Mailbox Mondays: The Mid-May Edition


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

I’ve rejected review requests left, right. and center this month. I am in the middle of a terrible reading slump (not really reflected in my blog, as I have reviews queued up consistently), but it’s been an awful slog just trying to complete the books I am reading, and I am seriously thinking of just giving up on them and trying something I’m more in the mood for. I hate to accept review copies when I am in a slump just because it’s just impossible for me to give an honest opinion when I am not in the mood.

So, yes, I haven’t been accepting any review copies, but if someone offers me a Toni Morrison (in hard cover that too), there’s just no way I am going to say no.

So here are the only two review books that I got this month.

I got God Help the Child by Toni Morrison, and I am really looking forward to it. I also accepted The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson (not my favorite author), when I realized this was his début novel, and that it received an Edgar award. So, I am quite curious about that one, although I am keeping my expectations on the realistic side.

So these are the only two books I got this month. What books have you received? What are you looking forward to reading? And how on earth do bloggers manage review copies when in the middle of a slump? I’d really love some tips.

  • Leslie

    I’ve read a few Patterson books but haven’t heard of that one either. When I get into a reading slump it’s usually because I don’t want to sit and read or find it hard to concentrate. When that happens I switch to audio books. Actually it’s happening right now!

    • Nishita

      @disqus_i6yD8dkxUt:disqus Haha, I got a book that no one seems to have heard of. This is not doing my reading slump any good 😀 😀

  • I have gotten so many books in the mail this month! Cause it’s my birthday month! And I have also been asking for toooo many review copies — there are just so many amazing books coming out this summer.

    • Nishita

      @readingtheend:disqus Happy birthday month! What books are you getting?

  • My mom was less than thrilled with the first of Patterson’s books, but it did win an award

    • Nishita

      @savvyversewit:disqus I am curious about it. I never would have thought of any Patterson book as an award winner of any sort.

  • I don’t know the Patterson book.

    God Save The Child looks very good.

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  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    I’ve never heard of that Patterson book. I bet God Save the Child is fantastic!

    • Nishita

      @bermudaonion_kathy:disqus It’s not a good sign that people don’t seem to have heard of this Patterson book 🙁

  • Jo @ BLBookReviews

    I find reading something out of my comfort zone often helps budge a slump – good luck.

  • dreamzandclouds

    i am suffering from reading slump too :/ As a result have cut down on accepting review copies of books. i have so many reviews pending and so many self-bought books to finish reading, sigh!

  • Wanton Ruminating

    P.S. – I absolutely understand when you talk about being in a slump with books to review. The result is almost always a sad mess. Btw, was in a Swaroski store this weekend and thought of your wonderful purchases. They really have some cute stuff. They had pink heart shaped ear studs for God’s sake! Oh to be 16 again 😉

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus haha, yeah, I saw those studs too. Pretty cute 🙂

  • Wanton Ruminating

    Toni Morrison would be my choice too since it seems it is unbelievable that I haven’t read ‘Beloved’ which comes up in every single must-read list to date. As for James Patterson – it was a tough decision I know with the list we had but since this would be your first JP in the past few months, I think you will be fine 🙂

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus Yeah, the list this time was not that interesting. These seemed the best of the lot. What did you pick?

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