Welcome to another Monday from the Interior, in which we share about the books we received in the mail (or bought), and talk about our bookish week, past and future.
For April, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Cindy’s Love of Books.
Sheila, at Book Journey, brings us What Are You Reading?
This week’s mailbox was of my own making. I downloaded a book I found on someone’s mailbox last week…and found the other one in the bookstore.
Here they are!
1. Rain (e-book), by Leigh K. Cunningham
Winner, Literary Fiction category, 2011 Indie Excellence Awards.
Silver medalist, 2011 Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY), Regional Fiction: Australia/New Zealand.
Set in provincial Australia in the early sixties, Rain is a multigenerational family saga that chronicles the lives of three generations of the Wallin sawmilling dynasty. It explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, men and women: the sacrifices, compromises, and patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations.
In a journey that spans four decades and crosses the globe, Rain is an epic tale of the choices and consequences that comprise one family’s history. By turn dark and amusing, Rain delivers an emotionally charged revelation about love, loss, guilt, self-discovery and redemption. The enduring question of family bonds, escapable or not, divides, conquers, and triumphs.
2. The Witness, by Nora Roberts
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems—and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail’s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something—and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.
With a quirky, unforgettable heroine and a pulse-pounding plotline, Nora Roberts presents a riveting new read that cements her place as today’s most reliably entertaining thriller
author—and will leave people hungering for more.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
Welcome to another Monday in which we explore the previous week, while taking a look at the upcoming one. We get to visit other blogs and find books that will go on our wish lists.
Some of you may have joined in on the Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, so you’re probably pretty tired right now. I know I am!
I fizzled out before it was even over, but I feel like I accomplished enough….
Here are some books read and/or started:
1. Heiress without a Cause, by Sara Ramsey (Read the final 209 pages)
2. The Return of Edgar Cayce, by C. Terry Cline, Jr. (Read whole book – 160 pages)
3. The Accidental, by Ali Smith (still reading it! Have read 60 pages so far)
So, to sum up: I finished two books and started another, for a total of 429 pages in 7.5 hours.
As for the rest of the week, I did some major blogging, with too many posts to list, so here are some highlights:
Check out my Fourth Blogoversary Giveaway over at Story Corner, where there are some ARCs, among others, on the list.
Then I posted about Yvonne’s Socrates’s Cozy Mystery Giveaway - ending tomorrow! So hurry!!
At my writing blog Forest Journey: Where the Journey Sometimes Takes Us shines a light on the writer’s life, along with an excerpt from my novel Embrace the Whirlwind.
Along the same lines, here is Where Does Creativity Happen?
Review: Come Home, by Lisa Scottoline
Review: On Their Own, by Martha Shirk, et. al
Review: Mimosas, Mischief, & Murder (e-book) - by Sara Rosett
What’s Up Next? (Click titles/covers for more info)
1. The Accidental, by Ali Smith (I’ve already started this one – from my TBR stacks)
2. The Beginner’s Goodbye, by Anne Tyler
3. The Good Life, by Jay McInerney (from the TBR stacks)
4. Love in a Nutshell (e-book) - Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
And that’s my week! What did yours look like?