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October 14, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ October 14th

FallHarvestMailboxMailbox 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. Currently on tour, it is hosted by a different blog each month.

The October host is Book Dragon’s Lair.

An October chill is in the air this morning and Halloween is right around the corner. Yikes, is it that time already?

It’s been a busy week for me again and most of my reading last week was during the 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I was able to finish up two books I had started earlier in the week and start a new one. Audio books have kept me reading at a good pace so I’m always glad to see a few more of those arrive.

Print Books

BookOct14_IMG_0963The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt from Little, Brown

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life.


Lighthouse Island by Paulette JilesLighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles.
An audiobook download from Harper Audio.

In the coming centuries, the world’s population has exploded and covered the earth with endless cities. Animals are nearly all gone. Drought plagues the land and cloudy water is issued by the quart. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years. On this urban planet the only relief from the overcrowding, the petty informers, and the harsh rule of the big Agencies is the television in every living space, offering dreams of vanished waterfalls …
What are you reading?

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  1. Beth Hoffman / Oct 14 2013 8:54 am

    I’m so envious that you have a copy of THE GOLDFINCH. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Happy reading, Leslie!


  2. laurelrainsnow / Oct 14 2013 9:08 am

    The Goldfinch looks like a really captivating read. Enjoy! Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES


  3. Gautami Tripathy / Oct 14 2013 9:54 am

    Hope you enjoy your new books!

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  4. BermudaOnion / Oct 14 2013 10:08 am

    I’m reading, and enjoying, The Goldfinch right now.


  5. irene / Oct 14 2013 10:49 am

    The Goldfinch does sound very good, enjoy!


  6. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Oct 14 2013 11:30 am

    I’ve heard The Goldfinch is really good. Enjoy your new books!


  7. sagustocox / Oct 14 2013 11:47 am

    Enjoy your books


  8. WordsAndPeace / Oct 14 2013 12:16 pm

    got the Goldfinch, need to start it soon!


  9. Elizabeth / Oct 14 2013 2:21 pm

    Lighthouse Island looks good to me.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  10. Suko / Oct 14 2013 5:52 pm

    The Goldfinch sounds touching (is the cover torn, or is that art?) Enjoy your new books, Leslie!


    • Leslie / Oct 16 2013 1:51 am

      Not torn, it’s art! The 3D stands out more in my photo than it does on the actual book. It must be the lighting.


  11. Mary / Oct 15 2013 5:45 am

    I know many people are excited about The Goldfinch so I’m looking forward to your review.
    I’ve been blogging for over five years and still haven’t been able to take part in the readathons. There’s always something going on that involves house guests during those times. Maybe this winter I’ll make it work. Have a good week, Leslie!


    • Leslie / Oct 16 2013 1:58 am

      I’ve never made the entire 24 hours of a readathon. I got about 8 hours of reading/listening done. I can see where house guests would make participating impossible though.


  12. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Oct 15 2013 8:58 pm

    The Goldfinch sounds very good. Another new title for my wish list. I’ll be sure to check out your review for it.


  13. Shoshanah / Oct 15 2013 9:14 pm

    The Goldfinch looks really intriguing to me. Happy reading!


  14. kay / Oct 16 2013 12:25 am

    The Goldfinch has such a great cover! I love it. And Lighthouse Island sounds particularly intriguing. Enjoy your new books!


  15. Leeswammes / Oct 16 2013 6:07 am

    I enjoyed Lighthouse Island. I think you will, too.


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