Monday, March 9, 2009

Mailbox Monday


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Only two this week. I'm not requesting any ARCs but they are still requesting me, so to speak. I find it difficult to say no to books of literary fiction when asked nicely.

The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide ARC

I was going to turn down the request to review it thinking it was non fiction. Despite the unlikely title it is a novel. Terminal illness and family are the sum of what I know about it. I prefer not to know any details of a story before I read it. I want everything to surprise me. The author is from Australia and I've never had a bad experience with an Aussie novel yet so I'll give it a go and let you know what I think.


A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi

Via Bookmooch from my friend in Dubai. Set in Afghanistan, translated from the Dari language. I look forward to this one for any of the Lost in Translation, Diversity, London 2012, Cultures, Numbers, or New Authors reading challenges.

What did you get in the mail this week?
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12 comments:

  1. not knowing anything about Household Guide to Dying I think the cover is really beautiful

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  2. I read The Household Guide to Dying last year and loved it - a really unique novel in lots of ways.

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  3. I know what you mean - I'm not requesting any books at the moment, but it really is hard to turn any down.

    Happy Monday!

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  4. I know exactly how you feel. It's just too hard to turn down a book that sounds fantastic!

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  5. wow those are some great books.

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  6. Hi Sandra, hope all is well with you. You got a few good ones there. I hope you will get a chance to review or recommend them.
    Here is mine

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  7. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on The Household Guide to Dying. I'm intrigued, but I don't do well with stories about death.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  8. I think both books sound interesting. I'm really curious about The Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

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  9. Nothing this week for me but I got something from you last week, thanks again and I'll be putting up a review before the month ends! :D

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  10. Looking forward to your thoughts on 'The Household Guide to Dying', haven't previously heard of it but it sounds like one I may enjoy...

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  11. I agree with Erika Lynn, The Household Guide to Dying has a fantastic cover! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it. I've also been trying not to request anymore books, but it's hard to resist sometimes...

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