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December 5, 2010 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ December 6th

Mailbox Monday is touring through blogs. For the month of December it will be hosted by Lady Q at Let Them Read Books. Next month the tour moves to Rose City Reader where it will be hosted for the month of January.

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.


New books that came into my home last week:

A copy of Friday Mornings at Nine by Marilyn Brant from LibraryThing for review.

Each Friday morning at the Indigo Moon Café, Jennifer, Bridget and Tamara meet to swap stories about marriage, kids, and work. But one day, spurred by recent e-mails from her college ex, Jennifer poses questions they’ve never faced before. What if they all married the wrong man? What if they’re living the wrong life? And what would happen if, just once, they gave in to temptation…
A copy of 13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro for review from Hachette Books.

American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars.
As Trevor examines and documents the relics the box offers up, he begins to imagine the story of Louise Brunet’s life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who works for her father, and her attraction to a neighbor in her building at 13 rue Thérèse.

An audio book CD of Good Boss Bad Boss by Robert I. Sutton, a contest win from Chocolate & Croissants.

[Sutton] focuses his common sense approach to what it is that delineates the great bosses in our world from the ones who are just good, so-so, or even worse. Using real-life case studies, psychological research, and a thorough scan of the pertinent literature, Sutton delivers a pinpoint accounting of what the best bosses do. In short, Sutton delivers a blueprint manifesto for anyone who has been elevated into a position of authority, or would like to be.



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  1. Suko / Dec 5 2010 10:57 pm

    Leslie, I have read the middle book, but not the other two you feature in this post. 🙂


    • Leslie / Dec 5 2010 11:34 pm

      I went and read your review. I was hoping for a little more than light and amusing but perhaps for me it will be more enjoyable. I like the historical time frame and the cover is so very attractive.


  2. Mystica / Dec 5 2010 11:50 pm

    All three books new to me. I particularly like the sound of your second book and will wait to see what you think of it.

    My own Mailbox is now up. Please do visit.


  3. Bibliophile By the Sea / Dec 6 2010 5:47 am

    Leslie, all of these look good. You tend to get some books I have not heard of yet….enjoy


  4. bermudaonion / Dec 6 2010 6:48 am

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books! I’m excited about 13, rue Therese!


  5. Mary / Dec 6 2010 7:18 am

    The first book sounds promising. I have the second on my review stack – will get to it in the new year. Have a great week!


  6. Kaye / Dec 6 2010 7:24 am

    13, Rue Therese sounds fantastic! I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one. Have a great week and happy reading!


  7. laurelrainsnow / Dec 6 2010 8:08 am

    Oh, I like the sound of Friday Mornings at Nine…I’m already eagerly anticipating a read like this.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  8. Rebecca Rasmussen / Dec 6 2010 8:18 am

    ooh I definitely want 13, rue Therese. Sounds lovely!


  9. TheBookGirl / Dec 6 2010 8:27 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂
    I’ll be curious to see what you think of 13 Rue Therese…I hope to get around to it soon.
    Enjoy your week reading!


  10. Alayne / Dec 6 2010 9:19 am

    Friday Mornings looks like a cute one. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.


  11. Kate {The Parchment Girl} / Dec 6 2010 9:26 am

    Looks like you got some great books! Enjoy!


  12. avisannschild / Dec 6 2010 9:29 am

    13, rue Thérèse sounds fantastic. Enjoy your new books!


  13. Mary Ann Langan / Dec 6 2010 11:09 am

    I received for review Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz from the author.

    Twenty-four-year-old Aidin, a wealthy socialite and self-proclaimed “club god,” lives a magazine life based on decadence and excess that includes drugs, sex, and gourmet food. It’s a life based on surfaces in a place where the surface is all that matters. His therapist later describes him as a materialistic drug addict bent on promiscuity with self-esteem and identity issues.One morning, after a night of heavy partying, Aidin awakes completely vacant of any sensation. He can’t feel temperature. He can’t feel pressure. He can’t feel anything. After a near-fatal stint in denial, he seeks the help of Dr. Paradies, a therapist whose methods are far from conventional. She provides him with a new addiction in the form of a life list–a litany of activities to accomplish. As Aidin completes his list, he discovers talents he never knew he possessed, such as the ability to quickly learn new languages, an IQ off the charts, and amazing physical stamina.With these new discoveries, he questions his doctor’s intentions. When Aidin digs for the truth, will he slip back into his addictive habits? Or is there truly a conspiracy underway, as he suspects? The answer forces him to make a life-altering decision.


  14. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Dec 6 2010 2:34 pm

    I received 13 rue Therese also. I hope it is as good as the cover looks.


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