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December 24, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday

NoelMailboxMailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. The December host is Susan at Suko’s Notebook .

Last week I received one book for review and three wins.

For review from Random House:

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael MossSalt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back. Featuring examples from some of the most recognizable (and profitable) companies and brands of the last half century—including Kraft, Coca-Cola, Lunchables, Kellogg, Nestlé, Oreos, Cargill, Capri Sun, and many more—Moss’s explosive, empowering narrative is grounded in meticulous, often eye-opening research.

A win from Suko’s Notebook:

Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney Lola’s Secret
by Monica McInerney

Nestled in a picturesque corner of southern Australia, the Valley View Motel has been run by the Quinlans for years—and nobody adores the place more than Lola, the family’s lovable and mischievous Irish-born matriarch. So when she insists that her relatives spend their Christmas elsewhere, the close-knit bunch can’t help but be a bit curious. Lola has always had a knack for clever schemes; after all, she once slyly reunited her three feuding granddaughters, whom she nicknamed the Alphabet Sisters. And with the holiday season fast approaching, Lola decides it’s time to stir up some extra excitement.

A win from Carol’s Notebook:

Curveball by Jen EstesCurveball (e-book)
by Jen Estes

Baseball reporter Cat McDaniel specializes in exposés. Now that very talent has left her unemployed. Desperate to get off the bench and back into the lineup, she is thrilled to land an interview with the Buffalo Soldiers’ General Manager Roger “Rakin’” Aiken–Baseball legend, eight-time All Star … and oblivious father to a Major League bratty co-ed named Paige. Aiken offers Cat the team writer position for the following spring, but the opportunity is tempered by a curveball of a caveat: she must first spend the winter as a blogger reporting on the Latin American training facility. more

A win from Taylor Trade Publishing:

Boozy BrunchBoozy Brunch: The Quintessential Guide to Daytime Drinking
by Peter Joseph

With Boozy Brunch, you have your pick of more than one hundred eye-opening drink recipes and twenty-five food pairings, with entertaining drink histories and liquor-laden quotes from the famous and infamous. The first book of its kind, Boozy Brunch offers brunchy alternatives and revved-up variations to the classic set of champagne-based, coffee-based, or fruit or vegetable juice-based cocktails that will help you make the most of your brunch.

What are you reading?

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  1. Mary / Dec 24 2012 4:37 am

    The first one would probably upset me but I’d find it interesting. Congrats on the wins!


  2. Pat @ Post For Now / Dec 24 2012 5:39 am

    Such a variety! Enjoy your books. Happy Holidays!


  3. Beth F / Dec 24 2012 6:14 am

    Ooh you’ll LOVE Boozy Brunch! Merry Christmas!


  4. BermudaOnion / Dec 24 2012 8:03 am

    Wow, you had a lot of great wins! I got Salt Sugar Fat too – it should be very informative. Enjoy your new books!


  5. Elizabeth / Dec 24 2012 8:07 am

    Nice mailbox…enjoy all your reads.

    I received Lola’s Secret as well.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  6. Judy Blauer / Dec 24 2012 9:04 am

    Nice mix of books. All look good to me, though I don’t much like to think about how hooked I am on Sugar and Fat. LOL My Post is Here


  7. laurelrainsnow / Dec 24 2012 9:18 am

    Lola’s Secret has been catching my eye…and I’m curious about the Boozy book…lol.

    Enjoy your week and the holidays….



  8. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Dec 24 2012 11:18 am

    Happy reading, and Merry Christmas!


  9. sagustocox / Dec 24 2012 6:02 pm

    Lola’s secret sounds good.


  10. Suko / Dec 24 2012 6:04 pm

    Leslie, I’m glad Lola’s Secret arrived! Enjoy your new books and the holidays. 🙂


  11. Carol / Dec 26 2012 12:09 pm

    Enjoy your books. I’m glad you got Curveball.


  12. samstillreading / Dec 29 2012 5:52 am

    Oh dear, the first book sounds like my Christmas dinner! Enjoy Lola’s Secret – I love Monica McInerney’s books.


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