Mailbox Monday: Three!


I don’t usually join the Mailbox Monday meme. I’ve never met the host, Marcia at The Printed Page.

Well, time to change that, huh?

While this won’t be a weekly thing — there’s still the Monday Poetry Train to consider — it’s fun to do every now and then. Sort of like the other memes I do from time to time.

This week seemed like the best week to join in because I got three books I wanted to blab about.

Two of them came from my friend Dar, at Peeking Between the Pages. She knew I was drooling at the mere thought of

the Painter from Shanghai, written by Jennifer Cody Epstein
Mating Rituals of the North American WASP, written by Lauren Lipton.

So she sent them to me. I’m touched and a little overwhelmed; I love sharing books with fellow book lovers. I can’t wait to read these. But sheesh! Have you seen Mt. TBR lately?? All my neighbors comment on it: “Oh, you’re the one with all those books!”


The other book I got this week came from my dear friend Ann. We’ve known each other for years, thanks to (In fact, the link will take you to her BookCrossing profile.)

It’s Night Echoes, written by Holly Lisle.

Once upon a time (Waaaaaay back in 2005), these would have represented one week’s worth of reading. But … not anymore. Which is why I can’t shrink the stupid TBR mountain that my neighbors comment on.

Still, you guys know me. I adore books. These three will be appreciated and hated as they tempt me to abandon the band and read them instead…



  1. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    July 20, 2009 12:36 pm

    LOL! Love your MM post. I loved both of the books that DAR sent you. They are awesome!

    Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)’s last blog post..Mailbox Monday #39

  2. Rene

    July 20, 2009 1:26 pm

    Sounds like quite the variety. I had my TBR stack down, but it has since rocketed. That’s not even counting what I’ve got waiting on Kindle.

    Rene’s last blog post..We Can Put a Man on Moon

  3. Mary

    July 20, 2009 6:57 pm

    Mating Rituals was a cute and fast read.
    I read wonderful reviews of The Painter From Shanghai.
    Happy reading!

    Mary’s last blog post..

  4. Shelley Munro

    July 21, 2009 2:41 am

    I have a Holly Lisle book on my to-read pile as well. It’s called Talyn. Happy reading!

    Shelley Munro’s last blog post..Quality of Life

  5. Darlene

    July 21, 2009 10:48 am

    Yahoooo for you Susan! Hope you enjoy them. I’d hate for you to see my piles of books now. I’ve started stacking them up on the coffee table downstairs and the bar-everywhere. lol.

    Darlene’s last blog post..Book Review: Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham (Bill Surie)

  6. Kelly @The Novel Bookworm

    July 22, 2009 10:02 am

    They all sound good! (I read Mating Rituals…its a nice beach read for a hot summer day.) I’m looking forward to your reviews!

    Kelly @The Novel Bookworm’s last blog post..Giveaway!! Boneman’s Daughters by Ted Dekker

  7. Alice Audrey

    July 22, 2009 9:40 pm

    I just got back from a writer’s conference. My TBR just doubled. Still, all the neighbors say is I have too many plants.

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