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March 26, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ March 26th

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 Penguin Audio for review:

Blue Monday
by Nicci French

Monday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets . . .

The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when a picture of his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew.

From LibraryThing for review:

A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends
by Stacy Bierlein

Quirks of fate highlight this debut short story collection whose characters are women of dazzling ironies and introspections, always in motion and trusting in love—even when it remains out of reach. From the mysterious island in the Atlantic to the crowded highways of Los Angeles and from the Charles Bridge in Prague to the temples of Luxor and the most remote regions of the Myanmar peninsula, the worlds invented here are inspiring and unique, original in the manner through which the physical landscape never fails to inform the emotional one.

How was your week?



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  1. Mystica / Mar 26 2012 1:38 am

    Blue Monday sounds so good.


  2. sagustocox / Mar 26 2012 4:06 am

    Enjoy your books. I’ve seen Blue Monday going around other blogs


  3. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Mar 26 2012 5:17 am

    Blue Monday sounds terrific. enjoy.


  4. Mary / Mar 26 2012 6:51 am

    I’m not sure I could read Blue Monday but I’ll wait for your review to decide for sure.


    • Leslie / Mar 26 2012 4:49 pm

      I usually like psychological mysteries so I figured there was a good chance I’d enjoy it.


  5. Leeswammes / Mar 26 2012 7:38 am

    So far, I’ve enjoyed the Nicci French books I’ve read – this one is new, I think? Hope you enjoy it. The other book, I can’t imagine whether that would be fun or not. Let us know! And happy reading this week.


    • Leslie / Mar 26 2012 4:04 pm

      The Nicci French book is new, published March 1st. The Ex-Boyfriend book sounded very different and every once in a while I like something a little unusual.


  6. mrsqbookaddict01 / Mar 26 2012 8:06 am

    These are both new to me. I hope you enjoyed them! Happy reading.


  7. Tanya Patrice / Mar 26 2012 8:09 am

    The title “A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends” certainly stands out 🙂


  8. laurelrainsnow / Mar 26 2012 9:35 am

    Hope you enjoy Blue Monday as much as I did.

    I like the sound of A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends…and I don’t always choose short story collections. This one sounds unique.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a good week. Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST


  9. BermudaOnion / Mar 26 2012 9:40 am

    I’ve heard Blue Monday is great, but haven’t heard anything about the audio production.


    • Leslie / Mar 26 2012 4:21 pm

      I haven’t seen any audio reviews yet either.


  10. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Mar 26 2012 10:08 am

    I’ve heard good things about Blue Monday. Enjoy your new books!


  11. bethbookaholicmom / Mar 26 2012 10:26 am

    I have the book Blue Monday but haven’t gotten to it yet. It does look like a good one!


  12. Suko / Mar 26 2012 1:59 pm

    Enjoy your new books, Leslie! I have Blue Mondayin book form.


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