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Mailbox Monday – March 3

mmb-300x282Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I’m excited by both books that made their way to my doorstep this week.

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey by Gabrielle Zevin (from the publisher)

A.   J.  Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island—from Chief Lambiase, the well-intentioned police officer who’s always felt kindly toward him; from Ismay, his sister-in-law, who is hell-bent on saving A.J. from his dreary self; from Amelia, the lovely and idealistic (if eccentric) Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island, refusing to be deterred by A.J.’s bad attitude. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, he can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly.

The Line by J.D. Horn (from a Goodreads win!)

Move over, Sookie Stackhouse—the witches of Savannah are the new talk of the South. Bold, flirty, and with a touch of darkness, debut author J.D. Horn spins a mesmerizing tale of a family of witches . . . and the problem that can arise from being so powerful. As Charlaine Harris’ series winds down—and as Deborah Harkness’ series heats up—Witching Savannah is new contemporary fantasy that will be sure to enchant new readers.

So did anything fun show up in your mailbox this week?

March 3, 2014 - Posted by | Mailbox Monday

23 Comments »

  1. My sister loved A. J. Fikry – I’ll have her review up soon. I hope you love both books!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  2. Both books sound wonderful! Enjoy!

    Comment by postingfornow | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  3. Hi Stacy,

    I must get myself a copy of A.J. Fikry and schedule it into my reading. I did have a copy on download from the publisher via NetGalley, however they would not send to Kindle, but only to a special programme, which I realised when it was too late, had a time limit on it, so the book disappeared before I got the chance to read it!

    Enjoy both your new additions and have a good week,

    Yvonne.

    Comment by Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) | March 3, 2014 | Reply

    • That’s why I deal almost always with real, old-fashioned books 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 10, 2014 | Reply

  4. Fun!

    Comment by Heather | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  5. Congrats on your GR win! I have bad luck with their giveaways. The Storied Life looks like a good one. Enjoy and have a great week, Stacy!

    Comment by Lucy | March 3, 2014 | Reply

    • This is the first GR win I’ve had.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 10, 2014 | Reply

  6. Enjoy your books 🙂

    Comment by booketta | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  7. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey sounds fabulous. Enjoy and thanks for visiting The Busy Mom’s Daily.

    Comment by ccmalandrinos (@ccmalandrinos) | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  8. I’ve seen this one in a few mailboxes this week: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey by Gabrielle Zevin Happy reading

    Comment by sagustocox | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  9. Enjoy the new books.

    Comment by Carol | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  10. These both look good…thanks for sharing; and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Comment by laurelrainsnow | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  11. Will be keeping my eye out for Gabrielle Zevin book.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  12. The Zevin book looks good! Enjoy your books!

    Comment by Vicki | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  13. The Line sounds good. I am making my way though the Sookie Stackhouse books now. 🙂

    Comment by Pamela D | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  14. I like both of them!

    Comment by Leslie | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  15. Hope you love both books!

    Comment by Mary | March 3, 2014 | Reply

  16. I would read them both; enjoy

    Comment by Diane@BibliophilebytheSea | March 4, 2014 | Reply

  17. ENJOY both books. I saw The Storied Life on another site.

    Have a great week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    Comment by Elizabeth P. (Silver's Reviews) | March 4, 2014 | Reply

  18. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey seems to be very popular this week – and it sounds good! Enjoy your new books!

    Comment by kay | March 5, 2014 | Reply

  19. I received the A.J. Fikrey book unexpectedly a few months ago. It looks fantastic. Can’t wait to see what you think of it.

    Comment by Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) | March 8, 2014 | Reply


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