Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mailbox Monday (15)

This meme is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. You should check out her blog and see what others have received and to play along.

The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen from Bethany House. I was so looking forward to reading this book from the moment I received it. I have already finished it. Look out for the upcoming review which I will post soon.

As Lord Bradley learns a terrible secret, he glimpses a figure on the grounds. Fearing a spy has overheard, he is stunned to discover the intruder is a woman with her throat badly injured. To keep Olivia from spreading his secret, he gives the girl a post, confining her to his estate. With mysteries of her own to hide, Olivia complies. But as their secrets catch up with them, will their hidden pasts ruin their hope of finding love?

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell Audio Book (A win from Metroreader)

From Publishers Weekly: Gladwell's fourth book comprises various contributions to the New Yorker and makes for an intriguing and often hilarious look at the hidden extraordinary. He wonders what... hair dye tell[s] us about twentieth century history, and observes firsthand dog whisperer Cesar Millan's uncanny ability to understand and be understood by his pack. Gladwell pulls double duty as author and narrator; while his delivery isn't the most dramatic or commanding, the material is frequently astonishing, and his reading is clear, heartfelt, and makes for genuinely pleasurable listening.

The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (A win from Giving Books Back)

Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens’s untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends his trusted clerk Daniel Sand to await the arrival of Dickens’s unfinished novel. But when Daniel’s body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found, Osgood must embark on a transatlantic quest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel’s killer.

Danger and intrigue abound on the journey to England, for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca Sand, Daniel’s older sister, to assist him. As they attempt to uncover Dickens’s final mystery, Osgood and Rebecca find themselves racing the clock through a dangerous web of literary lions and drug dealers, sadistic thugs and blue bloods, and competing members of Dickens’s inner circle. They soon realize that understanding Dickens’s lost ending is a matter of life and death, and the hidden key to stopping a murderous mastermind.

After this last one arrived, my hubby remarked, "I think you're getting a little too many books."
"I know, I know." I replied, tearing open the Purolator envelope with delight. Is there such a thing as too many books?

What did you get in your mailbox?

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  1. Nice mailbox. I listened to What the Dog Saw recently and I really enjoyed it.

  2. They sound good - hope you enjoy them!

  3. Glad you received your win! Happy reading & listening!

  4. The Silent Governess sounds good. Enjoy.

  5. There is NO such thing as too many books. Your hubby will get used to it, mine certainly has! :)

    My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  6. One can never have too many books! I have put The Silent Governess on my wish list. It looks very good! Enjoy!

  7. The Last Dickens is really good! Sometimes it can feel like too many books when look at all your piles of review books but ... nah, you can never have too many books!

  8. I didn't think any of you booklovers would think we could ever get too many books! LOL


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