Mailbox Monday #133

First, Happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope that you are celebrating our nation’s independence and are having fun doing it. Whether you are spending a quiet day at home with loved ones, journeying to see family, or traveling to a fireworks display, it’s good to remember what we fought for and continue to fight for through elections and protests. I also want everyone to take a moment to think about our soldiers who are not home with their families and to wish them well and send our support to them for their sacrifices.

I’m not sure what we’ll be doing this 4th of July, but whatever it is, I’m sure we’ll just be happy to spend time with Wiggles and relax.

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is A Sea of Books.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received this week:

1.  Her Sister's Shadow by Katharine Britton for review from Penguin.

2.  Curses and Wishes by Carl Adamshick from the American Academy of Poets.

3.  Flies by Michael Dickman from the American Academy of Poets.

4. Bitter Bitch by Marie Sveland, translated by Katarina E. Tucker from Skyhorse Publishing for review in September.

5. The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock for an August TLC Book Tour.

6. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon on audio from Dawn of She Is Too Fond of Books, read by Kate Reading; Thanks, Dawn.

7. Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg, which I purchased from Borders online with my coupon; thanks to Florinda for a great review.

8. Rescue by Anita Shreve, which I’ve wanted to read since it came out and I also got from Borders.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. I’ll have to borrow your copy of Her Sister’s Shadow. Happy reading!

  2. Great mailbox! I see a few that might just make it on to my wishlist! Enjoy your books. 🙂

  3. mary Ann Langan says

    Great mailbox, good week of reading ahead.


  4. I’ve been curious about The Story of Beautiful and I’m always looking for a good audiobook so I will be curious about what you think. Happy 4th!

  5. I am hoping to lay low this fourth of July, had a crazy busy week and now just want to chill with a good book or two 🙂

  6. Oooh, some great books — looking forward to the review of Bitter Bitch (love the title!).

  7. I listened to Rescue recently so I’ll be interested in your thoughts. Enjoy all your new books.

  8. Beth Hoffman says

    Wow … You certainly received a nice collection in your mailbox!

    Happy 4th to you and yours!

  9. Wow! You’ve had nearly as many incoming books in a week as I have in a fortnight. Here’s my Mailbox Monday:


  10. You got so many good looking books it’ll be hard to know which one to read first. I’ll be watching for your review of The Book of Lies.

  11. Wonderful mailbox, I always love a book by Anita Shreve. I also really want to read The Story Of A Beautiful Girl.

  12. Nice mailbox. Enjoy all the books.