Mailbox Monday #1 (For Me)

15th May 2017

My Dad came over this morning.  We had coffee and talked about life and books.  He says he can’t keep up with what I’m reading.  That I start to twitch if I don’t have a new book to read.  All.  The. Time.  That’s not true.  They don’t have to be new.  I like used books, too.

Last week, I received not one, but three secondhand books:

Six Stories, by Matt Wesolowski.  I originally bought the audio version (using an Audible credit).  I fould the podcast format hard to connect with, even though I LOVED Serial, etc. I got the paperback in a book swap group I’m part of on FB.  It was sent to me by the lovely Clair, who has a review of Six Stories on her blog Have Books, Will Read.

I also got Mischling, which intrigues me on lots of levels, but I’m not ready to read it yet.


I took part in my first Blind Date with a Book thing on Litsy.  I received Lost In Austen , and will be passing it on to a friend and Austen-obsessive when I’m finished.  I already have said friend in mind.  Don’t ask me for the book.  Maybe another one, but not this one.


Josy at A Walk and a Lark recently recommended that I read What Language Do I Dream In?  

I love when people tell me to read books, and Josy is pretty cool for someone you know, walks for fun.


This was my first Mailbox Monday.

How’d I do?


The books and a painted dinosaur.


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  • Reply Silver's Reviews 15th May 2017 at 8:07 pm

    WELCOME to Mailbox Monday!!

    Terrific post.

    Looks like a nice week for you. ENJOY this week, and see you next Monday!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • Reply Clair B 15th May 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Hope you enjoy both Six Stories and Mischling 🙂

  • Reply Mary 15th May 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Lost in Austen sounds like fun!

  • Reply becomingcliche 16th May 2017 at 1:12 am

    Mailbox Monday sounds really amazing!

  • Reply MarthaE 16th May 2017 at 3:35 am

    Fun! I like how you tie in your dad and those who have recommended books. Very cute.
    As much as I love audios, there are times that I think certain books could be followed easier in print/ebook form. Six Stories sounds intriguing. Mishling looks like it might be a hard (emotional) read. I’ll be interested in your thoughts on your reading.
    I like the dinosaur too.
    I’m glad you linked up at MM. Happy Reading!

  • Reply BermudaOnion 16th May 2017 at 10:59 am

    You did great! It sounds like you and your dad have fun together! I listened to Mischling – I think you’ll like it.

  • Reply sagustocox 16th May 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Welcome to Mailbox Monday! What a great list of books, and I think all of us bibliophiles can agree that not having a book to read can be tiring.

  • Reply josypheen 16th May 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for the mention!
    I meant to tell you…half our book club loved that book, and the other half hated it. It does ramble on a little, but I found that charming. I hope you like it anyway.

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