There's something satisfying about seeing a brown envelope from the publishers in my mailbox. I like to rip open the package to see what the books are inside. Sometimes that creates a mess - the biodegradable envelopes filled with lint and fluff spray onto the entry rug.
It's all worth it though. I love to read what people are thinking and what they write for others. Private journals and diaries record personal ideas. Books and magazines gather thoughts to be shared.
Let me know if there are books you have recently read and love. I'll be in touch - with the books that hit my desk this year.