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March 10, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ March 10th

SpringBirdsFence-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.

It finally feels like spring is in the air – never mind that it is supposed to snow again on Wednesday. Today it’s warm out there! I went for a two hour hike on Saturday for the first time in months and my body is letting me know about it. Time to get back into shape and use my new fitness tracker to monitor my progress and keep me motivated.

Here’s what showed up in my mailbox last week:

New Arivals


The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert from Amazon Vine and Simon & Schuster Audio.
From the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a powerful and important work about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a compelling account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.

North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo from Amazon Vine and Blackstone Audio.
A gripping literary thriller, North of Boston combines the atmospheric chills of Jussi Adler-Olsen with the gritty mystery of Laura Lippman. And Pirio Kasparov is a gutsy, compellingly damaged heroine with many adventures ahead.


NIL by Lynne Matson from Macmillam.
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field.

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor from HarperOne.
With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments.

What are you reading?

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  1. Lucy / Mar 10 2014 12:41 am

    Your fitness tracker sounds very cool! A hike sounds nice – glad the weather is warming up a little for you. Learning to Walk in the Dark sounds intriguing. Hope you enjoy it and all your books!


  2. BermudaOnion / Mar 10 2014 6:00 am

    The only one of those I’m familiar with is North of Boston and that’s only because Booking Mama liked it. I hope you love all of your new books!


  3. postingfornow / Mar 10 2014 6:18 am

    Enjoy your new books!


  4. sagustocox / Mar 10 2014 7:45 am

    OO, learning to Walk looks good and North of Boston has been on my watch list for some time since it first began appearing on other blogs.


  5. laurelrainsnow / Mar 10 2014 7:47 am

    North of Boston looks like one I must add to my list….thanks for sharing, and enjoy!


  6. stacybuckeye / Mar 10 2014 10:33 am

    Those all look fantastic. I’m curious about NIL. I see shades of Lord of the Flies or The Island. Enjoy!


  7. ccmalandrinos (@ccmalandrinos) / Mar 10 2014 11:42 am

    Looks like some great books. I love the covers on North of Boston and Learning to Walk in the Dark. Right now, I’m reading The Secret Side of Empty. It’s fabulous.

    Hope you’ll visit me at


  8. Vera / Mar 10 2014 12:03 pm

    Really enjoyed North of Boston – hope you like it!

    My Mailbox Monday


  9. irene / Mar 10 2014 12:58 pm

    a two hour walk… you’re good. Enjoy your books.


  10. Suko / Mar 10 2014 1:21 pm

    Enjoy your new goodies, Leslie! Hopefully, spring weather will head your way in a more permanent way soon. Great book photos!


  11. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Mar 10 2014 2:00 pm

    Ooh…North of Boston looks really good! Enjoy your new books!


  12. Sheila (Book Journey) / Mar 10 2014 4:22 pm

    NIL looks amazing! Off to check that one out!


  13. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Mar 10 2014 7:14 pm

    I hope to read North of Boston (the rest I’m unfamilar with) enjoy


  14. Mary / Mar 10 2014 7:23 pm

    It was beautiful here today as well. I got out for a walk and listened to a book at the same time = happiness 🙂 Enjoy your new books!


  15. Vicki / Mar 11 2014 5:45 pm

    I’d love to hear how you like the Basis. I’m looking for a new tracker to replace my Fitbit Force. I’ve been looking at the Moov and a few others but haven’t decided on one yet.

    Enjoy your books!


  16. harvee / Mar 13 2014 9:05 am

    I agree. North of Boston looks like a great novel!


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