Volume 62: The Mothers
Since 2008, Powell's Books of Portland, OR has run a book club/subscription service that sends a new, autographed hardcover book in a custom slipcase to its subscribers. Each mailing is accompanied with notes on the selected book and a surprise selection of extra items.
THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett
There was so much buzz about this book at BEA! I didn't have a chance to pick up one of the galleys, or one of the beautiful canvas tote bags with the cover art screenprinted on one side, but the strong graphic style kept the book lodged in my memory. I know you shouldn't judge books by the cover, but let's face it - sometimes that's what will linger. I've read some excellent reviews of The Mothers and I've wanted to read it, so I'm happy this was an Indiespensable choice.
THEO Organic Fair Trade Orange Dark Chocolate
THEO Organic Fair Trade Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate
This is exciting! I was at a trade show recently and one of the vendors was carrying Theo Chocolate, so I had the opportunity to try several of their holiday bars. The chocolate was sooooo good! I can't wait to eat these. Chocolate orange is definitely my preference between the two bars, but either one should be delicious.
I'm so glad Powell's threw some candy in this box. I love snacking while I read, and it's been a while since they sent anything for me to nibble with my book.
Peeking into the archives...today in:
2015: Chronicle Books Spring Preview
2014: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
2013: Limit Vol. 5 by Keiko Suenobu
2012: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
2011: Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
2010: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
2009: Giveaway: Sorrow Wood by Raymond L. Atkins – WINNERS
2008: News and Discussion Question: Rare Books For Sale