Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the previous week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on blog tour—and Lady Q at Let Them Read Books is hosting during the month of December. Rose City Reader will be kicking off 2011 as January's host.
Last week I received Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity by Sarah Ban Breathnach, which I received from the publisher for review.
Focusing on her own personal path, Sarah Ban Breathnach will relate never-before revealed details about how she fell from the financial top to the bottom. Readers will immediately see how deeply she understands the plight of those trying to maintain a happy and comfortable home, while at the same time not even knowing if they will be able to make the mortgage to keep that home.
Sarah has proved to be the voice of comfort for years to women who are spiritually bankrupt, and now she will reach to those who are financially strapped, showing them how to pull themselves out of their psychic and fiscal crises while providing deep comfort and reassurance throughout.
(Publication Date: December 29, 2010)
As a Christmas gift I received Classic Quad Set 14 (Desk Set / Hollywood Cavalcade / How to Steal a Million / I Was a Male War Bride) - 20th Century Fox.
Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in this sophisticated workplace comedy. Joan Blondell and Dina Merrill co-star. Special features include a commentary track, a "Movietone News" newsclip about the fashions inspired by the film, the original trailer, a still gallery and trailers for several more classic Fox films.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939/Color with B&W segments/97 minutes/Fullscreen)
Don Ameche and Alice Faye star in this spectacular comedy about the early days of Hollywood, from the silent era to the birth of Talkies. Special features include a documentary on the making-of and significance of the film, featurettes on Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle, an outtakes clip, a "Movietone News" newsclip on the premiere, a restoration comparison, an advertising gallery and a still gallery.
How To Steal A Million (1966/Color/123 minutes/Widescreen)
Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole star in this light-hearted museum heist classic. Special features include a commentary track, an A&E Network "Biography" episode on Audrey Hepburn, two trailers and two TV spots.
I Was A Male War Bride (1949/B&W/105 minutes/Fullscreen)
Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan star in this gender-bending comedy about the travails of bringing a spouse home from the war. Special features include a still gallery, the original trailer, a "Movietone News" newsclip going behind the scenes of the film and trailers for other classic Cary Grant films.
So there is my short but sweet Christmas week Mailbox Monday. What goodies arrived in your mailbox last week?