Monday, July 19, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

After a drought, I received the following four books this past week, thanks to the authors/publicists:

1) Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

David Pepin has been in love with his wife, Alice, since the moment they met in a university seminar on Alfred Hitchcock. After thirteen years of marriage, he still can’t imagine a remotely happy life without her—yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and David is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect.

2) Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Laugh-out-loud funny, at times heartbreaking, and written in a pitch-perfect voice, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a spirited Southern tale that explores the intricate frailties and strengths of female relationships while illuminating the journey of a young girl who loses her mother but finds many others.

3) The Gendarme by Mark Mustian

Emmett Conn is an old man, near the end of his life. A World War I veteran, he's been affected by memory loss since being injured during the war. To those around him, he's simply a confused man, fading in and out of senility. But what they don't know is that Emmett has been beset by memories, of events he and others have denied or purposely forgotten.


4) Too Rich and Too Thin by Barbara DeShong

Pack your bags for Texas and prepare to meet the strangest family since that little Chainsaw Massacre incident.

Psychologist Jessica LeFave will be your guide, but be forewarned, Dr. LeFave isn t your average shrink, and though her wisecracking lawyer buddy, will try to keep Jessica out of trouble, he might not be able to save you, or himself.
Your journey opens when Jessica is summoned to profile the killer who drove a spike through the heart of the notorious Bernice Jackson. Jessica is more than a little excited. Not because Bernice Jackson is dead, but because Bernice who'd soared to fame and wealth by shamelessly re-writing treasured historical events into wildly successful soft-porn novels and movies was a psychiatry patient of her husband's at the time of his death.


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In the past weeks:

I finished:

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

I am in the midst of reading:

Lots of books!

I posted reviews of:

The Likeness by Tana French
What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy
Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes

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What does your bookshelf (or, what do your bookshelves) say about you to the people who come into your home?

Firstly, my bookshelves convey that I am a voracious reader. Most are amazed by the amount of books I own, that is, 2500+. I have a varied genre of books. Apart from classics, not many are very well known books. That also surprises most people. My poetry collection is something makes people check them out.

I suppose, the books are what define me, in a way.

38 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, you are in for a real treat with Saving CeeCee Honeycutt! I'm jealous of The Gendarme. Happy reading.

Mystica said...

The Gendarme is the one I am keeping my eye out for! The cover is charming

Staci said...

1 and 3 are ones I want to read. I have Honeycutt..heard nothing but wonderful things about that one. I missed out on some of your reviews last week so I'm going to check them out!

pussreboots said...

Mr. Peanut sounds like my kind of book. Four for me this week. They came this weekend. Pussreboots.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

You got some good books this week!

Here is mine

Carrie K. said...

I really want to read The Gendarme - it looks so good!

Cathy said...

The Gendarme sounds very interesting. Enjoy your books!

Kaye said...

You got some great ones. Too Rich and Too Thin sounds like a hoot. My mailbox is here Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

leeswammes said...

I keep hearing about CeeCee Honeycutt. What do you think of it?

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bookfanmary said...

I enjoyed Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. Hope you do too. I've heard about Mr. Peanut - I'll watch for your review.

Anna said...

I hope you enjoy Saving CeeCee Honeycutt as much as I did!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I've heard nothing but greatness about Saving CeeCee - and Beth is the sweetest ever!

The cover of Mr. Penaut is a tad freaky ;)

Happy reading!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

They all sound fabulous! I love the cover on CeeCee Honeycutt...and The Gendarme is truly unique.

Thanks for visiting.

Serena said...

CeeCee Honeycutt is one of my favorites this year. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading

Bookventures said...

Mr Peanuts founds like fun but the title doesn't allude to that. I hope you enjoy it and great loot this week. Happy Reading : )

Lisa said...

oooooo nicee!!!

here's mine.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Now I'm back, posting a comment on the "musing." I agree that books tell a lot about us and our lives. What we love and what we've lived through...here's my musing:

http://meditationsbylaurelrain.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/musing-mondays-2/

Kristin said...

I have a huge collection of children's poetry books that are all packed away right now. Might have to get them out soon!

Here's my musing.

Jo-Jo said...

I absolutely loved CeeCee Honeycutt and can't wait to see what you thought of it. The Gendarme sure sounds like a good one. Enjoy your goodies!

Alayne said...

Mr. Peanut looks really good. Hope you like it! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I loved CeeCee and can't wait to see what you thought of it. It is my favorite read of the year.

Crystal said...

Great week. I have been wanting to read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and I am hearing great things about Mr. Peanut. Can't wait to see your reviews.

I still haven't read a Tana French book but she is definitely on my list of authors to read.

Sarah (My World of Books) said...

I want to read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I just haven't had time to get to it. It looks like you are going to have an awesome week. Have a great day!

Nicola said...

The Gendarme looks good! And I loved Saving CeeCee!

Lynne said...

I loved CeeCee Honeycutt. Did you? I'll come back another day and see if you reviewed it.

Have a great week!

Stop by my blog to humor yourself at all the random books I've read lately. Quite the variety.

Lynne's Book Reviews

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I hope you really liked Saving Cee Cee. One I still have yet to read!

Vicki said...

I've been wanting to read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.

DCMetroreader said...

I am sending you my address as I would like all of your books this week. LOL Seriously, CeeCee Honeycutt, Mr. Peanut, Gendarme & Too Rich and Too Thin all sound terrific.

Happy reading!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Gotta LOVE the end of a drought.

My book blog: 5minutesforbooks.com

Elizabeth said...

I've got to get my hands on CeeCee Honeycutt, I'm hearing such great things about it.
I think my bookshelves say that I love the books of my childhood, since those are mostly what I have. The only others are ARCs waiting to be read, since I don't buy books. I keep my library books on my nightstand bottom shelf.
Great reading report, I like it when people give a little summary.

Icedream said...

I love your mailbox list! You get the best books. :) I have CeeCee and still haven't read it- I need to get too it. Mr. Peanut is already on my wish list.

Lisa said...

Seeing Saving CC Honeycutt in your mailbox reminded me how much I want to read it! I have only heard great things about it. What a great mailbox today!

Maree said...

Oooh, The Gendarme looks interesting! Happy reading :D

Yvonne said...

Great mailbox! Enjoy!

Teddy Rose said...

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is one that I would like to read eventually. Enjoy your books!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I've been hearing such good things about CeeCee, I'm going to have to read it, I think. And Mr. Peanut is intriguing...

Erotic Horizon said...

Ohhh love the books this week my dear...

And as for your book shelves - I get that look when people turn up at my house as well... they are so not normal...

Readers RULE...

LOL

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stacybuckeye said...

Loved Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt :)