Monday, December 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday- December 27

~Mailbox Monday~ 
is hosted by Lady Q of Let Them Read Books
(December Host)
We share what books that we found in our mailboxes last week.

At Home on Ladybug Farm O, The Oprah Magazine (1-year auto-renewal)

 At Home on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball from Paperbackswap

O, The Oprah Magazine gift subscription from my mother-in-law


  1. oohh, At Home on Ladybug Farm catches my eye! It could have been written about my parents' place - every summer they are overrun with ladybugs! Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

  2. I received for review The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

    "I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth."

    England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo—some say a mermaid is on board. A crowd forms, hoping to catch a glimpse of the magical creature. One crate after another is unpacked: a zebra, a leopard, and a baboon. There's no mermaid, but in the final two crates is something almost as magical—a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive.

    Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases the elephants for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. Tom's family has long cared for horses, but an elephant is something different altogether. It takes time for Tom and the elephants to understand one another, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed.

    The Elephant Keeper, the story of Tom and the elephants, in Tom's own words, moves from the green fields and woods of the English countryside to the dark streets and alleys of late-eighteenth-century London, reflecting both the beauty and the violence of the age. Nicholson's lush writing and deft storytelling complement a captivating tale of love and loyalty between one man and the two elephants that change the lives of all who meet them.

  3. Bonnie, I'm anxious to hear how At Home on Ladybug Farm is. That was nice of your mother-in-law!

  4. The Oprah book looks nice! Enjoy.

    My mailbox is also up.

  5. At Home on Ladybug Farm is on my wish list. I saw a great review on a blog and it sounds like a good story.

  6. I love the Oprah magazine!! The book looks good too..enjoy!

  7. I've read good things about "Ladybug Farm". Hope you enjoy it, Bonnie!

  8. At Home on Ladybug Farm sounds fun. Happy reading!

    My MM is here:


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