Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. January's host is Alyce@ At Home with Books. (3) new to me books last week:

 (all 3 books were sent by paperbackswap members)
 Get any new books last week?

56 comments:

  1. I know at least one of those books will be good because I totally trust Zibilee! Enjoy your books!

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    1. Yes, Zibilee has a way of making me want to read everything she has reviewed --a major enabler that gal.

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  2. I read White Tiger and loved it. I'd love to try Last man in the Tower. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. I also liked White Tiger (didn't love it, but was glad I read it).

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  3. My choices this week were all based on book bloggers recommendations as well.

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    1. Mystica, My shelves have grown and grown as a result of book bloggers, but I've also experienced some wonderful reads because of readers like yourself.

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    1. Sheila, not that I needed more books (LOL) but yes they do look good.

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  5. Brideshead Revisited is one I've wanted to read for a while. Maybe one of these days.

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    1. Ryan, Everyone who has read it has seemed to loved it, so I think we'll be in for a treat.

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  6. Hi Diane,

    I have to admit to never having read 'Brideshead Revisited', or watched the television adaptation, which was so hugely popular.

    Both of your other books are new to me also, but both sound like intense reads, which will touch on many of the human emotions, both good and bad.

    Three books which would definitely make me very happy, if they landed in my mailbox, so I hope that you enjoy them all.

    Yvonne

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    1. Yvonne, everyone who mentions Brideshead Revisited has seemed to love it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. All of these are new to me. Going to go read more about them now.

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    1. Especially looking forward to Brideshead Revisited and Arthur and George,

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  8. Brideshead Revisited is wonderful! I hope you thoroughly enjoy it, Diane. Have a good week and happy reading.

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    1. Kaye, well if you think so as well, I MUST move it up on the TBR list. Glad you loved it too.

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  9. No review books in my mailbox last week but I did pick up a few kindle deals. I remember when Brideshead Revisited was on PBS but I must have been busy with college or babies at the time and didn't watch. I think Jeremy Irons was in it? I'll bet the book is good!

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    1. It's nice to have a few weeks without review books. I always breath easier...LOL

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  10. Great looking books there.

    Have a great week

    carol

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    1. Hey Carol, thanks for stopping by; hope this week is a good one for you as well:)

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  11. I must read something by Evelyn Waugh....your mailbox looks tempting! Enjoy.

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    1. laurel, I haven't tried her yet either, and all of her books have such high ratings...we must read her soon:)

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  12. The Adiga book looks interesting. I was a bit disappointed with Brideshead, but probably because it's not quite like the tv series (the old one from the 1980s or so). I liked that series so much that it bothered me that the book wasn't the same.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Judith, someone said the mini series was good?? I'll have to try that after the book.

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  13. Years ago I read Brideshead Revisited after watching the famous BBC miniseries (which is terrific by the way) and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

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    1. You have me anxious to try the miniseries, after I read the book. Thanks for mentioning it.

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  14. Nice looking mailbox...happy reading

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  15. I just love PBS, I get the best books. I've never actually read Brideshead Revisited. I think maybe this year I will.

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    1. I love PBS as well, always such nice people and books.

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  16. Last man in the tower looks great. Enjoy!

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    1. I think so as well, but it might be a while before I get to it.

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  17. Hope your reading week is enjoyable!

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  18. Three great books, Diane! I won a copy of Brideshead Revisited a couple of months ago. I haven't read it yet but I'm looking forward to it. I have seen the series on Masterpeice Classics and it was very good so I know the book will be enjoyable. I hope you like it and your other books!

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    1. Amy, I'm hearing a lot about the miniseries -- must try that after the book. Have a great week.

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  19. Oh, so glad you will be reading Brideshead Revisited. It was such a powerful book, and one that left a real impression on me! I can't wait to hear what you have to say about it!

    I also have Lat Man in Tower, and got it because Swapna loved it so much. It seems like it's going to be a great read, if I can just make some time for it!

    Great stack here today!

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    1. I am so happy you recommended Brideshead Revisited. Hope to get to it soon.

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  20. I've seen Last Man In Tower on the library shelf but not sure if it's good. I've read The White Tiger too, so just curious about his next book. All three books look to be great selections. Have a happy week reading!

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    1. It may be a while before I get to Last Man in the Tower, but it does sound good.

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  21. I love that cover of Arthur and George!

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  22. Great mailbox! Enjoy and have a great week!

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  23. all of these books are new to me so i'll have to tune in when you review them! hope you enjoy them all though.

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    1. Not sure when I'll get to all of these, but I am anxious:)

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  24. These are all on my TBR pile! Hope you enjoy them :)

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  25. Brideshead Revisited has me curious. I missed the mini-series on tv but have been thinking about trying to catch it on dvd or the internet. My book shelves are overflowing from all the blogger recommendations. I can always find something new and exciting to put on my wish list!

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  26. I've always been curious about Brideshead Revisited. Happy reading, and have a great week!

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