Monday, June 11, 2012

Mailbox Monday, June 11

The house is in shambles at the moment as my wife and I engage in a rather ill-timed but much anticipated interior redesign of our dining room, living room, and bedroom. An early birthday present for me, we've hired a designer to help us with color palettes and layout, and in the meantime, we're painting like mad fiends. All this, and I'm prepping for a major work conference that will take me out of town next week through the rest of June. I'll share pictures when we're finished -- frankly, I'll be gloating and crowing, this has been such an effort -- but in the meantime, my house is a disaster area and I've very little energy. Still, I'm thrilled about the changes and I just can't wait until we're done.

And now, my Mailbox Monday -- on an actual Monday for once! -- hosted by one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Burton Book Review.  As usual, click on a cover to learn more about the book (link will automatically open in a new tab/window).  What did you get?  Have any of these?


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30 comments:

  1. The Frida Kahlo book looks terrific. Enjoy them all and good luck with your redecorating.

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    1. I know, the cover is so fantastic and I love Kahlo -- really excited about that one. Thanks for the well wishes -- it's going well so far! :)

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  2. So jealous about the Michelle Moran book! Happy reading...and redecorating!

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    1. Would you believe it's my first Moran?! I can't believe I haven't read her sooner!

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  3. Wow, so many good books! There was a lot of buzz about Tigers in Red Weather at BEA. I'm sure The Second Empress will be popular too. My sister will be jealous of Shadow of Night. Enjoy!

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    1. I adore the cover for Tigers in Red Weather -- so striking! The Second Empress will be my first Michelle Moran novel -- somehow I've never read her before! I hope Shadow of Night won't be wasted on me -- I'm actually not v wild about A Discovery of Witches!

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  4. Lucky Bunny looks and sounds rather intriguing! Of course, I'm a sucker for an atmospheric cover.

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    1. Isn't it such a fabu cover?! That obv caught my eye immediately -- I too can't resist a fantastic cover.

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    2. Just read that Lucky Bunny has been optioned by the BBC as a three part series!

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  5. What a great assortment of books! I'm loving the cover of Parlor Games. So glamorous and classy. Also quite jealous of the Michelle Moran book. I don't read very much historical fiction, but she's one of my favorite authors in that genre.

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    1. I went gaga over the cover of Parlor Games -- it doesn't come out until 2014 or something like that (I think -- the GR site says it was out Jan 2013 but I think that's wrong...). This will be my first Moran novel -- can you believe it?! I don't know how I went this long without reading her!

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  6. The first book in your list, Parlor Games caught my eye because of the cool cover. I hope it's a great read. I'm definitely interested in the Frida Kalo book and almost revieed it but I don't read fast enough for all the books I'd like to review! I am looking forward to your review!
    Tigers in Red Weather interests me because of the title anc cover.

    Good luck with your home reno...it'll be way worth it when it's all over! Just take a deep breath now and keep reminding yourself how happy you will be in several months time when your are living in gorgeous rooms!
    Good luck with the conferende
    Happy Reading!

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    1. Amy -- Parlor Games might be the one I'm most anticipating -- that cover is just gorgeous!

      I appreciate the reminder to be patient re: our renovation -- I am very bad at working toward goals!!

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  7. DAMN girl.. you just got the best of the best of all the different mailboxes I've visited.
    Awesome!

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    1. I know, right?! I totally hit the jackpot -- I've got a lovely summer ahead of me!

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  8. Wow, fantastic mailbox list! I bought the first Harkness book last week.

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    1. Mary -- looking forward to your thoughts on A Discovery of Witches. I disappointed many in my life by not being wild about it!

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  9. What wonderful books! I've scooped a few of those titles as e-galleys and am now realizing there are far too many sitting on my Kindle for me to actually read this summer. I'll look forward to your reviews!

    Good luck, too, with the redesign. I hope you'll share pictures when it's done!

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    1. Carrie -- when the home improvement is done, I'll be bragging like a bragging thing, I've no doubt! :)

      My e-reader is full to nearly bursting but as I have a light review schedule for the summer and fall, I'm hoping I'll get to most of them. Fingers crossed!

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  10. A great mailbox, saw a lot of titles I would like.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/mailbox-monday_11.html

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  11. Holy cow, the Parlor Games cover is amazing (and the book sounds great, too)!

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  12. Ooh you got Shadow of Night! Loved the previous book and I'm jealous of this! I've loved Moran's books and The Second Empress sounds good too.

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  13. I am officially jealous, I want to read practically all of these books!

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  14. You got the Second Empress! I so want that one

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  15. Looks like you have some great books. Enjoy the redesign. I hope to hear your thoughts on The Reckoning.

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  16. Ooh, I'm excited to read you review of the Debra Dean book. I read The Madonnas of Leningrad ages ago...

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  17. What a brilliant assortment of books! I'm so delighted that the 1920s and '30s are the new big thing--I'm a huge fan of that era. :)

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  18. What an absolutely fabulous mailbox!

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  19. Wow, this looks like a fantastic week. Thanks for the spread! :O)

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