Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Mailbox Monday has moved over to She Reads and Reads, for the month of October.

I received four books, in the past week, thanks to the authors/publicists:
1) From The Dead by John Herrick
A preacher’s son, a father in hiding, a guilty heart filled with secrets: When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood, he hungered for fame—but eleven years of failure result in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death’s doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse’s own secret son. But Jesse’s renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son’s advanced illness calls for a sacrifice—one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained.

2) The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

It tells the story of an Englishwoman, Catherine Parkstone, who moves to a remote hamlet in the hills to set up in business as a seamstress and tapestry-maker.


3) Dead Head by Rosemary Harris
Fugitive mom...that's the tabloid headline that rocks a small New England town when it's discovered that one of their favorite ladies is a fugitive from the law. Amateur sleuth Paula Holliday is called on by the woman's family to find out who dropped the dime and why this long-kept secret is enough to kill for.


4) Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris
Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest—but she’s not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark.


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This is really bad. I am stil reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson. My slow reading is not a reflection the novel. Rather the contrary. At least I am reading few pages everyday because of it!

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About how many books (roughly) would you say you own?


I own around 2500 books. Two years back I had more than 4000. I am cutting down slowly...

23 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've read great reviews of the Rosemary Harris books! Enjoy!

Staci said...

I am seeing the Tapestry book all over today..enjoy!

Nise' said...

Nice mailbox this week. Glad you are making progress through Hornet's Nest.

Sassy Brit said...

Hi there! I'm interested in reading those Rosemary Harris books. I too have heard a lot about them.

Here's my link, and a guest post giveaway if you'd like to take a peek.

Thanks!

Jan von Harz said...

I really enjoyed the first novel in this series, but it was a slow read for me too.

Have a great week!

Aisle B said...

Great mailbox and when I heard about you reading Larsson's The Hornet's Nest... I looked at my own stash on the shelf... one day one day.

This week on Aisle B it's all about Hello Kitty :)

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Gramma Ann said...

My library of books is much smaller than your"s.

Mary said...

Rosy Thornton's book was in my mailbox last week :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Pushing Up Daisies caught my eye...hope you enjoy it.

I haven't read the Stieg Larsson books...yet.

Here's my Monday:

Click my name....

Serena said...

looks like you got some great books...happy reading.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Look like you received some great books. Pushing Up Daisies sounds good and is a new to me title.

Esme said...

Except for the Larson book-I have not heard of any of these.

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Wow, that's a lot of books! I'm not sure exactly how many I have, but it's definitely less that 500... probably less than 400. I hope to build a home library of that size over time!

Anna said...

The Tapestry of Love sounds really good. Enjoy your new books!

Lori said...

Wow... that is alot of books, I don't feel so gluttonyish(is that a word? lol) now...Check out my Musing ON Monday answer.

avisannschild said...

Ooh, I really want to read The Tapestry of Love! I read her previous book and loved it. Enjoy all your books!

Mystica said...

I love the cover of Tapestry of Love and Pushing up Daisies has caught my interest. Enjoy your reading week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson is on my list to read. Enjoy it - no matter how long it takes :)

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Guess I'm going to have to break down and find that Rosy Thornton book! Great list!

Veens said...

Well awesome books.. i hope you enjoy all of them!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I can't wait to read Tapestry of Love. Enjoy!!

Em said...

I've read a review of The Tapestry of Love and it sounds really enjoyable. I must get it!

Alyce said...

I love the mix - 3 death books and a love story. :)