Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Started by Marcia, this September, Monday Mailbox is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion.


I received the following five books in the past two weeks: (Click on the image for larger picture):


1) The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth Duncan from the author
In the picturesque North Wales market town of Llanelen, Meg Wynne Thompson, a bride goes missing on her wedding day. Most assume she might have run away. The last person to have seen her is the manicurist Penny Brannigan, who in an ex-patriate Canadian.
2) Purple Jesus by Ron Cooper from the publisher
When Purvis Driggers, a South Carolina Low Country loser with little sense and less hope, seeks out the fortune of a murdered old man and comes up empty-handed, he latches onto the only escape he can find: Martha, the beautiful woman being baptized across the lake. But Martha is not who Purvis thinks she is—she’s every bit as trapped as he is, every bit as desperate, and far more dangerously capable of finding a way out of here.
Ron Cooper’s Purple Jesus is a mystery, a love story, a religious allegory, and, most importantly, a dark and comic descent into the lives of these remarkable and unforgettable characters.
3) The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell from the author
This is a tale of romantic obsession, longing, and a woman's irreconcilable desires as she is forced to choose between the child she has always yearned for and the artistic career she cannot live without. Inspired by the author's family history, the novel is sensual and heart-stopping in its bittersweet beauty.
4) Four Past Midnight by Stephen King won it from Teresa Preston of  Shelf Love
Jet passengers are stuck in a time-slip, a psychopath accuses a writer of plagiarism, a man with an overdue book encounters a demonic librarian and a boy's camera snaps photos of a huge and nasty dog in these four horror novellas. 
5) The Fun of Dying by Roberta Grimes from the publicist
The Fun of Dying is a complete account of how dying feels and what comes next. 
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I finished:
Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt
I am in the midst of: 
And This Too Shall Pass by E. Lynn Harris
I posted reviews of: 
Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews
The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth Duncan


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Where do you buy / get most of your books?


I am getting a lot of review copies nowadays. My buying has kind of lessened. But I do buy used books from the Sunday Pavement Book Bazaar in Old Delhi, Then if I really covet anew book, I buy it from the biggest chains of bookstores in Delhi.

28 comments:

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I've seen Purple Jesus around recently.

My book blog: 5 Minutes for Books

Cathy said...

I recently obtained a copy of The Cold Light of Mourning, so I'm going to be very interested in your review. Happy reading!

bermudaonion said...

I've heard The Doctor and the Diva is really good! Enjoy your new books.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Purple Jesus? Sounds interesting.

Here is mine

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

THe Doctor and the Diva is on my wishlist. Enjoy all your new books!

Mary said...

I've heard good things about The Doctor and the Diva. Enjoy!

Nise' said...

Nice mailbox. A couple have caught my attention.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Nice variety of books this week; enjoy

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Ok, Purple Jesus sounds very interesting!

Gramma Ann said...

I'm here from Monday Musings. I buy books from new and used bookstores. Just about anywhere books are sold.

Kristin said...

I just finished reading The Doctor and the Diva last week - it was really good.

I was getting a lot of review books, but that seems to have trickled down now. My musing is here.

DCMetroreader said...

I'd love to get my hands on Four Past Midnight! Stephen King is the master of suspense! hope you enjoy it, but I wouldn't recommend reading his stuff after midnight.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm responding to the "musing" question here....I'll be back later with the link to the Monday reading.

Here's what I wrote:

click my name....

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm intrigued by The Doctor and The Diva...tales of obsession fascinate me.

Here's my reading week:

click my name....

Serena said...

enjoy your books!

Kelly said...

Four Past Midnight is awesome! I love Stephen King--he's one of my favorite authors. Enjoy!

Bailey said...

I haven't heard of any of those titles, but I hope you enjoy them!

Kate said...

Looks like some good books! Enjoy!

CMash said...

Like you, most of my books come as a requested review, but I have also been buying EBooks for that day when I am caught up with my review books.
CMash

Mari said...

I hope to read The Dr and the Diva in the next month - it looks so good!

jlshall said...

I generally buy most of my books from the big chain bookstores, too. Or Amazon. I'd like to buy from independents, but we don't have many of those around here anymore.

The Fun of Dying sounds like a really strange book - not sure it's a subject I really want to know that much about!

Aths said...

You have some great books! I haven't heard of any - so I'll have to look them up!

Holly said...

I loved Four Past Midnight especially the Langoliers. The movie creeped me out a bit too but its not good Stephen King if it doesn't. Happy reading!

Bookventures said...

Am kind of scratching my head at Purple Jesus. It sounds.....interesting. I'll keep an eye out for your review.

Yvonne said...

You have some great books this week.

jewelknits said...

I don't have Four Past Midnight - Oh, my goodness! I must run out tomorrow and buy it! Great books! Purple Jesus? Hmmm... I'm definitely going to have to check it out, if for nothing other than the title!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Daughters Of The Witching Hill sounds good. :)

Anna said...

Purple Jesus is on my shelf, too. It looks and sounds very strange, but that's one of the reasons I'm looking forward to reading it.