Mailbox Monday – January 26 and a giveaway reminder

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.

We saw American Sniper last week and I thought it was okay, generated lost of complicated discusssion.  Anyone else see it?

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I received The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth from St. Martin’s Press.

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby’s father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva’s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s—a secret which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?      from Goodreads

And while visiting our local independent bookstore this weekend I saw that they had an autographed copy of one of my favorite books so I snatched it up.  They had one left if you want me to get you one!   The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell sounds like a strange book but most people who read it fall in love.

In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet which will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question the meaning of being “human.” Words like “provocative” and “compelling” will come to mind as you read this shocking novel about first contact with a race that creates music akin to both poetry and prayer.    from Goodreads

And a reminder that if you haven’t entered my blogiversay giveaway for a $20 Barnes & Noble giftcard, there’s still time!

So, what arrived in your house this week?

15 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – January 26 and a giveaway reminder

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I saw American Sniper this past weekend too. I’m with you. I thought it was okay, but, yes, definitely discussion worthy. I need to try reading The Sparrow again. My first two attempts were failures–but not because of the book. I just wasn’t in the mood for it either time. The Secrets of Midwives sounds like it will be very good!

  2. View From My Home says:

    I’ve heard buzz about The Sparrow from a few bloggers, mostly from Trish @ Love, Laughter and Insanity. She did a readathon that I didn’t do, but read about. The Midwives looks intriguing also. Thanks!

  3. Leslie says:

    Yaaaay for an autographed copy of The Sparrow! I’ve had this book on my shelf for what seems like ages. I know I’d enjoy it, but I just haven’t made time to read it yet. 😦

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