Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I received the following three books, thanks to the authors/publicists:

1) The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley

A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical history, language and landscape of Iceland. As Freya becomes increasingly obsessed with unraveling her family’s tangled story, she finds herself delving into the very memories she has worked so hard to forget. When the clues dry up in Gimli, Freya journeys to Iceland itself. On this rugged island of vast lava fields and immense glaciers, Freya’s quest comes to its unsettling conclusion.

2) The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary

Amber O'Neill gets a telepathic message from her brother and she knows that he is in some kind of trouble. She has to reach him somehow so she rushes to the rocky shores of Ireland. She lands up at the doorstep of Kevin Hennessey, looking for a policeman. He is unable to drive away this dishevveled American female. He offers to help find her brother. However, no one is keen to own up seeing her brother anywhere in the vicinity. Amber and Kevin find themselves into battling out with smugglers. And also with their own attractions. Read more..


3) The Language of Trees by Ilie Ruby

Written in a magic realist vernacular, THE LANGUAGE OF TREES examines the tremulous bonds between parents and children,lovers and friends, and restless spirits—both living and not. It is a story that will make you believe that the spirits of those we love watch over us, that people can heal each other, and that if you can truly forgive yourself, the world will return to you all of your forgotten dreams.

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In the past week:

I finished:

The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary
The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley

I am in the midst of reading:

Too many books!


I posted reviews of:
Out Of Shadows by Jason Wallace
The Memorist by M J Rose

The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning

The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary

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Do you review books? If so, for who? If not, have you ever thought about doing so? Why, or why not?

Like most book bloggers, I do review books. I review almost all that I read. Some for my own pleasure and others, if I am asked by the authors or publicists. At times, I have also received books from authors, that I contacted.

Who doesn't like receiving free books? In a way I also get to read books, I wouldn't have otherwise done so. I get to read a wide and varied genre of books.


34 comments:

naida said...

Great mailbox! The Wild Irish Sea grabbed my attention right away.
Happy reading.

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

bookfanmary said...

I've heard good things about The Language of Trees. Enjoy!

pussreboots said...

The Language of Trees is on my wishlist. Enjoy your books. Just one for me this week called Gerry Tales.

Laura Fabiani said...

The Tricking of Freya sounds like a book I would read. I don't know much about Iceland and I love learning about other places. Enjoy your books!

Mari said...

Enjoy your books.

Teddyree said...

I havent heard of the books on your list but I like the cover of The Language of Trees. Have a great week and happy reading :-)

Lu said...

Love your Mailbox! I want to get my hands on The Language of trees!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I recently purchased The Tricking of Freya...Hope these are all great reads for you! enjoy

Kaye said...

The Language of Trees looks interesting. You're right about reviewing in that you get to read some books that might be out of your comfor zone but they turn out to be really good. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

caite said...

I agree that I do enjoy getting some books, from publishers of such, that I might not have otherwise read.
And getting a free book or a book not published yet, is great fun!

Alayne said...

Ooh The Language of Trees is on my TBR! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have a book mark in so many books right now as well. I hope to clean up some of them this week. :D

Kristin said...

Looks like you got some good books this week.

I agree with your thoughts on the reviewing question. Here is my musing.

Lori said...

Free books are fun...as long as they are books that you enjoy. Here is Mine

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Well, this is intriguing...you have all of your memes together!

Interesting mailbox and Monday reading.

Here's my musing:

http://meditationsbylaurelrain.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/musing-mondays-do-you-review/

Nise' said...

The Tricking of Freya sounds like a good one! Have a great reading week.

I agree, since I have been reviewing, I have read books I would not have otherwise chosen for myself!

CMash said...

It looks like you were busy last week. Enjoy your new books!!!
CMash

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I've never heard of those books.
My post is up!

leeswammes said...

Oh, a book that takes place in Iceland! Interesting.

Nicola said...

Those are all new books to me. The Tricking of Freya sounds good. Love your "in the middle of reading too many books" comment! Haha!

mywordlyobsessions said...

Very interesting reading list for the week. I hope you enjoy it! Here's my monday: http://mywordlyobsessions.wordpress.com

Zee.

jlshall said...

The Tricking of Freya is one I really want to read. And The Language of Trees sounds really interesting, too. Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

Cathy said...

Iceland has always fascinated me. Enjoy your books!

Mari said...

My bookclub read The Tricking of Freya last year - it's good. Interesting selection for a book club (lots to discuss). Enjoy!

Myckyee said...

The Tricking of Freya and The Language of Trees both sound like books I would enjoy...The Wild Irish Sea is certainly eye-catching!

Amanda said...

The Tricking of Freya sounds like a great read. I love books about Iceland.


Here’s my Monday

Danielle said...

A Language of Trees looks great! happy reading!

Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Love the Wild Irish Sea cover! ;)

Enjoy your new books.

avisannschild said...

I love the cover for The Language of Trees, although I had no idea it was magic realism. Enjoy your books!

Staci said...

Your mailbox is great and you've been busy reading!! have a great week!

jewelknits said...

I HAVE to get "The Language of Trees"! Can't wait to see what you think of it. I do review books, but kind of fell into it ... I really do like it, though, since I get to feed my reading habit almost for free and get word out about great books that other people might never have known about!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

I loved The Language of Trees, and I think you might appreciate it even more than I did.

The other two also sound intriguing.

Enjoy your reading!

lilly said...

The Language of Trees has been popping up everywhere and from the sound of things, it's a good book. I'm hoping to read it soon.

Teddy Rose said...

I hope you enjoy them all!