Monday, April 21, 2014

Mailbox Monday - April 21

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

Hope everyone had a nice Easter. All my kids were here for a change, so that made it special. Greek Easter was the same day this year, so I cooked lamb and roasted potatoes. I think we actually had more desserts than we had people. I stuffed myself a bit too much.

I didn't receive any books in the mail this week, but I did pick up a few Kindle freebies and a bargain one.

I keep thinking that one day I'll get around to self-publishing; even if it's just once to try it out. I like checking out the available resources.  

If you're selling ebooks on Amazon, you're about to find out the very best ways of how to promote your book, and actually selling ebooks on Amazon, The author has found these, more than anything else, to deliver the best results.

PLEASE NOTE: This is for non-fiction Kindle ebooks, not fiction.

I'm also looking more often into natural ways to live and heal. I also prefer to grow as much of our produce as I can. I really don't know much about essential oils, but I hear about them from time to time, so I thought I would check out this book.

This is an in depth introduction to the use of Essential Oils. Essential Oils provide us with an alternative solution to regaining control of our healthcare needs. As survivalists and preppers one of the things we must include in our strategies is the ability to tend to our sick and injured without the advantage of having modern medicine available to us. The use of Essential Oils is something that we can begin using now, which will increase the quality of your life before a disaster strikes. These notes will serve as a quick flip guide of the most important things to remember about using Essential Oils. This may come in handy should SHTF and serve as a backup for the audio files you may not be able to listen to.

Oils Covered Are:
Frankincense, Oregano, Lemon, Melaleuca, Lavender, Peppermint, Basil, Birch, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Helichrysum, MelissaMood, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, BugShield, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cilantro , Cassia, Clary Sage, Fennel, Ginger, Myrrh, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Vetiver, White Fir, Dill, Tangerine, Spearmint, Whisper, ZendBlend, Solace, Rose, Jasmine, DDR-Blend, TuneUP, Respiratory Blend, Digestion, Cold & Flu Blend, Muscle Pain Blend, Purity, Elevate, Serene, Balanced, Marjoram, Aroma Blend, Citrus Blend, Slimming Blend, Lime, Headache Blend, Coconut Oil

These are the notes from a special Essential Oils 5 day class. Bonus links to the downloadable MP3s from the class are available inside.

Though I didn't talk about it much at the blog this year, I'm a Downton Abbey fan. I thought Season 4 was a nice bounce back from the tragic end from Season 3. There were some disappointments, but some stellar parts too. I pick up books that have a Downton Abbey tie-in from time to time.

*** #1 Best Seller in Brunch and Tea as well as Coffee and Tea ***

Come rain or shine in Edwardian England, everything stopped for tea. Downton Abbey was no different.

But what would our beloved Crawley household have eaten at their sacred 4 o’clock institution?

In "Tea at Downton - Afternoon Tea Recipes From The Unofficial Guide to Downton Abbey" we share some recipes from the golden age of England. At the height of the power of the British Empire, Mrs Patmore would have every possible kind of delicious ingredients to draw from.

In this concise book you’ll learn:

• Step by step through how to throw the perfect tea party – Downton Style. From the etiquette behind how to hold one’s tea cup correctly to the recipe for the favourite sandwich of Queen Alexandra of the time.
• Wow all of your friends with these simple to follow authentic recipes, and be sure even the Dowager Duchess would be impressed by your social graces.
• From the bottom tier sandwiches to the elegant cakes of the top tier, we cover it all. Not forgetting of course the perfect scone recipe and its accompanying jams.
• Follow the ways Mrs Patmore would have planned her menus to keep spending to minimum and you too can enjoy a most delightful repast for just a few shilling!

So, what are you waiting for? Carson has opened the door to let you in. Let’s see what’s for tea....

Scroll up and get your copy of "Tea at Downton - Afternoon Tea Recipes From The Unofficial Guide to Downton Abbey". You’ll be glad you did!

I'm also a fan of Chuck Norris. My girls actually watch Walker, Texas Ranger on DVD with their dad at night. When I saw his autobiography was on sale for only 99 cents, I picked it up.

A New York Times best seller. Millions of people worldwide know Chuck Norris as the star of more than twenty motion pictures, a martial arts expert, and the only man in the Western Hemisphere to hold an eighth degree Black Belt Grand Master in Tae Kwon Do. Countless others see him daily in syndicated reruns as the hero of the longest running CBS series to date, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” What many don’t know is that Chuck Norris is a sincere Christian–a man whose faith plays a role in everything he does. Against All Odds is the inspirational story of how Norris overcame abject poverty from childhood, the effects of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the family, and his own shyness and lack of strength and ability early in his life. Norris writes candidly about the past and gives God full credit for where he is today.

What did you find in your mailbox?


  1. I used to date a guy who was a Chuck Norris look-a-like.

    Enjoy your books!

  2. My son would like the Chuck Norris book!

  3. Interesting mix of books :) Have a good week!

  4. Hi Cheryl,

    What a great mix of titles have made their way into your collection this week!

    I have tried selling books on Amazon and to be honest, after four years trading, I came to the conclusion that the only way to make money, was to have a vast warehouse full of stock and a small army of workers on 24 hour shifts packing and shipping.

    I do wonder just how successful many of the self published authors really are. Some of the editing quality is dubious to say the least and there are just so many wannabe authors, that only the very best stand any chance of amassing a sizeable reading audience.

    There are some pretty exotic sounding oils mentioned in your new book, certainly some of which I have never even heard of before. I love walking past shops which sell oils, handmade soaps, candles etc. the scent is amazing, although generally we walk past quite swiftly, as hubbie can't stand the smell!

    Enjoy all your books and have a good week,