January 1, 2008, Robyn Okrant kicked off a yearlong experiment, determined to find out what would happen if she put her life in the hands of television's most influential personality, Oprah Winfrey. Wondering if it was possible to discover one's authentic self by following someone else's ideal, this average, thirty-five-year-old woman looked to The Oprah Winfrey Show, O, The Oprah Magazine and to provide the road map for her journey. The author redesigned her entire life - from her wardrobe to her marriage to her diet to her spiritual life, her finances, her home, and beyond - all according to Winfrey's "best life" advice. Whether the results were fulfilling or frustrating, they were always thought-provoking and highly entertaining.

Debt-Free Forever: Take Control of Your Money and Your Life by Gail Vaz-Oxlade (2009)
Tired of getting to the end of the money before you get to the end of the month? Wish you were in control? If you're afraid to open your bills, if you've never added up how much you owe, if you can't even imagine being debt-free, it's time to join the thousands of Canadians Gail Vaz-Oxlade has helped. Her straightforward approach to money management is based on self-control, hard work, and prioritizing what's really important. Make no mistake, getting out of debt isn't easy. But in Debt-Free Forever, Gail gives you a clear strategy and the steps needed to implement it. So if you're finished with excuses, overdue notices and maxed-out credit cards, pick up this book, follow Gail's advice and start becoming Debt-Free Forever.


  1. Have you read the Living Oprah blog? It's pretty funny.

  2. I think this mailbox meme is a fun idea, which I am planning to join in with soon :)

  3. Jeanie - I haven't read the Living Oprah blog. I didn't realize there was one but kind of assumed it when I heard about the book.

    LindyLouMac - it is a lot of fun! I've kind of resisted memes, but I love reading the mailbox one on all the different blogs.


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