Monday, October 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday

I was debating whether I felt up to participating in Mailbox Monday this week, as I'm just not myself with the loss of our cat Libby, but I thought it would do me good to force myself to stick with routines.

In October, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit. Thanks Serena !  Here's what overstuffed my mailbox last week, and they all seem pretty great to me:


Only Time Will Tell - MacMilion Audio
 (a win from Dar - thanks so much)


Flashback; Simmons
(win from Kim - thanks so much)


Creating an Orange Utopia; Ortlieb and Economy
(win from - Suko - thanks so much)


The Technologists; Matthew Pearl
(author and Random House - thanks so much)


The World We Found; Thrity Umrigar
(Harper - Thanks so much)


A Train in Winter; Caroline Moorehead
(Harper - Thanks so much)



Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
(Harper - Thanks so much)


Need You Now; Grippando
(Harper - Thank you)



The Very Picture of You; Isabel Wolff
(Amazon Vine - Bantam - thank you)


The Grief of Others; Leah Hager Cohen
(Amazon Vine - Riverhead Books - thanks)

38 comments:

  1. I didn't realise that Matthew Pearl had a new book out - thanks for the heads up.

    I'm not surprised to hear you are still feeling down - the loss of a pet takes a while to come to terms with, but I do hope it gets easier for you soon. ((HUGS))

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  2. Glad you participated - love your Harper books! Harvee

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  3. Oh, they all look great! I got The Grief of Others recently...and loved The Very Picture of You.

    And an Agatha Christie! Fabulous....

    Hope you enjoy them all.

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  4. Getting over a death talks time, even when we know it will happen sooner than later... it's just hard.

    Do what brings you comfort, give yourself permission to step away if you feel this is needed (day by day).

    Hugs!

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  5. You had books coming from all over. Congratulations on the wins! It would be hard to decide which one to read first.

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  6. I read Only Time Will Tell (my first Archer book) so I'll be watching for your review of the audiobook. Enjoy!

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  7. Great variety of books! I have yet to read a Dan Simmons book. I hope you like The Grief of others better than I did.

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  8. Great looking stash of books

    A train in winter looks interesting


    have a great reading week

    carol

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  9. Fabulous list! I too didn't realize Pearl had a new book out.

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  10. Diane, I know your pain, it is unexplainable and for me with one pet it has been two years and I still choke up. Even if they lead the lives they were meant to live (old age vs. something else) some of them tug at our hearts a little deeper. I strongly believe that fortunately we can euthanize pets something we cannot do for humans.

    These books lovely.

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  11. You got some books I really want to read, including A Train in Winter.

    I know it will take awhile to heal from Libby's death, but try and do something for yourself. My answer to things like that is usually to shop.

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  12. Everyone seems to love that Archer book, but the one that I am really interested in is the Umrigar book. I have loved a lot of her stuff. I haven't read it all, but I have read a few. Great mailbox today. Lots of great stuff there!

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  13. It looks like you received a nice assortment of books...happy reading!

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  14. Yes, routine does seem to help in sad times. Glad to see Umrigar has a new book. Take care, Diane...

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  15. Great group of books, Diane! Thrity Umrigar's new one gives me a little pang of envy :o) I look forward to your thoughts on it!

    I am thrilled to see that Matthew Pearl has a new one out, too.

    I recently read The Grief of Others and will be reviewing it soon.

    I'm glad you participated and do understand how you feel. Lots of hugs to you :o)

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  16. I'm jealous of the Agatha Christie bio, I think I need to get my hands on that one. I'm also in love with the Matthew Pearl book eventhough I haven't read it yet. Have a great week.

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  17. The Grief of Others looks interesting ! Great books.

    http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/2011/10/books-in-my-mailbox-101011.html

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  18. Ah, I too lost my cat, Chestnut, this past week. She was fifteen and it was her time but it's still just so difficult. I do know how you feel when you say you didn't feel like participating in MM.

    You have a great bunch of books to read through. I read Flashback just a short while ago and liked it. I hope you enjoy your books.

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  19. Wow! Your mailbox was FULL!!

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  20. I listened and read Only Time Will Tell and am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

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  21. The World We Found looks like something I may have to pick up and I bet Agatha Christie will be a good one.

    I hope you enjoy them all Diane!

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  22. Sticking to routine is usually the recommended advice but it would be perfectly understandable that you need a little time away to reflect and adjust.

    You have a wonderful mailbox this week and several of those are on my want to read list. I see you got a copy of The Technologists. I'm anxious to get started reading that one... soon.

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  23. Looks like go got some great books!

    I'm so sorry about your Libby. I've had to say goodbye to two kitties, now, and it's the hardest thing you'll ever do, but so much kinder to let them go than to make them suffer. I wish we could do the same for humans.

    (((HUGS)))

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  24. What a great mailbox. I'd love to read the new Jeffrey Archer book, and The Technologist looks good.

    Enjoy!

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  25. What a nice full mailbox you have!

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  26. Is that a new Unrigar? going to look it up and looking forward to your review on that one.

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  27. I got a couple of these books too, and I see a couple more that are on my wish list. Great mailbox week for you!

    I hope that this week is easier for you.

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  28. I think it's funny that I'm so drawn depending on the book cover. I guess I'll never be one to follow the old adage "You can't judge a book by its cover."

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear about Libby. :( You've got quite a group of books there...I enjoyed THE GRIEF OF OTHERS.

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  30. I can hardly wait to get a copy of The Technologists to read, and the Agatha Christie autobiography sounded very good in Margaret's review on BooksPlease. Sending hugs your way, Diane.

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  31. I hope you find comfort, however it may come at this difficult time. I'm glad to see you scored copies of a few of your Waiting and Wednesday picks from recent weeks. Enjoy them!

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  32. Matthew Pearl rocks...and I'm waiting on Train in Winter too.

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  33. A new Thrity Umrigar book? Oh yay!

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  34. You received so many great looking books this week!!! I thought the Grief of Others sounded good. Enjoy!

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  35. I'm waiting on A Train in Winter for a TLC tour. Doesn't it sound really good?? I hope you enjoy Only Time Will Tell as much as I did. Happy reading!

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  36. Looks like a lot of great books -- enjoy!

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  37. Sorry to hear about Libby. It's not easy to lose one of our furry friends.:( But you're right to soldier on. Sending you all good wishes . . .

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