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November 10, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ November 10th

AutumnLeavesMailbox-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.

With only a few straggling blooms here and there, there are no flowers for my photo this week. Almost everything has been packed up and put away for the winter. I am so not ready for the cold, though.

Here are last week’s new books…

New Arrivals


Prince Lestat by Anne Rice from Random House Audio.
A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return…From Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology-a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller.

The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke from Algonquin.
Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York—there you have an idea of Brock Clarke’s new novel.

I Take You by Eliza Kennedy from Crown Books.
Brilliantly executed and endlessly funny, this page-turning debut showcases one of the most winning, irrepressible voices since Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones.

Genesis Code by Jamie Metzl from Tandem Literary.
Set in a future that may yet come to pass, “Genesis Code” is a thriller of the next generation, when genetic engineering, personal ambition, religious fundamentalism, and the potential explosiveness of big power politics meet.

How was your week?

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  1. samstillreading / Nov 10 2014 6:04 am

    My roses are going crazy of late – they’re loving the mild weather. But soon they’ll get hot and cranky!
    I like the idea of Genesis Code, sounds really good.


  2. diane / Nov 10 2014 7:12 am

    I am not familiar with any of these titles; enjoy


    • Leslie / Nov 10 2014 12:10 pm

      Anne Rice’s vampires? No? I thought everyone knew who they were. 🙂


  3. Mary / Nov 10 2014 7:23 am

    I Take You caught my interest. I’ll look for it.
    We finished up the last of the garden clean up yesterday. My husband looked at me and said it’s his least favorite day of the year because there’s no more enjoying the temperate outdoors (especially with another rumored polar vortex waiting in the wings).


    • Leslie / Nov 10 2014 12:09 pm

      Everything is washed and packed away here too. At least this year we had some good weather for cleanup… last year it got cold and snowy so fast we just shoved everything in the garage! I am not looking forward to ‘Polar Vortex 2.0’ either.


  4. techeditor / Nov 10 2014 8:31 am

    I won The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke from Algonquin, too. I haven’t planned when to read it, though. Soon, I guess. When will you read it. Maybe I can read it before you do so I can comment on your review and/or share mine.


  5. BermudaOnion / Nov 10 2014 9:11 am

    Our encore azaleas still have blooms but they won’t be there much longer. You got quite a variety of books!


    • Leslie / Nov 10 2014 12:02 pm

      Azaleas are so pretty – and one of the few plants that don’t grow well for me.


  6. sagustocox / Nov 10 2014 9:22 am

    Prince Lestat again! Jealous! I want that book!


    • Leslie / Nov 10 2014 12:06 pm

      I was surprised to see a new Lestat book. I’ve read most of them … and in print. I decided to try audio this time when I saw Simon Vance was the narrator. So this will be a new vampire experience for me!


  7. laurelrainsnow / Nov 10 2014 9:38 am

    Wow, The Happiest People in the World looks fun and intriguing…thanks for sharing. Enjoy!



  8. Holly (2 Kids and Tired) / Nov 10 2014 9:43 am

    I’ve seen Prince Lestat on several blogs this morning. I don’t think I’ve read any Anne Rice. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM


    • Leslie / Nov 10 2014 11:59 am

      I read most of the Vampire Chronicles – the first 8 or 9 of them – years ago, and then I burned out on them.


  9. irene / Nov 10 2014 11:02 am

    great reading ahead of you. I agree I’m so not ready for the winter. I have a fern still green outside, but… beyond that everything else is in.


    • Leslie / Nov 10 2014 12:01 pm

      One of the many negatives of winter is the loss of blooms and color. All the plants that I want to save have been dug up and re-potted. Most are inside now but a few are still out on the deck taking advantage of the last few days of mild weather and sunshine.


  10. Suko / Nov 10 2014 1:31 pm

    Leslie, enjoy your new books! They are new to me (at least at this point in the day). We are finally getting some cooler weather here in CA. 🙂


  11. Sheila (Book Journey) / Nov 10 2014 5:08 pm

    Ann Rices audio looks great – I have always wanted to read her. I have an amazing book I found of hers that includes all her works in a beautiful volume…. some day… 🙂


  12. Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews) / Nov 10 2014 7:00 pm

    Another beautiful book display. 🙂

    I really enjoy Anne Rice’s books.

    ENJOY all your books and audios and especially your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  13. Vicki / Nov 11 2014 5:22 pm

    All are new to me, I hope you enjoy them all!



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