Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mailbox Monday

Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek, via a request to the author. This will be one of my LibraryThing Author Challenge reads. But I wanted to read it because someone compared it to their experience of reading Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons and if it's half as good as that story I know I'll enjoy it. Thank you Jayne.

The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel, from Book Club Girl. I listened to her interview with the writer on Authors on Air but couldn't ask any questions as I hadn't read the book. It hadn't arrived and my library doesn't have a copy yet. Book Club Girl was so nice about it she sent me Michel's previous novel, Aftermath of Dreaming as well, with a couple of coasters, bookmarks and a mousepad-which I desperately needed. Thank you Jennifer.

Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki, which I won at Redlady's Reading Room. It arrived very quickly. Thank you Bonnie.

Devotion by Ffion Murphy, via Bookmooch all the way from Australia. Thank you Chris. I love Aussie lit in general, and any book with psychiatric themes. This one is about a woman who stops speaking after her child is born. Her psychiatrist suggests she write as therapy, then he hacks into her computer each night to read what she's written because she won't let anyone see it. He wants to help her and reasons that no one really writes only for themselves...sounds intriguing.

Have you read any of these? Do you think you might? If you've read any of them, how did you like them? Have you written a review? Let me know and I'll read it-after I've read the book. I like to know as little as possible about a story itself before I read it, although I like to know how much others enjoyed it, or didn't.

I'm off to see what others got and to sharpen the old letter opener for what's coming this week.


  1. I received Tomato Girl from Jayne as well. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. I loved Tomato Girl and did post a review a while ago. I have The Safety of Secrets on my wish list.

  3. Hi, I followed you over from OD. :) The book that interests me the most is Tomato Girl. I am going to see if my library will purchase it. I can't wait to see your review!

  4. Good haul, Sandra! I also have Tomato Girl, but I haven't read it yet. And I really want to read The Safety of Secrets.

    I tagged you for a meme here.

  5. Oh - I've heard wonderful things about Tomato Girl - it is on my Wish List!! Congrats on getting it.

    :) Wendi

  6. I have both Tomato Girl and The Safety of Secrets. I've read the latter, but am behind in posting my review. Haven't read Tomato Girl yet but can't wait to! Looking forward to your reviews!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  7. So strange, I haven't heard of any of these! Thanks for bringing them to my attention; just a few more for the old TBR.

  8. What a great batch of books, Devotion sounds very intriguing.
    Have a great week :)

  9. I have tomato girl as well, but I don't have it read yet. Safety of Secrets was good...and I loved the author discussion with Book Club Girl.

  10. I read and loved Tomato Girl. I got the book from jayne as well. I posted a review awhile ago on my blog. Can't wait to hear what you thought of it.

  11. Sandra,

    What a great list of books that you received this past week! I requested Tomato Girl from the author also and received it in the mail today! It will go on my Mailbox Monday list for next week.
    I read The Safety of Secrets and it was an okay read for me. I did enjoy the Book Club Girl book discussion of the book with the author very muc. I hope that you enjoy reading Bitter Sweets! Devotion sounds very interesting..I haven't read much Aussie lit! I just posted my MM as I was away for a few days and didn't have the post ready!

  12. The only one I've heard of is Tomato Girl, which does sound very good. I look forward to your reviews.

  13. I m looking forward to your review about Bitter Sweets :-) I hope to know if I should get it too!

  14. What a great selection! Every single one sounds like a book I would enjoy (I am going to look for a copy of Tomato Girl myself after all the great reveiws I've read).

  15. Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. 'Tomato Girl' is making the rounds so I'm trying to decide if it goes on the Raved-About Reads challenge list.



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