Monday, August 16, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings

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

I received the following five books (Click on the image for larger picture), thanks to the authors/publicists:




Constant rains on top of melting winter snow fuel fears of a record flood in Jackson, Iowa. Construction of the town's dog track on an island in the Mississippi River is jeopardized, threatening Jackson's financial future. Even more ominous, city officials learn that the existing floodwall and levee system might fail to protect the city itself.

With little time to lose, the people of Jackson must set aside old grievances and long-held prejudices to work together. Tensions build while they debate whether to add to the system, and as they argue, the river continues to rise.



This book starts with Gemma writing a letter to her captor, Ty. Gemma, a sixteen-year-old, has been stolen from the airport in Bangkok to a place in Australia. It is middle of nowhere and there is only red sand and heat. Ty has build a place for them to live. Ty does not think he has kidnapped her. He thinks he has saved her from a life where she not much appreciated by her family or friends. He expects her to love him, the way he loves her.

Read more..here


Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent captive of a sadistic psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered spirit back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.


A young woman travels alone to a remote island to uncover a past she never knew was hers in this thrilling modern ghost story


Winnie Easton has finally found love again with Jerry Trevis, a wealthy businessman who has moved to the small town of Hartfield, New York to begin his life anew. But their decision to buy one of the town’s biggest houses ignites anger and skepticism in their families.
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In the past week:

I finished:

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
The Journey of Om by Chandru Bhojwani

I am in the midst of reading:

Too many books!

I posted reviews of:


I have scheduled review of:

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
The Journey of Om by Chandru Bhojwani

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What books are you wishing for MOST right now?


I am wishing to read The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson. After reading the first two books in the Millennium trilogy, I await for this book to be available here.

32 comments:

Toni said...

Enjoy your books! Nice acquisitions! Have a lovely week.

Jan von Harz said...

you got some fantastic title this week. Hope you enjoy them all.

Teddyree said...

I really want to read Stolen, must try and pick up a copy this week. Off to check out your review.
Have a great week and happy reading!

Lady Q said...

Man, how good are you to read your review books the week you get them! I have a big backup, but I'm determined to knock some of those out of the way in the coming weeks. Still Missing is one of them, I'm looking forward to your thoughts and to see what you thought of Stolen, too. Thanks for dropping by!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Tale of Halcyon Crane and The Commuters sound really good to me. Enjoy!

IntrovertedJen said...

Stolen sounds pretty creepy! You had a great week! Enjoy!

Here's my mailbox.

Kah Woei said...

Must be a lot indeed to not be able to list them. :-)

Have fun reading!

DCMetroreader said...

I need to get to Still Missing as it looks like a terrific book.

Happy reading!

Mary said...

Commuters is on my shelf but I haven't read it yet. Have a good week!

Serena said...

I hope you enjoy all your books. How's the writing going? Are you back on track?

wisteria said...

This is the first I have heard of River Rising. That sure looks good. I put it on my wishlist. Thanks!
Enjoy your new books. Hope all is well with you. :)

Lisa said...

I love to read those!

here's mine!

Marie said...

The commuters sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy the books, I'll check out the reviews of the ones you read alreedy.

Bookventures said...

YAY!!! You got a copy of Still Missing!! I hope you enjoy it. I am hearing GREAT things about it.

Jo-Jo said...

Still Missing looks like an interesting one to me. Have a great week of reading!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I love the cover of Stolen. It sounds pretty dark, but like something I might enjoy.

My book blog: 5 Minutes for Books

Nise' said...

Stolen looks really good. I am still on the fence about Still Missing. Loved Girl Who Kicked Hornet's Nest, hope you get to read it soon.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great books! Still Missing was one of my favorites this year.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lori said...

I hope you get your books. Here's my Monday Musing

Alyce said...

I've been seeing Still Missing everywhere. Looks like you got some fun reads!

dollycas aka Lori said...

I am in the midst of reading:

Too many books!

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dollycas

Marce said...

I look forward to your review on Still Missing, i can't wait to read this one.

Hope you enjoy Crank if you get it.

jlshall said...

Oooh, lots of interesting books listed here! I'll have to check out your review of Alice in Wonderland - that's always been one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

Snowbell said...

Nice collection! Happy reading!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You have a couple reviews I want to check out. Hope you enjoy your week! :D

Zia said...

I'm interest in seeing what you thought of Still Missing. Stolen is one I would like to read. Have a great reading week.

caite said...

Oh, you have to read the third Larsson...I think it is the best!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

These all sound like excellent reads. I've seen many great reviews for Still Missing. I think these will all go on my wish list! Enjoy!

Cat said...

I'm waiting for Still Missing from the library.

Enjoy your 'too many' this week!

Staci said...

You got some great looking ones there. I loved Still Missing, thought it was fabulous! Enjoy!!

Anna said...

I thought Still Missing was pretty good. Looking forward to your thoughts.

MarthaE said...

I like the sound of Stolen and Still Missing. I hope you have a great week!