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November 25, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ November 25th

GiveThanksMailboxMailbox 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 November host is Crystal @ I totally paused!.

This was a big week for books both print and audio. It felt like everything showed up at once. Most weeks I take my books outside for a photo shoot with some nice background scenery and good lighting. However, the past few days were freezing, and I mean below freezing temperatures, so the books stayed indoors with me.

I’ll be listening to a lot of audio the next few days as I get the house ready for Thanksgiving Day, do the grocery shopping and the cooking. It will be a small group, and no one will be leaving early to go shopping! Just a relaxing, stress free day.

Print Books


This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash from William Morrow.
A resonant novel of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, involving two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson from She Reads.
At twenty-one, Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Catholic mother and Jewish father…

The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl by Julian David Stone from Free Book Friday.
This fun, engrossing work of historical fiction transports readers back to a time when television shows were chaotic tightrope acts balancing the agendas of actors, studio executives, advertisers, and politicians, and all of it broadcast live to fifty million viewers without the security of a safety net.

Rivers by Michael Farris Smith a win from River City Reading.
Eerily prophetic in its depiction of a southern landscape ravaged by extreme weather, Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind.

City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts by Catie Marron
The spirit and beauty of the world’s most loved city parks, captured in breathtaking photographs and the evocative words of eighteen celebrated writers and influential figures.



From Penguin Audio:

Mirage by Clive Cussler
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax—but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.

Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann take the reader into back rooms and closed-door meetings, laying bare the secret history of the 2012 campaign for a panoramic account of an election that was as hard fought as it was lastingly consequential.

George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade
The true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War.

Dust (Kay Scarpetta #21) by Patricia Cornwell
A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton

What are you reading?

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Leave a Comment
  1. samstillreading / Nov 25 2013 5:57 am

    I don’t think I could stand freezing temperatures – we complain bitterly when it’s a 14C maximum!
    Enjoy your new books – plenty of reasons not to go outside 🙂


    • Leslie / Nov 25 2013 3:37 pm

      -2C right now and snow flurries. 14C would be positively balmy! November is way too early for this kind of nonsense but once every 20 years or so it happens. I think I do get more reading done in the winter because I hate being outside in the cold!


  2. sagustocox / Nov 25 2013 6:16 am

    The City Parks book sounds interesting. Happy reading


  3. laurelrainsnow / Nov 25 2013 7:10 am

    Hope you enjoy your new books! I loved Someone Else’s Love Story…and I saw Dust in the Vine newsletter. I’m curious about that one. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES


  4. Sheila (Book Journey) / Nov 25 2013 7:14 am

    Look at all that great audio! *drooling*


  5. Elizabeth / Nov 25 2013 8:11 am

    I keep seeing Someone Else’s Love Story. ENJOY it and all your books.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  6. WordsAndPeace / Nov 25 2013 8:50 am

    the City Parks is calling me, thanks for sharing! here is mine:


  7. postingfornow / Nov 25 2013 12:28 pm

    I loved Someone Else’s Love Story. Enjoy all of your books. Happy Thanksgiving!


  8. Leeswammes / Nov 25 2013 1:32 pm

    That’s a nice pile of books! Looking forward to reading what you think of This Dark Road to Mercy. I’m reading it next month, I think.


  9. Suko / Nov 25 2013 1:46 pm

    Terrific book photo! I’d read any of these!


  10. BermudaOnion / Nov 25 2013 3:05 pm

    I’m in the middle of Jackson’s new book and I’m loving it. I can’t wait to read Cash’s new book!


  11. Vicki / Nov 25 2013 3:12 pm

    Rivers sounds good, I’m adding it to my list!


  12. mary ann langan / Nov 25 2013 4:04 pm

    I also received the Wiley Cash book, must start it soon.


  13. Mary / Nov 25 2013 7:24 pm

    I can’t wait to read the new Joshilyn Jackson novel. I’m reading the prequel short story now. Have a great week!


    • Leslie / Nov 26 2013 3:29 am

      I’ve read a lot of positive comments on it and I’m eager to read it too.


  14. Shoshanah / Nov 26 2013 11:02 pm

    I read a Wiley Cash book recently that I really enjoyed. So hopefully you’ll also enjoy something by him.


  15. stacybuckeye / Nov 27 2013 1:11 am

    I’m always curious how audio lovers listen. What do you use?


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