Monday, February 18, 2013

Mailbox Monday - February 18, 2012

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 Audra at Unabridged Chick.

--- The Books ---

Gated by Matt Drabble – There really are too many good books out there.  It’s not fair.  We can’t read them all, and they keep on piling up in our in-box  Take, Gated by Matt Drabble for instance.  This one is a horror tale about couple from the United Kingdom who loses their unborn child in a horrible car accident.  They move to the U.S. to escape all the memories, settling in a gated community called Eden Gardens that promises to be “Heaven on Earth, But Twice as Nice.”  They soon find they are pregnant once again, completing the circle of their perfect lives… but there’s trouble in paradise.  The neighbors’ stares are too intense, and everyone seems a little too interested in their good news.  Eventually it becomes clear that they really should have read the fine print when they signed their lease.  Take a gander at the author’s web page for a peak at his bio and to see his other work.

Reality Check by Eric GarrisonWhen a quantum supercomputer's "reality simulator" program causes temporary insanity in its beta-testers, Lee Green rolls up his sleeves and dives into a virtual world to debug the problem. He finds alternate versions of his friends in that mad science reality, their lives and relationships very different from those in the "real" world. Quantum entanglements become romantic entanglements as he meets his love again in each new dimension.  Lee must save these other lives, decide which destiny is truly his, and what he's willing to sacrifice to get there.  For more information about the author and his other work, check him out at

Goldenland Past Dark by Chandler Klang Smith – I’m not sure what to call this book’s genre... I dunno, is “weird” a genre?  I guess it is when you’re talking about a title from ChiZine Publications.  Here’s how the story goes.  There’s this traveling circus run by a ringmaster called Dr. Show.  He and his circus are being hunted by a malicious stranger, so he scraps his itinerary and takes his troop off the beaten path through back roads and abandoned carnivals trying to elude the menace.  With ticket sales plunging, the circus’ hopes fall upon their star entertainer, a 16-year-old hunchback clown who performs the surreal performances that come to him in his dreams.  As Dr. Show, the clown savant, and the rest of the motley band of circus performers struggle on, elements of their bizarre pasts come to the surface and things begin to unravel.

And now that we’ve shown you ours, it’s time to show us yours.  What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. It is difficult to decide on what books to read. There are so many good ones. Enjoy!

  2. Gated caught my eye, enjoy! your books.

  3. You're right, theres so many good books, and so little time. Gated sounds right up my alley. Happy reading!

  4. Jonathan, Do not drink the DRM Kool-Aid. There are dozens of sites telling you how to bypass DRM and there are reputable people that will tell you what they are. (Unrelated to this post I know, but I am not too sure how to reply to you.) Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I enjoy your visits and your voice.

    I did receive a book in my mailbox last week and am struggling with it since I agreed to review, but so not my genre. True crime. Difficult.

    1. But see, the problem is that I'm a public figure now. A "famous book blogger," right? You said it yourself. I have a higher standard to maintain now. :)

      I kid, of course. DRM doesn't piss me off that much these days, mostly because I get almost all of my books for free, so what the hell do I care if I can't be a scurvy e-pirate? I'm in like Flynn regardless.

      And yeah--true crime can be a bit iffy for me, too. Depends on how it's presented, really. It can get real boring real quick if not handled the right way.

  5. I hope all three prove to be good reads, including the "weird" genre one. Have a good reading week!

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  7. Don't know of these books....ENJOY!!!

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