Sunday, December 13, 2009

What Are You Reading & Mailbox Monday


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.

I will be reading :
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

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?



15 comments:

Mary said...

I'm reading Shadow of the Wind with a group right now. We "meet" 2x/week and give our impressions of specific chapters. It's a different way to read but I'm enjoying it with this particular book.

Enjoy your new books. I want to read Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

J. Kaye said...

Not a fan of SciFi, but I really wanna read Cherie Priest's book!

bermudaonion said...

Those both look terrific! Enjoy!

Teddyree said...

Nice line-up of books Sharon, happy reading :-)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet sounds like a wonderful read, looking forward to your thoughts on that one!

Kristen said...

A good week last week. I've heard good things about Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Alayne said...

Nice books there, I want Boneshaker. Looks so good. Here's my mailbox!

Serena said...

I'll be reading hotel for a book tour next month...Happy reading

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, the "Hotel on the Corner..." sounds fabulous!

My books are here:

http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2009/12/mailbox-monday_14.html

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

An interesting list of books you have.
How did you like Dog Days? It looks interesting.

MarceJ said...

You have some good reading and listening ahead of you.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-are-you-reading-do-you-read-more.html

inthehammockblog said...

I really want to read the Boneshaker!

Laughing Stars said...

These look great. I LOVE Tony Hillerman.

Bluestocking said...

You got some good ones! Thanks for visiting!

Joy said...

Those look like two good books. Have a great week!

GFDesignz said...

A Great and Terrible Beauty is on my wish list! I love your little kitty in the box! Where is my books he says! lol