Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Books and Snow

I've been quite busy over the last week or so. I have several books that I need to review and so many more waiting in the wings. I have been meaning to mention the fact that I won a contest through They chose 15 winners to receive 15 books in honor of their (you guessed it) 15th anniversary. I was shocked when I came home from work one day and found the huge box. Believe it or not, I actually took pictures of the books.

The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel
Who by Fire by Diana Spechler
Things I Want my Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
Brother I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Songs without Words by Ann Packer
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
The Space Between Before and After by Jean Reynolds Page
Driving with Dead People by Monica Holloway
Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer

The last one in this photo is a book that I picked up at the local Goodwill store. I have heard so much about Georgette Heyer and haven't read any of her work, so I was really excited when I found this. It's hardback and in really good shape, too.

If you're counting, you'll see that there are only 10 new books in these photos, and I said that I won 15. So what happened to the other books you ask? I decided to do some giveaways with the other 5 books. So, check back in the near future for some free books!

Now, on to the snow. Being in the Piedmont of North Carolina, we don't see a whole lot of snow. We may get a dusting once or twice a winter, and that's pretty much it. Needless to say, it's exciting when we get more than just a flurry. Most of this area got some snow, and it seems that we got the most in my immediate area. I think we had around six or seven inches. O.K., I can hear some of you now -- "That's not much snow!" Well, for us it is. I actually got a day off work on Monday due to the weather. It was absolutely gorgeous. It started snowing Sunday evening around 5:30 and continued throughout the night. When I got up on Monday morning, there was a beautiful blanket of snow covering everything. The best part is that the sun was shining and
the sky was a brilliant blue.


Nymeth said...

Congrats on winning the contest! Enjoy all your new books :)

Those are some lovely snow pics. Especially the last one.

Lisa said...

nymeth, Thanks!

JoAnn said...

Congratulations! What a great haul!
Your snow pictures are beautiful. We've had more than our fair share this winter and, now that it's March, I'm ready for spring.

Tara said...

Do I believe you're taking pictures of books?? Of course I do! I'm about to do the same. Congratulations on winning this contest -nice haul!!

Lisa said...

JoAnn, Oh, I am so ready for Spring! That's one thing I love about North Carolina -- if you don't like the weather -- just wait, it'll change soon. We had snow on Monday and temps. in the teens. Today, just four days later, it is 74 degrees!!

Tara, I'm just so bad at taking the time to do the pictures like everyone else always does. I love looking at everyone's book photos.

Danielle said...

Congrats! I always wonder who wins all those books when they give away a stack. I'm glad to know they really do give them away! :) Enjoy your snow--it is pretty when it first falls (as long as you get to watch it while snug and warm in your house).

Lisa said...

Thanks, Danielle. We had snow on Monday, and today it was 78 degrees!

Literary Feline said...

What a wonderful surprise to come home to, Lisa! I hope you like Who By Fire as much as I did. You have a few others there that I am looking forward to reading one day.

Lisa said...

literary feline, I haven't read that much about Who by Fire, so I'm looking forward to it. I'd like a few more surprises of that kind. hehe

____Maggie said...

I'm late on this but the snow pics are awesome!

____Maggie said...

I wish they would hurry up, but this book is on the cart waiting to have the cover wrapped! I want to live in it during spring break!

Lisa said...

maggie, thanks. I hope they get it ready for you! Happy Spring Break!!