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. Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Jennifer Donovan at 5 Minutes For Books.
This week I only got one book, and that was an audio book from the library. It’s for the best, though. Like I always say, I’ve got way more books than I can reasonably read. On the other hand, this lib’ary monstrosity of mine isn’t going to help me get through my to-read stack. More on that below.
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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – Oh my Gawd, why didn’t anyone tell me this thing was so long? I’m not scared of long books, mind you, it’s just I’ve never seen an audio book that was twenty-freakin’-eight CDs long. I’m on disc 3. Of 28. Yeah, definitely going to have to renew this bad boy… maybe twice. So what’s the story behind this epoch of a read? Well, as everyone knows, A Game of Thrones is about as popular with the nerds these days as Ryan Lochte is with the ladies. I had to find out for myself what it was that had gotten all my nerdy-brethren salivating so much. So far, so good. It’s an understated, gritty, and extremely thoughtful, but at the moment, I’m still waiting to be blown away.
And now that I’ve showed you mine, it’s time to show me yours. What did you get in your mailbox this week?