Monday, December 26, 2011

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.

December Host: Let Them Read Books

The Odds by Stewart O'Nan- courtesy of NetGalley/Penguin. I have wanted to read this author after JoAnn, Diane, Margot (new convert) and Matt all wrote glowing reviews of his books. I will start with this one.

The Book of Lost Fragrances- courtesy of NetGalley/Atria Books. I'm very intrigued by the art of making perfume. I will be featuring this author and book on my blog in March.

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

Read and reviewed last week:
I didn't review a thing last week because my husband and I have been knee deep in home renovations. I barely had the strength to read at night when we finished for the day. Also, with Christmas I just didn't have the time to sit down at the computer and write reviews nor read very many blogs. I will rectify that this week because now we're at the easy part....painting!!!

Reviews for this week:
All the Flowers in Shanghai- TLC review Thursday
Carrie Goes Off the Map- Tuesday
The Mercy (Book #3 of The Rose Trilogy)- Wednesday

On my nightstand:
With most of my scheduled review books done, I feel free!!! So this week I'm going to let my mood dictate what I will read. Here's the list that I will be picking from:


  1. Oh, I loved Reservation Road! I also need to get back to the Stephanie Plum books. I left off at Fifteen...Enjoy!


  2. Oh yes read the night circus and tell me if it is good ;)

  3. I feel the same about the Evanovich series. I joined a challenge to help me catch up on series like this one.

    Have a great week!!

  4. The Lost Wife is exquisite and will be on my best in 2011 list. I really hope you enjoy it even though at times it is heart breaking. Enjoy your freedom this week!

  5. The Book of Lost Fragrances has a beautiful cover. I will be sure to watch for your post on this book and author.

  6. I'm still on vacation but I've caught a cold. I've been too sick to get much reading done. Please come see what I'm reading.

  7. Can't wait to see what you think about Night Circus. I can't decide whether to read it or not!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  8. I hope you enjoy both of the netgalley books!

  9. You have been very busy! Keep up the good work!

  10. I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas!

    I can't wait to hear about the renovations, what are you guys doing over (and up) there? :)

    I also have a copy of The Odds, I will read this early January. I hope it's wonderful.

    Did you enjoy Carrie goes off the Map? I'm curious to read your review. I didn't love this one... (average).

    ps: Sorry for all the 'I' sentences!

  11. The M J Rose book certainly looks nice. I do hope you get all your work done. Have a good week.

  12. I feel like I need to try O'Nan's work too, so I'll be watching for your review of The Odds.

  13. I'll be curious to see what you think of the Night Circus. I liked it, but thought it could have been so much better.

  14. I was wondering what happened to you. Good luck with the renovations!
    Both The Odds and Book of Lost Fragrances sound good. Off to check them out on Amazon.

  15. Your nightstand books look good too. Enjoy your reading week!

  16. Have a great week of reading! Hope the renovations are going well.

  17. The Odds sounds interesting!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  18. I'm looking forward to The Odds as well Staci --enjoy.

  19. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Book of Lost Fragrances, as I have that one, too. Happy reading!!

  20. Hurray for Stewart O'Nan! I can't wait to read The Odds.

  21. Looks like we have one book in common! I hope you had a great holiday and enjoy your books.

  22. Ah enjoy the sweet taste and joy of freedom my friend :) Good luck with the renovations and hope Christmas was wonderful.

  23. I'll be doing The Book of Lost Fragrances too. I'm looming forward to it. Good luck with those renovations.

  24. I've spent the month of December reading whatever I feel like and it has just been wonderful. I'll go back to review books in January but until then I'm just going to relax and read whatever strikes my fancy :) I hope that you enjoy any/all of these!


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