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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mailbox Monday #168


It’s mailbox time!! It’s mailbox time!! I almost forgot that I received a couple things this week.

I picked up two books this week…and…as I am writing this I realize that I actually received four books. Man it has been a long week! I got two books for review and two books for personal reading.


For review:

  • Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams by Margery M. Heffron (received through Netgalley) – First, I have to thank Amy, from Passages to the Past, for alerting me to this one!  I love how we get to know each other’s reading preferences around the blogosphere!  Can’t wait to read this as part of my President & First Lady challenge.
  • Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman (received for review from publisher) – I have enjoyed books that I have read of this style – where something happened in the past and someone in the present is being affected by the their quest to learn what happened in the past. 


  • One Thousand Porches by Julie Dewey (free on Amazon Kindle) – I picked this one up last week based on seeing it around the blogs and because it was free on Amazon.  And I like that it is set in the Adirondacks, an unusual setting for sure.
  • Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd (purchased through Audible) – I have been working on collecting the unabridged audiobooks of Rutherfurd.  I have listened to New York, and now own Paris and Sarum and Russka.

What did you receive this week?

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  1. I have enjoyed the Kimberley Freeman books I have read before. I still need to read Ember Island though.

    1. I hadn't heard of this author before - glad to hear that you have enjoyed her books!

  2. Because you are into the First Lady Challenge, I recommend Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. It is about the Founding of America told from the women's perspective--including Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolly Madison.

    1. Thanks for reminding me about that book. I had used it in the past for a research paper, but didn't have the time to explore the whole thing.


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