Monday, June 21, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Oh my, my last Mailbox Monday post was in February! It has been a long, long time. This is an audiobook specific post. I have had a small stack of audiobooks show up since February and because it is Audiobook Week (hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books) I wanted to showcase the audiobooks that have come and landed in my TBL pile....To Be Listened!

On the bottom is On The Road by Jack Kerouac. This falls in the "classic I never read" category so while I am not overly excited about it, I am hoping it will be good once I get into it.

Next is The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris this was a win from Nely at All About N. I am excited about reading this one but still have Mitch Albom's newest ahead of it in the line-up. But, after that one, it's next!

Above that is Ken Follett's World Without End. His newer book, Pillars of the Earth has been in my TBR pile FOREVER, and I guess I am somewhat intimidated by it's size and by how much my friend loved it. (The same friend who loved Gilead that I thought was slow, slow, slow!) So I saw World Without End on the sale table and thought maybe listening to this one might jump start my reading the other one.

Next is You've Been Warned by James Patterson. Love his books on audio as evidenced here and here and here!

On top is I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Blcak Thoughts by Larry Wilmore. This one just sounded funny. I may be building up my expectations too high but I'm hoping Larry Wilmore is the black version of David Sedaris. I can hope!

Confession - not all came in the mail but I wanted to put them all together so I am brazenly flouting the rules. Please forgive me.

If you like audiobooks, I am giving away some that I liked, here.


DCMetroreader said...

Looks like a nice collection of audiobooks. The Road is on my someday to read list. Maybe I should try it in audio format too.

Kaye said...

You better warm up your ears, you got a lot of listening to do. Lol, happy "reading" or being read to in your case. Enjoy!

Staci said...

Looks like some great ones to listen to!! Enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

You've got several titles in there that look good to me. I'll be watching for your reviews of On the Road and I'd Rather We Get Casinos.

Mary said...

Nice list. I listened to The Unnamed - not sure I would have enjoyed reading it but really liked listening to the author read his book.
My (unsolicited) recommendation is to read Pillars of the Earth first. Really sets the story for the sequel (and I actually preferred Pillars over WWE).

Lisa said...

Looks like you get some good ones this week. looks like a good sentence from the dark too ;) by lining them up like that

Here's mine

Alayne said...

I need to read Follett soon. Enjoy your new books! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Suko said...

You have a good mix of books here. I think you'll enjoy On The Road. :-)

Here's a peek at my "mailbox":

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

You have some great audio books there this week! I hope you enjoy them all!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I read You've Been Warned awhile ago...I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

On the Road is one I've been wanting to read. My sons enjoyed it.

Here's my MM:

Rose City Reader said...

I love audio books. What a great stack! And to have your own means not having to meet the library due date!

Booksnyc said...

I am listening to the Unnamed now and it is amazing! It is read by the author and I am loving it!