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February 3, 2014

Mailbox Monday Feb 3

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued, and now hosted on its own blog.   Last week went by all too quickly but we had a terrific visit with my mom and sister.  Now I have to adjust to reality again.   Here are the books that showed up in my mailbox last week:





 Did you find any goodies in your mailbox last week?

41 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2014 5:21 am

    What an amazing mailbox. Do you even know where to start?

  2. February 3, 2014 7:32 am

    Wow, you sure got a lot last week! What fun!

  3. techeditor permalink
    February 3, 2014 7:45 am

    It will be interesting to see if you agree with the majority of reviews of THE INVENTION OF WINGS or if you agree with the minority, including me.

    For me, it got off to a bad start. Although this is a story that involves two historical characters, sisters who were abolitionists and who also spoke up about women’s rights, the author chose to devote half of the book to the childhoods of one of the sisters and her slave, not a historical character. If you, like me, prefer books that grab you and won’t let go, this didn’t seem to be it.

    But, if you stick with it, this really does get better. While it continues to be told alternately by the one sister (a historical figure) and the slave (pure fiction but imagined from an actual slave who was given to the sister and died soon after), this part is based on fact. Also, many of the other characters in the second half really did exist.

    The author, Sue Monk Kidd, wrote an interesting Afterward in which she explains what is fact and what is fiction. So don’t just stop when you finish the story; read this Afterward. The story will mean more to you if you do. And you will know which reviewers read it and which skipped it. For example, many will say that the story of Handful, the slave, was based on an actual person. Not true says Kidd.

    I won this book from

  4. February 3, 2014 8:50 am

    SO many good books this week! The Invention of Wings has excellent audio reviews – enjoy!

  5. February 3, 2014 9:27 am

    You had a very busy week Enjoy all those books

  6. February 3, 2014 9:48 am

    Great variety of books! I really enjoyed The Invention of Wings, hope you do too.

  7. February 3, 2014 9:48 am


    I wouldn’t be able to choose. 🙂


  8. February 3, 2014 10:00 am

    Lovely mailbox! I see quite a few titles that grabbed my attention. Glad you had a great visit with your mom and sister.

  9. February 3, 2014 10:02 am

    Love that almost toppling stack! I got a few of those too but most of them are new titles for me to check out.

  10. February 3, 2014 10:04 am

    Wow! Hope you enjoy those amazing looking books. The Divorce Papers has been on my wish list…and, of course, The Invention of Wings. Enjoy! Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  11. February 3, 2014 10:28 am

    That is SOME mailbox! Have a wonderful reading ahead!

    Here is my post.

  12. Patty permalink
    February 3, 2014 10:52 am

    Double wow!

  13. February 3, 2014 10:55 am

    Lots for you! Fun 😀

  14. February 3, 2014 11:51 am

    Wow, that is a lot of books. How will you find the time to read them all. 🙂

  15. February 3, 2014 12:09 pm

    Wow, that is a lot of books! Enjoy!

  16. February 3, 2014 12:15 pm

    Wow, that’s a lot of books! I loved The Invention of Wings. I listened to it on audio and it was amazing.

  17. February 3, 2014 12:16 pm

    Woohoo look at all those goodies! I’m envious of the Sue Monk Kidd audio. Road Rash sounds fun too. Happy reading and listening!

  18. February 3, 2014 12:29 pm

    Ooh shiny! 🙂 Enjoy your new books!

  19. February 3, 2014 12:38 pm

    I’m really eager to read The Invention of Wings–I really loved The Secret Life of Bees, but skipped Mermaid Chair.

    Enjoy your new books!

  20. February 3, 2014 1:00 pm

    You’re going to be busy reading. Hindy’s book sounds great. I would love to read that one.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom’s Daily.

  21. February 3, 2014 1:15 pm

    Looks like a great stack. Enjoy!

  22. February 3, 2014 2:00 pm

    WOW! That is a gargantuan and yummy-looking stack.

  23. talesofwhimsy permalink
    February 3, 2014 3:38 pm

    A Garden of Marvels? What a wondrous name.

  24. February 3, 2014 3:44 pm

    Wow! a fantastic mailbox enjoy!

  25. February 3, 2014 5:00 pm

    What an amazing group of books! They all look good!

  26. February 3, 2014 5:47 pm

    WOW!!! So many books. . . well, you know. And so many from Random House! 🙂

    There’s gonna be a whole lotta readin’ goin’ on!

    The Invention of Wings sounds fascinating. I’m also interested in learning more about The Craft Beer Revolution.

    Enjoy your new book, Kathy!

  27. February 3, 2014 6:27 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    You have such a wide ranging mix of books this week, that you will certainly be spoiled for choice. I wonder if you just start at the top of the pile and work your way down, or do you pick and choose your genre, depending on your mood?

    Having said what a great haul you have, I actually struggled to find one I would really kill to read, except for ‘The Invention Of Wings’, which I already have on my list.

    I hope that you enjoy all your books and have a great week!


  28. February 3, 2014 7:41 pm

    Happy Monday and happy reading, those look good!

  29. Athira permalink
    February 3, 2014 8:01 pm

    I cannot wait to start the Invention of Wings! Your mailbox had a great week!

  30. booksnyc permalink
    February 3, 2014 10:31 pm

    I am excited to see that Frances Mayes has a new book out. I also didn’t realize that Rachel Shukert wrote fiction – I read her travel memoir a few years ago. Thanks for introducing me to these new ones. And enjoy your books!

  31. February 3, 2014 10:40 pm

    So many books…such great titles. So hard to choose which to read first! Enjoy your stash.

  32. February 3, 2014 10:49 pm

    What a stack! Enjoy!

  33. February 3, 2014 11:39 pm

    What a great haul! Enjoy your new books! 🙂

  34. February 4, 2014 5:04 am

    So many good books! The Divorce Papers caught my eye and is one I’d love to read!
    Book Dilettante

  35. Beth F permalink
    February 4, 2014 10:47 am

    Whoa!! Lots o books.

  36. February 4, 2014 12:05 pm

    Wow! I’ll be watching for reviews!

  37. February 4, 2014 8:41 pm

    Yikes! I could never handle your mailbox, Kathy! The Divorce Papers looks interesting.

  38. February 4, 2014 9:11 pm

    Leaning tower for sure…LOL enjoy

  39. February 6, 2014 11:52 am

    Enjoy your new books!

  40. February 6, 2014 2:30 pm

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on ‘The Glass Casket’. I’ve eyed this book a few times, but have always been on the line about reading it.

  41. bookingmama permalink
    February 9, 2014 7:16 pm

    Oh wow! You got a ton of books last week.

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