MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: MAILBOX MONDAY & WHAT ARE YOUR READING? — 1/2

READING CHAT

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year weekend!  Welcome to Monday from the Interior, in which we chat about our reading and blogging.

Mailbox Monday is hosted through January by Alyce, At Home With Books; and What Are You Reading? is led by Sheila, at Book Journey.

MAILBOX MONDAY:

In the mail I received two books…and one book I found at Barnes & Noble.

1.  Unraveling Anne, by Laurel Saville (Amazon Vine Review)

2.   The Bungalow, by Sarah Jio

3.  Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson

Click on the links (or pictures) to see the product page and book descriptions.

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What Are You Reading?

Let’s Start with the Year in Review!  

YEAR 2011 IN REVIEW

In this post, I included total books read, pages read, challenges completed, etc.

I did a separate post of my 2011 Favorite Books (top ten).

Some Weekly Posts included:

HUMP DAY POTPOURRI (My 300th Post at this site!)

WEEKEND POTPOURRI

SATURDAY POTPOURRI – HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE

ReviewNutcase – Charlotte Hughes

Review:    Bleedout – Joan Brady

Review:   Balancing Acts – Zoe Fishman

What’s Up Next?

I had planned to start right in with something on my Old TBRs…but instead, here’s what I selected

1.   Brava, Valentine, by Adriana Trigiani (Received awhile ago from Book Journey)

2.   A Room Swept White, by Sophie Hannah (This one at 480 pages will qualify as a “chunkster”)

3.  One Voice Too Many, by Paul Martin Midden (Review book)

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I’m excited to start a new year with a clean slate and fresh challenges to tackle.  What are you doing in your first week of 2012?  Come on by and share….

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69 thoughts on “MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: MAILBOX MONDAY & WHAT ARE YOUR READING? — 1/2

  1. Happy New Year!
    I picked up Sophie Hannah’s The Other Half Lives last week at a second hand store.
    Congrats on reading 173 books!
    Wishing you a great reading week.

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d out

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    • Oh, thanks for visiting, Carol…I’m looking forward to The Bungalow…and probably won’t get to it for two or three (or more) weeks because of the other books ahead of it in the queue!

      Have a great week!

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  2. I loved the Valentine books – well, I love everything Trigiani writes! The Bungalow is getting rave reviews so I look forward to your thoughts. Happy New Year!

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    • Yes, I’m loving it, Sheila…and I got it from you! I am pretty sure I mentioned that when it was part of my mailbox…should have mentioned it again.

      I love this author!

      Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your week.

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  3. I’ve heard Brava, Valentine is very good. I Want to read that someday. I’m trying to read from the tbr pile but not too sure how that will go. Started Early Took My Dog sounds good and I almost requested a Vine copy of it until I realized it was book four in a series. So now I have Case Histories on my shelf to read first!

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  4. I love the title Started Early Took My Dog. 🙂 Unraveling Anne looks good too. I’ll be curious to see what you think of it, since I’m always on the lookout for good memoirs.

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  5. Hi and Happy New Year! I spent a good part of today wrapping up my 2011 reading list and preparing challenge posts. 🙂
    Your week picks look interesting. I do hope you enjoy Started Early!
    Have a great week!

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