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January 11, 2016 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ January 11th

WinterBirdsMailbox-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.


 
Only one new book last week. I haven’t been requesting much, mostly because I have fairly large backlog of books I already want to read. The new offerings are very tempting though. It’s tough to say no!

I also downloaded a couple of audiobooks over he past few weeks. I’m already listening to The Guest Room and it is riveting.

Print Books

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Tender by Belinda McKeon from Lee Boudreaux Books.
. . . a dazzling exploration of human relationships, of the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we are taught to tell. It is the story of first love and lost innocence, of discovery and betrayal.

Audio Downloads

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This Census-Taker by China Miéville from PRH.
In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries—and fails—to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape.

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian from PRH.
The spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.

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  1. Mary / Jan 11 2016 9:27 am

    Interesting how “lies” figure into many plots lately. Have a good week, Leslie.

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  2. BermudaOnion / Jan 11 2016 9:31 am

    Nice mailbox. I really want to get The Guest Room – it sounds like something different for Bohjalian.

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  3. laurelrainsnow / Jan 11 2016 11:18 am

    I loved The Guest Room…hope you do, too. Tender looks like a good one, also. Enjoy! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  4. Silver's Reviews / Jan 11 2016 11:50 am

    I wish I could get into audio.

    ENJOY your reading and listening week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    • Leslie / Jan 12 2016 3:37 pm

      It’s an acquired skill. I couldn’t do it at first. I could not keep my mind from wandering with fiction, but non-fiction was ok. Eventually I developed the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time and now I can listen to anything for hours!

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  5. Suko / Jan 11 2016 12:45 pm

    Enjoy your new goodies, Leslie! The Guest room sounds appealing! I have posted my own Mailbox Monday at last, after a long hiatus!

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  6. Mary Ann Langan / Jan 11 2016 3:17 pm

    The Guest Room sounds intriguing.

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  7. Carol / Jan 11 2016 4:13 pm

    Looks like some good ones. Enjoy!

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  8. sagustocox / Jan 12 2016 9:13 am

    It is very hard to say no! I have Guest Room on my Audible wish list, and I might just use one of my credits to get it….

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    • Leslie / Jan 12 2016 3:40 pm

      Alternating points of view and different narrators. It’s good.

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  9. Lucy / Jan 12 2016 11:24 am

    I have an egalley of the Guest Room but would probably get to it sooner in audio. I hear it’s intense!

    Tender looks intriguing- I’m off to investigate!

    Happy reading and listening 🙂

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  10. Judith / Jan 12 2016 2:27 pm

    Oh, a new Bohjalian! Good to see you’re enjoying it. Happy reafind/listening!

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    • Leslie / Jan 12 2016 3:33 pm

      It’s very compelling! When I really like an audio book, I connect my phone to my Bluetooth external speaker and listen while I’m getting dressed in the morning. 🙂 I suppose that does take multi-tasking to the extreme, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who does that!

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