Monday, January 30, 2012

Mailbox Monday: January 30, 2012

It's Mailbox Monday time! Mailbox Monday is going on tour and January is being hosted by Alyce at  At Home With Books! Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks and audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

How was everyone's weekend? After a rainy weekend last weekend we got another gloriously sunny weekend! We ended up having a pretty relaxing weekend which is always nice but we ended it on a high note by having dinner at an underground restaurant. Do you have these in your cities? The one we ate at is called Lazy Bear and it is always in our neighborhood but we just heard about it. They host it in a different location every month but only host dinner for two nights a month and you have to sign up in advance to get in. Normally, I would think it was too much work to go out to dinner but since it was supposed to be the best food in the city I thought I would give it a try and guess what? It was great and cool and a totally unusual experience!

Oh that's right, you came here for books, not food! Ok as usual I am totally overwhelmed by the amount of books I received! Here's what came in this week:

From Random House:
1. Paris in Love by Eloisa James

From Putnam:
2. The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch

From Atria:
3. There Goes the Bride by Holly McQueen

From BlueBridge:
4. Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano: The Story of the First Piano and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution by Madeline Goold

From Ballantine Books:
5. Point, Click, Love by Molly Shapiro

From PBS:
6. The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

7. Homecoming by Cathy Kelly

What did you get?


  1. I can't wait to hear what you think about the Allison Winn Scotch book! I've never heard about underground restaurants, but then again, I don't get out much. ;)

    1. This was the first one I had ever been to. They are also called 'pop up' restaurants. I recommend them!

  2. I thought Brightest Star was one of Keyes' best. Hope you like it!

  3. oooh, a new Marian Keyes book! hope she still is as funny as ever!

  4. Yup I want those :)
    happy reading½

  5. Paris In Love sounds like something for my TBR pile. Have a fun reading week.

  6. Goodness that IS a lot of books. I like the cover of the Paris one (dogs!) and I am most intrigued by the piano book. Do you play? I took lessons but didn't get very far. I used to be able to play the Entertainer but have lost everything after the first .. phrase? line? See, I wanted to be more musically-inclined but just didn't have the discipline. I was an odd child thinking everything was black and white. If I couldn't learn in one sitting, I gave up and decided I just didn't have the talent.

    1. I actually didn't request the Piano book, a publisher just sent it to me but it looks interesting. I took piano lessons in school but I didn't like it. I think it would have been cool if I had learned how to play though!

  7. Great list of books! Paris is Love looks great. Happy reading.

  8. I am adding the Piano book to Goodreads! That looks awesome!


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