Mailbox Monday (116)

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This weekend we have been cleaning out our garage, where we have so many things to get rid of. It’s going to be awesome when it’s all cleared out. Are you feeling the urge to do some fall cleaning too?

Also, I spent some time culling my bookshelves, and ended up with two boxes to donate. It’s nice to have room on my shelves again!

I actually have to cull my e-book collection too, because I got a “kindle is out of memory space” message- eek! Maybe it’s time for an e-reader upgrade.

Here’s my week in books:

For Review:

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin – I grabbed this in a Netgalley promo and it sounds intense. It’s about a “lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs” and it’s based on Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City.

Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney – The family Christmas letter doesn’t get sugar coated this year, as Angela vents about the real goings on in a draft letter, and it gets accidentally sent out! I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

Overdrive Digital Library/Audiobooks:

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin, read by a full cast – This docu-novel is about the death of an artist, and interviews piece together what happened. I hear the story telling is very cool, and I hope that the audio format works well.

Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas, read by Kristen Bell – We just watched the VM movie and started watching the TV series, so I saw the book and thought why not.

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry, read by Jayne Entwistle – This middle grade mystery looks very fun!


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – I ordered a signed copy from the author’s book launch, and the book is so pretty! There is so much hype about this book that I think I’m going to let that settle down a little before reading. It sounds very much like a me book though.

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon – While waiting for Outlander’s return in April, I’ll be making my way through the books.

What’s new in your mailbox?


19 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday (116)

  1. Can’t you archive books on the Kindle? I want the new Jandy Nelson book too.

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    1. Lucy says:

      Yup, I need to do some archiving for sure! Hope we both love the new Jandy Nelson 🙂

  2. Shoshanah says:

    I love the idea behind Hello from the Gillespies. Hope the rest of it lives up to that hook. Happy reading!!

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  3. Vicki says:

    I have Hello from the Gillespies on my Kindle. Hope we both enjoy it!

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  4. Hi Lucy,

    The only one of your authors I recognise this week, is Diana Gabaldon. I have to admit that I only ever read the first of her books, way back in 1991. ‘Cross Stitch’, was the title under which ‘Outlander’ was published here in the UK and whilst I enjoyed it for what it was, I never had the urge to read any more of her books somehow.

    I hope that you enjoy all your books and find a way to make some precious space on your Kindle.

  5. OMG, Kindles get full?! Oh dear, that’s something I need to think about. I need to do some spring cleaning here because I have a plethora of right shoes around my room, trying to see which ones balance the moon boot. I’m pleading invalid though!
    I hope you enjoy the Monica McInerney, she’s one of my favourite authors. Your cover is better than the Aussie one!

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    1. Lucy says:

      Kindles do get full 🙁 I know I have a lot of books I should archive but it’s a task I’m not looking forward to. I’d rather get a new device and start fresh even though that is silly.

      Hope your spring cleaning goes well and you find the right shoe to balance the moon boot!

      The Monica McInerney does sound good. I’ll have to get some other recs from you!

  6. Mystica says:

    Like the sound of the Gillepsie book!

  7. I didn’t know Kindle could run out of space! Eeks!

    I need to clean out my garage, too…I’ve been eyeing it for a while…I hinted to one of my older grandsons, who is tall, that I could use his height…he just grinned.

    I am loving Hello from the Gillespies….


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  8. I cleaned out my shelves this summer and took them to the library at the hospital and also to our library book sale. I had a ton.

    Hello From The Gillespies looks like it would be funny. ENJOY!!

    Have a great reading week.

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  9. I so want to try out the Veronica Mars book. I haven’t gotten there, but I plan on it soon.

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  10. I must, must, must read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Everyone tells me it is fabulous.

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  11. I’ve been doing some spring cleaning, too, and got rid of a bunch of books recently. I hope to get rid of more in the next few weeks.

    Ooh the VM book! I have that on audio and think it’s going to be fun. Love that KB is reading it.

    Have fun with all of your new books, Lucy!

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  12. Mary says:

    I’m so tempted by Hello from the Gillespies!

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  13. MarthaE says:

    You can delete the title from your Kindle and they are still available at your Amazon/Kindle library.
    Looks like you have a good selection of titles this week. Happy reading!

    MarthaE recently posted: Mailbox Monday September 29, 2014
  14. Yup, I revamped my whole office space and still need to organize my papers. You got some great books. I’m curious about Hello from the Gillespies.

  15. Leslie says:

    Hello from the Gillespies sounds like fun.

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  17. I have the Gillespies in my TBR stack. Enjoy!

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