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April 8, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday and What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday

RobinMailboxMailbox 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
Another busy week for the mailbox. I was happy to receive a few more audiobooks. Now that the ground has finally thawed (we still had snow and ice last week) I can begin working on the garden, and that means more audio time.
For review from Harper Audio:

Pieces of Light by Charles FernyhoughPieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts
by Charles Fernyhough

How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened? How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently? Do the selections and distortions of memory reveal a truth about the self? Why are certain memories tied to specific places? Does your memory really get worse as you get older? A new consensus is emerging … more
For review from Penguin Audio:

WatchingDowntonAbbeyWhile We Were Watching Downton Abbey
by Wendy Wax

When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and—even more unexpectedly—with each other…

For review from Simon & Schuster Audio:

ContagiousContagious: Why Things Catch On
by Jonah Berger

Why do certain products and ideas go viral? Dynamic young Wharton professor Jonah Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious.Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It’s more influential than advertising and far more effective.

For review from Little, Brown:

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by Margaret Stohl

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts — in order to save the future.
For review from Doubleday:

The Light in the Ruins by Chris BohjalianThe Light in the Ruins
by Chris Bohjalian

Set against an exquisitely rendered Italian countryside, The Light in the Ruins unveils a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human frailty, and the mysterious ways of the heart. 1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool…more


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 read The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. and started Snapper in print and Bristol House in audio.
I posted two reviews:
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

Giveaway Winner:
Winner of last week’s giveaway, a copy of Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter, goes to: techeditor.

This week

Finish up Snapper and Bristol House. Next up The Backyard Bird Sanctuary and Salt, Sugar, Fat.

Bristol House by Beverly SwerlingSnapper by Brian KimberlingSaltSugarFatBackyard Bird Sanctuary

What are you reading?

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Leave a Comment
  1. sagustocox / Apr 8 2013 4:06 am

    The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian and the new Wendy Wax are books I’d be interested in reading. Enjoy all of those reads.


  2. Mary / Apr 8 2013 4:24 am

    While We Were Watching Downton Abbey is on my list – I hope the audio is a good one. I also found The Light in the Ruins in my mailbox.


  3. Mystica / Apr 8 2013 4:43 am

    I’d like to see you thoughts on the Bohjalian book.


  4. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Apr 8 2013 5:49 am

    Bohjalian’s book is everywhere this week. enjoy all.


  5. samstillreading / Apr 8 2013 6:22 am

    Downton Abbey book! Enjoy it, hope it has lots of references 🙂


  6. harvee / Apr 8 2013 6:58 am

    I do so want Snapper! I have seen it everywhere. The book for gardeners to attract birds is also enticing. Enjoy!


  7. laurelrainsnow / Apr 8 2013 7:54 am

    The Light in the Ruins is on my list…and I hope you adore While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. Have a great week!



  8. Marie Burton (@BurtonReview) / Apr 8 2013 8:03 am

    Bristol House is so totally on my radar, and The Light in The Ruins looks good too! Come see my Memes post.. and have a great reading week!


  9. therelentlessreader / Apr 8 2013 8:23 am

    Salt, Sugar, Fat has me very intrigued. I’ve been hearing good things. I hope you enjoy it! I’ll be looking forward to your review 🙂

    Have a fantastic week!!


  10. Erin @ Quixotic Magpie / Apr 8 2013 8:33 am

    Snapper and The Drunken Botanist both sound good! Have a great week.


  11. irene / Apr 8 2013 8:34 am

    I think the Downton Abbey book would be a fun thing to do, wonder how you’ll enjoy it? I also like The Light in the Ruins, and Pieces of Light. Can’t wait for your review.


  12. Leeswammes / Apr 8 2013 9:16 am

    I’ve heard good things about Salt Sugar Fat – hope you’ll enjoy it. I’m reading Pieces of Light at the moment, but after a good start, I find it too much memoir and not enough memory science, which is slightly disappointing. I’ll finish the book but I’m reading other books on the side.

    Happy reading this week!


    • Leslie / Apr 8 2013 12:26 pm

      I was hoping Pieces of Light was more about the science than memoir. I couldn’t really tell from the publisher’s description.


  13. BermudaOnion / Apr 8 2013 10:10 am

    I’ve seen The Light in Ruins in a lot of mailboxes but it wasn’t in mine. 😦 I hope you love your new books!


  14. Tribute Books Mama / Apr 8 2013 10:14 am

    The Light In The Ruins looks very interesting, Enjoy! all of your books.


  15. Lucy / Apr 8 2013 11:28 am

    Excellent range of books this week! I just started the Downton Abbey book, and it’s pretty good so far. Enjoy and have a great week 🙂


  16. Suko / Apr 8 2013 11:40 am

    Leslie, you certainly have some interesting sounding books here! (I wish my blog were a bit more “Contagious”!) I hope you have a wonderful reading week ahead.


  17. Ciska (@_Ciska_) / Apr 8 2013 1:52 pm

    Am curious about the Light in the Ruins. It is on my TBR. Have a great week!


  18. carol / Apr 8 2013 3:18 pm

    Looks like a great list. Enjoy!


  19. Elizabeth / Apr 8 2013 4:03 pm

    The Light in the Ruins looks very intriguing. Love Chris B’s books.


    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  20. Vicki / Apr 8 2013 5:17 pm

    While We Were Watching Downton Abbey is going on my list!


  21. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out / Apr 8 2013 8:20 pm

    I am sure While We Were Watching Downton Abbey is going to be popular – everyone seems to be a fan except me!

    have a fab reading week!


  22. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Apr 8 2013 9:46 pm

    I am looking forward to While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. Hope is is just as great on audio. I look forward to your thoughts on Snapper. Have a great week.


  23. Interesting books you’re reading this week! I hope you enjoy them 🙂
    Check out my It’s Monday! Post 🙂
    Have a great week!

    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


  24. Charlotte / Apr 13 2013 11:56 am

    Just finished reading Fat Profits. I am reading Knots and Crosses.


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