Mailbox Monday

10 Jul

My mailbox looks a little like this one!Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

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, July’s host is Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books

As for my mailbox:

Books for review:

Dark Souls by Paula Morris

Welcome to York, England.

Mist lingers in the streets.

Narrow buildings cast long shadows.

This is the most haunted city in the world. . . .

Miranda Tennant arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won’t run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. . . .

Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York’s hidden places and histories. Miranda wonders if Nick is falling for her, but she is distracted by another boy — one even more handsome and mysterious than Nick. He lives in the house across from Miranda and seems desperate to send her some sort of message. Could this boy be one of York’s haunted souls?

Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous — and deadly — is being planned. And she may have to face the darkest part of herself in order to unravel the mystery — and find redemption.

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald

Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he’s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he’s tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact.

This middle-grade audiobook from Brilliance Audio looks like a great option for reluctant readers!

Books purchased

Another sale, and 10 more audiobooks purchased for $5.95 each (including 2 upcoming book club books!).  Add that to the 2 bought for credits, and I should be set for listening material for awhile!


  1. Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
  2. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (book club)
  3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  4. Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  5. Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn
  6. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  7. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
  8. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  9. I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
  10. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (book club)

With credits

Your turn

What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to A Sea of Books to check out others!


Posted by on July 10, 2011 in books, meme


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8 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. Mystica

    July 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Heavy mailbox and a nice mix of books. Enjoy them all.

  2. Mary

    July 11, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Wow, there are a few on your audiobook list I’d like to listen to – I have a feeling I’ll join Audible before the end of the year. Enjoy!

  3. BermudaOnion

    July 11, 2011 at 4:46 am

    It looks like you found some great bargains at that audible sale! Enjoy your new books!

  4. Kat (No Page Left Behind)

    July 11, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Wowza! You got some awesome books from that sale! I especially love Their Eyes Were Watching God 🙂

    Hope you have a great week of reading!

  5. mary Ann Langan

    July 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

  6. Kay

    July 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Got some good ones here. I’ve meant to read that Shirley Jackson book for forever. Enjoy your new books!

  7. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    July 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Great buys on the audiobooks! I wish I could get the hang of listening to audiobooks. I keep trying but I get so distracted. Maybe one of these days. Enjoy your great finds!

  8. Leslie

    July 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Nice week in audiobooks. Packing For Mars was great, it was often laugh out loud funny. I’m reading Blackout in print now and enjoying it.


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