Monday, February 1, 2016

Mailbox Monday - Feb 1

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.

Welcome to February! It was mostly a snow free January. We had one storm that dumped two to three inches around here, but we were supposed to get hammered so we can't complain. I do feel badly, however, for the many people who depend upon snowplowing this time of year.

Last week was a good one. Real estate is making it a bit hard to work out, but I got two days of exercise in. I'm still eating healthy--except my one can of soda a day. I've got some lab work I need to get done for the bone doctor, so I will take care of that tomorrow. Now, if the tennis elbow will go away, I will be right as rain.

Only one thing in my mailbox last week, but I'm okay with that. I treated myself with a writing productivity book for only $1.99. Thanks to my bi-monthly writing group I am making good strides with my middle grade novel, but I want this extra push to see if I can finish it.

Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.

What did your mailbox hold last week? Anything exciting?


  1. That writing book looks handy. Hope that you find it useful in your writing endeavors. Have a great week!

  2. I hope the writing book helps with your novel! Have a great week!

  3. Our winter has been about the same as yours. I hope your new books is helpful!

  4. Thanks for the comments, everyone. Serena, would love to see you get that area cleaned up and have you sit down to write. It's fun, if nothing else.

    I hope you have a great week, too, Elizabeth. Mary, I think I had my fill of snow last year. I'm glad for the change of pace; though the kids aren't too thrilled.

  5. No Plot... sounds like a good resource for writers.
    I hope you don't have to struggle with snow. I too feel for those who are having major weather issues.
    I hope your bone work goes well. I need to try to get out walking more.
    Happy Reading!

  6. Thanks, Martha. We are due for our first real snowstorm tonight. We'll see what happens.