Mailbox Monday

I can’t believe we’re half-way through November. The end of this year is speeding by.

I picked up a few new books this week. To check out everyone’s additions and add you own link, head to the Mailbox Monday Blog.


My in-laws got me The Sleeper and the Spindle for my birthday.

Mailbox Monday – 11/16The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Published by HarperCollins on September 22nd 2015
Genres: Fairy tale, Fantasy
Pages: 69
Format: Hardcover
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It was the closest kingdom to the queen’s, as the crow flies, but not even the crows flew it.
You may think you know this story. There’s a young queen, about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle, shrouded in thorns; and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever.
But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines. A queen might just prove herself a hero, if a princess needs rescuing…


I purchased a couple of Christmas mysteries on audio.

Mailbox Monday – 11/16Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh
Narrator: James Saxon
Series: Roderick Alleyn #27
Published by Hachette Audio UK on October 1, 2015 (first published 1970)
Genres: Mystery, Christmas
Length: 7 hrs 20 mins
Format: Audiobook
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Holed up at Hilary Bill-Tasman's manor estate for Christmas, Troy Alleyn is to paint the man's portrait and, while she's there, view the Druid Christmas pageant. Along with a pack of eccentric guests, Troy enjoys the festivities-- until one of the pageant's players mysteriously disappears into the snowy night. Did the hired help-- each a paroled murderer from the nearby prison-- have a deadly hand in this Christmas conundrum? Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to join his wife in finding the lost man-- and unraveling the glaring truth from the glittering tinsel.

Mailbox Monday – 11/16Gold, Frankincense and Murder by Barbara Early
Narrator: Madison Brightwell
Published by Pelican Book Group on January 3, 2013
Genres: Mystery, Christmas, Christian
Length: 2 hrs 22 mins
Format: Audiobook
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High school geometry teacher, Donna Russell likes her life well-ordered and logical, even if it is a tad solitary at times. But when a charming co-worker at the local food bank disappears just before Christmas, Donna is left with more questions than solutions.
After the missing man's neighbor, muscle-bound EMT Sam Holton, volunteers as Donna's crime-fighting sidekick, sparks fly between them. Donna wonders if Sam can be trusted, or if he's trying to throw an unknown into her calculations - and her life.


And this was a Kindle freebie when I picked it up.

Mailbox Monday – 11/16Early Bird Special by Tracy Krimmer
Published by Amazon Digital Services on November 5, 2014
Genres: Chic Lit
Pages: 30
Format: eBook
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Francie excels at her job as a party planner, but can't say the same about love. When an obnoxious, but handsome, man approaches her in line at a Thanksgiving sale, she pushes him away like she always does. Can Francie put her fears aside and nab an early bird special, or is she destined to plan every wedding but her own?

Any new reads arrive at your house this week?


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