10.29.12

Mailbox Monday – October 29th

Posted in Event at 1:10 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. She’s the host this month.

The Chocolatier’s Wife by Cindy Lynn Speer promises to be a mixture of mystery, adventure and romance.

A short listen if you’re interested is “Click-Clack the Rattlebag” by Neil Gaiman. It’s about 10 minutes long and is scary but not too scary. 🙂

My first audio book in years is Legion by Brandon Sanderson. This novella is a thriller with a psychological bent.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

10.22.12

Mailbox Monday – October 22nd

Posted in Event at 8:00 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. She’s the host this month.

I received ebook copies of Lakebridge: Spring and Lakebridge: Summer by Natasha Troop from First Rule Publicity as part of her book tour with them. They’re described as supernatural horror literary fiction. I’ve read KWatch for the reviews in the next two weeks.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

10.15.12

Mailbox Monday – October 15th

Posted in Event at 1:07 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. She’s this month’s host.

The paperback edition of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and The Legend by Susan Orlean was released last week. I was interested in reading the book after hearing the NPR Interview with Orlean earlier in the year. This Thursday I’ll get to meet her at another Thurber House event.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

10.08.12

Mailbox Monday – October 6th

Posted in Event at 8:44 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. She’s this month’s host.

On my wishlist for a few years is Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. The ebook is on sale this month so I treated myself to it.

I also bought a copy of Chris Cleave’s new book, Gold for when I got to mee\t him on Thursday night.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

09.24.12

Mailbox Monday – September 24th

Posted in Event at 9:34 pm by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. September’s host is BookNAround.

My husband made his annual Toronto trip earlier this month and brought me a duo of goodies. The clerk at the bookstore felt these were great reads and liked his choices.

The first is Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee. The stories don’t seem to be set in one place. This wasn’t on my radar but seems like it will be good.

The second is The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Once you’ve seen this cover it’s difficult to forget it. I didn’t know it was a Western and am looking forward to reading it.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

06.25.12

Mailbox Monday – June 25th

Posted in Event at 6:33 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. June’s host is Burton Book Review.

I received an ARC for review of Betsy Woodman’s debut novel, Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes. Janet Laird’s life changed the day she inherited her grandfather’s house in a faraway Indian hill station. Ignoring her son’s arguments to come grow old in their family castle in Scotland, she moves with her chatty parrot, Mr. Ganguly and her loyal housekeeper, Mary, to Hamara Nagar, where local merchants are philosophers, the chief of police is a tyrant, and a bagpipe-playing Gurkha keeps the wild monkeys at bay. Settling in, Jana Bibi (as she comes to be known) meets her colorful local neighbors—Feroze Ali Khan of Royal Tailors, who struggles with his business and family, V.K. Ramachandran, whose Treasure Emporium is bursting at the seams with objects of unknown provenance, and Rambir, editor of the local newspaper, who burns the midnight oil at his printing press. When word gets out that the town is in danger of being drowned by a government dam, Jana is enlisted to help put it on the map. Hoping to attract tourists with promises of good things to come, she stacks her deck of cards, readies her fine-feathered assistant—and Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes is born.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

06.18.12

Mailbox Monday – June 18th

Posted in Event at 7:41 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. June’s host is Burton Book Review.

One ebook entered the house this week. Henrietta The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany. It’s a young adult fantasy novel about Henrietta. She’s a dragon slayer all right but she doesn’t know if she can bring herself to kill another dragon or person. Her former master is ill and she embarks on one more quest with the hope she can save him.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

06.11.12

Mailbox Monday – June 11th

Posted in Event at 8:44 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. June’s host is Marie at Burton Book Review.

I stopped at the comic book store at Saturday and picked up Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Deborah Stanish. The title should be self explanatory. 🙂

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

06.04.12

Mailbox Monday – June 4th

Posted in Event at 9:27 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. June’s host is Marie of Burton Book Review. I’ve been remiss in updating what’s come into my home so I have a large list.

In no particular order:

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

05.07.12

Mailbox Monday – May 7th

Posted in Event at 11:27 am by Amber

Mailbox Monday

A big thank you to Marcia for originating Mailbox Monday. This weekly meme is now on tour with a new host each month. May’s host is Martha’s Bookshelf.

I went to B&N this week to pick up Erik Larson’s new book, In the Garden of Beasts, since he was in town to do an author reading for the Thurber House. I miscalculated his popularity and the event was sold out. I didn’t get to go but I kept the book since I knew I’d read it eventually.

While there, I picked up Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. It’s received a bit of buzz the last few months.

Lastly, I picked up ebooks of most of Mur Lafferty’s novellas. Earth, War, Wasteland, Hell, Heaven, Marc and the Red Granny and Playing for Keeps. The first five follows two best friends who die, go to heaven, become bored, and take off for places unknown.

What arrived in your mailbox this week?

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