What Are You Reading & Mailbox Monday
It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.
Feel free to pile on a little extra.If you'd like to join in this weekly event, please go to J. Kaye's and leave a link. That way others can find it and join in.
Boneshaker (Sci Fi Essential Books) by Cherie Priest
This Week I'm listening to:
The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Last week I finished:
Dakota by Martha Grimes
Dog Days by John Levitt
Mailbox Monday 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. Mailbox Monday is hosted by The Printed Page.
I got these books this week from half.com :
From the book: In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940's - Keiko Okabe, whth whome he foraged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. After Keiko and her family were evacuated to the internment camps, she and Henry could only hope that their promise to each other would be kept. Now, forty years later, Henry explores the hotel's basement for the Okabe family's belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot even gegin to measure. His search will take him on a journey to revisit the sacrifices he has made for family, for love, for country.
Amazon Product Description:
It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?