MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: MAILBOX & WHAT ARE YOU READING? — OCT. 17

Reading Corner

Every week, I say the same thing to myself:  I can’t believe it’s Monday again!

But in a good way.  Unlike the days when I went out of my home to work, Mondays are good.  I like the feeling of accomplishment, when reviewing what I’ve done in the past week.  And I love the clean slate of looking ahead to more exciting reads.

Mailbox Monday is hosted through October by Savvy Verse & Wit.

Sheila, at Book Journey, leads the It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? meme.

MAILBOX MONDAY:

I received NO BOOKS in the mail.  But I downloaded something for Sparky, my Kindle.

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan, is a book I’ve been noticing, and considering my foray into more Margaret Atwood books, this continues that journey.

‘Hillary Jordan channels Nathaniel Hawthorne by way of Margaret Atwood in this fast-paced, dystopian thriller. Unputdownable’Valerie Martin, author of The Confessions of Edward Day‘Not only one of the best books of the year, but it’s everything the dystopian genre was made for . . . An instant classic for the 21st century’Publisher’s WeeklyPRAISE FOR HILLARY JORDAN:‘Hillary Jordan writes with the force of a Delta storm’Barbara Kingsolver‘Jordan’s tautly structured debut . . . confronts disturbing truths about America’s past with a directness and a freshness of approach that recalls Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.’The Times‘The winner of Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for a novel ‘promoting social responsibility,’ Hillary Jordan is happily a writer who puts her duty to entertain first’ The Independent…

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WHAT ARE YOU READING?

It’s been a typical October week, with briskness in the air, a new reading corner for me that allows the breeze to drift over me, and a few great books.

Here’s what’s been happening on the blogs:

DANGEROUS CHOICES: AN EXCERPT

HUMP DAY POTPOURRI

FINDING MY MUSE

WEEKEND THOUGHTS FROM THE INTERIOR

INTERRUPTIONS & RECONNECTIONS – AN EXCERPT

Review:  The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing

Review:  Still Missing, by Beth Gutcheon

Review:  Tall Pine Polka, by Lorna Landvik

What’s Up Next?

1.  Weekend Warriors, by Fern Michaels

2.  Payback, by Fern Michaels

3.  Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, by Helen Fielding

4.  Dumpster Dying, by Lesley A. Diehl

Still Reading:  Janeology, by Karen Harrington


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So that’s my week!  Hope you’ll come on over and share yours.

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58 thoughts on “MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: MAILBOX & WHAT ARE YOU READING? — OCT. 17

  1. Interesting list of books. I read The Summer Before the Dark many years ago and remember thinking it was wonderful at the time. Have to admit, I remember it only vaguely now. I’ll have to take a look at your review.

    Happy reading this week!

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    • Thanks for visiting, Joy. I have a similar problem remembering details of books I read years ago. Unless they’re books that I read over and over as a kid, like Little Women. Reviewing them helps, which is why I’m glad to be doing that these days.

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    • Kathy, the excitement of receiving new books is muted by the fact that it’ll be a few weeks before I can read it! Due to other books ahead of the new ones….but I don’t think I’ll wait long! Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your week.

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  2. I love Mondays for the most part too. I get the house to myself, except for my third shifter son who is sleeping. It’s peaceful and I get to peruse book blogs all morning! I have heard good things about When She Woke! I’ll be curious to see what you think of it.

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  3. I noticed on your sidebar that the Wierd Sisters is a 2011 favorite. I just picked it up on audio knowing nothing about it. I’m glad I picked a winner!

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  4. What a great selection! Janeology looks interesting. And you must be on a Fern Michaels kick – two in one week. I’ve been reading and enjoying books in the dystopia genre. I’ll be interested in your thoughts on When She Woke. I hope you’re having a good week.

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