Daily Archives: 5 August, 2012

In My Letterbox (14): Sunday 05 August 2012




Welcome to
In My Letterbox!!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and Letterbox Love is a British take on the idea. If you want to know more, there is information under the Fun Things heading above, or you can click on the pictures at the top of this post to take you to the hosts’ blogs.

These posts are to tell you about the books I have acquired recently. I know most bloggers call all such posts “In My Mailbox”, however, as I’m English, my physical post comes through my letterbox and my electronic mail arrives in my mailbox (or my inbox…). So I have decided to use the following terms:

In My Letterbox (IML) for the physical books I aquire;
In My Mailbox (IMM) for the NetGalley books or ebooks sent to me for review by authors;
In My Inbox (IMI) for the free Kindle ebooks I compulsively download!


A very parsimonious week this week – one win and no buys! Such self control!!

Books I have won on Goodreads First Reads:

1. The Whole Clove Diet by Mary W. Walters
The Whole Clove DietThe Whole Clove Diet by Mary W. Walters

As she breaks 200 pounds, and not in a good way, 29-year-old Rita finds herself married to a self-focused widower with two difficult kids and a mother who almost makes Rita’s own mother look like a role model—which is really saying something. Graham’s first wife, being dead, just keeps getting better and better in everyone’s memories while Rita just gets fatter and more aggravated. She’s tried every diet in the book, but it’s not until a family crisis forces her out the door that she discovers that the easiest way to thin is to get rid of the baggage on the inside. Funny and insightful, The Whole Clove Diet is sure to make readers of all shapes and sizes feel better about themselves—and ultimately maybe even about Rita. If you enjoy the fiction of Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett, Tama Janowitz, Fay Weldon and Wally Lamb, you’re going to love The Whole Clove Diet. A top finalist in the first-ever Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition, The Whole Clove Diet is part diary of an eating addiction, part domestic drama, part comedy and part tale of the growing awareness and independence of a young woman poised on the precipice of maturity. You will shake your head at Rita, smile at her in recognition – and, ultimately, cheer her on as she begins to clean up the quagmire of her life.


I’m looking forward to reading this – I had a flick through, and there are recipes and diet plans included 🙂



So there we are, a quiet book week, although I have been hitting the free kindle books again and have been approved for some NetGalley ARCs…more in future IMMs.