MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: A NEW YEAR & NEW CHALLENGES — MAILBOX MONDAY & WHAT ARE YOU READING? — JAN. 7

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Welcome to another week of bookish fun.  Join in with those who celebrate Mailbox Monday, hosted in January by Lori’s Reading Corner; and What Are You Reading?, hosted by Book Journey.

MAILBOX MONDAY:

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This week, I received a book I preordered from Amazon and a free e-book from an author I know.

1.  After the Rain, by Karen White

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From “one of the best new writers on the scene today” (The Huffington Post) comes the sequel to Falling Home, a novel set in the picaresque town of Walton, Georgia, where one woman is about to discover that the best journey is the one that brings you home.…

Freelance photographer Suzanne Paris has been on her own since she was fourteen—and she has no intention of settling down, especially not in a tiny town like Walton, Georgia. She’s here to hide out for a little while, not to form connections. Her survival depends on her ability to slip in and out of people’s lives, on never staying in one place for too long.

But no one in Walton plans on making things easy for Suzanne. For one thing, it’s a town where everyone knows everyone else—and they all seem intent on making Suzanne feel right at home. For another, Suzanne can’t help but feel drawn to this tight-knit community—or to the town’s mayor, Joe Warner, and his six kids. But Suzanne can’t afford to stick around, even if she’s finally found a place where she belongs. Because someone is looking for her—someone who won’t stop until her life is destroyed…

2.  The Devil’s Foothold, by Marilyn Meredith

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Resident Deputy Jessica McGuire’s day starts much the same as usual, but when she jogs by the old family cemetery she discovers the grave of a baby had been dug up and the skeleton missing. It wasn’t much later when Pastor David Tanner reports the theft of a hand-carved redwood cross from his church. Next a baby goat is reported stolen and one of the pastor’s cows discovered mutilated in the field. Jessica and Pastor David team up to investigate these strange occurrences. He is convinced Satan worshiping is going on in their town. Jessica isn’t sure until she discovers a hooded and robed group meeting in the woods who flee upon her arrival. She knows she needs to get to the bottom of things before what’s going on escalates into something worse. Or has it already?

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WHAT ARE YOU READING?

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Welcome to another bookish week:  a time to share our reading, blogging, and life adventures, and a time to enjoy our community of book bloggers.  Since this is our first Monday reading post for the New Year, I’m sure many of you are full of enthusiasm for what you’re planning.  So I hope you’ll come on by and chat!

By now, most of you have already joined some reading challenges and written posts to wrap up 2012.  You may have also made some resolutions for the New Year.  Most of my blogging activity this week has been about those very topics.

On the Blogs:

Monday Potpourri:  The New Year’s Eve Edition

Happy New Year!  Ignite Your Connections

Welcome to 2013:  A New Look & New Adventures

The Month & Year in Review:  Wrapping Up

Come Visit My Reading Room:  December Bookshelf Clearing

Serendipitous Resolutions:  Booking Through Thursday

I Have a Story to Tell (An excerpt)

Sunday Potpourri:  Lost in Books

Reading/Reviews – Click Titles for Reviews:

Potboiler, by Jesse Kellerman

Ragdoll Redeemed, by Dawn Novotny

Deep Connections, by Rebecca Graf (Review will be posted during blog tour on 2/6/13 @ Rainy Days & Mondays)

There Was an Old Woman, by Hallie Ephron

What’s Up Next? (Click Titles/Covers for More Info)

1.  A Thousand Pardons, by Jonathan Dee (Amazon Vine review)

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2.  Elly in Bloom (e-book), by Colleen Oakes (review book)

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3.  Don’t Let Me Die in a Motel 6 (e-bo0k), by Amy Wolf (review book)

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And that’s my week….unless I finish all of these, in which case, I have stacks and stacks of waiting books.  What about the rest of you?

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61 thoughts on “MONDAY FROM THE INTERIOR: A NEW YEAR & NEW CHALLENGES — MAILBOX MONDAY & WHAT ARE YOU READING? — JAN. 7

    • I love that cover, too, Sam; there’s another one out there, but that one’s my favorite. My book is on Sparky, however, so I never get to see the cover…sigh. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week.

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    • I’m starting Elly next; just finished A Thousand Pardons. I probably won’t get around to the Karen White book until I knock some books off the TBR…lol. Thanks for visiting, Nise, and have a great week.

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    • Oh, yes, Fran; if we want, we can do one every day. I try to do other kinds of posts, too, which isn’t that hard, since I have eleven blogs and alternate…lol. Yes, I’m the crazy Blog Lady.

      Thanks for visiting; I love that bookish chair, too. Found it on Pinterest.

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  1. After the Rain looks really good. I think you enjoyed Potboiler more than I did, I wasn’t so keen on the odd turn the book took.

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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