Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mailbox Monday

This week in my mailbox I found:


Speaking From Among the Bones (A Flavia de Luce Novel) by Alan Bradley. The four books of the series: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, and I Am Half-Sick of Shadows have almost a million copies combined in print. This is the next in the series starring the 11 year old amateur detective and chemist Flavia de Luce. "Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case." It was published January 29, 2013. I thank Random House Publishing Group for sending it to me.


Tyringham Park is a novel by Rosemary McLoughlin which will be published by Penguin on February 14, 2013.  The press release announces that, "Every house hides a great secret", and the cover alone draws me in as it reminds me so much of our beloved Downton Abbey. Thank you Penguin Group for sending me this novel to review.


Reason to Breathe, by Rebecca Donovan, was published January 17, 2013. The press release says, "A passionate love. A brutal betrayal. Unwavering hope. An incredible novel that will leave readers breathless and desperate for more." Thanks to Penguin Group for sending it my way.


ARGO: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History is the story that inspired the movie and it is released in time for the Oscars on sale February 6, 2013. It has 7 Oscar nominations for: Best Picture, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Adapted Screenplay. "In this true story of secret identities and international intrigue Antonio Mendez finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago." Thanks again, to Penguin.

This month, Audra of Unabridged Chick is our hostess. Visit her blog to find more Mailbox Monday posts for February 4, 2013.

24 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore Flavia! On Chapter 6 and loving every moment of it.

    cjh

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    1. I've only read Sweetness at the. Bottom of the Pie which didn't thrill me as much as most who have read it. Maybe this latest escapade will be different; glad you are lovung it!

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  2. Ooh, you got Argo! I want to read that one since I enjoyed the movie so much.

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    1. Not sure if I can handle the book, and I won't see the movie as I'm just getting used to my son being a Marine, but at least it has a positive ending. So I hear.

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  3. Lots of great books for you. Anxious to see Argo - wonder whether I should read the book first?

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    1. I'd go for the novel before the film when it comes to scary scenes and danger. :)

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  4. So envious of Tyringham Park -- want!

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    1. I know! The setting is 1917, and after watching Downton Abbey tonight I think I might start this novel this week.

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  5. Can't wait to see what you think of Speaking From Among the Bones!!

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    1. I hope I like it better than Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Somehow, Flavian struck me as more annoying than endearing. Can eleven year olds really be so adept?

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  6. I've read the first two of the Flavia books and found it a bit implausible by the second book. The Tyringham Park book looks and sounds very good. Looking forward to your review on that one.

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  7. I've heard good things about Reason to Breathe, but didn't realize Penguin had picked it up. All your books look wonderful - enjoy!

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  8. I bought Tyringham Park a little while (Kobo restriction loophole!) but haven't read it. I have the first Flavia book but still haven't got there! I sound like a broken record (or iPod).
    Look forward to reading your reviews :)

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  9. ohhh I need the new Flavia book! I've read all of them so far. and my of my but Tyringham Park does look good! That is surely the Downton Abby house behind her lol..

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  10. Downton Abbey has inspired many books lately - I hope you enjoy Tyringham Park!

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  11. AH I MUST GET Tyringham Park! I don't watch Downton Abbey but love the blurb on the cover, sounds oh so fun!
    Enjoy your week, thanks for visiting my Monday memes post.

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  12. I haven't read any of Alan Bradley's books yet and am sort of foggy about the series but what I read here intrigues me. Have you read the other 3 books?
    As soon as I saw the cover of Tyringham Park I thought of beloved Downton Abbey! I hope this is as enjoyable.

    Oh wow, Argo...that's fantastic. I'd like to read the book before seeing the movie but I'm not sure it'll happen!

    I'm glad Penguin was so good to you! Enjoy your new books, Bellezza!

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  13. Love the BIG book pics! I'd like to read--or see--Argo. Many of these are very tempting.

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  14. With the liking for period dramas the Beeb has a new one you may want to look out for. here's some info
    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/last-nights-viewing--dancing-on-the-edge-bbc2-being-eileen-bbc1-8480621.html

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2163315/


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  15. Tyringham Park appeals to me since I loved The Thornbirds and love Downton Abbey! I must put it on my every growing wishlist! Have a great reading week!

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  16. Great mailbox. Tyringham Park looks really good. Gorgeous cover. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

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  17. Can't wait for the new Flavia, so excited! :)The others look interesting, too. Happy reading!

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  18. I'm quite anxious to hear what you think of Tyringham Park. The Thorn Birds With a Dash of Du Maurier's Rebecca? Hmmmm. And, yes. The cover art does look a lot like Downton Abbey (which I forgot to watch last night!!).

    I've only read the first in the Flavia series and while I enjoyed it quite well, the others haven't called to me. I have such a love/hate relationship with series.

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