Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Mailbox

Despite my attempts to cut down on the ridiculously teetering piles of unread books around here, the books continue to arrive in my mailbox. (And if I'm being honest, I'd be incredibly sad if they didn't.) This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen came from a Shelf Awareness offer.
A mother's love even in the face of something unspeakable, this one promises to be riveting.

Guest House by Barbara K. Richardson came from Anne at Authors on the Web.
A woman retreats to her farmhouse after witnessing an accident but she has to ultimately open her home and her heart to others. I'm interested to see how this created family comes together.

The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen came from the author.
A lawyer who changes and grows as a result of his pro bono case, this one might actually dispel the stereotype of the lawyer as bottom feeder. And I'm terribly curious to see how that turns out.

Sweater Quest by Adrienne Martini came from Caitlin at Free Press.
I love the so-called stunt memoir so even though I don't knit, the idea of a woman's year trying to knit an incredibly difficult pattern with a rare yarn is totally intriguing to me.

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly by Connie May Fowler came from Hachette Book Group.
I have liked previous Fowler books so this one about a woman coming into her own with the help of a varied cast of characters, dead and alive, was appealing to me.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. Wow looks like you had a fab mailbox this week. I'm the same, trying to cut back on new books but I just can't do it.. The (slow) rate I'm reading, I'll be buried in books in no time, help!

  2. I've never heard the term stunt memoir before, but I love it (guess this is where books like Julie & Julia fit in).

    The Anna Quindlen book look promising. I loved her book One True Thing.

    Enjoy your books!

  3. We have a couple of the same books this week. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. I'd love to read How Clarissa Burden learned to fly some day. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. Guest House caught my eye. I hope you enjoy it along with all your other new ones. Have a great week and happy reading!

  6. I got "The Life O'Reilly" too! Enjoy your mailbox and I'll look for your review :)

  7. I have The Life O'Reilly and Every Last One too. Guest House looks like a book I might enjoy. I'll have to watch for your thoughts on it. Happy reading!

  8. Looks like you got some great books...happy reading.

  9. I've been seeing Guest House, The Life O'Reilly and How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly everywhere. Have fun with your books. They look good!

  10. Oh, these all look so good! I entered a giveaway for Guest House, and I've preordered the Anna Quindlen book.

  11. You've got a lot of great looking books this week!

    Here's mine for this week.

  12. Oooooh, Sweater Quest and Every Last One are both on my wish list. I may need to borrow... but of course after I've returned the rest of my current borrows.

  13. I haven't read an Anna Quindlen book before but that one looks good. I think my best friend would love Sweater Quest :) Happy reading!

  14. I love Connie May Fowler and Anna Quindlen, so I can't wait to read these! I look forward to your review!

  15. I keep seeing this Quindlen book although I haven't read any of her work I am interested to get a glimpse of her writing and reader thoughts to get an idea if it would fit my tastes.

    I'm also passing on an award. The details will be at the above link when I finish the post.


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