Mailbox Monday #448

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a 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, Martha, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

It’s Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability by Kelly Davio, which I purchased and is on tour with Poetic Book Tours.

With equal parts wit and empathy, lived experience and cultural criticism, Kelly Davio’s It’s Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability explores what it means to live with an illness in our contemporary culture, whether at home or abroad.

Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage by Caroline Jane Knight, audible review copy from the publicist.

Caroline Jane Knight is the last of the Austen Knight family to grow up at Chawton House, the sixteenth-century English manor house on the ancestral estate where Jane Austen lived and wrote. Caroline ate at the same dining table, read in the same library, explored the same country lanes and shared the same dreams of independence as Jane Austen did.

But when she was seventeen, Caroline and her family were forced to leave the home her family had lived in for centuries. Heartbroken and determined to leave all things Austen behind her, this is the story of Caroline’s journey from an idyllic childhood in which she baked cakes with her Granny for Jane Austen tourists, through personal crisis and success to her eventual embrace of her Austen heritage and the creation of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation.

A contemporary and dramatic story, it is also a major contribution to the library of works about Jane Austen, including information thrillingly new to Jane Austen’s readers and scholars.

What goodies did you get?


  1. These booth look like good titles for you. Happy Reading!

  2. I hope you’ll enjoy these new books!

  3. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    I can’t wait to see what you think about Jane and Me. Happy reading!

  4. Enjoy your books! Jane and Me sounds interesting.

  5. I didn’t get anything in the mail this past week. However, I do see some notifications for library holds that have come in but haven’t even looked to see what they are yet. Monday. It takes hold of me.

  6. Enjoy your new books!

  7. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    I hope they’re both winners!

  8. Jane and Me sounds perfect for you!