Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Mailbox

Coming home from a girls' weekend away, I was happily surprised by some completely delectable books. This week's mailbox arrivals:

The Consolations of the Forest by Sylvain Tesson came from Rizzoli USA and France Book Tours for a blog tour.

Non-fiction about the beauty of solitude by an author who moved to the edge of a lake in Siberia to be alone with his books, thoughts, vodka, and his dogs. Aside from the fact that I think vodka tastes like lighter fluid, this hermetic six months sounds just like my kind of book (and makes me a little jealous).

The Pleasures of Autumn by Evie Hunter came from Penguin UK.

An erotic romance about a jewel thief and the investigator charged with stopping her, this might not be about diamonds (it's a ruby) but you can never go wrong with shiny, sparkly stuff.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan came from Picador as a contest win (it's signed!).

A mysterious and secret filled bookstore? How could a book lover not want to read this?

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan came from Picador as a contest win (it's signed!).

The backstory to the above book, I expect to be transported by that one and to need this one as well.

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Book Dragon's Lair as she is hosting this month's Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. Nice wins - hope you love them! I agree, how could you not :)

  2. Being a hermit for 6 months sounds appealing but I have a feeling it would grow old very quickly for me. I'd like to get my hands on a copy of Mr. Penumbra!

  3. Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week!

    Here is my post.

  4. The Consolations of the Forest and the 2 Mr. Penumbra books sound really good,
    The Pleasures of Autumn isn't my type of read.
    Here's My Mailbox Monday Post


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