Monday, July 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday-- Almost a Shocker

Until the mail was delivered Saturday, I thought I was going to have a first since I began participating in Mailbox Monday, but it was not meant to be.

I sent 9 books to new Paperback Swap foster homes. I didn't post any more books to my bookshelf to generate the interest, so I'm glad that there were members suddenly bitten by the book bug who took a fancy to what I had to offer.

I haven't gone out of my way to acquire any books. If books on my PBS wish list come up, that's fine and dandy, but I'm doing a decent job of resisting temptation. So...9 books went out, and ONE came in. Hopefully you were sitting down when you read that!

The one book that I received was:

The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell, the first book in the author's Pig Trilogy, and it all begins with an American in Ireland who comes across a very singular pig.
"Aaron stays with his aunt Kitty, who makes a living rewriting the classics, but Aaron's wallow in self-pity is interrupted by a lost pig that attaches itself to him. When the pig digs up a human skeleton buried in the backyard, Kitty identifies the remains as the missing Declan Tovey and blames the pig's mischievous owner, Lolly McKeever. But Lolly won't admit to owning the pig, let alone killing Declan, and Aaron, for his part, is attracted to Lolly and suspicious of his aunt, who had her own reasons for wanting Declan dead. The stage is set for an Irish country comedy of manners in which darts, pints, pigs and burial plots all play a part."

A huge Thank You to Marcia of The Printed Page for hosting this meme. If you'd like to see what other participants received in their mailboxes last week, just click on that hungry-looking mailbox at the top of this post!


  1. I hope you enjoy The Pig Did It. And just think how well you did in sending books out versus bringing books in. I think my family would throw a party if I didn't always have a negative ratio. ;-)

  2. Kristen...I like that..a negative ration. I think we are all at that point where our houses need a negative ratio. At least mine does.

    Kathy...Enjoy The Pig Did It. I'm intrigued by the story line.

  3. I am so impressed with your restraint and the fact that your stacks went down last week!

  4. The cover of the pig book looks really nice.

    Its nice to see your books found a new home to go to. If it wasn't so expensive I would take part in PBS but shipping is a killer here in Canada.

  5. The Pig sounds like a great book. I've never heard of it but may have to track down that author. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here

  6. Lol, best title I have seen in a while.
    Enjoy it

  7. Love that title...what an interesting story...let us know how you like it.

  8. I'm so glad I came back from holidays in time to catch this Mailbox Monday - I couldn't believe it when you said you only received one book! I love the title, and what an interesting wacky story line.

  9. Slow weeks are great every once in a while. ;) Enjoy your new book!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  10. It was a one book week for me as well. And I'm kind of thankful for that!

    I just read about this book somewhere and it sounds like a good one! Enjoy : )

  11. Kristen--I know what you mean. My husband seldom says anything because he doesn't believe in wasting time on lost causes, but you can see a gleam in his eye when he notices books taken out to the mailbox...and none being brought inside the house!

    Wisteria--Yes, we dedicated bookaholics do need some negative ratio weeks!

    Kathy--So far this week is shaping up to be another good one. :)

    Cindy--It's too bad that postage keeps you from participating in PBS. It's been a godsend to me!

    Kaye--You're welcome. I'll have to stop by and take a look at yours! :)

    Blodeuedd--That's what caught my eye...the title. Hopefully the book is as good as its title! LOL

    Serena--Will do!

    Belle--I knew some of you wouldn't believe that I'd only received one book. I can only imagine what the reaction would be if I had received none!

    Anna--I'm sure I will!

    Mary--Yes, I was happy about my one book, too!


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