Mailbox Monday #267

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has gone through a few incarnations from a permanent home with Marcia to a tour of other blogs.

Now, it has its own permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1.  The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland, unexpectedly from Algonquin.

A stunning novel told with the same gravity as Nicole Krauss s History of Love. This powerful debut follows a woman who sets out to challenge the absurdity of the world around her. Lena, the transcriptionist, sits alone in a room far away from the hum of the newsroom that is the heart of the Record, the New York City newspaper for which she works. For years, she has been the ever-present link for reporters calling in stories from around the world. Turning spoken words to print, Lena is the vein that connects the organs of the paper. She is loyal, she is unquestioning, yet technology is dictating that her days there are numbered. When she reads a shocking piece in the paper about a Jane Doe mauled to death by a lion, she recognizes the woman in the picture. They had met on a bus just a few days before. Obsessed with understanding what caused the woman to deliberately climb into the lion’s den, Lena begins a campaign for truth that will destroy the Record’s complacency and shake the venerable institution to its very foundation.

What did you receive?

For today’s 2014 National Poetry Month: Reach for the Horizon tour stop, click the image below:


  1. I’ve seen The Transcriptionist on a couple of MM and it does sound good. Enjoy!
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  2. I got that one, too, but haven’t posted my new books lately. Enjoy!
    Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)´s last blog post ..National Poetry Month Blog Tour: Here, Bullet by Brian Turner

  3. Hi Serena,

    This book seems to be ‘doing the rounds’ this week, with several other bloggers also having received it. Press corruption and the power of the media seems to be the ‘in vogue’ subject right now and ‘The Transcriptionist’ certainly ticks all the right boxes for me!

    I hope that you enjoy it and have a good week,

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  4. I haven’t heard of this book before but it sounds really good!
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  5. Yay for book surprises in the mail. Hope you enjoy your book!

  6. That’s a new title for me. Hope you enjoy it.
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  7. The Transcriptionist has such a unique storyline! Hope it’s as good as it sounds.
    [email protected] of Clean Reads´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday and It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? April 21 Edition

  8. Sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it. Nothing came in the mail, but I did download some Kindle books.
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  9. Enjoy! your new book.
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  10. Enjoy your new book!
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  11. I got it too. I hope it’s good!
    bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  12. The Transcriptionist looks like a good one!
    Alyce´s last blog post ..What is the Newest Reading Trend?

  13. The Transcriptionist looks intriguing…enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES
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  14. The Transcriptionist sounds good.

    Nice mailbox for you. ENJOY your reading week.

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  15. I’ve seen The Transcriptionist on other blogs this morning. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week.

  16. I hope you love it!