Welcome to our Monday Memes, in which we showcase books received in the mail and our reading & blogging activities.
Mailbox Monday is hosted by Mari Reads.
What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey.
I sort of got carried away, again, partially because of that whole “preordering” phenomenon. Two books were review books, and the rest of my seven were the result of my greed…LOL
1. The Long Journey Home (memoir), by Margaret Robison (Amazon Vine)
2. The Midwife’s Confession, by Diane Chamberlain
3. 44 Charles Street, by Danielle Steel (came to me by mistake from my book club!).
4. Still Missing, by Beth Gutcheon (author of last week’s Domestic Pleasures).
5. Out of Balance, by Angela Lam Turpin (review book)
Then I received two e-books preordered from Amazon:
6. The Year We Left Home, by Jean Thompson
7. Exposure, by Theresa Fowler
That’s it for this week! Whew, my stacks are growing faster than I can reduce them!
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
This past week yielded a lively mix of books, and I enjoyed every one of them.
But first…in case you missed these blog posts:
Books Read and Reviewed-Click Titles for Reviews:
1. Tapestry of Love, by Rosy Thornton
2. Domestic Pleasures, by Beth Gutcheon
3. I’ll Walk Alone, by Mary Higgins Clark
4. Getting to Happy, by Terry McMillan
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
What’s Up Next?
1. The Ghost of Greenwich Village, by Lorna Graham (Amazon Vine)
“The Ghost of Greenwich Village is a beautifully written love story. It’s a tribute to people and places, past and present, real and imagined. But it’s also a fascinating peek inside the world of morning news, and a fast-paced adventure of a single girl in New York City (complete with fabulous closet). While reading it, I wanted to bury myself in a really comfy chair and silence the phone so no one could disturb me until I’d devoured the last page.”
— Paulina Porizkova, author of A Model Summer
2. I’m Over All That (memoir), by Shirley MacLaine
An unabashed seeker of truth and unrepentant free spirit, Shirley looks squarely at a world that can irritate, confuse, and provoke her, but that can also delight her with its beauty, humor, and future promise. Reading I’m Over All That will make you feel you have been reunited with an old friend who tells it like it is but never takes herself too seriously.
Shirley MacLaine may be over all that, but this irresistible book ensures that we will never get over her.
3. Lake of Dreams (e-book), by Kim Edwards
When Lucy Jarrett returns to her childhood home in Lake of Dreams, N.Y., she learns that her brother, Blake, who’s gone into the family business, and his girlfriend hope to drain a controversial marsh to construct a high-end property. Meanwhile, Lucy, who remains haunted by her father’s death in a fishing accident years earlier, reconnects with her first boyfriend, Keegan Fall, now a successful glass artist. But when she sees something familiar in the pattern of one of his pieces, and discovers a hidden note in her childhood home, Lucy finally digs into her family’s mysterious past. Unfortunately, the lazy expository handling of information mutes the intrigue, and readers will see the reignited spark between Keegan and Lucy coming for miles. All loose ends eventually come together with formulaic ease to rock the family boat. Edwards is at her best when highlighting the strain between her characters. (Jan.)
So that’s it for this week. I decided to scale down my list, since I tend to have one left over as I begin each new week!
So what are the rest of you planning? I hope you’ll stop by and share some tidbits.