Monday, September 29, 2014

Mailbox Monday - 9/29/14

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do).    

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.


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Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.

Here’s a shout out to the new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit 

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive. 

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I hope you had a good mailbox.  

A lean week for me, but that is definitely ok.  

Look what I had to do with a few books because my shelves are so filled.  :)




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On Friday, September 26, I received:

1.  THE FRAGILE WORLD by Paula Treick DeBoard, courtesy of Emer Flounders of Harlequin/MIRA.



This was a surprise.  I like the cover.
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 How about your mailbox?   

Any titles in your mailbox that you were excited about seeing?
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36 comments:

  1. Smiled when I saw your overflow of books. I need to get some bookshelves, I have a few, but have books sitting in wardrobes! I want to get them out of the dark!

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  2. I like your overflow idea - mine are a pile on the floor, doesn't look anywhere as near as good!

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  3. Unusual - bucket of books! Enjoy the lull!

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  4. It is one of those old wash tubs...a small one. My husband painted it black and it fits well in my living room.

    Glad I made you smile, Kathryn.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  5. Mine were piled on the floor and I had to do something with them.

    I like the bucket.

    Thanks for stopping, samstillreading.

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  6. A bucket of books is fun, huh, Harvee.

    Thanks for stopping. I liked the idea.

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  7. My bucket of books was a fun idea.

    Thanks for stopping, Mystica.

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  8. I like that cover too! I hope the book lives up to it.

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  9. Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

    I hope it is good too.

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  10. Yay for surprise books! Such a cute bucket of books too :) Have a great week, Elizabeth!

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  11. A bucket makes a nice container...I once stacked them on a barbecue cart that I brought into the bedroom!

    Now, however, I have the TBRs atop a bookcase in my office, and a real bookshelf for books I've read is in the bedroom.

    Whatever works is great...right?

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  12. I like my bucket...it was husband's idea. :)

    He fixed up the bucket for me.

    Thanks for stopping, readingdate.

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  13. I like my bucket...it was husband's idea. :)

    He fixed up the bucket for me.

    Thanks for stopping, readingdate.

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  14. Definitely...whatever works for books is great!!

    Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  15. Hi Elizabeth,

    It is always nice when books arrive out of the blue, especially when they are 'actual' books, which arrive with a resounding thump! on the doormat (here in the UK post is delivered right to the door and pushed through the letterbox ... well it is at the moment, but who knows into the future!)

    I was intrigued by 'The Fragile World' and checked out the author a little more. Her debut novel 'The Mourning Hours' has a similarly simple cover and is again centred around the theme of death and forgiveness.

    I'm not sure whether this is a theme I am especially wanting to read, so I shall file the author on the back-burner for now.

    Thanks for sharing and it is good to see your imaginative use of the humble bucket, I wouldn't get away with having that in my lounge, hubbie would go mad, although I do have bookshelves in just about every room of the house, so I shouldn't really complain too much!

    I really need to cull drastically, but I just don't have my heart in it and all the books I put aside for the charity shop end up back on the shelves!

    Thanks for the book feature and a great post,

    Yvonne

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  16. I love the way you creatively displayed the books. I have an overflow...but I've decided to give some to the library that I don't plan on re-reading and I have a stack for my mom who will be visiting this October!

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  17. Loved your bucket of books, I just gave some to our library sale.

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  18. LOL, I have a few overflow baskets at my house. Its an embarrassment of (book) riches, isn't it? I wouldn't have it any other way!

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  19. I love the embarrassment. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  20. I gave a ton away to the library and to the library at our local hospital.

    Still have an overflow. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Tribute Books Mama.

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  21. Thanks, Serena.

    I gave a lot away and have Elizabeth's Lending Library for friends. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

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  22. I hope The Fragile World isn't morose. Thanks for doing some research.

    LOL on not getting away with having the bucket in your lounge, Yvonne. My hubby actually sprayed it black so it would fit in. It looks better than books falling off the shelves and/or on the floor. :)

    There are about 25 books in that bucket. :)

    Thanks so much for stopping, Yvonne.

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  23. Love the innovative book bucket! Well done. The Fragile World sounds interesting. I think it has been quite a while since I read a MIRA title. I used to get them.
    Hope you enjoy your week!

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  24. Right now because of the book tours I have books stacked all over the house in different spots, so I need to figure out a system!

    Enjoy your unexpected title.

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  25. Thanks for stopping, Martha.

    The book looks good.

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  26. As long as your family is ok with the stacks, I would think that works. :)

    ENJOY your tour fun.

    Thanks for stopping, Laura.

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  27. I like that cover too.

    I have several baskets stacked with books. Plus freestanding stacks, but I confine those to my office. I suppose a clean-up is in order soon.

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  28. Baskets stacked with books sounds fun.

    I did have the books in the bucket in stacks but didn't like them.

    Thanks for sharing the way you "store" and stack your books. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Leslie.

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  29. Thanks, wordsandpeace.

    I had to do something. They were all over the floor in front of my bookcase. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

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  30. Cute basket! I have books scattered here and there too!

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  31. That's a creative way to deal with the overflow! Happy reading!

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  32. Mine were scattered, Vicki, and it got on my nerves. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

    ENJOY your reading week.

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  33. I have books stacked everywhere. I well understand the basket!

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