Welcome to our Monday memes, in which we celebrate our reading, blogging, and the lives we lead.
Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by Rose City Reader.
What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey.
First off, I’d like to point you toward my Sunday Salon post, where I’ve talked about last week’s blog and life activities.
In the mail, I received a book I ordered from Amazon.
Where Angels Fear, by Sunny Frazier, is a sequel to her Fools Rush In mystery.
Here’s a blurb from Amazon:
Set in the Central Valley of California, author Sunny Frazier once again explores the rich agricultural region, rural law enforcement and crimes shrouded by Tule fog in this sequel to FOOLS RUSH IN. Amateur astrologer Christy Bristol finds herself on the fringes of Kearny society and a members-only sex club as she reluctantly takes on a missing person case. A prominent business man has disappeared and his wife cannot go to the authorities. Armed with only a prescription bottle and matchbook as clues, the young woman must face the Knights of Sensani and her own sexual limitations.
I enjoyed the first Christy Bristol mystery, so I can’t wait to start this one!
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
Last week, I finished three books.
Books Read & Reviewed – Click Titles for Reviews:
1) Safe Haven (e-book) – Nicholas Sparks
2) Free Fall – Fern Michaels
3) Sundays at Tiffany’s – James Patterson, et. al.
This Week’s Stack:
1) Made in the USA – Billie Letts
After the sudden death of Floy, her father’s 300-pound girlfriend, 15-year-old Lutie McFee flees Spearfish, SD, with her 11-year-old brother, Fate. With only an apartment address to guide them, the siblings head toward Las Vegas in Floy’s Pontiac, in search of the father they haven’t seen or heard from in a year….
2) Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life – Stephanie Staal
When Stephanie Staal first read The Feminine Mystique in college, she found it “a mildly interesting relic from another era.” But more than a decade later, as a married stay-at-home mom in the suburbs, Staal rediscovered Betty Friedan’s classic work—and was surprised how much she identified with the laments and misgivings of 1950s housewives. She set out on a quest: to reenroll at Barnard and re-read the great books she had first encountered as an undergrad….
3) Final Payments – Mary Gordon
When Isabel Moore’s father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man. With all the patterns of her life suddenly rendered meaningless, she turns to childhood friends for support, gets a job, and becomes involved with two very different men. But just as her future begins to emerge, her past throws up a daunting challenge.
A moving story of self-reinvention, Final Payments is a timeless exploration of the nature of friendship, desire, guilt, and love….