Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Mailbox Monday has moved over to Knitting and Sundries, for the month of November.

I received two books, in the past week, thanks to authors/publicists:

1) Trapped in Mystery Island by John Howard Reid

Police sergeant Merryll Manning is on vacation on an island in the Florida Keys for a Murder Mystery weekend. The plan is to solve the mystery and win a cash prize of $5,000.00. Easier said than done. Merry has his teenage-looking girlfriend Susan Ford along for the trip. Susan isn't above using her sexuality to keep Merryll flustered and under her thumb.

2) Blood of My Brother by Jame LeporeWhen Jay Cassio's best friend is murdered in a job clearly done by professionals, the walls that he has built to protect himself from the world of others begin to shatter. Dan Del Colliano had been his confidante and protector since the men were children on the savage streets of Newark, New Jersey. When Dan supports and revives Jay after Jay's parents die in a plane crash, their bond deepens to something beyond brotherhood, beyond blood. 
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Well, trying to read  Trapped in Mystery Island by John Howard Reid without much success!!

Synopsis:
Police sergeant Merryll Manning is on vacation on an island in the Florida Keys for a Murder Mystery weekend. The plan is to solve the mystery and win a cash prize of $5,000.00. Easier said than done. Merry has his teenage-looking girlfriend Susan Ford along for the trip. Susan isn't above using her sexuality to keep Merryll flustered and under her thumb.

Finished reading a tintin album, Red Rackahm's Treasure by Herge!
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What truths do you remember learning in fiction?

I am mentioning the following: Honesty, Integrity, Friendship, Positive Attitude, Perseverance, Love, Affection, Caring, Sharing, Respect for fellow human beings....and so much more.

18 comments:

Veens said...

I hope you enjoy the Blood of my Brother better than Trapped book :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I see (2) new books that I haven't read. Hope you enjoy them. I got a few as well: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/11/mailbox-monday-november-22nd-2010.html

Sharon said...

I'm not familiar with either of these. Hope "Trapped.." gets better. Have a great reading week!

Serena said...

I hope you enjoy your books and get out of that reading slump soon.

Samantha said...

It's definitely hard to get through an unexciting book. Hope you have a great holiday!

Lori said...

Interesting answer...Here is my answer forMusing for Monday.

Nicola said...

Both are new to me as well. Hope your book gets better!

Marce said...

I saw Blood of My Brother on another blog also, hope you enjoy that one.

Did I miss your review on Blood over Badge?

Anna said...

Oh, I hope you conquer the reading slump soon. Enjoy your new books.

liv2write2day said...

Truths learned in fictions: courage, hope, survival, unconditional love, faith...so many more. Nice blog, Gautami.

jlshall said...

Sorry to hear that your slump is continuing, and hope you can get back to "normal" soon! Trapped in Mystery Island sounds like a fun read - maybe it will grab your interest.

Nise' said...

Sorry your reading slump is still hanging around. I understand your frustration. Hope the other book is a better read for you.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Great answer for this week's Musing Monday. I think you covered almost all of the truths! ;) My list isn't quite as extensive but feel free to check out my answer here.

Mari said...

I also have read some not so great books recently - the books are probably good, just not genre's I read over and over....

I have been in the mood for 'meaty' books - so I'm listening to The Septembers of Shiraz and hope to read The Prisoner's Wife soon. Have several others like this to read - yeah me! This is my favorite type of book, with occassional fluff once in a while.

Have a wonderful week and good luck with your reading!

Aisle B said...

Blood of My Brother sounds intense.

Enjoy the reads :)

Mystica said...

Sounds good Blood of my Brother! I hope you enjoy the reading.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Trapped In Mystery Island sounds interesting - enjoy!

jewelknits said...

This is the second time I've seen Blood of my Brother this week; I think that I had a favorable impression from what I remember. Enjoy both of the books!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries