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Mailbox Monday (62)

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!  It's time for another Mailbox Monday post!

I received a little over $9 in the Apple settlement to use for Nook books so I'm carefully and slowly rationing it out.  Barnes & Noble had a few really great deals that I couldn't resist so I had to pick up a couple books with some of the settlement money.

Purchased (for Nook):

This book is the sequel to The Kommandant's Girl, which I loved, so I couldn't resist that it was only 99 cents!  I've been really into reading about World War II since I took a class on the Holocaust this spring so I'm really looking forward to this one.

This book sounds absolutely fascinating.  I recently picked up a documentary about this woman's mother which I'm eager to watch.  It will be interesting to hear the stories of both mother and daughter and how they come to grips with their heritage.
What books did you pick up this week?


  1. The Teege book does sound interesting!

  2. Both of these books sound superb. Love the cover art for The Diplomat's Wife.

  3. Both of those books look great to me. I hope you love them!

  4. The Diplomat's Wife looks very interesting. I have enjoyed many WWII novels like this one. Hope you love your new books!

  5. I'm curious about both books, and The Diplomat's Wife is definitely going on my list. Enjoy! And I loved that settlement, too; I spent it all within the week.


  6. The Teege book really sounds good. The question of what makes us who we we define our identity and how much of that is biology.


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