Mailbox Monday 8/20/12

Well hello.

Deepest apologies for my absence. Things have been a little nutso in my corner of the world. I won't bore you with the details, but I'm back now.

To celebrate my return to the blogosphere, I'm posting a review a day for the next 6 days because, while I haven't been posting or reviewing, I have been reading. So hooray. After this week I plan on going back to posting my regular review once or twice a week plus memes.

This week's reviews will include:

Auraria by Tim Westover (Tuesday 8/21)
Guest Review: The Concubine's Gift by K. Ford K. (Wednesday 8/22)
True Believers by Kurt Anderson (Thursday 8/23)
Guest Review: Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood (Friday 8/24)
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (Saturday 8/25)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Sunday 8/26)

As for Monday Mailbox business, it's being hosted this month by 5 Minutes for Books; in the time since I last posted, I've received two books:

The first book was Wookie the Chew by James Hance, whose website is a geek's delight.

Along with Wookie the Chew, I also purchased two prints (this one and this one...and I'm seriously considering buying this one and this one). Hance is right now running a special print "Off to Save the Princess" in an effort to save his own beautiful little princess, Madison. Madison is 7 and is suffering from a stomach ailment with too many letters in it. All proceeds of that print go to support Madison's medical/ travel expenses. For more information about "Hugs for Maddy," click here.

The second book was an ARC of Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz's newest book This is How You Lose Her which will be published by Riverhead on September 11th.

Happy Reading!


  1. Oh my gosh, I've heard This is How You Lose Her is fantastic! I hope you love it!

  2. Love your mailbox picture.

    Enjoy your new books...I am not particularly fond of Junot Diaz's books, though. :) This one may be better one of the others I read.

    Silver’s Reviews

  3. Enjoy! your mailbox.

  4. Have fun with your new books! Have a great reading week...!!!

    Here is my post.

  5. Love your mailbox photo! Wookie the Chew sounds especially wonderful.

  6. I love the title Wookie the Chew! It makes me smile! Have a good reading week!


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