Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Mailbox

This past week was another two-fer week and if the light mail isn't exactly helping me catch up on my reviewing, it is at least keeping my obligations to do so from ballooning out of control again. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Half Empty by David Rakoff came from Doubleday through Shelf Awareness.
I have heard "Look on the bright side" more times than I can count and as an occasional pessimist, I can't always do it. So a collection of essays detailing why pessimists are generally correct sounds interesting to me. Here's hoping it doesn't make me too grumpy though!

AGoing Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle came from Algonquin Books.
A collection of short stories centered around women and relationships, I have enjoyed McCorkle before and look forward to this as well.

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 to see this month's host of Monday Mailbox and Kristi at The Story Siren who hosts In My Mailbox and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. Lots of people got Going Away Shoes this week! It looks good, hope you like it! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  2. I've seen both on a few lists today. Hope you enjoy them!

  3. Haha! Half Empty does sound really interesting! And the cover is so ironic, with all the cute and fluffy critters :o) I'll be very interested to hear your thoughts on it!

    The Bookish Type

  4. Going Away Shoes is a popular one this week. Enjoy your books. Here's what I received.

  5. Many readers will be reading Going Away Shoes soon! It's a popular book this week! Enjoy!

  6. I don't read a lot of short stories, but I do like it when they have a central theme.


  7. Cute Blog Name. Enjoy your books...I like Going Away Shoes.

    Hopping by...

    Hop on over to my blog if you like...My Monday Mailbox, Teaser Tuesday, and a review of I'd Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman.

  8. I received Going Away Shoes, too. Enjoy your new books!

  9. I also received going away shoes...enjoy your books.


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