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April 2, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ April 2nd

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 April host is Cindy’s Love of Books.

I participated in bloggiesta the past three days which kept me very busy working on the blog and learning new things. There is a wealth of information to be had from all the wonderful bloggers who participated and generously shared their knowledge and their time. I highly recommend joining in the next Bloggiesta in September, even if it’s only for a few hours.

I’ve only been requesting/accepting a limited amount of print books as I’m falling behind on my reading/reviewing. Why? Because it’s been so nice outside so early in the year. I have a new landscaping project I’m working on and I’m always expanding and rearranging my garden. That’s why I love audiobooks. I can still read while I’m working. So I’m happy to accept audio copies for review.
From Harper Audio for review:

Voyagers of the Titanic
by Richard Davenport-Hines

On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the “Titanic” comes a magnificently written history that brings into focus the people involved in this legendary tragedy–the dealmakers and industry giants behind the ship’s creation as well as its passengers, both aristocrats and immigrants, and its crew.

From Penguin Audio for review:

Cover of Unnatural Acts by Stuart WoodsUnnatural Acts
by Stuart Woods

When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protégé, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case—and an old one comes back to haunt him—he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go…

Book Cover for Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny LawsonLet’s Pretend This Never Happened
by Jenny Lawson

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a poignantly disturbing, yet darkly hysterical tome for every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud. Like laughing at a funeral, this book is both irreverent and impossible to hold back once you get started.
How was your week?



Leave a Comment
  1. Mystica / Apr 2 2012 9:26 am

    All new to me. Your last book sounds intriguing.


  2. irene / Apr 2 2012 9:28 am

    I hear you, re: the garden stuff, that is my goal this year to read while working in the garden, perfect life. Enjoy the warm weather.


  3. BermudaOnion / Apr 2 2012 10:27 am

    You get the best audios! I’m looking forward to Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.


  4. sagustocox / Apr 2 2012 10:34 am

    Enjoy all your books.


  5. cindyloveofbook / Apr 2 2012 11:04 am

    Those are all new to me titles. Enjoy them and thanks for stopping by and linking to the IMM.


  6. Mary / Apr 2 2012 12:35 pm

    Can’t wait for your thoughts on the Jenny Lawson book 🙂


  7. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Apr 2 2012 1:49 pm

    I love the cover of the last book! Happy reading!


  8. Carol / Apr 2 2012 1:56 pm

    Enjoy them. I love audiobooks for a similar reason. You can get work done in and around the house, or walking the dog.


  9. Suko / Apr 2 2012 2:25 pm

    Your blog looks great, Leslie. Do you have a new background?

    Jenny Lawson’s book sounds good.


  10. theliterarygothamite / Apr 2 2012 6:27 pm

    I definitely have to read Voyagers of the Titanic, and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened looks kind of fantastic. I’ll have to find that one. Happy Reading!!


  11. Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) / Apr 2 2012 11:33 pm

    Hi Leslie,

    I have to say that all your books and authors this week, are new to me.

    I did some digging around about Stuart Woods and have already decided that this is an author I need to be following. I see that most of his books are part of a series, of which he has many different ones, so I am not sure if his books would work as stand alone’s, or if I need to start from the beginning and read all the stories in sequence … is he an author that you read regularly?

    Your last book has me intrigued. It is not my usual kind of thing, but that cover is just fantastic and I was tittering away to myself, just reading the synopsis. A definite ‘maybe’ for that one!

    Have a good week and enjoy your reading.


    • Leslie / Apr 4 2012 12:19 am

      I’ve read a few books by Stuart Woods before but only one in the Stone Barrington series. It would probably be better to read a few earlier ones to get some of the back story, but they do stand alone and are fast reads.


  12. reviewsbylola / Apr 4 2012 12:14 pm

    I definitely want to read Voyagers of the Titanic!


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