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March 19, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ March 19th

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 March host is Anna of Diary of an Eccentric.

From Doubleday for review:

The Paris Directive
by Gerald Jay

In a Berlin hotel room in the late 1990s, two former French intelligence agents hire Klaus Reiner, a ruthlessly effective hit man, to eliminate an American industrialist vacationing in the Dordogne, in southwestern France. Reiner easily locates his target in the small village of Taziac, but the hit is compromised when three innocent people are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Enter Inspector Paul Mazarelle, formerly of Paris but now living in Taziac, charged with bringing his experience and record of success in the capital to bear on the gruesome quadruple homicide at the height of tourist season.

A Literary Blog Hop win from Tze-Wen at Always Cooking Up Something:

Shades of Grey
by Jasper Fforde

As long as anyone can remember, society has been ruled by a Colortocracy. From the underground feedpipes that keep the municipal park green to the healing hues viewed to cure illness to a social hierarchy based upon one’s limited color perception, society is dominated by color. In this world, you are what you can see. Part satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, this is the new world from the creative and comic genius of Jasper Fforde.

From the publicist for review:

A Godsend: A Love Story for Grown-ups
by Dalma Heyn and Richard Marek

Does love as we once knew it still exist? In our age of Twitter, texting, sexting, iPhones and Facebook, can two adults – he a West Coast book anthologist, she a Vermont maple sugar farmer – fall in love the old-fashioned way, through meeting, attraction, lust, adversity, resolution?
How was your week?



Leave a Comment
  1. sagustocox / Mar 19 2012 4:16 am

    Paris Detective sounds good


  2. Mystica / Mar 19 2012 5:27 am

    All new to me. Enjoy the reads.


  3. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Mar 19 2012 5:37 am

    I was debating whether to request Paris Detective, but I didn’t — hope u enjoy it though.


  4. kaye / Mar 19 2012 6:53 am

    The Paris Directive looks interesting. Fforde is a difficult read to me – I hope you enjoy his writing.


  5. booketta / Mar 19 2012 7:33 am
  6. BermudaOnion / Mar 19 2012 7:57 am

    I got The Paris Detective too. I hope you love it and your other new books.


  7. Marie Burton (@BurtonReview) / Mar 19 2012 8:08 am

    Godsend looks intriguing, though the cover seems a bit off– not quite matching the subjet matter of a love story.
    Come see My Mailbox


  8. mrsqbookaddict01 / Mar 19 2012 8:42 am

    I’ve read a few Jasper FForde books, and I really enjoyed them. Happy reading!


  9. laurelrainsnow / Mar 19 2012 9:08 am

    I like the sound of The Paris Detective…and A Godsend piqued my interest. Enjoy!



  10. mary Ann Langan / Mar 19 2012 10:22 am

    Enjoy! your mailbox, The Paris Detective sounds good.


  11. Suko / Mar 19 2012 11:36 am

    These are new to me. A Godsend sounds great!!


  12. Kim / Mar 19 2012 12:36 pm

    The Coloracracy sounds like an interesting read.

    Enjoy all your new books!


  13. Vicki / Mar 19 2012 2:57 pm

    Shades of Grey sounds different and I love different!
    Here’s Mine


  14. avisannschild / Mar 19 2012 6:51 pm

    I started reading the Thursday Next books, but didn’t get past the second one, I think. Enjoy your new reads!


  15. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Mar 19 2012 7:45 pm

    The Paris Directive caught my eye for sure. Happy reading!


  16. Carol / Mar 21 2012 3:25 pm

    Looks like some good ones. Enjoy!


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