Monday, January 05, 2015

Mailbox Monday

It's been awhile since I did a Mailbox Monday, but with a good selection of Christmas books that I received, it seems a natural for an early January post.  Stop on by Mailbox Monday to see what other reading bloggers are excited about this week.

I've already blogged about Well-Read Women, water color portraits of literature's leading ladies by artist Samantha Hahn.  I know many of my internet and blogger friends will love this book too.

In the book about books category, I also received By the Book, Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the The New York Times Book Review.

Also in this category is Lewis Buzbee's The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, which I received from Bev of My Reader's Block, who was my Bookish Secret Santa this year.

In fiction, I received and am excited to read Ann Patchett's This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.  But first, I have to read her State of Wonder, which is the first book I'm reading on my TBR Pile Challenge this year.

My son gave me First Impressions, the Austenesque novel by Charlie Lovett, which I cannot wait to read.  Seems like a fun, fresh approach to Austenmania.

And finally, the piece de resistance, is a hardbound, with cover book of Audubon's early drawings of birds.  This was a gift from my husband--we started birding just over a year ago, and it is a treasured addition in the gorgeous book category.


  1. I've heard mixed things about First Impressions, but it definitely does sound like an interesting take on Jane Austen. I hope you enjoy it as well as the rest of your books. Happy reading!

  2. I'd love to see the Audubon book. Enjoy!

  3. I loved By the Book and First Impressions. Enjoy

  4. Enjoy your books. My daughter got the Audubon book for Christmas too, but I haven't gotten a chance/been allowed to look at it yet.

  5. Nice mailbox.

    First Impressions looks good.


    If you liked The Rosie Project, I am having a giveaway for The Rosie Project, and The Rosie Effect on my blog.

    Happy Reading for 2015!!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. Jane, these were great gifts --lovely collection of books; enjoy and Happy New Year

  7. That's a lovely stack of books! I want to read Ann Patchett's book - but first I need to read State of Wonder, which I already have on the TBR stacks. I only got one book for Christmas, but I also received a bookstore gift certificate, which is the next best thing! Happy reading.

  8. By the Book looks particularly interesting. I really like to hear the thoughts of authors authors and I like the format of interviews.

    Happy Reading!