Sunday, January 3, 2010

Monday: Musings/Mailbox/Whereabouts

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.
I received two books in my mailbox and bought one:

1) Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman

As a police officer arrives on the doorstep of Alisa Stewart's home, she fears that her only living son, Kurt, has been killed in the course of his dark lifestyle, living on the streets and using drugs. Her terror is calmed when she learns her son is only needed for an investigation into the beating death of a local dealer, and she's further assuaged when Kurt himself calls to say he is now in rehab. Latching onto this unexpected and desperately needed ray of hope, Alisa is deceived by her own optimism. As past secrets are revealed, she is forced to consider justice and mercy's conflicting demands. Though Kurt's struggle dominates the novel, Alisa faces additional personal crises— her husband threatens divorce and she's tempted by the possibility of an affair. The number of crises facing her is overwhelming and at times distracts from the power of the central conflict.

2) Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Pineiro

Mick Carrera is a mercenary and an expert at capturing elusive, clever prey. Yet the woman he’s hunting down is far from the vicious killer he’s been told to expect: Caterina is wounded, vulnerable, and a startling mystery of medical science. Even more, she’s a beautiful woman whose innocent sensuality tempts Mick to show her exactly how thrilling pleasure can be. The heat that builds between them is irresistible, but surrendering to it could kill them both . . . for a dangerous group is plotting its next move using Caterina as its deadly pawn.

3) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (Graphic Novel):

I bought it. I already own the novel. I wanted to check out the graphic version.

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I finished:

The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip M. Margolin
The Valentine Legacy by Catherine Coulter

I plan to read:

Anything that holds my interest

I posted reviews of:

The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip M. Margolin

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With the New Year here already, do you have any reading resolutions or goals (challenges aside) for 2010? Perhaps a new author? Genre? Want to read more non-fiction? Write more reviews?

In 2009 I had planned to read 100+ books and I managed to read 154 books. This year too, my goal is to read 150+ books. I wish to read a lot of crime fiction and want to explore new authors in that arena. I plan to read some of the classics and more of travelogues. I hardly ever read sci-fi. I think I will go for that too. And yes, I will try to keep up with my reviews. I am lagging behind as of now.

20 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

I got one book last week - a book on exercise and losing weight, perfect for after the holidays. Hope you'll visit my Sunday Salon weekly wrap-up.

bermudaonion said...

Leaving Yesterday looks interesting. I'll be watching for your review.

Diane said...

Leaving Yesterday sounds like a good one to me. I got a few last weeks, but their downstairs so I'll do a post later. Have a great day and enjoy your books.

Staci said...

I had no idea that there was a graphic novel for that Christie book!!!!! Your books look great...Enjoy

Bluestocking said...

How is the Agatha Christie as a graphic novel. Here is mine

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Leaving Yesterday sounds very good. I am putting it on my wishlist. Happy reading!

Mary said...

I hope you'll review them all!

Shon said...

Kathryn Cushman is an author I want to read. Her books sound so good.

Have a good week.

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

These sound interesting ... I have my eye on the Kathryn Cushman novel.

Mine is here

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

OMG, I must get "Leaving Yesterday"!

My post:

http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday.html

Jennifer said...

These sound very good. Happy reading this week. My Monday is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/what-are-you-reading-mondays-first-of.html

Ruth Schaller said...

Oh, I have Sins of the Flesh. I wanna read it so bad. I can't choose what I want to read next! LOL

Hope you have a great reading week! :D

Jo-Jo said...

Looks like you received some interesting books...enjoy!

Serena said...

These books look great! Happy reading.

MarceJ said...

Leaving Yesterday looks really good, look forward to your review.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/01/j-kayes-what-are-you-reading-on-mondays.html

DCMetroreader said...

Leaving Yesterday sounds like an interesting novel.

Happy reading!

avisannschild said...

Ooh, I really want to read the AC graphic novel too! Enjoy!

J. Kaye said...

I didn't get much read this week. Too crazy here...hope next week is better!

Toni said...

Nice mailbox. Interesting books. I keep my eyes open for your reviews. :)

Anna said...

I didn't know they had Agatha Christie graphic novels. Interesting!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric