Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox (35)

It's been a while since I've been able to link up with The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. Although in some ways that's a good thing, because I've been able to avoid the temptation of buying any new books. But this week I'm back with a ton of books that I can't wait to share!
In My Mailbox
The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
This one's a memmior about the author's experience attending Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Basically a foodie book (with recipes!) set in Paris sounds like a perfect book for me.

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
I've been seeing this book around for a while now. I couldn't tell you completely what it's about, but I have a feeling it'll be similar to The Christmas Cookie Club which I really enjoyed.

The Time in Between by Maria Duenas
This is a historical fiction that takes place in Spain during World War II. It's supposed to be somewhat similar to Casablanca. Ever since I've heard about this being published, I've been wanting to read it, so I'm excited to now have the chance.

Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
This is another one I've had my eye on ever since I heard about it, although I couldn't tell you exactly what it's about, I'm still thinking I'll enjoy it.

The Perfect Royal Mistress by Diane Haeger
I've actually read one of Diane Haeger's books before although it has been a while. This book is about Nell Gwynne, who I've read about recently. This time period (the reign of Charles II) has become one of my favorites lately, so I'm always up for new books from it.

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
This is actually a historical novel written by a France Jew. However before she was able to finish writing it, she was deported to Auschwitz where she died. I think the story behind this book is awfully interesting, and can't beleive I hadn't heard of it before now.

Wither & Fever by Lauren Desefano
I'm SOOO excited to read this. I've been obsessed with Wither ever since I heard of it, and just hope it lives up to my expectations.

A Foreign Affair & A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock
I hadn't heard about this before, but the fact they're historical fiction that takes place in Victorian England makes me think they're just the thing for me.

Now that you've seen the books I've picked up, you might be wondering where they're from. Well they're actually from a blogger meet-up!
Meet Up
This is me and Jesse from Elle Lit. We met up for lunch earlier this week, where we both exchanged a ton of books (as I'm sure you can see). We had a great time talking and getting to know eachother better, and I'd love to be able to do it again! And if you're curious to see what books I gave Jesse you should check out her IMM, and if they don't appear this week they probably will next.

Did you find any great books this week? And have you ever been to a blogger meet-up?


  1. Wither was so good! It was one of my favorite books of 2011. I didn't like Fever as much, but it was still good.I hope that you enjoy your new books!

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  2. I've really been wanting to read Wither. Hope you enjoy all your books this week!

  3. The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry and The Friday Night Knitting Club were good. I liked Wither too. I can't wait for Fever.

  4. Oh fun! That is awesome that you met up it a blogger - and brilliant that you swapped books!

    I read and loved The Sharper Your Knife. That is actually one of my fave books that is set in France. I also loved Belong to Me, and The Friday Night Knitting Club. You've got some great reading ahead of you! I also own Suite Francaise but have yet to read it! One day I will get to it. :)

  5. Suite Francaise is such a good book. There were parts that took me forever to read because they were just so powerful. I think it was in the very first few pages, and she already had me with the way she described the baby phantom nursing in the bomb shelter. For such a hard topic, she actually describes many things in a way that make reading it pleasurable - no small thing. Hope you enjoy!

  6. The Friday Night Knitting Club is an amazing book - just make sure you have tissues on hand :)

  7. This is so neat! What a great idea! I have a TON of books I would love to giveaway! I havent read any of these so I look forward to your reviews!

  8. Oooh! Looks like you got some great books this week! I see some I need to add to my to read list!

    Thanks for sharing!