Sunday, November 21, 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 the books I received in the mail last week.

Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards
The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn’t be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan’s life. This gentle creature—malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection—had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan’s paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living.
An elegant and often heartbreaking tale filled with animal characters as complicated and lively as their human counterparts, this is an inspiring story of courage and hope and the ways in which all love—even an animal’s—has the power to heal.

Tomb With a View by Casey Daniels
Cemeteries come alive for amateur sleuth/reluctant medium Pepper Martin. Cleveland's Garden View Cemetery is hosting a James A. Garfield commemoration. For tour guide and reluctant medium Pepper Martin this means that's he'll surely be hearing from the dead president himself. And when she's assigned to help plan the event with know-it-all volunteer and Garfield fanatic Marjorie Klinker, she'll wish Marjorie were dead...too bad someone beats Pepper to it.

Dancing on the Head of a Pin by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Still mourning the loss of his wife, fallen angel Remy Chandler has immersed himself in investigating dangerous supernatural cases. His latest: the theft of a cache of ancient weaponry stolen from a collector who deals in antiquities of a dark and dubious nature.

Armadillos & Old Lace by Kinky Friedman
Little old ladies are dropping dead at an alarming rate in the vicinity of the family's ranch/summer camp in Texas, and Kinky is asked to investigate. A faded photograph of ten pretty girls is just the clue he needs to unravel a devious scheme of revenge for personal wrongs and social snubs.

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 hosted by Book Journey.

I am reading:
Tell Me Where It Hurts by Dr. Nick Trout
"A Day Of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life As An Animal Surgeon.

Blood Memories by Barb Hendee
Eleisha Clevon has the face of a teen angel, but she is no angel. Unlike most vampires, she doesn't like to kill, but self-preservation comes first.

I'm listening to:
The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
The first in a stunning new series, The Cousins’ War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of the Wars of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this extraordinary family drama to vivid life through its women – beginning with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

15 comments:

Aisle B said...

First off... love that kitty in the mailbox! Too cute!

Nice selection of books here and wow you're listening to the audio book of the White Queen. How goes it so far....

Enjoy the reads :)

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Mary said...

Your mailbox books (all new to me) look good!

Jennifer said...

I will be rereading The White Queen soon. Enjoy your new books. Most are new to me.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

OOH how is The White Queen on audio? I would love to do that - seems like I am just not getting to the book even though it has been on my shelf for months!

Mystica said...

We had an actual murder in Sri Lanka decades ago which was dubbed by the media as Arsenic and Old Lace!

Enjoy your reading.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I loved Chosen By a Horse - a very touching story.Enjoy

I got a few as well: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/11/mailbox-monday-november-22nd-2010.html

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Cracking up at Armadillos & Old Lace! I hadn't heard of this one but I love to throw back to Arsenic & Old Lace! I have a manuscript with a literary agent right now "Death by Chocolate" which is also a take on Arsenic & Old Lace. Too funny! Now, I must find that Armadillo book!

bermudaonion said...

All of the books in your mailbox are new to me. Happy reading!

Jan von Harz said...

You got some interesting books this week and are reading some intriguing titles. I have heard White Queen is excellent. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great week.

jewelknits said...

Chosen by a Horse sounds like a tear-jerker (at least for me; I hate the thought of people or animals being abused). The White Queen is definitely high on my wishlist; I hope you're enjoying the 'listen'! Enjoy all of the new arrivals!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm intrigued by Armadillos and Old Lace...sounds like a fun mystery.

Have a great week, and here's my Monday:

http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-nov-22/

diaryofaneccentric said...

Haven't heard of any of your new books, so I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts. Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

These titles are all new to me. That is what I love about Mondays. I always find more titles to add to my wish list. Enjoy them all!

BLHmistress said...

Blood Memories definitely a must on my tbr list from the summary . Hope you have a great week and Happy Reading.

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Sugarbeat said...

"Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." I love that comment....how true! I go from blog to blog with a pen and piece of paper by my side! Last week my husband destroyed the piece of paper because he is quite certain I don't need any more books! *grin* Have a look at my Christmasy list. http://www.sugarbeatsbooks.com/