Monday Memes: What are you reading? What’s in your mailbox?


Hosted by: The Book Date

What I read last week:

Saddle Up by A M Arthur

I really enjoyed this despite one issue.  It makes me crazy when people have *secrets* but refuse to communicate them to their hopeful partner.  In both cases, I do understand but also… communicate!

Coffin Road by Peter May

This was an intense read.  The main character washes up on the beach without a shred of his memory intact and spends a good three quarters of the book trying to figure out who he is and what he’s doing.

What I’m currently reading: 


Dates From Hell by Kim Harrison, Lyndsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, & Lori Handeland

Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn


What I’m reading next (hopefully):

Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar

Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae & Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle and Corruption by Lt. Gen Ion Mihai Pacepa

I know, a couple of odd choices, but they’re both library books so I need to read them next.  Plus, I have this strange obsession with Romania that I cannot explain.



Hosted by Mailbox Monday

I had quite the full mailbox this week!  I kind of went on a spree between the library, PaperBackSwap and a surprise from a friend.

Library Haul: 

Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar

Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae & Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle and Corruption by Lt. Gen Ion Mihai Pacepa


Mailbox Haul:

Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson

It’s Always the Husband by Michelle Campbell

The Banker’s Wife by Christina Alger

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Wife – Alafair Burke

In Europe’s Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond by Robert D. Kaplan

All of the above minus the very last one arrived in a box from a friend of mine.  It’s good to have friends like that, eh?

I have one book still in limbo, seems Amazon is holding it hostage.  But it should arrive in the next few days, I hope!

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey by Isabel Fonseca.  I read this book a million years ago and recently started thinking about it again, so I bought it.  Wish I knew what happened to my original copy.

If you’re in the US, happy Labor Day!  If you’re not, or you work in one of those industries that knows no holiday, then happy Monday!

29 thoughts on “Monday Memes: What are you reading? What’s in your mailbox?

    1. So do I. And having grown up not just in the US, but on the West Coast, the idea of being a child under Communism makes my head spin. It’ll be an interesting read for sure. Thanks for stopping by!


    1. I finally picked up Sharp Objects because two of my friends were watching it. I don’t have any of the movie channels so by the time it’s available on DVD, I should be good. 😀 Oh, good to know about those two. Little Fires Everywhere has gotten so much hype that I was worried. Anytime and thanks for visiting back.


  1. I have the same issue with communication like you mention in Saddle Up. I’m always like- talk to each other people lol! And ooh Coffin Road sounds good. I tend to like memory loss stories. 🙂

    Sharp Objects *nods* and Gone Girl- I so need to read those!


    1. Right? If you can’t communicate now, how do you expect to keep the relationship together? But maybe I’m jaded. Hahaha.

      Coffin Road was very good. There was an added bit in there about bees that I found fascinating. And memory loss stories are always good.

      I’ve read Gone Girl and, for the most part, it was really good. The end kind of flopped for me, but it was well worth the read. I hope you get to them soon!


    1. Funny you should mention that… BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHY I GOT IT FROM THE LIBRARY, TOO! Small world, eh? I hope you like it! I’m only a couple chapters in but it’s been cute so far.


    1. I did! And she’s always been so good to me. Randomly sent me this Quest protein powder I’d been eyeing. That was an odd gift to receive at work. 🙂 I’m enjoying Sharp Objects now that it’s starting to pick up some. Thanks for stopping by!


    1. Thank you – I’m really enjoying Sharp Objects although I haven’t had much time to read it this week. Both World Wars interest me but, being an American, the focus is generally on the US’ involvement and, in the case of WWII, Germany, and not much else. So, I thought it’d be interesting to see another side of what happened. I hope it’s good, too. Thanks for stopping by!


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