Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mailbox Monday (14)

It's another Sunday, and I'm happy to say that I'm once again linking up with Mailbox Monday. This is a traveling meme, and for the month of December is being hosted by Suko's Notebook. It's a place to share the books we've picked up recently that we can't wait to start reading.
Mailbox Monday
For Review from Virtual Author Book Tours
Flesh by Khanh Ha
I've actually been seeing this one around quite a bit lately, so I'm excited to finally have a chance to read it. This is a historical fiction that takes place in the early 1900s in Vietnam. I get the feeling that it won't be the easiest book to read, but I'm hoping to learn a lot from it.

From My Parents
The Fire by Katherine Neville
My mom absolutely loved Katherine Neville's book The Eight. And while I read it, and enjoyed it as well, I didn't love it nearly as much as her. A few years back she read this one, which is a sequel to The Eight, although didn't love it nearly as much. Knowing my mom wasn't as huge of a fan, I haven't been jumping at the chance to read it, but still want to read it eventually, which is why I brought it back with me after being out in California for Thanksgiving.

Ratio by Michael Ruhlman
I had planned to bring a few other cookbooks back with me, but as our suitcases slowly started to fill this is the only one that made it. According to my dad, this is one of the last cookbooks my mom picked up. And while this would have to be classified as cookbook, it does seem to be written a lot more like an actual book.

The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
I actually just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and really enjoyed it. (I hope to have my review up on Friday.) So I'm sure I'll be starting these books sooner rather than later. (I know my dad's read all three. I believe my mom never finished the second, although they did watch all 3 of the Swedish version movies together.) Given how much I enjoyed the first, I'm sure I'll be enjoying these as well.

What's in your mailbox this week? And have you read any of these books?


  1. the girl with the dragon tattoo series gets better as it goes! you'll love the next 2 books!

  2. I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great reading week.

  3. Shoshanah, thank you for the mention! I hope you enjoy each of your new books. I've only read the first book in the trilogy by Larsson, but I have the other two as well. Have a great reading week!

  4. I've just read the first book in the dragon tattoo series but I have the other two. I've heard good things about the Katherine Neville book as well. Have a great week & happy reading!

  5. Enjoy! your new titles.

  6. I really enjoyed the Dragon Tattoo series. Enjoy your books!

  7. I only read The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo and stopped.

    ENJOY all your books.

    My Mailbox Monday link is below....hope you can stop by to also see my review of THE SECRET KEEPER


    A review and E-book giveaway of MURDER TAKES TIME

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  8. I haven't received my copy of Flesh by Khanh Ha yet. Mail takes longer to get to Canada. I'm looking forward to it too and agree that it may be a difficult read, due to the subject matter. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  9. I really got into the Dragon Tattoo series, but it started to give me nightmares. They are well written, but all of the violence was really difficult for me.

  10. So glad you enjoyed TGWTDT! I loved it, even though it started off slow. Loved the other two books as well!