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Mailbox Monday – October 26

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 a month? since I posted he books that came into my house. Ugh! Since Gage started school it seems I have had less time for blogging but I’m hoping that turns around.  October, our month of celebrations, is winding down and I’m thankful.  I’m also thankful for all of these goodies that arrived.

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Texas Tango by Cynthia D’Alba and the cowboy wind chime arrived from the author after a win at Writerpsace.com

Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind.

Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk.
Warning: This book contains a tortured widower who doesn’t want a wife and an independent doctor who doesn’t want a husband. Hot stuff between the sheets and failed efforts to avoid emotional involvements.  

You by Caroline Kepnes (audio) arrived from the sweet and generous Kathy 🙂

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson arrived from the lovely and generous Care 🙂

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson’s masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small town at the end of the nineteenth century. At the center is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town’s solitary figures. Anderson’s stories influenced countless American writers including Hemingway, Faulkner, Updike, Oates and Carver. This new edition corrects errors made in earlier editions and takes into account major criticism and textual scholarship of the last several decades.

Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash arrived from Red Feather Productions

Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth. All guests can interact with real vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by an actual werewolf on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.
Wyatt Baldwin, a high school student and life-long movie buff is staring bleakly at a future of flipping burgers. Due to a fortuitous circumstance, Wyatt and his friends are invited to the star-studded opening of Monsterland. In a theme park full of real vampires, werewolves and zombies, what could possibly go wrong?

The Hollow Ground by Natalie S Harnett was a birthday gift from my mom.

The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with her estranged grandparents, the formidable Gram and the Black Lung stricken Gramp. Tragedy is no stranger to the Howleys, a proud Irish-American clan who takes strange pleasure in the “curse” laid upon them generations earlier by a priest who ran afoul of the Molly Maguires. The weight of this legacy rests heavily on a new generation, when Brigid, already struggling to keep her family together, makes a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft. In the aftermath, decades’ old secrets threaten to prove just as dangerous to the Howleys as the burning, hollow ground beneath their feet. Inspired by real-life events in now-infamous Centralia and the equally devastated town of Carbondale, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut with an atmospheric, voice-driven narrative and an indelible sense of place.

Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton came from my mom too.

Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion of beauty. In Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, she shares the wisdom she’s accumulated through the years as a mother, daughter, actress, artist, and international style icon. This is a book only Diane Keaton could write—a smart and funny chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty.
 
In her one-of-a-kind voice, Keaton offers up a message of empowerment for anyone who’s ever dreamed of kicking back against the “should”s and “supposed to”s that undermine our pursuit of beauty in all its forms. From a mortifying encounter with a makeup artist who tells her she needs to get her eyes fixed to an awkward excursion to Victoria’s Secret with her teenage daughter, Keaton shares funny and not-so-funny moments from her life in and out of the public eye. 

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14 Comments »

  1. I sure wish time would slow down!

    I hope you enjoy You as much as I did!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | October 26, 2015 | Reply

    • Hm. Sady I’m over halfway through and I truly hate Joe. It’s possible I hate him so much because the narrator is so good. The only thing keeping me listening is that so many of you great bloggers loved it!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 27, 2015 | Reply

  2. ENJOY your books.

    A very nice selection.

    Have a great reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    Comment by Silver's Reviews | October 26, 2015 | Reply

  3. The Keaton book appeals to me. Do you think things will slow down a bit when winter arrives? That’s what usually happens for me. Have a good week!

    Comment by Mary | October 26, 2015 | Reply

    • I have no idea when or if things will slow down. I’m trying to take some downtime for myself, but to do that I give up other stuff. Maybe when I catch up on my sleep…

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 27, 2015 | Reply

  4. Have fun reading your books.

    Comment by lemon123 | October 26, 2015 | Reply

  5. These all sound like good ones, Stacy. Monsterland caught my eye immediately. And You. Enjoy!

    Comment by Literary Feline | October 26, 2015 | Reply

  6. I clicked on your photo to see what was on the right, and I saw a mans face in the countertop on the top left. Do you see it? I even see it in the small photo as well now.My kids think I’m weird because I “see” stuff in just about everything.

    Enjoy your books!

    Comment by Vicki | October 26, 2015 | Reply

    • Heehee Vicki, I didn’t see a man’s face until you pointed it out and then I started seeing other things. It was creepy and I had to make myself stop!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 27, 2015 | Reply

  7. But isn’t it amazing that Gage is in SCHOOL? Seems like he was just born! :–)

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | October 27, 2015 | Reply

    • Oh, yes, he’s a little man now 🙂 I can’t believe he’s 5. Four was the first age where I’ve actually just wanted to stop and enjoy it awhile. Got a little sad on his birthday. Maybe that’s why I only put 4 candles on his cake, haha.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 27, 2015 | Reply

  8. […] Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton @ Stacy’s Books   From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and […]

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  9. Is that the audiobook of You? I found it extremely creepy to listen to. But I did like it – a lot!

    Comment by Leslie | October 29, 2015 | Reply

    • Yes, it’s the audio and I had a very negative reaction to Joe, which I know was the point, but I really hated him. I’m trying to figure out if my problem was that he hit a little too close to guys I may have met in life. Still debating. Maybe I need to see a shrink 😉

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 29, 2015 | Reply


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