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December 16, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ December 16th

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.

Despite spending too much time with service calls for my flaky internet, running to the library to finish posts and cleaning up way too much snow for this early in winter, I did get a few things done. My bookclub had their Holiday meeting and cookie exchange last Tuesday, and Saturday I spent the day hiking in the snow counting birds for the annual Audubon count. I’m still recovering from the hike!

My mailbox wasn’t too busy. I received one print book and a few more audio downloads last week.

Print Books

BooksDec16_IMG_0547Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois, a win from The Scarlet Letter.

When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn’t come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect.


The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie FlaggThe Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine PancolSecond Son by Lee Child

From Random House:
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven,” and “I Still Dream About You,” is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are.

From Penguin:
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol
When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs.

From Random House:
Second Son (Jack Reacher 0.1) by Lee Child
A young Jack Reacher knows how to finish a fight so it stays finished. He knows how to get the job done so it stays done. And, in one of his earliest challenges, he knows that his analytical brain is just as important as his impressive brawn.

What are you reading?

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  1. sagustocox / Dec 16 2013 10:32 am

    Sounds like you got a lot done though…despite the Internet issues. Enjoy your books and the holiday


  2. Carol / Dec 16 2013 10:49 am

    I hate when my internet is having issues.

    Enjoy the books. I like the sounds of the Fanny Flagg one.


  3. Mary / Dec 16 2013 11:10 am

    Lots of buzz about Cartwheel. I loved reading the Fannie Flagg book. She’s so entertaining. I’ve heard good things about the audiobook so I hope you enjoy it!


  4. postingfornow / Dec 16 2013 11:17 am

    Looks like you have a wonderful collection of books. Enjoy! Despite the Internet, it sounds like you had a pretty great week!


  5. laurelrainsnow / Dec 16 2013 12:00 pm

    I really enjoyed both Cartwheel and the Fannie Flagg book….hope you do, too. Have a great week! Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES


  6. harvee / Dec 16 2013 2:00 pm

    I enjoyed and reviewed Cartwheel and am eyeing your new book, The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles! Hope it’s a good read for you!
    Book Dilettante


  7. BermudaOnion / Dec 16 2013 2:53 pm

    I’m supposed to be getting the new Flagg book, too, and I’m really excited about it. I hope you love your new books!


  8. Suko / Dec 16 2013 2:55 pm

    Cartwheel looks and sounds riveting. Enjoy all of your new goodies, Leslie!


  9. Elizabeth / Dec 16 2013 9:10 pm

    The Fannie Flag book looks good. ENJOY all your books.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  10. Shoshanah / Dec 16 2013 9:42 pm

    I’ve been really intrigued by Cartwheel! I hope it’s one you enjoy, and I’m hoping I have the chance to pick it up soon as well!


  11. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Dec 19 2013 7:50 pm

    I like the variety here Leslie — it would suit my many moods:)


  12. stacybuckeye / Dec 21 2013 10:37 am

    I didn’t even know about Second Son. It’s a prequel or YA?


    • Leslie / Dec 21 2013 11:00 am

      From the publisher’s info it looks like a short story prequel. It says there are a few more of them and they are going to be released as a collection next year.


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