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January 6, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ January 6th

WinterBirdsMailbox-smlWelcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.


Brrrrr! It’s been a snowy week here in the Midwest with temperatures plunging as arctic air moved in on Sunday. I spent the day clearing as much snow as possible from my driveway and even the roof but after a while there was no place left to put it. As I write this the air temperature is -14F/-26C. A good day to stay indoors and read.

That’s my frozen backyard in the background of the photo below. The books are sitting in the garden window and the plants have moved to a warmer shelf.

I hope the weather is nicer where you are!

New Arrivals


Alice Close Your Eyes by Averil Dean
Ten years ago, someone ruined Alice Croft’s life. Now she has a chance to right that wrong–and she thinks she’s found the perfect man to carry out her plan.

The Accident by Chris Pavone
Gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down, The Accident proves once again that Chris Pavone is a true master of suspense.

What are you reading?

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  1. laurelrainsnow / Jan 6 2014 10:54 am

    Both books look intense…and I’m very tempted. I’ll be watching for your reviews. Enjoy! And stay warm.



  2. Mary / Jan 6 2014 11:07 am

    They both sound good so I hope you like them 🙂


  3. Suko / Jan 6 2014 12:37 pm

    I hope you will enjoy reading indoors where it’s warm! Your books seem like good ones.


  4. sagustocox / Jan 6 2014 1:21 pm

    Sounds like you have some great reads ahead of you.


  5. cleopatralovesbooks / Jan 6 2014 1:42 pm

    I like the sound of Alice Close Your Eyes. I hope you are wrapped up warm with a good book 🙂


  6. Carol / Jan 6 2014 1:53 pm

    Definitely the time to stay inside where it’s warm! Enjoy your books.


  7. Sheila (Book Journey) / Jan 6 2014 1:54 pm

    A great day to stay inside for sure – we are at an time 5 year low. I think it is currently 28 below zero out there. Egads! Time to pull out the books 🙂


  8. Lucy / Jan 6 2014 2:32 pm

    Brrr! Cool book photo of your frozen backyard. I don’t even want to tell you how warm it is in my neck of the woods.
    Glad you have some great looking new books to curl up with indoors 🙂


  9. Elizabeth / Jan 6 2014 3:04 pm

    ENJOY both…I didn’t know Chris Pavone wrote another book.

    Have a great reading week!!

    I am currently reading BECOMING JOSEPHINE by Heather Webb.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  10. BermudaOnion / Jan 6 2014 5:14 pm

    After hearing about your cold weather, I’ll try not to complain about ours. It’s supposed to get down to 9 tonight – I don’t ever remember it being 9 degrees! Enjoy your new books!


  11. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Jan 6 2014 5:41 pm

    It is cold here in West Michigan too. The Lake is frozen further out than it has been in years. Nice to look at from the warmth of home! I liked The Expats, so will keep my eye out for The Accident.


  12. Vicki / Jan 6 2014 6:54 pm

    Love the snow in your photo!
    I’ll have to check your books out since both are new to me!


  13. harvee / Jan 6 2014 7:52 pm

    I have The Accident as well and am looking forward to it. I liked his previous novel, The Expats.
    Hope we both enjoy this new one of Pavone’s.


  14. Mystica / Jan 6 2014 9:53 pm

    Would love some of that cold over here!!! I like the sound of your first book – sounds intriguing.


  15. Gautami Tripathy / Jan 6 2014 10:20 pm

    Hope you like your mailbox!

    Have a great mailbox each week, in 2014!

    Here is my post


  16. samstillreading / Jan 7 2014 5:45 am

    Ooh, the Alice looks like a good one to read on a miserable weekend! I can’t even begin to comprehend -26 C – the forecast here for the weekend is 41C!
    Stay warm!


  17. Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) / Jan 8 2014 1:33 am

    Hi Leslie,

    Here in the UK, we have been tracking the freak extreme weather conditions which have been affecting almost every US State and sincerely hope that you manage to wait out the cold and stay safe and warm. This wish sent from a very sodden and flooded Southern UK, where we have had horrendous winds and horrific amounts of rain, although it remains thankfully mild.

    Two great new books and authors this week, both of which have been added to my reading list. I hope that you manage to snuggle up and enjoy them both.



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