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Monday, July 08, 2013

You Know You're a Book Blogger When ...

... you come home from a 10-day vacation to find 53 review books waiting on your doorstep and in your mailbox ...

Yes, really.

My husband snapped these photos of my unwashed, ticked-off looking self picking up our accumulated mail/packages on Saturday when we returned from a 10-day trip to Utah.  I'm not sure why I look so bothered, since I was actually as giddy as a little kid at Christmas.  I guess that's what 10 hours in the car with five kids (mine + a friend) will do to a person!

As much as I love to travel, it's also really nice being home—especially when I have lots of fun packages to open.  I won't be melting in this Arizona heat for too long, though.  The fam and I will be boarding a plane bound for upstate New York on Saturday.  After a week of sightseeing, I'll return home, hopefully to another awesome book haul :)  


  1. Wow! That's a lot of books! A nice welcome back present, I'm sure :-P

    I hope you enjoyed your vacation (or holiday as we would say here in the UK) as well enjoy your upcoming one too.

    My Book Bubble

  2. WOW! I can't wait to see what all you got. Have fun in New York. I went to college in western NY, and I loved it. Wish I still lived there.

    Kathy -

  3. Welcome back...for a minute!! What a bounty awaited you. Ànd...don't worry about not looking happy about those little lovelies waiting in your mailbox...even blessings can begin to look like burdens after a car ride with other said "blessings"!!! I can't wait to see what are in all of those packages!!

  4. That is awesome. I just love it when I see a package poking out of my mailbox in the evening when I get home. It really is a little bit like Christmas. Happy reading!

  5. 53?? Jeez, that's more books than I usually read in a year. LOL! What a thrill to come home to, though! =D

  6. WOW that's a ton of review books! AWESOME, but how do you ever keep up?

    Have a fun, safe trip to NY!

  7. I don't know how you do it all! But that does look like Christmas in July to me. Have a great trip and good luck with the new stash.

  8. You do look kind of grouchy for somebody carrying an armload of new goodies. :) But I guess a long car ride with a bunch of kids will do that to you. I hope you got good stuff!

  9. I have NO idea how you keep up! Or read your wn books.


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