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December 2, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ December 2nd

CardinalMailboxAutumnMailbox 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 December host is Rose City Reader.
Last week I received a few print books and one audio download.

Print Books


The Marathon Conspiracy by Gary Corby from Soho Crime.
The Sanctuary of Artemis is the ancient world’s most famous school for girls. When one of the children is killed, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima’s childhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them. Diotima is honor-bound to help her old school.

The Secret Life of Sleep by Kat Duff from Atria.
Unlock the astonishing facts, myths, and benefits of one of the most endangered human resources—sleep

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon from Doubleday.
West Hall has always been a town of strange disappearances and legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who was found murdered in the field behind her house in 1908, a few short months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie, drove her mad.


 Brief Encounters with Che Guevara by Ben FountainBrief Encounters with Che Guevara by Ben Fountain.
A download from HarperAudio.

The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught—to both disastrous and hilarious effect—in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain’s prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the inescapably human.
What are you reading?

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  1. sagustocox / Dec 2 2013 5:01 am

    The McMahon book sounds good. Happy reading and I hope you had a great November and Thanksgiving! These months are just flying by


    • Leslie / Dec 2 2013 8:55 am

      I can’t believe it’s December already. It seems like it was just last week when I was outside working in the garden and reading on the deck.


  2. samstillreading / Dec 2 2013 6:04 am

    I like the look of the sleep book! I wonder if it would make me want to stop reading into the night…


    • Leslie / Dec 2 2013 8:53 am

      I want to move this one up to the top of the pile. I know I don’t get enough sleep and it’s a subject I’d like to learn more about. I fear I will stay up late into the night reading it!


  3. BermudaOnion / Dec 2 2013 7:49 am

    I need The Secret Life of Sleep. The cover of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara makes me very curious about it.


    • Leslie / Dec 2 2013 8:50 am

      I’m sure most everyone knows that cover is what made me curious too! One of the short stories is about an ornithologist held hostage in the rain forest. That did it for me, plus I enjoy short stories and the book has some good reviews.


  4. Elizabeth / Dec 2 2013 9:31 am

    The Winter People looks good.

    ENJOY all your books and your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    Another giveaway on my blog if you want stop by that post too.


  5. Mary / Dec 2 2013 9:58 am

    Looking forward to your reviews of all your new books! Have a great week, Leslie.


  6. laurelrainsnow / Dec 2 2013 10:46 am

    The Winter People sounds good…enjoy your books! Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES


  7. booketta / Dec 2 2013 11:17 am

    You did well Leslie. I didn’t get any last week.


  8. harvee / Dec 2 2013 11:43 am

    The Marathon Conspiracy has piqued my interest.Enjoy the mailbox this week!

    Book Dilettante


  9. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words / Dec 2 2013 1:19 pm

    The Winter People sounds fantastic! Hope you had a fabulous holiday. 🙂


  10. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Dec 2 2013 2:48 pm

    I’m curious about The Winter People. The cover of the last book looks perfect for you! Enjoy!


  11. Suko / Dec 2 2013 4:19 pm

    Each of these sounds wonderful! The bird audiobook intrigues me.


  12. Shoshanah / Dec 3 2013 9:33 pm

    These are all new to me, but I can’t help think that I’d really enjoy The Winter People. Happy reading!


  13. Vicki / Dec 4 2013 3:41 pm

    The Marathon Conspiracy & The Winter People sound really good!


  14. stacybuckeye / Dec 10 2013 10:33 pm

    Sleep, oh how it vexes me! I always struggled with insomnia, but since Gage I don’t have the luxury of sleeping when exhaustion hits. I’m now trying a new schedule that will get me 7 hours of sleep!


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