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January 16, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ January 16th

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. The January host is Alyce of
At Home With Books

Another eclectic week, even more than usual. I will occasionally read YA, and Born Wicked looks irresistible… alternate reality, historical setting, witches, a romance and a gorgeous cover. Other Waters sounds like it will be a strong debut novel, and has an equally beautiful cover. I know, don’t judge by the cover but I can’t resist when they are so pretty. I also received an audio book of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Interviews, one I’ve had my eye on for a while and, for anyone in the job search market, (which I have now been thrown into as the company I worked for was sold) I will be hosting a giveaway of Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google?

From the publisher for review::

Born Wicked
by Jessica Spotswood

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

From the publisher for review::

Other Waters
by Eleni N. Gage

When her grandmother dies in India, a family squabble over property results in a curse that drifts across continents and threatens Maya’s life. Or so her father says– Maya (being a modern woman, an American, and a doctor, for goodness’ sake) doesn’t believe in curses, Brahman, or otherwise. But when her father suffers a heart attack, her sister miscarries, and her career and relationship both start to falter, Maya starts to worry. A trip back to India with her best friend Heidi, Maya reasons, will be just what’s needed to remove the curse, save her family, and to put her own life back in order.

From the Harper Audio for review::

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy

In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, decades later, these conversations can be heard in this digitally re-mastered eight and a half hour audio program. This audiobook includes the foreword written and read by Caroline Kennedy; introduction written and read by historian Michael Beschloss; and the photos from the hardcover book, as well as complete annotations from Michael Beschloss, both in downloadable PDF format.
From the publisher for review and a giveaway::

Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google?
by William Poundstone

Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed in today’s job market.

How was your week?


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  1. Leeswammes / Jan 16 2012 3:08 am

    Other Waters sounds very interesting! I love books about India (if done well). The Google book is a lot of fun, I’d think.

    Have a good reading week!


  2. The Book and Movie Dimension blogger / Jan 16 2012 8:13 am

    Born Wicked been excited to read. Glad you found it good.
    Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google sounds interesting.
    Good ones!

    In My Mailbox post:


  3. kaye / Jan 16 2012 8:14 am

    Other Waters was in my mailbox too. Hope it’s a good one! Have a good week and happy reading!


  4. sagustocox / Jan 16 2012 8:56 am

    Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy is a book that’s been on my radar and can’t wait to hear what you think about it.


  5. Mary / Jan 16 2012 9:17 am

    A few people had Other Waters in their mailbox last week. I’m looking forward to the reviews. Have a good week!


  6. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Jan 16 2012 9:27 am

    Other Waters and the J. Kennedy book are ones that appeal to me –enjoy.


  7. BermudaOnion / Jan 16 2012 11:08 am

    I got Other Waters as well. I love the cover of Born Wicked.


  8. mary Ann Langan / Jan 16 2012 11:14 am

    A nice mix in your mailbox, Other Waters caught my eye.


  9. Meg / Jan 16 2012 11:25 am

    We got my mom a copy of the Jacqueline Kennedy conversations for Christmas — she’s a huge fan of the Camelot era, and I think she’s going to enjoy them! Hope you do, too!


  10. Kim / Jan 16 2012 1:15 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read the Jackie Kennedy intereviews since I visited the Kennedy library in Boston a few months ago. I will look forward to your review!


  11. Alyce / Jan 16 2012 1:35 pm

    The google book looks fascinating. I haven’t had to go back to work yet (I’m a stay at home mom), but someday when I do I know it’s going to be intimidating since I haven’t been in the work force for ten years.


    • Leslie / Jan 16 2012 1:58 pm

      I had the same job for 20 years and although I’ve been in the work force I’m out of the job hunt loop. Everything about searching for a job has changed. I have to relearn the entire process.


  12. laurelrainsnow / Jan 16 2012 1:43 pm

    Other Waters and the Jacqueline Kennedy book look wonderful! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  13. Jennifer O. / Jan 16 2012 2:19 pm

    Other Water sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to read your review on this one.


  14. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Jan 16 2012 4:05 pm

    Other Waters sounds interesting. I can’t wait to see what you think of it.


  15. Carol / Jan 16 2012 4:21 pm

    Enjoy the books!


  16. Mystica / Jan 16 2012 4:35 pm

    Enjoy your reads. A mixed selection always the best kind.


  17. Suko / Jan 17 2012 1:08 am

    Leslie, many of these books seem fascinating. I’d LOVE to work for Google–perhaps I should get that book!


  18. samstillreading / Jan 17 2012 6:16 am

    Born Wicked and the Google book look really interesting!


  19. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Jan 17 2012 9:41 am

    Other Waters looks especially good. Happy reading, and have a great week!


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