Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.
Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour,
As for my mailbox:
Books for review!
What’s really wrong with having one child? Is one enough for you? For your partner? What constitutes a complete, happy family? Will your only child be lonely, spoiled, bossy, selfish? Read this book and find out.
My daughter is an only child, and I’ve long since come to peace with this being the right decision for our family, but I’m always interested in data on the subject. When I was offered a chance to review it for a TLC tour, I jumped on it– even though my June schedule was already nuts. I’m a little skeptical, of course, but definitely excited to pick it up.
On the grounds of Marshfield Manor, Civil War re-enactors have set up camp. And what a dedicated troupe! One of them has really been killed..
I liked the first book in this series, and was eager to read the second!
Willow Vanderling’s quaint new embroidery shop is not a hit with the local zoning commissioner. When he’s murdered, the evidence is stacked against Willow.
And that’s pretty much all I know about this one. Still, I was in the mood to start reading some new cozy series, and so I took a chance!
by Dean Bakopoulos
“Why are you so unhappy?” That’s the question that Zeke Pappas, a thirty-three-year-old scholar, asks almost everybody he meets as part of an obsessive project, “The Inventory of American Unhappiness.” The answers he receives—a mix of true sadness and absurd complaint—create a collage of woe. Zeke, meanwhile, remains delightfully oblivious to the increasingly harsh realities that threaten his daily routine, opting instead to focus his energy on finding the perfect mate so that he can gain custody of his orphaned nieces. Following steps outlined in a women’s magazine, the ever-optimistic Zeke identifies some “prospects”: a newly divorced neighbor, a coffeehouse barista, his administrative assistant, and Sofia Coppola (“Why not aim high?”).
A clairvoyant when it comes to the Starbucks orders of strangers, a quixotic renegade when it comes to the federal bureaucracy, and a devoted believer in the afternoon cocktail and the evening binge, Zeke has an irreverent voice that is a marvel of lacerating wit and heart-on-sleeve emotion, underscored by a creeping paranoia and made more urgent by the hope that if he can only find a wife, he might have a second chance at life.
The Book Maven said to tweet a favorite book club read to be entered to win a copy of this book. I tweeted, and I won! Yay!
At Audible.com, I bought The Sins of the Fathers: The First Matthew Scudder Mystery, which I’ve wanted to read since finishing A Drop of the Hard Stuff.
What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to Mari Reads to check out others!