Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday in which bloggers can ramble on about the books they received/bought/stole over a given week. It’s also an excuse for me to post objectionable pictures that have nothing else to do with the content of my blog (see above for item 1 of State's Evidence). Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Martha at Martha’sBookshelf. Pop on over and check out the fun if you get a chance.
As for me, I’m out of the country for three weeks and still manage to sock away the books. Well, not me, exactly. My wife, to be precise. She had to field the deliveries in my stead. But even though I haven’t been able to touch them with my grubby mitts, I’m still counting them. I gotta have something to post about, right?
This week I got two physical ARCs from the Librarything Early Reviewers program. I love those people. I should bake them a cake… or have my wife bake them a cake. Same difference, right? Whatever. She bakes way better than I do anyway. Never mind all that, though. We’ve got books to talk about.
Viva La Madness by J.J. Connolly – J.J. Connolly’s previous book, Layer Cake, has the dubious honor of being one of the most shoplifted books in
history. It makes a certain kind of
sense, given that the book is called a “ UK
gangster story.” Kind of apropos timing,
really. Of course, I haven’t read the
prior book, but I get the feeling that it’ll be something like the Guy Richie
film Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. At least, I’m hoping it is. ‘Cos that movie in book form would rock my
face off. London
So now that I’ve shown you mine, it’s time to show me yours. What was in your mailbox this week?