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June 9, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ June 9th

hummingbird mailboxWelcome 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.


My copy of China Dolls arrived this week, a book I have been eagerly anticipating. This one is going to the top of the audio pile. That was the only book in my mailbox but I also received an audio download and an ebook from NetGalley.

Some good news from the garden – with all this warm weather my flowers have finally started blooming. My books look much nicer when they get to pose against a backdrop of flowers.

New Arrivals


China Dolls by Lisa See from Random House Audio.
In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco’s exclusive “Oriental” nightclub, the Forbidden City. At times their differences are pronounced, but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfill their individual dreams. Then, everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.



Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers from Random House Audio.
A tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.

Lock In by John Scalzi from Tor Books and NetGalley.
Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselvs “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus.


New Giveaway

The Guide by Milt MaysThe Guide by Milt Mays:

A thriller set in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.

Giveaway is an ebook and is open internationally.

Click the image for more info about the author and the book.

To enter, fill out the form.

How was your week?

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Leave a Comment
  1. samstillreading / Jun 9 2014 5:09 am

    Wow, new Lisa See! Enjoy!


  2. sagustocox / Jun 9 2014 6:16 am

    Looks like you got some good reads. I’m reading China Dolls now


  3. postingfornow / Jun 9 2014 6:46 am

    China Dolls sounds interesting. It is has a pretty cover against your lovely backdrop of flowers. Have a great week.


  4. BermudaOnion / Jun 9 2014 6:48 am

    I’m really excited about China Dolls!


  5. Lloyd Russell / Jun 9 2014 8:39 am

    I read Peony in Love a number of years ago and could never get into it. I finished it, but, unfortunately, I just can’t read any more Lisa See books.


    • Leslie / Jun 9 2014 10:40 am

      I haven’t read Peony in Love but I did enjoy one of her more recent books, Shanghai Girls.


  6. Mary / Jun 9 2014 9:05 am

    I’m interested in your thoughts about China Dolls. Especially since its an audiobook!


  7. laurelrainsnow / Jun 9 2014 9:59 am

    China Dolls looks lovely! Enjoy your new books….and have a great week!


  8. Leeswammes / Jun 9 2014 1:16 pm

    I’m a bit bored with Lisa See, but is that a new Dave Eggers? I really enjoy his books, will look out for this one. Lock In sounds interesting but a bit contrived, maybe. Anyway, have fun reading!


    • Leslie / Jun 9 2014 2:39 pm

      Scalzi’s books are usually good – I’m hoping for a new twist on the disease/epidemic scenario. I’ve only read one of Lisa See’s books and enjoyed it a lot.


  9. Suko / Jun 9 2014 2:16 pm

    The new Lisa See book looks like a good one! Thanks for hosting the giveaway for The Guide. I’ll add it to my blog’s sidebar.


  10. mary Ann Langan / Jun 9 2014 2:48 pm

    China Dolls looks good.


  11. Elizabeth / Jun 10 2014 5:14 pm

    Beautiful flowers. The book does look great with the flower backdrop.

    ENJOY Lisa See and your audio books. I like her books. I didn’t like Peony in Love, though.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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