Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Mailbox

It's Mailbox Monday, a fun weekly started by Marcia at The Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is now on tour at She Reads and Reads this month.  Just as the post office or mailbox is a place to gather to share the news, this gives readers  a chance to share the books that came into their house last week.

My mailbox has been relatively empty these past few's OK!  The ones I've gotten have been spectacular and I'm really excited about all of them.

First I got two books to review for contests:

These two are currently up for grabs in contests.  I'm about 1/2way through At Home, and it's vintage Bryson. Click here to enter.

Running the Books has a really interesting story to tell, and was a welcome addition to my Month of Memoirs list as well as a great giveaway contest.  Enter this one here.


Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter was a receipt from the Early Reviewers program at 

The publisher calls it " atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county—and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town. More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they've buried and ignored for decades.
And finally, the postman brought me the newest Jan Karon, In the Company of Others which I had pre-ordered earlier this summer.  It was delivered, as promised, on October 19- the day of publication.  I fell in love with Fr. Tim Kavanagh and all the people of Mitford in Karon's earlier series, and now that she is allowing us to share Fr. Tim's life in retirement, I'm still enamored.  I'm building the anticipation for this one by saving it for our first snowy nite here, so I can curl up and sink into it.

All in all, a pretty good haul this past two weeks....


  1. You had a great haul! I've heard good things about the Bryson and the Franklin books. Enjoy them all.

  2. I am curious about Crooked Letter. I may have to put it on my wish list. I never finished the Mitford series. I should really finish them and start this new series. They are wonderful books. Enjoy!

  3. I think Sam Goldwyn had something there!

  4. I got Running the Books and enjoying it so far.

  5. Nice mixed pile of books. Enjoy.

  6. Nice selection. I have Running The Books too and it looks like it will be interesting.

  7. Nice selection of books there! The only book I got in on Monday was 'The Diary of Samuel Pepys,' and abridged version.

  8. I love your mailbox books. Is Karon's book one of the series?

  9. I hadn't heard the premise for Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter before -- it sounds really interesting! Enjoy all your books!


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