Monday, November 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday - November 8th - 2010


For the month of November, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Knitting and Sundries.


Last week the following arrive in my mailbox:
Hope you received some books that you have been looking forward to.

30 comments:

  1. Nice mailbox, Diane. I'm becoming a fan of audiobooks. Enjoy all your new reading!

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  2. I love, love, love audiobooks. It's how I can stand to exercise! There are whole series that I have only "read" via my ears.

    Mailbox Monday for me is/was The Kennedy Detail by former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine. It's (obviously!) about the Kennedy Assassination. Great details about the JFK presidency and the assassination and the workings of the agents (I'm utterly fascinated by the fact that in 1963 there were only about 40 people protecting JFK and his family. Can you imagine?) The book also talks about a trip JFK made to Florida just four days before Nov. 22 -- things happened in Florida that led to JFK being a much easier target for his assassin.

    Great stuff! And very enjoyable, especially if you're a Boomer or older and lived through the time. (Others will like it too, but I think it resonates more with people who were alive when JFK was killed. Forty-seven years ago this month, can you believe it?

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  3. Oops! Forgot to add that for something COMPLETELY different, tomorrow Barnes and Noble will be delivering the final installment in the Nora Roberts "bride" quartet, "Happy ever After." From assassination to a wedding romance -- quite the contrast!

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  4. Oops again -- Here's a link to Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts.

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  5. Oops again -- Here's a link to Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts.

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  6. These look good. By Nightful really interests me.

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  7. Diane, have you read Louise Penny's mystery series? If you have not, be aware that this book follows closely the previous book, THE BRUTAL TELLING, and has a lot of continuing storyline from that novel. Just saying....it's a wonderful book though. In my opinion, Louise Penny's writing is just an art form and I love, love, love her mysteries.

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  8. Cool stuff! My Dad drives a lot so he always has an audio book going!

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  9. By Nightfall is a book that I am really excited about, and I will be very interested in hearing what you think of it. All of these look like great books and I hope that you have a wonderful time with them!

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  10. Haven't heard of any of those - look forward to the reviews!

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  11. I'm excited about By Nightfall too. I have it waiting for me... Enjoy your books!

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  12. I have the print version of Bury Your Dead, so am excited to read your thought on the audio version!

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  13. I just finished By Nightfall, it's amazing!

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  14. I have By Nightfall in print and am really looking forward to it. I'll be curious to hear how it fares on audio!

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  15. I listened to my first audio book last month (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and loved the experience. It was a free trial on Audible and I may continue. Looking at the great choices you received this week, my eyes are on "Bury Your Dead."

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  16. These books look really interesting! Gorgeous, fall photo!

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  17. Both of your audio books look fantastic!

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  18. Nice mailbox this week! I am an audio book fan too, but they take me a long time to get through. I might try your method of checking out the printed version to read ahead along with the audio version.

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  19. I would like to find Easter Island myself!

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  20. I bought Easter Island after reading Strangers at the Feast. I loved Strangers and can't wait to rip open the spine on Easter Island.

    Great selection and can't wait to read your take on her books :)

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  21. I've had Louise Penny's first book on my TBR list forever! I hear the series gets better with each book. Happy reading!

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  22. Oh you got the latest Penny book! I was a bit bummed out by the last Inspector Gamache entry but I realize I do really like that character and want to see what happens next. I'll be looking forward to your review of that book!

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  23. awesome!I can't wait to hear what you think about nightfall!

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  24. I need to really try and devote sometime to listen to audiobooks too. I have not tried.

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  25. Great selection of books!!! Now you're making me really want to get to the Strangers at the Feast!!

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  26. Ooooh... I see the focus on audiobooks this week! Happy listening!

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  27. Just a suggestion - read The Brutal Telling before Bury Your Dead. There are a lot of spoilers in BYD re TBT. Happy reading - Louise Penny is a fantastic author.

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  28. Those are all new to me. Happy reading!

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