Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Mailbox

Home for a brief break in my vacation, I found a bunch of wonderful books waiting for me (or as my husband said when he picked me up at the airport: "your leaning tower of books"). This past week's mailbox arrivals:

A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis came from Angela at NAL.
A book about sisters and how they must cope when one is faced with losing language due to a devastating disease, this sounds like both my worst nightmare and a marvelous reading experience.

Tuesday Tells It Slant by Holly Christine came from the author for a blog tour.
Being able to change diary entries and change your life? How cool does that sound?!

Flatmates by Chris Manby came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
I so love British chick lit! This one is about three flatmates and the trouble that one's boyfriend causes. Yum!

Maximum Diner by Christopher Nye came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
The tale of starting up a diner in a smallish English town, this one appeals to my anglophilia and my addiction to food porn.

Swahili for the Broken-Hearted by Peter Moore came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
An African travelogue, this one will keep my armchair traveling passport moving along.

Switchboard Operators by Carol Lake came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
Short stories centered around switchbord operators. Historical and a cool concept to boot!

Looking for Andrew McCarthy by Jenny Colgan came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
Having grown up watching the brat pack movies, the title grabbed me on this one first. Then the plot summary telling that it's about a woman who has discovered that life doesn't really turn out like those movies and who decides to chase down Nadrew McCarthy solified my desire to read this one.

That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
A fictional year in the life of a couple who move to rural Ireland, this sounds like a quiet and beautiful book.

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 Kristi at The Story Siren and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. I love the variety in your mailbox! I'm a big fan of John McGahern - hope you enjoy his book. I've kept all of his books I've read.

  2. Hi there!

    They all sound great to me, especially Holly Christine's. Hope you enjoy them.

    Here's my MM/IMM

    Have a prolific reading day!

    The "Inside Story" as told by Sassy Brit and her Gang!

  3. A Slender Thread seems to following a trend I've seen in books lately that compare the craft of sewing, etc., with the connections we make in life. happy reading.

  4. Look at all those interesting covers! All of those books are new to me. Thanks for sharing! Here's my Mailbox. Happy reading!

  5. The Slender Thread has a fabulous cover, I hope the book is good! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  6. The Slender Thread looks very good. You have a great assortment of reads this week. Enjoy them all!

  7. Enjoy all your new books! My mailbox is smaller:

  8. Tuesday Tells it Slant sounds excellent! Two books for me this week. Pussreboots.

  9. Great week! You have some sweet reading in your future! Here is what I got.

  10. I knew I wasn't alone in finding Book Depository dangerous. Happy reading!

  11. OMG...A slender Thread looks beautiful and sounds great as well.

  12. I'd like to see what you think of A Slender Thread. Sounds unusual.

  13. Tuesday sounds really good. Looking forward to your review.

    Check out my mailbox.

  14. John McGahern is on my list of to be read authors - this one sounds good!


  15. A great selection of books, Kristen. I traveled over to Book Depository to get Maximum Diner and Switchboard Operators. I operated a switchboard in the late 60s; and remembering some of the shenanigans we pulled, I'm looking forward to reading this!

    Marcia in Boston


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