Sunday, July 8, 2012

what's in the mail? 6-28-12 edition

Once again, I'm posting late. With a cousin's wedding, another cousin staying with me, and my sister visiting from Indiana, I haven't felt motivated to blog ... well, except about singleness! Here it is, finally ... what I'd received in the mail as of a week ago Thursday!

Schick Hydro Silk for Women Razor
I've used the Schick Quattro for years, and it's by far the best razor I've ever used. So when Vine offered me this 5-blade moisturizing razor, I figured the extra blade and moisturizing strips would be an improvement on the Quattro. I was wrong. Here's my review.

Crossing Values by Carrie Daws
This is my first book for the CWA Review Crew, which I got linked up with through facebook. I finished it yesterday and posted my review right away. It had a Hallmark movie vibe to it, which is usually great in my book, but it was completely lacking in the romance department. See my review here. Also, I have a copy to give away, so if you're interested in that, be sure to scroll to the bottom of my review.

Submerged by Dani Pettrey
I have been looking forward to reading this book ever since I saw it on a list of the best upcoming fiction in January or February. I'll be reviewing it for Bethany House and just started reading it last night. So far, so good!

Coming Home 
by Karen Kingsbury
I got this book on release day, as I get most KK books ... but I haven't opened it yet. Why? Because I still haven't finished Loving ... I think I'm still in denial about the ending! I would like to read Coming Home soon, so I guess I'll just have to suck it up and finish Loving.

Inescapable by Nancy Mehl
Inescapable is Mennonite fiction; I've read tons of Amish fiction in the past, but I don't think I've ever read any Mennonite fiction. Since there's a horse and buggy on the cover, I'm thinking the brand of Mennonite in this book is closer to Old Order than independent. (My mom grew up Mennonite, and trust me, they drove cars and wore pants!) I'm reviewing this one for Litfuse.

Mindful of Him by Hollis Hughes
I don't know much about this book going in ... I think it's about a guy who has everything that has ever meant anything to him stripped away. I'm getting it through Litfuse, and honestly, I picked it because of the cover! Doesn't it just look literary?

Philips O'Neill SHO9565BK/28 THE STRETCH Headband Headset (Black)
These headphones come from Vine. My options for that newsletter were these headphones, the razor I got, men's shampoo, and a bunch of books. I decided a while ago that I'd only request books I really wanted to read, and none of the books on that newsletter fit into that category, so that left me with the headphones, razor, and shampoo. Obviously, I'm not a man (or married to one), so my choice was simple! They're the best headphones I've ever owned, and they almost completely block the sound when I'm mowing. They also prevent me from hearing myself as I sing ... which resulted in me putting on a boy band/country concert for my neighbor the last time I mowed!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received some of these products free in exchange for my honest review. Other products I purchased myself. Regardless, I was not required to write a positive review and received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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