My Mailbox Monday, Feb 18

My week has been bookend-ed by snow, although this weekend's snow is vastly less dramatic than last weekend's. Thankfully, the books weren't impeded, and got some great arrivals for this week's Mailbox Monday (hosted in Feb by me!).

To learn more about any book, click on a title -- it'll open in a new tab/window.

What did you get this week?

For Review













Won



Won thanks to GoodReads



Won thanks to LibraryThing

Purchased/Gifted/Swapped



Free downloads from the Reader store

Comments

  1. Wow, what an amazing week you had! Enjoy all of your new books!

    We had a little snow yesterday, too, but most people would laugh at it. I'll probably post some pictures next week.

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    1. You're in the Carolinas, right? My mom sent me a picture -- it looked pretty dramatic for a place that had been in the 60s the day before!! Hope you all are okay -- I know places that don't get snow typically can struggle to deal with it.

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  2. I got How to Get Filthy Rich...hope you enjoy it and all the rest of your books! The Flower of Empire caught my eye. I've visited Guyana and found it intriguing.

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    1. I'm so envious of your trip to Guyana!

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  3. Lots of great books again! I can't wait to read The Chalice!

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  4. Really pretty covers on those last two, I am interested to hear your thoughts! And of course I want The Chalice!!

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  5. Your mailbox always has great selections! I can't wait to read The Chalice and Like Chaff in the Wind (I'll be reviewing both of them, too) and am super jealous you received a review copy of Paris.

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  6. I'm so jealous of all your books! The Fairest Beauty is probably the one I'd most want to read. But there's just something about the cover of The House at the End of Hope Street that intrigues me.

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  7. Some wonderful covers on your new books. I hope you enjoy reading each book!

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  8. Wow, looks like another great bunch of books! Enjoy!

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  9. So many great looking books! Enjoy!

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  10. Another big haul for you with several interesting titles. Enjoy your reading!

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  11. You always have such a nice, mixed mail bag always. Delightful titles.

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  12. Really gorgeous reads! Glad the weather is improving for you. Have a great week!

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  13. I love the look and sound of Paris, but it's length is quite daunting. Enjoy.

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  14. Hope you got some reading in after shovelling snow (oh for some cold weather!) I like all your books and have just noticed I have the same copy of Rebecca as in your background.

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  15. wow you got a lot of great books.

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  16. You got great mailbox! I haven't read The Crown yet but The Chalice sounds very good. And the cover of The Flower of Empire is so pretty.
    Enjoy all your new reads!

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  17. Such stunning covers! Several caught my eye, especially Prague Fatale, Paris and The House at the End of the Street. Enjoy your haul!

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  18. Looks like a great collection of books. Congratulations on your wins. Thanks for hosting MM. Stay Warm!

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  19. I SO am dying to read Paris! Jealous!

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  20. Lots of great looking books in your mailbox. I'm feeling just a tad jealous.

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  21. Wow....GREAT mailbox for you. ENJOY!!!

    Happy Mailbox Monday!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  22. You've gotta be sick of hearing how pretty the books you get are, but THEY ARE SO PRETTY.

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  23. So much goodness in that book post!!!

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  24. A great mailbox for you this week, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/mailbox-monday_18.html

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  25. Paolo Coelho has a new book? How did I not know

    The Chalice almost has a cool cover, but fails.

    I like the cover of The Fairest Beauty, except for her crazy expression.

    That cover for The Flower of the Empire is ill-advised.

    Yes to All Women & Sprintime & the Philip Kerr book. Pretty!

    Though I'm having trouble reading the title, I still love the Calamity one. Seriously, what does that say.

    Paris is nice too.

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  26. What a great collection of books, Audra! I'm so glad the snow didn't hamper their arrival!
    All Woman & Springtime, Prague Fatale and The House at the End of Hope Street are just a few of the books that caught my eye.

    Happy Reading!

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  27. I haven't read any of these titles but they all look good! How do you ever keep up with so many books? (It sure is fun to try) And I agree the covers are beautiful! :)

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  28. The Flower of the Empire is new to me but sounds excellent. Good luck with the snow!

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  29. Wow, what a great selection of books! And such pretty covers, especially on those last two, Godward is a favorite artist. Happy reading :)

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  30. I'm glad I'm not the only one with way too many books! Can't wait to hear how you like the Philip Kerr - that one intrigued me.

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  31. Wow! Lots of great books and the snow is a very good reason to stay close to home with a cup of hot cocoa and a great book!!!

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  32. I had Monday off. So today seems like Monday.

    About PRAGUE FATALE: I read it but didn't like it at all.

    PRAGUE FATALE is supposed to be mystery/thriller-historical fiction. But, although the book’s official synopsis describes a murder investigation at the home of Reinhard Heydrich in 1941 Czechoslovakia, it turns out, that’s not where the book begins. Bernie Gunther, the narrator, doesn’t even get there until well after 100 pages.

    From page 1, this book is full of details about the people, places, and events in Germany and Czechoslovakia in the early 1940s. That could be why it’s reviews are so good. I take another view because I read this is also a mystery/thriller. But the story is overtaken by all the historical details as Kerr RAMBLES ON AND ON with Gunther’s thoughts about them. As a result, the story gets buried and is slow, not thrilling.

    If you’re looking for combination mystery/thriller-historical fiction, better choices are any book by Joseph Kanon.

    PRAGUE FATALE is one book in a series. This is the only one I read, though, and there are many reviews that are to the contrary of mine from people who read the series. I won it from the publisher through reviewingtheevidence.com.

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    1. Interesting to know! My wife is a slavish Bernie Gunther fan although she's been less excited about Kerr's last three books -- I think this one is meant to return to the era of the first books, which were most popular. She's excited about the setting and time but has started to wonder how one man can be involved in so much of WWII...

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