Susan’s Book Talk: Mail Call!


I make a point of not going to my PO Box every day. Unless I have to mail out a copy of one of my books, or unless I am waiting for a payment so I can come back and mail out a book, I don’t like opening my poor PO Box door and seeing nothing but the far wall of the inside office.

I usually stop by the post office twice a week.

Monday’s visit yielded nothing. Nada. Just empty space. However, I had three books on request from PaperbackSwap, so I knew it wouldn’t be a week of emptiness.

On Thursday, I was proved right. All three books were waiting for me!

The Mascot
The Mascot, written by Mark Kurzem, is for my book club. I really don’t want to read this; there have been maybe one or two non-fiction books we’ve read that I’ve loved. There were maybe one or two more that I said more than, “Eh,” to. (I’ll let you look over the list of what we’ve read and see what you think!)

I know. You’re wondering why I’d let this group, which is run by ME, bully me into reading something I really don’t want to. There’s a very good reason for this.

Let me make it up. Give me a minute or two…

No, seriously. If you don’t occasionally follow when someone else leads, you might be refusing to have a hell of an experience. So they expressed strong interest in this book. We’ll see what happens.

The other two books were welcomed more warmly. Lover EternalThe next was JR Ward’s Lover Eternal, the second in the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. (And see? Proof that us women like to read about men! But that’s another issue for another post) I recently read the first in the series and while I didn’t love it, I’m willing to try it again. Maybe it’ll be like Kathy Reichs for me — hit or miss. Who knows until I try? (see a theme here?)

My third and final book of the week (and the winner for the Best Wrapping award, not that the other two were slouches by any means!) was David J. Schow’s The Kill Riff. No cover picture; Powell’s didn’t have one available. It’s rock and roll fiction, so look for it to be reviewed one of these days over at Rocks and Reads.

So there ya go. My mailbox. Be sure to stop by either The Printed Page or The Story Siren to see what others got In the Mailbox, on Mailbox Monday.

Just a reminder: I’m a Powell’s affiliate. Anything I earn through your purchases there will go back to you in the form of gives. And no, I won’t buy copies of my own books for these gives. That’s just tacky. (Anyone get the joke?)



  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    March 28, 2010 5:20 pm

    I know what you mean about the mailbox…I have a PO box, so I have to drive to get the mail. I used to go everyday, but not so much anymore…unless, like you say, I’m expecting something.

    You were rewarded this week!

    My MM:

  2. bermudaonion (Kathy)

    March 28, 2010 6:16 pm

    I hope you enjoy The Mascot more than you expect to!

  3. diane

    March 28, 2010 8:30 pm

    you have a great week in books – enjoy them.

    Here is my Mailbox Monday:
    .-= diane´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  4. pussreboots

    March 29, 2010 2:34 am

    Enjoy your books!
    .-= pussreboots´s last blog ..Review: Songwood =-.

  5. Mary

    March 29, 2010 7:04 am

    I want to start the J.R. Ward series. I keep hearing it’s really good.

    Do the comments bleed into the right sidebar on purpose? I can’t read half of each longer comment. Just curious, lol.
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Sunday Summary – March 28 =-.

  6. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    March 29, 2010 8:22 am

    I hope you enjoy The Mascot a bit. I have a hard time reading books I really don’t want to read. Enjoy your other books!
    .-= Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday March 29 =-.

  7. kaye

    March 29, 2010 8:43 am

    Well your second trip was really worth your while. Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here

  8. Susan

    March 30, 2010 1:19 am

    I enjoyed reading your Mailbox Monday post, especially your commentary. 🙂
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

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