Monday, June 7, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I received only one book, thanks to the publicist:

Finding Marco by Kenneth Cancellara

Summary
Mark Gentile has an awakening in the middle of a meeting when realizes his ambition for success has eclipsed his ambition for happiness. During a prickly power struggle with associates, he is deeply disturbed by the sinking notion that he has been compromising his ethics for quite some time, and instantly he knows that he needs a radical change. Sun-drenched memories of adventures in his hometown of Acerenza, Italy, summon him to his birthplace for a period of reflection. With the blessing of his family, he resigns from his company and departs for Acerenza to reexamine his choices in life, as well as reconnect with what matters most: old basic customs, internal rewards, childhood memories. The lush descriptions of the Italian countryside, family traditions, cuisine and wine are much more savorous with the knowledge that the author was merely drawing upon his own experience.


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In the past week:

I finished:

Drawing in the Dust by Zoe Klein
Deadly Exchange by Geoffrey M. Gluckman

I am in the midst of reading:

Too many books!

I posted reviews of:

Snowbound by Blake Crouch
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon
Never Let You Go by Erin Healy
Deadly Exchange by Geoffrey M. Glucman


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Where is your most often used (favorite) reading spot? Do you have more than one? What makes your favorite spot just that?

I can read anywhere, except in bed. My favourite spot is the corner of my couch. I snuggle into it and read away to glory! I don't know what makes it my favourite spot, but it is. Nothing distracts me from reading. Neither television nor music.

19 comments:

bermudaonion said...

A book set in Italy sounds good! I hope you enjoy it.

Diane said...

Finding Marco sounds great! Enjoy. Here is my post:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday.html

DCMetroreader said...

My sister is about to visit Italy for the first time in a few weeks. I will have to recommend Finding Marco to her as it looks like the perfect read for her trip.

Snowbell said...

Sounds like a good read - hopefully there are lots of food descriptions ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, the idea of a trip to Italy sounds delightful...even if it's only in a book. That's how I travel most of the time, anyway! lol

Thanks for visiting my blog.

jlshall said...

Sounds like a great read! I've never been to Italy, but hope to get there one of these days.

Myckyee said...

Great review! I haven't seen this book before - I'll be checking it out.

Erotic Horizon said...

Hope you get through a few of the "too many books' that you have to read..

E.H>

Bookventures said...

This book sounds good. I hope you enjoy it. Here's my mailbox for last week

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday.html

leeswammes said...

Your new book sounds good. I wonder what you're reading now... ;-)

Here's my Monday post: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

Serena said...

Sounds like a good book. happy reading

Jess said...

Finding Marco sounds great -- hope you enjoy it!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

LOL I have too many books going too. :)

Finding Marco looks good too. Enjoy!

caite said...

I agree with you. I have many favorite places to read but I can't read in bed. I will be asleep in minutes.

Lynne said...

I'd probably like Finding Marco. I've been to Italy twice (went for my honeymoon 3 years ago). I read Under the Tuscan Sun and had fun reminiscing about Tuscany and the beautiful wineries.

So curious about all those books you're reading that you didn't list. Hehe

Have a great week :)

Lynne's Book Reviews

Kaye said...

Wow, that sounds good and the setting makes it even better. Enjoy the read!

The1stdaughter said...

Never Let You Go has been on quite a few sites today, I'm definitely going to look into it.

I also wanted to say, I can't read in bed very well either. Just too tough! I always fall asleep no matter the time of day.

Have a fantastic reading week and if you get a chance, stop by: Monday Reading's at There's A Book

Yvonne said...

Finding Marco looks good. I love to read in bed.

pussreboots said...

I look forward to comparing notes on Finding Marco. Happy reading.