2010: Mailbox Monday – Not Unexpected

Is anyone surprised by the book that was in my mailbox last week?

mockingjay

I originally determined that Mockingjay was going to have to wait until I finished my book club read for next Tuesday, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. That didn’t last long, because I quickly discovered that August is absolutely not the right time for me to try reading a classic written in 1722.  I just don’t have the concentration required to parse the language. So, I have failed in my book club duties and have started Mockingjay.

But I’m savoring it!  I’m limiting my reading to bedtime only, so I’m only on chapter 6 despite starting it on Friday.  I have been skillfully avoiding all spoilers, and that’s harder than you think!  Thank you to all you other book bloggers who have so kindly labeled your reviews according to whether there are spoilers or not.  Though, to be safe, I’m mostly avoiding all reviews of the book for the time being.

Was Mockingjay in your mailbox too?  Did it have company?

Mailbox Monday is hosted during the month of August by Chick Loves Lit.

8 thoughts on “2010: Mailbox Monday – Not Unexpected

  • August 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm
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    I bought Mockingjay for Carl last week. He said the second half is unputdownable!

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  • August 30, 2010 at 5:21 pm
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    Mockingjay was not in my mailbox. I have not read any of the series…yet. Don’t throw stones. I put it on my wish list…today. I have seen so many praises for the series I think I have to read them!

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  • August 30, 2010 at 6:13 pm
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    Mockingjay was in my mailbox too! I haven’t started the series yet, but can’t wait to get the time to!

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  • August 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm
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    hahaha… I found your post fun~
    **That didn’t last long, because I quickly discovered that August is absolutely not the right time for me to try reading a classic written in 1722. I just don’t have the concentration required to parse the language. So, I have failed in my book club duties and have started Mockingjay.** – had me smiling!
    ahh the temptation 🙂

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  • August 31, 2010 at 8:49 am
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    Your self control amazes me! I spent this past Saturday holed up in bed for hours tearing through it. I had to keep reminding myself to slow down so I wouldn’t miss anything!

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    • August 31, 2010 at 8:50 am
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      Oh, and I forgot to mention that I did not finish the past two books for my book club, so don’t feel bad!

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