Mailbox Monday – August 18

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.  

It’s been almost a month since I posted so that’s my excuse for so many books 🙂




Fagin’s Boy by Christina Pilz (a win from The True Book Addict – thank you!!!!)

Five years after Fagin was hanged in Newgate, Oliver Twist, at the age of seventeen, is a young man of good breeding, and fine manners, living a quiet life in a corner of London. When Oliver loses his protector and guardian, he is able, with the help of Mr. Brownlow’s friends, to find employment in a well-respected haberdashery in Soho.

However, in the midst of these changes, Jack Dawkins, also known as the Artful Dodger, arrives in London, freshly returned from being deported. Olovers’ own inability to let go of his past, as well as his renewed and intimate acquaintance with Jack, take him back to the life he thought he’d left behind.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (purchased this one)

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a highly readable list of the best, the most important, and the most influential pop albums from 1955 through 2003. Carefully selected by a team of international critics, each album is a groundbreaking work seminal to the understanding and appreciation of music from the 1950s to the present. Included with each entry are production details and credits as well as reproductions of original album cover art. Perhaps most important of all, each album featured comes with an authoritative description of its importance and influence. Among the critics involved in selecting the list are some of the best known music reviewers and commentators, including Theunis Bates (music writer for Time and urban editor at, Jon Harrington (staff writer at MTV), Seth Jacobson (writer for Dazed & Confused), as well as many others.

Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash, If You Were Me and Lived in Turkey by Carole P. Roman, The Universe-ity, Just Ask the Universe, and Keep Calm and Ask On, all by Michael Samuels

(sent to me by Red Feather Productions)

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Surrender by Brenda Joyce, Bleachers by John Grisham, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan, C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton, Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman, The Landower Legacy by Victoria Holt, The Captive by Victoria Holt, The Road to Paradise Island by Victoria Holt, The Silk Vendetta by Victoria Holt, Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor, The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time by Mark Haddon, 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

(all purchased from the library sale for $4.50 – woo hoo!!)

So, did anything fun arrive in your mailbox this week?