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December 21, 2015 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ December 21st

HolidayCardinal-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.

We have been having a lovely December here in the Chicago area, probably the warmest on record. No snow, mild days in the 50s, and barely any frosty evenings. I don’t mind as I prefer summer and warmth. Unfortunately for me, we had a one-day cold spell on Saturday, the day of the Christmas Bird Count, with high temps below freezing. I participate in the count every year with my bird club, and about 20 of us braved the chilly winds and tried to find birds, most of which were smart enough to stay hidden.

I am still not ready for Christmas, but that’s not unusual and seems to happen every year. I just don’t know where the time goes. I still have some shopping to do and cookies to bake. And then I can enjoy the Holidays.

A few new books arrived last week . . .

New Arrivals


The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle from Harper.
This is a life told back to front. This is a man who has lied all his life. Roy is a conman living in a small English town, about to pull off his final con. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman and slip away with her life savings. But who is the man behind the con?

I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable from Thomas Dunne Books.
After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.

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  1. Mary / Dec 21 2015 7:05 am

    Bad luck on the timing of the cold snap. I’m baking cookies today and hopefully listening to an audiobook.
    The Good Liar sounds interesting.


  2. BermudaOnion / Dec 21 2015 8:58 am

    We’ve had very mild weather too – too bad the cold weather timed things the way it did for you.

    Both of your books look good to me.


  3. Pat @ Posting For Now / Dec 21 2015 8:59 am

    I’m sorry the one day for bird counting turned out so cold! It looks like you had a great mailbox this week. Enjoy the holidays!


  4. Laura @Library of Clean Reads / Dec 21 2015 9:41 am

    We have been having unseasonably warm weather here too in Montreal Canada. And no snow either. Weird!

    I’ll See You in Paris is my kind of book. Hope you love it!


  5. laurelrainsnow / Dec 21 2015 10:19 am

    Both of your new books look very tempting…I’ve been seeing The Good Liar around, and who wouldn’t want to go to Paris, even if it’s in a book?

    I’ve been hearing other bloggers saying their weather is warmer than usual. Hope you don’t get horribly freezing temps to make up for it afterwards!

    Happy holidays. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


  6. Silver's Reviews / Dec 21 2015 10:29 am

    They both look quite good.

    The Good Liar has been in a few mailboxes.

    I have I’ll See You in Paris…I hope it is as good as her other book. I am sure it will be.

    ENJOY your week, and Merry Christmas.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  7. Carol / Dec 21 2015 10:55 am

    It’s been over-all really warm here too – supposed to be upper 60s on Christmas Eve. I’m loving it. I’m not ready for Christmas either.


  8. Mary Ann Langan / Dec 21 2015 2:39 pm

    The Good Liar sounds really good, enjoy! your new books and have a great holiday.


  9. Suko / Dec 22 2015 1:13 am

    Enjoy your new books, Leslie. I’m glad you’ve had mild weather for the most part, and I hope that continues. I’m not ready for Christmas yet, and will have an extra busy week!


  10. sagustocox / Dec 22 2015 2:53 pm

    I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable sounds like a good read. It’ll be on my list. Happy holidays. I’m loving this warm Christmas weather!



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