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December 9, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ December 9th

Cardinal MailboxMailbox 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.

I don’t usually put up my Cardinals-in-the-Snow mailbox until January, but cardinals and snow are what I was looking at outside my window today. Five cardinals at the feeders and snow all afternoon. It looks pretty right now but my patience for snow runs out after a few days, and unfortunately it’s only December.

I only received one print book last week but it’s one who’s arrival I’ve been eagerly awaiting. I also received a few audio downloads for my mp3 player.

Print Books


After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman from William Morrow & Co.

When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette “Bambi” Gottschalk at a Valentine’s Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative-if not all legal-businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi’s comfortable world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes.



Jony IveSupreme Macaroni CompanyDangerous Women by George R.R. Martin

Jony Ive by Leander Kahney from Random House Audio
Jony Ive’s designs have not only made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world; they’ve overturned entire industries, from music and mobile phones to PCs and tablets. But for someone who has changed the world as much as he has, little is widely known about Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design.

The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani from HarperAudio.
For over a hundred years, the Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has relied on the leather produced by Vechiarelli & Son in Tuscany. This historic business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the school teacher turned shoemaker, to fall in love with Gianluca Vechiarelli, a tanner with a complex past . . . and a secret.

Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin from Random House Audio
All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ bestselling continuities—including a new “Outlander” story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin.
What are you reading?

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  1. Mystica / Dec 9 2013 3:15 am

    I have a Lippman and a Trigiani in my Mailbox as well. Just different ones. Enjoy all your books and have a good week.


  2. sagustocox / Dec 9 2013 5:02 am

    Lippman is a good writer from what I hear, and yet I haven’t read one of her books yet….someday. Happy Holidays and enjoy all those books


  3. samstillreading / Dec 9 2013 5:53 am

    The Lippman looks good! I’m hoping to finish my current read tonight and finish my ARCs before Christmas.


  4. Sheila (Book Journey) / Dec 9 2013 6:28 am

    I too am excited about the Lippman book!


  5. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Dec 9 2013 7:08 am

    Enjoy your new books – great variety.


  6. postingfornow / Dec 9 2013 8:22 am

    After I’m Gone sounds interesting. Enjoy All of Your books!


  7. harvee / Dec 9 2013 8:40 am

    I hope to add audio books to my list of books in the new year! Nice set.

    Book Dilettante


  8. BermudaOnion / Dec 9 2013 10:48 am

    I just started Trigiani’s new book in print and, so far, it’s great!


  9. laurelrainsnow / Dec 9 2013 10:53 am

    Hope you enjoy After I’m Gone as much as I did…and I loved The Supreme Macaroni Company…enjoy your week.


  10. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words / Dec 9 2013 11:47 am

    I’m eagerly awaiting my copy of Dangerous Women! Put a hold on it at the library because I wanted to be able to flip through and skip a few stories I haven’t read the series of (like Dresden). Hope you enjoy your new reads!


  11. irene / Dec 9 2013 5:48 pm

    I’ve never read any of these authors, but the Lipman looks good.


  12. Elizabeth / Dec 9 2013 5:58 pm

    Trigiani’s books are always so good.

    ENJOY your week and your books…looks like you got quite a few good ones.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  13. Mary / Dec 9 2013 8:43 pm

    Hope you love the Lippman book!


  14. stacybuckeye / Dec 10 2013 10:26 pm

    Everyone is talking about Lippman these days. Hope you enjoy it 🙂


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