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April 21, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ April 21st

SpringBirdsFenceMailbox-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.

Tuesday is Earth Day and this week is Spring Cleaning Week in my town. Unlimited trash pick-up, a recycling extravaganza and clean-ups of the nature trails running through town are a few events that will keep me busy. I’m starting with my garage and garden shed and hopefully moving on to the closets in an attempt to get rid of years worth of clutter. It’s also a good excuse to listen to some audiobooks.

Here’s what arrived last week:

New Arrivals


Then and Always by Dani Atkins from Random House.
An absorbing and surprising debut novel about a young woman who, after an accident, gets a second chance at life . . . just not in one she remembers.

Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta from Harper Voyager.
An amazing, award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin: Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian.

After the End by Amy Plum from Harper.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler from Macmillan Audio and Audiobook Jukebox.
Welcome to Little Wing. It’s a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friends—all born and raised in this small Wisconsin town—it is home. And now they are men, coming into their own, or struggling to do so.

Audio Downloads

From Simon & Schuster Audio

Intern's Handbook

The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn
John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern.

New Giveaway

Win a copy of The Remedy by Thomas Goetz:

Remedy by Thomas Goetz

In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB – often called consumption – was a death sentence. Then, in a triumph of medical science, a German doctor named Robert Koch deployed an unprecedented scientific rigor to discover the bacteria that caused TB. Koch soon embarked on a remedy — a remedy that would be his undoing.

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Leave a Comment
  1. samstillreading / Apr 21 2014 3:28 am

    Beautiful cover on the Dani Atkins! Enjoy the rest of the easter break 🙂


  2. sagustocox / Apr 21 2014 4:10 am

    Memory of water looks good. Happy Reading


  3. Mary / Apr 21 2014 6:07 am

    I’ve heard good things about Shotgun Lovesongs. Hope you love it!


  4. postingfornow / Apr 21 2014 6:58 am

    Looks like a great collection of books. Enjoy your Spring Cleaning!


  5. Elizabeth / Apr 21 2014 8:57 am

    Nice mailbox. I haven’t heard of any of these books.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  6. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks) / Apr 21 2014 9:38 am

    I haven’t been in the mood to read post-apocalyptic stories for a while, and yet those are the books in your pile that are appealing to me the most right now, so maybe my reading mood is changing.


  7. laurelrainsnow / Apr 21 2014 9:47 am

    Then and Always looks good….enjoy the spring cleaning…I have some tasks in the garage I should take care of. I was looking forward to Noah helping, as he loves to shred things, but he had other plans last week during spring break. Imagine that! LOL



  8. Leeswammes / Apr 21 2014 10:17 am

    I like the idea of a Spring Clean with the whole town! And your first two books look especially interesting. Hapy cleaning and reading.


  9. BermudaOnion / Apr 21 2014 1:42 pm

    The only title I’m familiar with is Shotgun Lovesongs. I hope they’re all winners!


  10. Vicki / Apr 21 2014 1:46 pm

    Shotgun Lovesongs was my first BTCOE pick. I also got a copy from NetGalley.
    Enjoy all your books!


  11. mary Ann Langan / Apr 21 2014 2:59 pm

    Enjoy! your new reads.


  12. Suko / Apr 21 2014 5:00 pm

    Your book photos are great! Enjoy your new goodies, Leslie! 🙂


  13. irene / Apr 21 2014 5:59 pm

    Happy cleaning and happy reading.


  14. Lucy / Apr 21 2014 6:25 pm

    I just finished The Intern’s Handbook today! It was a fun change of pace, and Tarantino-esque. I like Amy Plums’ books and am very curious about After the End. Hope you enjoy!


  15. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Apr 21 2014 9:22 pm

    I started Shotgun Lovesongs and had to return it before I finished. I requested it again as it was good. Memory of Water is intriguing. Have a great week.


  16. Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) / Apr 23 2014 5:02 pm

    Hi Louise,

    You have a good, intriguing selection of stories this week and although I am not really into fantasy writing, ‘After The End’ certainly sounds good and I am definitely liking the cover art.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy all your books,



  17. MarthaE / Apr 26 2014 10:47 pm

    Looks like plenty of interesting titles. After the End is one I will for sure check into. Happy Reading!


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