Monday, November 1, 2010

Mailbox Monday & It's Monday What Are You Reading?


Knitting and Sundries will be hosting Mailbox Monday in November. “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." Here are 3 books I received recently in the mail. Can't wait to get to them! Click each picture to read about the book.
Mailbox Monday Info from its creator.




This is an ARC of a YA novel that I will be reading for a discussion group at Barnes and Noble.





I was browsing and ran across this book. It is set in the 40s in Hollywood and Montana. I like stories from this time period and it sounded like it would be a good read.







I've read several books by Barb and J.C. Hendee and enjoyed them so I thought I'd try this one out.







It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. This Meme is sponsored by Book Journey. It's fun so join us!


I am listening to:

The Charlemagne Pursuit
In bestseller Berry's fourth thriller to feature ex–Justice Department agent Cotton Malone (after The Venetian Betrayal), Malone embarks on a search for answers about his father, Capt. Forrest Malone, after learning that instead of dying in 1971 in a nuclear sub accident in the North Atlantic, his father actually died while on a secret submarine mission to the Antarctic. Meanwhile, bad guy Adm. Langford Ramsey schemes to become the next ranking officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The two story lines merge as a group led by Malone races to Antarctica, where they find a strange underground city belonging to the Aryans, an advanced race who inhabited the earth at the dawn of our own civilization.

I am reading:

Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.
Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin
Rich period detail supersedes suspense in Franklin’s second historical novel to feature twelfth-century forensic investigator Adelia Aguilar. A graduate of the Salerno School of Medicine, Adelia is one of the few female doctors of her era. But her professional efforts are often thwarted by those who believe her to be a witch. King Henry II isn’t one of them. When Glastonbury Abbey, one of England’s holiest sites, is burned to the ground, Henry summons the “Mistress of the Art of Death” to identify two skeletons found among the rubble. Could they be the bodies of the legendary King Arthur and his Lady Guinevere? King Henry hopes so.

5 comments:

heather said...

I like Sandra Dallas. I haven't read that one yet. I'll have to find it.

Nise' said...

I like Sandra Dallas too and will check out this book.

Mary said...

Me too - the Sandra Dallas book. Love the title and will look for it!

Teddyree said...

I like the sound of Vixen and Grave Goods, looking forward to your thoughts. Have a great week and happy reading :)

jewelknits said...

What a great lot of books! AND the kitty cat pic totally rocks! Enjoy all the reads!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries