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February 23, 2015 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ February 23rd

WinterCardinalMailbox-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.


No new print books this week but I did receive a few new audio downloads:

New Arrivals

From Random House Audio:


A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott
A blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard.

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold’s cross-country journey.

Act of God by Jill Ciment
Part horror story, part screwball comedy, Jill Ciment’s brilliant suspense novel looks at what happens when our lives—so seemingly set and ordered yet so precariously balanced—break down in the wake of calamity.

From Penguin Audio:


The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell
The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission— told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.

Dead Wake by Erik Larson
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

How was your week?

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  1. Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews / Feb 23 2015 3:15 am

    I included Ciments title in my round up of Books That Caught My Eye, March 2015 – lucky you receiving a copy for review, and in audio no less, sounds excellent!


  2. samstillreading / Feb 23 2015 4:04 am

    A Touch of Stardust sounds like a good listen – will look for it on Audible.


  3. Mary / Feb 23 2015 5:43 am

    I’m reading “Stardust” now and enjoying it. Hope the audio is a good one. I’m curious about the follow-up to Harold Fry. I liked that one quite a bit.


  4. diane / Feb 23 2015 5:52 am

    Anxious to try Act of God — enjoy all.


  5. BermudaOnion / Feb 23 2015 6:58 am

    You’ve got plenty of audios for the warm weather that’s got to come soon!!


  6. Pat @ Posting For Now / Feb 23 2015 8:27 am

    Looks like you had a great week. Enjoy your audios!


  7. laurelrainsnow / Feb 23 2015 8:47 am

    These all look good! I have already been ogling A Touch of Stardust…and now I’m curious about The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. Enjoy!


  8. Lloyd Russell / Feb 23 2015 9:01 am

    I’ve only read 2 of Larson’s books – Devil in the White City, which was good. And In the Garden of Beasts, which was excellent.


  9. sagustocox / Feb 23 2015 9:29 am

    Enjoy your books!


  10. techeditor / Feb 23 2015 9:59 am

    As for one of your downloads, DEAD WAKE: I read this. When you read it, read all of it. That is, even if you are in a hurry, don’t skip. Even if you suspect that 1) some paragraphs exist simply because Larson didn’t want to waste a single bit of the research he did for DEAD WAKE and 2) those paragraphs won’t contribute to your overall understanding of the book, don’t skiip. Your suspicions would be wrong. I had those suspicions but, luckily, just in case, didn’t skip.

    I was ashamed to say but no longer am because Larson, himself, admits the same: I always thought that the U.S. entered World War I immediately after the Germans torpedoed and sank the “Lusitania.” Larson lays out the truth, beginning with background. That can form the basis for educated guesses about what happened later and why.

    For me, the biggest mysteries of this story are what the English knew ahead of time, why they didn’t notify the captain of the “Lusitania” when they knew it, and why they continued to lie about it. Was this an effort to involve the U.S. in this war in Europe? Or were the English trying to mislead the Germans?

    I came to a conclusion. But that’s because I read it all.


  11. Lucy / Feb 23 2015 10:55 am

    Look at all those lovely audiobooks! I’m eager to hear what you think of the new Rachel Joyce. Adding to my TBR, or TBL 🙂


  12. Silver's Reviews / Feb 25 2015 7:39 pm

    Nice to see another book by Rachel Joyce.

    Dead Wake should be good too. I like Erik Larson.

    Have a great rest of your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  13. sagustocox / Mar 2 2015 12:03 pm

    Enjoy all those great books


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