Mailbox Monday

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mailboxthanksgivingMailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

The weather is getting colder here and they are calling for snow in some parts of the D.C. area this weekend. My daughter may be excited about it, but I’m not.  I know it’s December and there should be snow at some point this winter, but I’m mentally unprepared. I think my brain is stuck in September or October somewhere. November crept up and whizzed by me this year. I hope everyone is having a great reading month and is ready to share their goodies with the rest of us.

We hope you had a great week. Tell us about your new books by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below:

Be sure to stop back later this week for Books That Caught Our Eye.

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Mailbox Monday

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mailboxthanksgivingMailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I have a day off today and I guess I was too excited to have a three day weekend that I forgot to put up the MM post. You’ll have to forgive me on that one. I’ve been decorating and making crafts with my daughter in between her activities, and we took her to see the Nutcracker for the first time. She loved it.

We hope you had a great week. Tell us about your new books by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below:

Be sure to stop back later this week for Books That Caught Our Eye.

Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

We have a blizzard going on, I have leaves to be raked, and it’s still November! Well, I guess they will wait until spring now. I had to haul out the snowy mailbox photo a few months early. Even places with good weather are having bad weather this year.

Other than weather, hope everyone had a good week. Tell us about your new books by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below:

Be sure to stop back later this week for Books That Caught Our Eye.

Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the US, and Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season. I will be relaxing and reading after my dinner; no crazy shopping for me, except maybe on the internet.

Hope everyone had a good week. Tell us about your new books by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below:

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Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Happy Monday! I can’t believe we are approaching the end of the year. It’s not even Thanksgiving here in the US and I am already getting advertisements in the mail for Black Friday, and the stores have their Christmas displays up. Ugh, holiday creep!

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Mailbox Monday

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Good morning everyone! Sorry for the late post. Would you believe I forgot it was November already? And my turn to host? Well, I did!

Hope everyone had a good week. Tell us about your new books by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below:

Be sure to stop back later this week for Books That Caught Our Eye.

Books That Caught Our Eye

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dragonlegendsAt Mailbox Monday we encourage participants to not only share the books they received, but to check out the books others have received.

Every week we will each share two books that caught our eye from that week’s Mailbox Monday.

We encourage you to share the books that caught your eye in the comments.

SERENA:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi at The Infinite Curio.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

“I’ve read the essay about feminism adapted from her TedTalk and found it thought-provoking. I haven’t read any of her fiction as yet, and this sounds like something that would keep my interest and offer a lot to think about.”

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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey at Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf.

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius”.

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.

Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

“I’ve heard good things about this book.”

MARTHA:

Sleepover at the Museum by Karen LeFrak found at Savvy Verse & Wit.

Imagine spending your birthday at the museum! Join Mason and his friends on their scavenger hunt through all the exhibits that make any natural history museum so special. The perfect birthday gift for museum lovers and adventure-seekers alike!
Mason couldn’t wait to celebrate his birthday with a sleepover at the museum of natural history–his favorite place to visit.
Armed with headlamps for the dark hallways, a map, and a list of clues, Mason and his two best friends take off on a scavenger hunt through each hall of the museum. But they aren’t just trying to solve the clues. They’re scouting for the best place to spend the night.
Sleeping next to a T. rex in the Hall of Dinosaurs felt too scary. And sleeping with the monarch butterflies would probably tickle. This decision isn’t as easy as Mason thought it would be….
Wherever they end up, the museum at night is the best place for a birthday adventure!

“I love museums and this looks so fun!

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Dry by Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman found at The Infinite Curio.

The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

Until the taps run dry.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

“This is the sort of possible natural sci fi that catches my eye.”

LESLIE:

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing at Lori’s Reading Corner.

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting…

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.

We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

“That cover caught my eye. And the story sounds good too!”