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June 23, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ June 23rd

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.

This was a good week for the mailbox with a nice mix of print and audio books. Did you know this is audiobook month? Book Journey is celebrating the entire month with great stories, interviews and a giveaway. Check it out!

If it seemed like I wasn’t around much last week, this is why: My main computer, the desktop with the big hard drives, all my photos, editing software, financial data – pretty much my digital life – crashed. It took me a few days to diagnose the problem (corrupted partition), reinstall windows, software and recover my data. Fortunately I retrieved everything except the database index that contained the tags and descriptions of my photos. On the positive side, I can listen to audio while I manually open every photo and re-tag it. Grumble.

Print Books


Flings by Justin Taylor from Harper.
The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity.

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little from Viking.
Ten years ago, in a trial that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother. Now she’s been released on a technicality she’s determined to unravel the mystery of her mother’s last words, words that send her to a tiny town in the very back of beyond.

The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained from DK Publishing.
An inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts, The Science Book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time.

Audio Books


Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King from Simon & Schuster Audio.
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner from Simon & Schuster Audio.
With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Down is a tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner’s richest, most absorbing and timely story yet.


The Arsonist by Sue Miller from Random House Audio.
From the best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Senator’s Wife, a superb new novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist begins setting fire to the homes of the summer people in a small New England town.

FaceOff edited by David Baldacci from Simon & Schuster Audio.
In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters—such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme—in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW).


New Giveaway

The-Fever-Megan-AbbottThe Fever by Megan Abbott:

A haunting, thought-provoking page-turner that examines the powers of desire, guilt, secrets, and fear. It’s at once entrancing and disturbing, and readers will not be able to put it down until the very last page.

Click the image for details.

To enter, fill out the form. US addresses only by midnight 6/28.

How was your week?

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Leave a Comment
  1. sagustocox / Jun 23 2014 9:28 am

    Can’t wait to read Mr. Mercedes


  2. postingfornow / Jun 23 2014 9:50 am

    Computer problems can be so frustrating! Enjoy your new books!


  3. laurelrainsnow / Jun 23 2014 10:31 am

    Dear Daughter looks really good…and I LOVED The Arsonist…looking forward to All Fall Down. Enjoy!


  4. mary Ann Langan / Jun 23 2014 2:42 pm

    I received The Fever in my mailbox,Dear Daughter sounds good.


  5. Shoshanah / Jun 23 2014 6:48 pm

    Everyone seems to have picked up All Fall Down lately! I still haven’t picked it up, although I’m behind on Jennifer Weiner books, but I’m sure eventually I’ll get to it. Happy reading!


  6. irene / Jun 23 2014 7:58 pm

    what a good mailbox.


  7. DeniseF / Jun 23 2014 8:43 pm

    I loved All Fall Down. Mr. Mercedes sounds so good, I hope you enjoy it!


  8. diane / Jun 23 2014 8:55 pm

    Oh wow, guess I missed Mr. Mercedes 😦 enjoy all Leslie


  9. Mary / Jun 23 2014 9:01 pm

    All Fall Down is one I’m curious about. Hope it’s a good audio – I’m not familiar with the narrator.


  10. Elizabeth / Jun 26 2014 2:21 pm

    I love how you display your books. They always look nice.

    Stephen King is too scary for me. 🙂

    ENJOY all your books.

    I hope you had a good reading week.

    Sorry for a late-week reply. Hope you had good week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


    • Leslie / Jun 26 2014 2:51 pm

      Stephen King isn’t too frightening when I listen during the day while out in the garden. Reading at night can be a little scarier.


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