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April 25, 2011 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ April 25th

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.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. This month’s host is Amy @ Passages To The Past.

Two books from LibraryThing for review:

Wings: A Novel of WWII Flygirls
by Karl Friedrich

Based on the true World War II stories of America’s first female military pilots, this historic novel follows the story of a young woman from a dirt-poor farm family. Sally Ketchum has little chance of bettering her life until a mysterious barnstormer named Tex teaches her to fly and to dare to love. But when Tex dies in a freak accident, Sally must make her own way in the world.

Mr. Chartwell
by Rebecca Hunt

July 1964. Chartwell House, Kent: Winston Churchill wakes at dawn. There’s a dark, mute “presence” in the room that focuses on him with rapt concentration.

It’s Mr. Chartwell.

In this utterly original, moving, funny, and exuberant novel, Rebecca Hunt explores how two unlikely lives collide as Mr. Chartwell’s motives are revealed to be far darker and deeper than they at first seem.

From Doubleday for review:

by Daniel H. Wilson

When the Robot War ignites — at a moment known later as Zero Hour — humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.

A win from Random House:

Every Last One
by Anna Quindlen

Mary Beth Latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life. When one of her sons becomes depressed, Mary Beth focuses on him, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterward is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible lines of hope and healing that connect one human being to another.


Leave a Comment
  1. notjustlaura / Apr 25 2011 1:11 am

    I heard some of Mr Chartwell on Radio 4 and really enjoyed it so I hope you do too.

    Here’s my Mailbox Monday:


  2. Jules / Apr 25 2011 1:32 am

    A great selection! You managed to get quite a few books this week, I hope you enjoy.

    Happy reading,


  3. Majanka / Apr 25 2011 2:52 am

    Every Last One seems like a nice read, and so does Mr. Chartwell. I rather like the cover of the latter – it’s amusing. Enjoy reading!

    Take a look at what’s in my Mailbox this week.


  4. Mystica / Apr 25 2011 3:44 am

    I like the sound of your first two books very much!


  5. Book Dilettante / Apr 25 2011 4:35 am

    Enhoy your books. Sounds like a good variety.

    Book Dilettante


  6. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Apr 25 2011 5:38 am

    The first (3) sound so good. Unfortunately, I was not a fan of that particular Quindlen novel.


  7. Anne / Apr 25 2011 5:39 am

    Wings looks like a great read, hope you enjoy all of your books!


  8. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Apr 25 2011 7:22 am

    Wings looks really good. Looking forward to your review!


  9. Elizabeth / Apr 25 2011 8:16 am

    These all look so good. I love the LibraryThing giveaways.

    Happy Reading.



  10. Leeswammes / Apr 25 2011 1:08 pm

    Are you into Science Fiction-type books? I like especially dystopia and Robocalyse sounds like it might be that.

    Have a fun week!


    • Leslie / Apr 26 2011 1:11 am

      I read a lot of scifi and science type books. I like the high-tech stuff too and Robopocalypse sounds like it has a lot of potential.


  11. Suko / Apr 25 2011 1:08 pm

    Diverse mailbox! The last two sound especially good to me.


  12. BermudaOnion / Apr 25 2011 1:16 pm

    I’ve heard Every Last One is fantastic! I hope you love them all.


  13. Alayne / Apr 25 2011 1:18 pm

    Lots of literary sounding books which is awesome. The cover of Wings makes me drool. Happy reading!


  14. Kay / Apr 25 2011 2:29 pm

    I just read about WINGS on another blog. I’m very interested in that one. And…I loved EVERY LAST ONE. Hope you do too!


  15. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Apr 25 2011 2:57 pm

    Every Last One is emotional but very good! It packs quite the punch! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


  16. laurelrainsnow / Apr 25 2011 3:39 pm

    Great looking books…hope you enjoy them. I loved Every Last One.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.


  17. Mary / Apr 25 2011 5:44 pm

    Looking forward to your reviews of the LibraryThing books. Enjoy!


  18. notjustlaura / Apr 26 2011 12:46 am

    Thanks for your comment 🙂 The Arthur Conan Doyle isn’t something I’d read by choice – it’s a set book for Uni. But you never know – I may be pleasantly surprised!


  19. Carol / Apr 26 2011 11:07 am

    Looks like some good ones. I’ve been wanting to read Mr Chartwell. Enjoy your books!


  20. Alyce / Apr 27 2011 2:09 pm

    I love how the first two covers have similar patterns on the covers (and I like both covers). 🙂


  21. TheBookGirl / Apr 27 2011 3:04 pm

    I enjoyed Mr. Chartwell very much; hope you do too. Your first Library Thing book sounds wonderful 🙂


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