Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Started by Marcia, this August, Monday Mailbox is hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit.

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

1) Hidden Wives by Claire Avery

Fifteen-year-old Sara and her beautiful sister, Rachel, are too young to legally drive a car—but are approaching spinsterhood in Utah’s secret polygamist Blood of the Lamb community. Having long since reached the “age of preparedness,” they will soon be married off to much older men chosen by the hidden sect’s revered Prophet.

2) The Journey of Om by Chandru Bhojwani

The naked flames danced gracefully around me as the pain flowed, through my veins. The grief and sorrow enveloped me and I descended into it without resistance. Coldplay strummed their beat as their melancholic lyrics rang so very true. The candles began to die one by one. They had served their purpose for that brief moment in time and finally reached their destiny. The sands of time continued to slip on by. The merlot mixed with my blood and the bitterness ran through me. Devastated by his beloved's betrayal, Om collapses both physically as well as emotionally and with that, begins his arduous battle for peace. Torn between love and anger, Om inadvertently starts to lose his grip on life as he knew it causing his world to spiral out of control. Hoping to recover, Om turns to his closest friends, Arun and Mona. However, instead of gaining support, he bears witness to the trials which have beseiged their lives. Like life, the three tales entwine sprinkled with humour, tragedy, perseverance and karmic retribution, and through Om, they bind together into a climactic conclusion.


3) The Boat by Nam Le

A stunningly inventive, deeply moving fiction debut: stories that take us from the slums of Colombia to the streets of Tehran; from New York City to Iowa City; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea, in a masterful display of literary virtuosity and feeling.

4) Blood Harvest by S J Bolton

Twelve-year-old Tom and his family have just moved to a small town perched on the crest of the moor. But troubles begin when Tom sees a mysterious child lurking around the nearby churchyard. A Time To Die. Psychiatrist Evi is trying to treat a young woman haunted by the disappearance of her little girl. A devastating fire burned down their home, but even two years on she is convinced her daughter survived. A Time To Kill. Harry is the town's new vicar, quickly befriended by the locals. But unusual events around the church suggest he isn't entirely welcome, and that this odd little town harbours a terrifying secret.

5) The Wolf of Tebron by C S Lakin

Joran’s wife, Charris, is trapped in a dream that is manifested and upheld by Joran’s anger. Joran is unaware that he is responsible for his wife’s captivity, and the only way he can save her is by entering his dream to rescue her from the clutches of the Moon, who has her trapped in a sand castle overhanging the sea. Joran, though, cannot enter this place of rescue–his dream–until he has mastered his anger.

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In the past week:

I finished:

The Language of Trees by Ilie Ruby

I am in the midst of reading:

Too many books!

I posted reviews of:


The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross (CF)
The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley
Last Last Chance by Fiona Maazel
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

I have scheduled review of:

The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
The Language of Trees by Ilie Ruby

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What book tops your TBR (to be read) pile right now? Is it something you own, or something you have to borrow, or something you’ll be purchasing? Why do you want to read it so badly?

Right now Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, tops my tbr pile. I have read the first two in the Millennium trilogy and have to read this too. I don't have it as yet because right now it is not avaialable here in Delhi. As soon as get hold of it, I will read it. I have to know all about Lisbeth Salander, a character which will be known for a long time to come.

36 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You had a great week in books! I really want to read Hidden Wives.

Myckyee said...

Blood Harvest looks very creepy. Happy reading!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

We book bloggers really do read so many books.

Here is mine

Bookventures said...

I have Hidden Wives in my to-read pile as well. I hope you enjoy it. Maybe when you're finished reading it we can exchange notes. The Journey of Om looks really interesting to. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your books.

Stephanie said...

These look good -- I am especially intrigued by The Boat.

Lady Q said...

I've heard lots of good things about Hidden Wives. I'd like tocheck out The Wolf of Tebron, too. Looking forward to your review of The Gendarme. I've got two weeks worth of goodies in my Mailbox this week! Happy reading!

Mary said...

I've read some good reviews for Hidden Wives. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Great books; Hidden Wives sounds good. Here are my books:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/08/mailbox-monday-august-2.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a great week...I've been wanting to read The Language of Trees.

Kaye said...

The short synopsis of The Boat sounds wonderful. I hadn't heard of this one before but now I'm intrigued. Have a good week and happy reading!

lilly said...

I see The Language of Trees making rounds in the blogosphere. i wonder what you thought about it.

Leeswammes said...

You got some great new books! I just finished (and posted a review) of another book by S. J. Bolton, Awakenings. I enjoyed reading it. Hope her (new?) book is also good.

Kah Woei said...

I like the premise of The Wolf of Tebron by C S Lakin. And I'm sorry you don't like Austen's novels. Well, to each her own. :-)

wisteria said...

I can't wait to hear about Hidden Wives and The Boat. Wow, they look good. Thanks.

NancyO said...

I SO cannot wait to read Mr. Peanut! I have heard only wonderful things about it. It's sitting on my shelf, calling to me right now!

DCMetroreader said...

I've seen Hidden WIves around the blog world and would really like to read it. It looks like a great read!

Serena said...

The boat is on my list of to reads. Happy reading.

Alayne said...

Nice books! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Suko said...

These look and sound really terrific! Enjoy!

For a peek at mailbox: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/08/marvelous-mailbox-monday.html

Jo-Jo said...

Enjoy all of your new books...I REALLY want to get my paws on Hidden Wives.

CMash said...

I want to read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Girl In The Hornet's Nest. Have seen those quite a bit in bloggy land. I loved your answer..."too many". lol
CMash

lizzy J said...

Nice week there, they all look real good.

Booklover said...

Hidden waves sounds interesting!

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Journey of Om has a fantastic cover. Its hard to say what tops my TBR pile right now... I have a few i need to finish. I guess it would be SOLD, which I meant to get to a couple weeks ago and did not. I want to read this so badly!

Staci said...

Hidden Wives was a great read for me. The Boat is one that I'm truly interested in...enjoy!

Snowbell said...

Great mailbox! I like the sound of Hidden Wives. I hope you enjoy all of your new books. :)

Marg said...

The Boat was an awesome book!

Cat said...

Wonderful variety of titles.

Have a great reading week!

jlshall said...

Lots of interesting books there - especially Hidden Wives and Blood Harvest. I've got those on my list of books to take a look at. Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

Wow, quite a selection! I'm quite curious about The Boat, I'll be interested in what you think.

Have a great reading week!

Alyce said...

The Boat looks good to me!

Yvonne said...

I have the Stieg Larsson books in my TBR. They do look good.

caite said...

Loved the final Larsson. I could not wait for it to come to the US and ordered it, with free shipping, from England..lol

DelGal Reviews said...

Wow, great list! I'm hoping to read the "Om" one one of these days :)

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. I'm a day late in making the rounds. Here's what I received.

Anna said...

Hidden Wives caught my eye, but it looks like you got several good ones. Happy reading!