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January 28, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday

CardinalMailboxMailbox 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 Lori’s Reading Corner.

A variety this week. One print book, an audiobook and and eGalley.
For review from TLC Tours:

Scent of Darkness by Margot BerwinScent of Darkness
by Margot Berwin

Evangeline is eighteen years old when her grandmother gives her the ultimate gift-a scent she has created just for her. From the moment Eva places a drop on her neck, her entire life changes. Previously unnoticed, she becomes the object of intense desire for everyone around her. Men dance close to her; women dip their noses deep into her hair; even the cats outside her bedroom cry to be near her. Gabriel, the quiet student Eva has admired from afar, falls head-over-heels in love with her. But soon the gift begins to control Eva’s life: strangers follow her around, sniffing and touching her at every turn. When Eva meets Michael… more
For review from Audiobook Jukebox:

Painted Girls by Cathy Marie BuchananPainted Girls
by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Paris. 1878. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventy francs a month, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work — and the love of a dangerous young man — as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola’s naturalist masterpiece L’Assommoir.
For review from Soho Books through NetGalley:

Man In The Empty Suit by Sean FerrellMan In The Empty Suit
by Sean Ferrell

Say you’re a time traveler and you’ve already toured the entirety of human history. After a while, the outside world might lose a little of its luster. That’s why this time traveler celebrates his birthday partying with himself. Every year, he travels to an abandoned hotel in New York City in 2071, the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and drinks twelve-year-old Scotch (lots of it) with all the other versions of who he has been and who he will be. Sure, the party is the same year after year, but at least it’s one party where he can really, well, be himself. The year he turns 39, though, the party takes a stressful turn for the worse. Before he … more

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  1. Vicki / Jan 28 2013 1:43 am

    All are new to me, and they all sound really good! Here’s My MM


  2. samstillreading / Jan 28 2013 3:20 am

    Painted Girls sounds really interesting – enjoy!


  3. sagustocox / Jan 28 2013 4:37 am

    Loved Painted Girls. I hope you enjoy it!


  4. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Jan 28 2013 5:50 am

    I plan to read the first 2 as well; enjoy


  5. Leeswammes / Jan 28 2013 6:15 am

    I’ve also got a copy of Man in the Empty Suit. I have no idea whether it’s going to be good, but it’ll be fun to compare notes.

    Have a good week.


  6. Mary / Jan 28 2013 6:20 am

    I’ve been reading good things about Painted Girls so I’ll be interested in your thoughts on the audio.


  7. laurelrainsnow / Jan 28 2013 7:03 am

    Scent of Darkness looks very tempting…enjoy! Thanks for sharing…and have a great week!



  8. Pat @ Post For Now / Jan 28 2013 7:08 am

    Enjoy your new boos!


  9. Pat @ Post For Now / Jan 28 2013 7:09 am

    I mean – Enjoy you new books!


  10. Sheila (Book Journey) / Jan 28 2013 8:25 am

    I really like the look of Painted Girls (ok, that sounded funny, let me try again)… I think Painted Girls sounds like it will be a good read. Better 🙂


  11. therelentlessreader / Jan 28 2013 8:57 am

    I keep hearing wonderful things about The Painted Girls, hope you love it! I just popped over to my library’s website and requested a copy, thanks for the reminder!


  12. Lucy / Jan 28 2013 10:22 am

    I’m reading Scent of Darkness now. Hope you like it! Man in the Empty Suit looks cool. Happy reading 🙂


  13. Tribute Books Mama / Jan 28 2013 10:23 am
  14. Suko / Jan 28 2013 11:19 am

    Enjoy your new goodies, Leslie. The Scent of Darkness sounds intense. I look forward to your reviews of these books.


  15. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Jan 28 2013 11:25 am

    I’ve heard great things about The Painted Girls. Happy reading!


  16. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Jan 28 2013 8:33 pm

    I am looking forward to Painted Girls as I’ve read such good reviews for it. Happy reading.


  17. Elizabeth / Jan 29 2013 8:14 am

    I want to read Painted Girls…ENJOY it and all your new books.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  18. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out / Jan 30 2013 3:50 am

    Such interesting choices! Sorry I am so late in stopping by – trying to catch up after my weekend away! I hope you have been enjoying your reads!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out


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