This has been a wonderful holiday season, and I am grateful for the moments with family and friends. Check out my Sunday Salon post, to find our more about my week.
Nothing came in the mail this week, but I bought one book at Barnes & Noble, and ordered 2 e-books for my brand new Kindle!
1) I Remember Nothing, by Nora Epron (a print book)
Nora Ephron’s newest book takes a cool, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.
2) Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks (my first e-book!)
A blurb on Amazon:
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.
3) Rescue, by Anita Shreve (my second e-book)
A Snippet from Amazon:
Paramedic Pete Webster is worried sick about his daughter, Rowan, a high-school senior whom he has raised single-handedly ever since she was two. Rowan has adopted very untypical behavior, ignoring her studies and drinking heavily. It brings back bad memories of his ex-wife, Sheila. He pulled her from a car wreck while on the job and soon fell madly in love with her both for her beauty and her irreverent sense of humor. When she became pregnant, he married her though he was only 21. They were very happy until Sheila began drinking all day, every day. Now Pete is worried that their daughter believes she is doomed to repeat her mother’s mistakes; he decides to contact Sheila, whom he has not seen or heard from for 16 years. The prolific Shreve brings her customary care to this thoroughly absorbing, perfectly paced domestic drama. Alternating between the life-and-death scenarios Pete encounters on the job and the fraught family tension between father and daughter, Shreve pulls readers right into her story….
So that’s it for my Mailbox this week.
What Are You Reading?
Here’s what last week’s reading looks like….(Click titles for reviews)
1) The Other Family, by Joanna Trollope
2) Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas, by James Patterson
3) My Lost Daughter, by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
4) Room for Love, by Andrea Meyer
What’s Up Next?
1) Letting Go, by Nancy Kaiser, a book that has been on my TBRs for awhile…
Here’s a tidbit:
LETTING GO is the extraordinary story of a woman who retires with her husband to the mountains of North Carolina to build their dream retirement home. Just as she embarks on this fabulous new chapter in her life, her husband confesses, “I never wanted any of this… .” Follow her struggle to learn from and let go of the devastating feelings of betrayal, grief, anger, fear, and loneliness that engulf her after they separate and divorce….
2) The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, by Elinor Lipman
Whimsical, heartwarming, and engaging, Lipman tells the tale of the maladroit, socially inept, and very appealing Alice Thrift. Alice, an intern in a Boston hospital, hopes to one day perform plastic surgery on the poor and disenfranchised.…
3) Rescue, by Anita Shreve (I know, I just got it, but I’m dying to use my Kindle!)
So that’s it for this week. I have also been busily planning challenges; so far, I have signed up for four reading challenges, and another writing challenge.
What are you reading and doing this week? I hope you’ll stop by, and I also hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas.