Monday, March 21, 2011

In My Mailbox - March 21

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren  in which bloggers post about the books they have received for the week.  Books may be won, taken out from the library or bought from a store.

I only had a couple books in my mailbox this week which is good because it gave me a chance to catch up on some other reading.  I snagged Firelight which has been on my list for AGES!  I know that everyone and their mother has read this except for me but I've wanted to set aside some decent time to really get into it. 

Also, I received a signed ARC of Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker (comes out July 2011).  Thank you Melissa!  She donated the prize and my name was drawn because I donated money to Shelterbox via Maureen Johnson's fundraiser. 

Shortly after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, the lovely Maureen Johnson set up a special fund-raiser to bring in money to purchase Shelterboxes.  In total, she raised over $14,000!!  Each Shelterbox is designed to provide assistance for up to 10 people and costs around $1000 each.  That's 140 people!!  It includes items such as disaster relief tents, items for children, goods to provide warmth and protection, and basic tool kits.  Depending on the disaster, they are custom built for the climate and needs of the victims.  I had never heard of them before but they are fabulous!  The link I've put up is for Canada but there are affiliates around the world and they originate from the UK.  My heart goes out to the people in Japan who have been affected by this tragedy.  If you have a chance, please take a look at them and consider making a donation yourself. 

What's in your mailbox?

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed firelight, it was a good read. Hope you enjoy it, and I love the blog!