Monday, May 6, 2013

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday..What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday 
is a gathering place for readers to share the books that
came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. 
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

cover images via NetGalley

NetGalley is like crack. I just keep going back to my dealer even though I know that it will be years before I can get to the end of my Kindle booklist!! But like any addict, I keep sweet-talking myself into acceptance that my problem really isn't a problem!! I laugh at myself ....a LOT!! I had to have The Bat because I love Nesbo and I must read in order...I must!! And who could resist With All My Love...tell me?? Isn't that cover awesome.  I'm in need of an intervention!

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We discuss the books that we've read 
and what we're planning to read for the week.

Read and talked about last week:
Best of Us- okay read
DNF's of 2013- I'm becoming okay with not finishing a book that doesn't work for me and it's so very LIBERATING!!!!!!!!!

Bookish Thoughts to Share this week:
I'm not sure what I will be posting this week. I feel blah about blogging right now. The weather has been gorgeous so I've been walking a lot, playing tennis with the hubby, and working on graduation stuff. I'm still reading right now but my computer time has been minimal. So, I might pop in with a Wind-Up Bird update, quick thoughts on The One I Left Behind....maybe!! Planning a quick trip to visit Marc's future college so he can do some testing and an orientation. Life is busy!!! I apologize for not commenting on blogs over the course of a few days...forgive me, friends!! I will be around, I promise!!

May Book Box:
Making stacks and lists but haven't really decided yet as to what I want to read this month. Think I'm just going to wing it!!


  1. Oh wow, I can't believe it's time for Marc to go off to college! I feel like he's grown up before my eyes! Enjoy your new books!

  2. I can't remember ... have you read Barbara Longley?? I just started a second book I have bought of her work and I am really liking her :)

  3. It's hard to blog when the weather is finally turning nice! Is The Bat the first one? I need to try one of his books and I need to start at the beginning :)

  4. YAY for dnfs, ok I hate to do it, but it's such a relief to being able too, finally

  5. If I lived closer I could be your sponsor ... oh wait that wouldn't work would it, I'm an addict too bahaha. and I love the cover of With All My Love, wish I could be locked out of my NetGalley account for a month or so ... ha I'm heading there now lol

    Seriously we were separated at birth, I'm feeling blah about blogging/reviewing too but I've been forcing myself to get through the last of the book tour reviews ... now just one in August and Sept (I think lol)

    Hope trip to Marc's college goes well. Hugs my friend :)

  6. I'm becoming okay with not finishing a book that doesn't work for me and it's so very LIBERATING!!!!!!!!! <~~ Yes! Good for you!! It can be hard to set a book aside but there are too many fantastic reads out there to waste time on something you don't love :)

  7. You made me laugh out loud --> "NetGalley is like crack. I just keep going back to my dealer even though I know that it will be years before I can get to the end of my Kindle booklist!!"

    Hahaha ... It's true!

  8. I'm enmeshed in graduation stuff too for my twins. Busy times, but fun! I go through blogging blahs every so often, but a great book that really makes me want to chat about it pulls me back into the swing of things.

    It is definitely liberating to be able to abandon a book that isn't working.

    Despite a bunch of reading lists I have been going with impulse reading lately and that feels good too.

    Best wishes as you deal with all the grad stuff :)

  9. I've read most of the Nesbo books all out of order. I just requested The Bat. Don't think I've been approved for it yet. I gotta read the first one.

  10. ENJOY your new books. Yes...the cover is FAB.

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  11. "NetGalley is like crack"
    LOL, so very true.

  12. I like your analogy--I hope you survive your addiction :D

  13. Oh gosh, I have a very similar issue with Netgalley. And it's worse than with real books it seems, because you don't see the shameful pile of book every time you enter the room!
    I have been meaning to read Jo Nesbo for so long, and yet, I still haven't. I hope you enjoy it!

  14. Ugh! I'm pretty sure that I just need to ban myself from Netgalley! I'm awful because I already have entirely too many books (especially on my own shelves) and then I request more. I'm really trying to work on reading more of my Netgalley books this month as well. I need an intervention :)

  15. "NetGalley is like crack." LOL :)


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