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April 1, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday and What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday

EasterMailboxMailbox 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 Mari @ MariReads
One print book and one audiobook last week ….
For review from Gotham Books:

The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh HanagarneThe World’s Strongest Librarian
by Josh Hanagarne

An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight-lifting

The World’s Strongest Librarian illuminates the mysteries of this little-understood disorder, as well as the very different worlds of strongman training and modern libraries. With humor and candor, this unlikely hero traces his journey to overcome his disability— and navigate his wavering Mormon faith—to find love and create a life worth living.
For review from Penguin Audio:

Bristol House by Beverly SwerlingBristol House
by Beverly Swerling

In the tradition of Kate Mosse, a swiftly-paced mystery that stretches from modern London to Tudor England.

This riveting dual-period narrative seamlessly blends a haunting supernatural thriller with vivid historical fiction. Beverly Swerling, widely acclaimed for her City of Dreams series, delivers a bewitching and epic story of a historian and a monk, half a millennium apart, whose destinies are on a collision course.


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Share what you read last week and what you are currently reading.

Last week

I finished The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart and Something About Sophie by Mary Kay McComas.
I posted two reviews:
Something About Sophie
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Weekend Birding
Photos from my visit to a Great Blue Heron Rookery.

This week

I’m reading Snapper by Brian Kimberling and listening to The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier followed by Written in Red by Anne Bishop.

Snapper by Brian KimberlingThe Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by NIchole BernierWritten In Red by Anne Bishop


For readers with a US mailing address:

A print copy of the memoir by child star Melissa Francis of Little House on the Prairie, Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter, through April 5th.

What are you reading?

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Leave a Comment
  1. Ciska (@_Ciska_) / Apr 1 2013 2:59 am

    I loved your blue heron post 🙂 Have a great week!


  2. samstillreading / Apr 1 2013 4:46 am

    Love the look of Bristol House! Going to see if it’s out here yet 🙂 Happy reading!


  3. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Apr 1 2013 4:58 am

    I have a copy of Bristol House – sounds promising — enjoy


  4. heather / Apr 1 2013 6:03 am

    The World’s Strongest Librarian sounds good. I’ve reserved it from my library.


  5. harvee / Apr 1 2013 6:55 am

    Your new books look great!


  6. Mary / Apr 1 2013 8:05 am

    The first book sounds good!


  7. laurelrainsnow / Apr 1 2013 8:26 am

    Something About Sophie is grabbing my attention….I’m off to check it out.

    Enjoy your week! Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST


  8. therelentlessreader / Apr 1 2013 8:27 am

    I hope you enjoy The World’s Strongest Librarian! I found it hilarious 🙂 Have a great week!


  9. Judy Blauer / Apr 1 2013 9:00 am

    I am going to add The World’s Strongest Librarian to my TBR list. I could use a funny read! Thanks for sharing.


  10. BermudaOnion / Apr 1 2013 9:35 am

    I’m really excited about The World’s Strongest Librarian. I hope you love your new books!


  11. Tribute Books Mama / Apr 1 2013 10:31 am

    Bristol House looks interesting, enjoy! your books.


  12. eternalised / Apr 1 2013 10:34 am

    Bristol House sounds intriguing. The World’s Strongest Librarian sounds like a fun read. ENjoy!

    Take a look at what I’m reading this week.


  13. gautami tripathy / Apr 1 2013 11:20 am

    Wonderful books in your mailbox. Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Here is my post!!


  14. Suko / Apr 1 2013 1:04 pm

    Terrific mailbox, Leslie! Enjoy your new books. 🙂


  15. Vicki / Apr 1 2013 2:47 pm

    The World’s Strongest Librarian sounds really good!!
    Here’s My Post


  16. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Apr 1 2013 7:08 pm

    The first book got my attention. Look forward to what you think about it. Have a great week.


  17. Lloyd Russell / Apr 2 2013 6:44 pm

    Just finished Shades of Passion by Virna DePaul, who writes for Harlequin’s HQN romantic suspense imprint. She’s a local (Northern California) author who writes a very good book. Also read Paulo Coelho’s latest, Manuscript Found in Accra. I didn’t get it. Started The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, another local author. She’s getting a lot of press for this debut novel. Good so far, but it’s early.


  18. Mystica / Apr 2 2013 10:16 pm

    Love the look of Bristol House. Tried to find it in our library in Melbourne and failed! it will come later hopefully.


  19. Leeswammes / Apr 3 2013 3:59 am

    The World Strongest Librarian sounds good! This is the first I hear of the book. Looking forward to your review!


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