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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday: Books and Bracelets and Movies Oh My!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on a blog tour! Last month's host was Julie @ Knitting and Sundries, and she did a fantastic job, and Rose City Reader kicks off 2011.

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Lady Q at Let Them Read Books, so stop by and join the fun!

It is so much fun to see what everyone is getting in the mail.

Thanks for taking the time to visit ~ I just love hearing from you! Please let me know if you have read any of these books - I'd love to hear how you liked them!! :)

I had a very fun mailbox last week, which was really special as it was also Christmas week!  (I hope everyone had a very wonderful Christmas holiday!)

Three for my mailbox last week:

Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose InchesCinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches by Cynthia Sass ~ Health & Fitness / Women's Health ~ Available January 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher and One2One Network for review
From Amazon: There are no calories to count; no points or grams to memorize.

Just begin choosing four daily meals from over one hundred delicious options (along with a mandatory daily chocolate escape), and you're well on your way to achieving your weight-loss goals. In thirty days on the Cinch! plan, you'll shed pounds and inches—and overcome emotional eating in the process.

Acclaimed weight-loss expert Cynthia Sass has arrived at the exciting secret to sustainable weight loss: her innovative combinations of clean, nutrient-rich foods not only maximize fat-burning but also deliver a faster, healthier metabolism forever. Following the plan is as simple as putting together an easy-to-understand fivepiece puzzle at every meal and enjoying four delicious, easy-to-prepare meals in addition to a chocolate treat. The Cinch! plan includes a full thirty days' worth of quick-fix, satisfying meals and teaches you a simple strategy for creating your own, so you know exactly what, how much, and when to eat, whether you're at home, at a restaurant, or on vacation. Cinch! makes weight loss simple, with meals you'll look forward to eating (no "diet" foods). And best of all, Sass starts her plan with an innovative five-day "Fast Forward," which jump-starts the plan's impressive results and will leave you feeling lighter and healthier.

If you've been trying to eat more clean, natural, and organic foods, but have lacked the structure needed to lose weight, this is the exact plan you've been waiting for. Cinch! includes every tool you'll need for weightloss success: Sass's proven plan, expert tips and advice, daily journals, grocery-shopping lists, chapters on exercise and emotional eating, and a month's worth of recipes—customizable for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. You'll enjoy Chocolate Pear Ginger Smoothies, JalapeÑo Guacamole, and Chicken Pesto Pitas—to name just a few luscious Cinch! options!

Best of all, Cinch! weight loss is lasting weight loss. In one month, you'll recalibrate your body, freeing yourself from cravings and erratic eating, and begin a satisfying new relationship with food. With Sass's expertise behind you, you'll be empowered to continue creating Cinch!-friendly meals and feel inspired by a wealth of new eating habits—making this so much more than a diet.

 Mend Mark Bracelet ~ Received two Mend Mark bracelets (one to review, one to giveaway) from B&B Media
The Mend Mark tells a powerful story in two wordsHave you been “Marked?” The Mend Mark is a mission, a movement, an entire revolution. It is a bracelet meant to remind its wearers of Christ’s love and sacrifice, and its message is the passion of its creator, Hunter Harrison.

The Mend Mark is an innovative and distinctive bracelet that is designed to reflect the scars and nail holes of Jesus. When worn, the band resembles the deep holes of the nail driven into the wrists of Jesus during his crucifixion. By bringing the story of Jesus’ life and death to constant awareness by wearing a bracelet, Mend Mark is meant to powerfully remind wearers of the ultimate act of love Jesus made for all of humankind. One circle is imprinted with the word “love,” and the other says “remember.”

Harrison’s mission is to remind all to remember Christ’s love in both his life and death. But more than only a poignant recollection, the Mend Mark is meant to inspire and motivate wearers to live a life of service. Harrison strives to bring people together around the simplicity and power of love as lived by Jesus. But this is no example of passive love. The Mend Mark calls individuals in all walks of life to love with a profound sincerity and commitment great enough to change a neighborhood, a community, a world.

Harrison leads this call to love and sacrifice by example and joins hands with each Mend Mark bracelet purchaser to take the first step in global change. A portion of each bracelet sold goes to support Living Water International, an organization combating the clean water crisis victimizing over one billion people worldwide. Each $5,000 given will result in one well drilled, providing a community with clean water.
The Christmas Edition: A Journey to ParadiseA Journey to Paradise DVD based on The Christmas Edition  by Robin Shope ~ Fiction DVD ~ A win from the author's website. Thank you Robin!!  I can't wait to watch it. :)
As another Christmas approaches in the small Wisconsin town of Paradise, the local television news director, Lucy Collins, struggles to recapture the joy of Christmas after a traumatic event in her life just two years earlier.

When the mysterious but attractive Joe McNamara arrives from Chicago to apply for the station's associate producer position everything changes for Lucy, her family, and their small town independent television station. But, why has Joe really made the journey to Paradise? What are his intentions and why is he really there?

The answers just might surprise you. Joe is struggling too, but with what? Can truth be found where a lie began? "Journey to Paradise" is a suspenseful, romantic, and life affirming look at hope, faith, love, and finding the truth.

What was in your mailbox last week??

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Mystica said...

Varying kind of books this time around for you. Enjoy the reading.

Thanks for visiting my Mailbox.

Elodie said...

I hope you had a great christmas !! Enjoy all your gifts !! Thanks for having stopped by my blog !! I'm a new follower !! =)

Serena said...

Sounds like you got some great books. Happy reading... I hope you had a great holiday!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Cinch sounds like a book I could use :-)

DCMetroreader said...

Cinch sounds like a perfect book this time of year. I will look forward to your review!

Jenny Q said...

I'm going to have to check out The Mend Mark - hadn't heard of it before! Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

TheBookGirl said...

Nice varied selections this week :)

I agree with the previous commenters, that Cinch sounds like a perfect book for those New Year's resolutions :)

Passages to the Past said...

Enjoy your new additions and hope you had a great Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I received for review The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

"I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth."

England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo—some say a mermaid is on board. A crowd forms, hoping to catch a glimpse of the magical creature. One crate after another is unpacked: a zebra, a leopard, and a baboon. There's no mermaid, but in the final two crates is something almost as magical—a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive.

Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases the elephants for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. Tom's family has long cared for horses, but an elephant is something different altogether. It takes time for Tom and the elephants to understand one another, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed.

The Elephant Keeper, the story of Tom and the elephants, in Tom's own words, moves from the green fields and woods of the English countryside to the dark streets and alleys of late-eighteenth-century London, reflecting both the beauty and the violence of the age. Nicholson's lush writing and deft storytelling complement a captivating tale of love and loyalty between one man and the two elephants that change the lives of all who meet them.

Elysium said...

You had some interesting books! Enjoy!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

A health and fitness book, perfect for the new year.

Staci said...

Everyone will want a copy of Cinch after the holidays!! LOL!

Bitsy Bling Books said...

Well HELLO fellow Seattlite! I love rainy day reads. I get a ton of reading done this time of year!

Bitsy Bling Books

Julie said...

I gave my Middle Bebe Daughter Jasmine the Mark bracelet for Christmas - she loves the message. Seeing "Cinch" reminds me that I should probably start using the little weights that my daughters got me LAST Christmas! LOL! And a romantic holiday DVD! Great mailbox!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great mailbox! Hope you have a great time with everything...and thanks for visiting my blog.

Kate Scott said...

Great mailbox! What a cool bracelet!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading/following your page.Please keep it coming. Cheers!

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