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Monday, May 16, 2011

Mailbox Monday #72

Wow, has it been a long time since my last Mailbox Monday - over a month!  That is not because I haven't felt like posting - I really had not received anything in over a month.  This has led to my review pile dwindling - which is a very good thing because it means sometime soon I might be able to get to one of my own books!

Anyway, this week I received 4 books in the mail.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - Audiobook - I borrowed this one from Arleigh at Historical-Fiction.com.  I have only read a chapter or two from the actual paper copy and I figured I might get to reading more of it this way.  So far I am 4 disks out of 18.

Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona - I won this in a giveaway from Historical Fiction Connection and received it from the publisher.  Loved Penelope's Daughter by the same author and cannot wait to get into this one.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray and Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War by Elizabeth Hoffman - received from Amazon Vine.  Beauty Queens won't be reviewed on this blog (at it is not HF), but I will post my review of Goodreads when the time comes if you are interested.  I have always loved Libba Bray's books and I just could not pass this up - her YA is hilariously funny!  I selected the Hoffman book because I don't think I have read any Civil War HF and this one sounded good.

What did you receive in your mailbox this week?   

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page and it is now on a monthly blog tour.  For the month of May it is being hosted by Mari at Mari Reads.

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  1. Great new additions Heather! I enjoyed Finding Emilie and think you will too - Laurel Corona is a great new writer!

    Enjoy them all and have a great week!

    Here is my mailbox: http://www.passagestothepast.com/2011/05/mailbox-monday_15.html

  2. Great mailbox, Heather! I hope you love Wolf Hall, I think it's one of the best works of historical fiction ever written.

  3. I can't wait to read Wolf Hall -- sounds so v good. I can't wait to see what you think of Finding Emilie!

  4. Can't wait to read Finding Emilie. I've had Wolf Hall on my shelf forever and have been too intimidated to read it so far. I think its one of those you have to be in the right frame of mind to read. Enjoy the new books!

  5. Ah yes, Goodreads. I am sadly behind over there. I will be sure to look for review of Bray's book since I like her other trilogy. Enjoy your reads :)

  6. I'll be interested to see if you like Wolf Hall. I thought I was going to like it but I just couldn't get into it!

  7. Amy - I have loved Laurel Corona's Penelope's Daughter. Can't wait to read this one.

    Melissa - I'm not sure how I feel about the book so far, it's just decent to me so far.

    Holly - it has been intimidating to me too.

    Jenny - I have LOVED Bray's work and she is a hoot in person!

    Meg - I'm struggling to get into it, but I have made it farther in the audio version than I did in the hard copy.

    Audra - We will see how I feel about Wolf Hall - I'm trying hard to enjoy it.

  8. Congratulations on your win! That reminds me... I've got to catch up on my Vine reviews so I can request more!

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  9. Finding Emilie is the one I would like to read.


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