Monday, January 29, 2018

Mailbox Monday (01/29)

I'm joining in for Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are you Reading this week!  Thanks to Mailbox Monday and The Book Date for hosting! 


Mailbox Monday

Last week I got 3 couple of great books in the mail.  (BTW it rarely happens that I get physical books in the mail, so it was a big week for me!)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee-  I won from a giveaway on the blog The Book Club Cookbook  I use the website for recipes for book club and I enjoy looking at it, so its an added bonus when I win a giveaway!  Thank you Book Club Cookbook Ladies! I have had my eye on this book for awhile, so I am glad to be able to read it.


Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch- This is another giveaway I won from Chick Lit Central. The books sounds like one I will enjoy and I loved reading the author interview (here)  I know I should probably play the lottery, two giveaway wins is unheard of for me.  Thanks to the author and Kathleen Carter Communications for the book. 
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano- This book just looks fun!  I have been using BookishFirst to sign up for books that I would like to read. So far the books I have received I have loved.  This one just looks like pure Italian fun and a departure for books I normally read.  I can't wait.

Its Monday What Are You Reading?


I'm currently reading and loving The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams. I mentioned this book a few weeks ago on Mailbox Monday. This week I haven't had a chance to read much but I love the characters in the book and I am not quite sure yet where it is going so it has me hooked.  This will be a summer hit in July.



My current Audiobook is The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens.  I surprisingly enjoyed reading the first book in the series, The Life We Bury (review here), and I have heard amazing things about the 4th book in the series, The Deep Dark Descending, so I skipped over book 2 (it had good reviews but not amazing) and I am very much enjoying book 3 in the series.  The author does an amazing job with character development while keeping the reader interested and guessing in the mystery. This is a police procedural but I love it.  Great narration in this audiobook too.


Next Up on Audiobook-  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


This one has been on my TBR list for awhile.  Im looking forward to this non-fiction read!

I have 9 (nine) Feb/March Netgalley books that I need to read sooner than later.  I am excited for all of them, but overwhelmed and mad at myself for requesting so many good ones! 

Have a great week, everyone!

19 comments:

  1. What great books in this post. I'm intrigued by Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions because I love books with an Italian theme. I also enjoy books by Beatriz Williams. Have a great reading week!

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    1. Me too! Italian themes always get my attention. I hope it is good, it has mixed review but might be the fun read we always need here and there!

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  2. I am curious about Summer Wives. I enjoyed The Life We Bury. I know what you mean by Netflix. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! Summer Wives is great so far and Im sure I won't want it to end, I hope your week goes well too!

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  3. Nice win from the Book Club Cookbook! Thanks for the link to the site - hadn't heard of it before. I think we all understand about having so many fabulous books waiting to be read. My mailbox this week followed an empty mailbox last week. I can't wait to read them all but now I have to read them all :D

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    1. They offer lots of good book giveaways, maybe you can win one too! (as long as we aren't competing for the same book....ha!)

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  4. Congrats on your book win...love THE BOOK CLUB COOKBOOK.

    I am VERY jealous of SUMMER WIVES. LOVE her books. Is it AWESOME as always?

    ENJOY, and have a good week.

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    1. It is a fabulous book, you will enjoy it too! I don't know how my name got pulled off the pile for such an early copy. If only that luck helped me in the lottery then I would actually try!

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  5. I read Pachinko last year and enjoyed it. I hope you do too. Come see what I'm reading.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Ill stop by your blog too!

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  7. Sorry, I removed my comment above because it was using my super old Blogger profile! lol! I can't figure out a way to comment with the self hosted website I have now, so oh well. I read Pachinko last year and really liked it. It was a slow burn for me, but one I kept thinking about long after I finished it. It also made me realize how little I knew about Korea during that whole time period. Can't wait to hear what you think about it!

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    1. No stress about the comments, I have bad luck with technology so I can relate. I like slow burn books when I am in the mood, thanks for the heads up. Im always up for learning about other cultures so it seems perfect for me. Thanks!

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  8. Pachinko looks lovely. Congrats on all the book wins! Have a good reading week!

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  9. Congratulations on the wins! Pachinko is on my wish list. I'm hoping my local indie bookstore will have a copy. Summer Wives sounds really good. I've only read one book by Beatriz Williams, but I really too to her writing. I hope you have a great week in reading!

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  10. I love local bookstores! So cozy and I always find something fun or unique. The Williams book is good so far, I need to stop blogging and start reading!

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  11. I haven't heard of most of these. I often request more than I can manage. I'm trying to be better about it. Enjoy your week!

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  12. Nice selection of books for your. Congrats on your win. Aunti Poldi does look like fun. Happy Reading!

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