Monday, December 27, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday has moved over to Let Them Read Books for the month of December and In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren.

I did not receive/get/bought any single book, in the past week!! A vacuumed Christmas, book-wise!
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I finished only book:

Forty-something Genie Toledo has compensated for the mistakes she's made by throwing herself into her work as a top cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, and holding everyone-including her college-age daughter-at arms' length. Only Mick Crabbe-the charming, famous, married college basketball coach with whom she's had a decade-long affair-can penetrate her shell. That is, until an unexpected turn of events forces Genie to realize just how dependent she is on him and the other people in her life.

26 comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I didn't do too much reading last week either.


Mine

Jennifer said...

My reading was extremely light last week and will not be much tis week either. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/12/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-19.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Have a great week! I think all of our reading goes a bit on hiatus during the holiday season :)

pussreboots said...

Here's what I read in the last full week of 2010. This has been the year of the picture book for my blog.

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I find the holidays to be a hard time for getting a lot of reading done too. There's so much going on!

My week is at:
http://www.dorolerium.com/?p=2108

Aleetha said...

Sometimes Mine seems interesting

Have a great holiday. Hope you'll find lots books to read the next following weeks

Mine

Mystica said...

Have done a lot of reading and so many books to finish as well. My mailbox is also up.

Maree said...

I had a not-bad reading week last week. :-)

Jan von Harz said...

While I only managed two books this week I am hoping to do better this week. Hope you enjoy your reads and have a great week!

Teddyree said...

I only finished one book too, here's to a better reading week for both of us :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I think I read this one a while back and enjoyed it. The title and story line sounds familiar; enjoy.

DCMetroreader said...

Sometimes Mine sounds like a book I would enjoy.

Julie P said...

I finished two, but the first one took me over a week to finish....

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, Sometimes Mine sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

Hope you have a great week.

Here's my Monday:

(click on my name)

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Sounds like a great book! I did a LOT of reading, mainly finishing books I'd already started, since my little boy was sick and I couldn't really get out of the house last week. My What Are You Reading post doesn't go up for another hour or so, but I was surprised by the amount of books I actually finished!

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received for review The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

"I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth."

England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo—some say a mermaid is on board. A crowd forms, hoping to catch a glimpse of the magical creature. One crate after another is unpacked: a zebra, a leopard, and a baboon. There's no mermaid, but in the final two crates is something almost as magical—a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive.

Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases the elephants for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. Tom's family has long cared for horses, but an elephant is something different altogether. It takes time for Tom and the elephants to understand one another, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed.

The Elephant Keeper, the story of Tom and the elephants, in Tom's own words, moves from the green fields and woods of the English countryside to the dark streets and alleys of late-eighteenth-century London, reflecting both the beauty and the violence of the age. Nicholson's lush writing and deft storytelling complement a captivating tale of love and loyalty between one man and the two elephants that change the lives of all who meet them.

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

I thought I would get a lot of reading done last week too but that didn't happen!

alitareads said...

It can be hard to get much reading done this time of year. I hope you're able to get more reading time in this week!

Trillian said...

Have a fab week! My It's Monday is here.
Come and link reviews of books with a TV/Movie Adaptation on this week's Read My Review

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have not had any time to read nor blog lately. I finally got to sit down and read last night and it felt wonderful! Have a great week!

Gigi Ann said...

I read one book last week, and finished one. Today I am between books, and am leaning toward reading The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice, by Abigail Reynolds.

Staci said...

I've had this one forever..need to read it!!

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today. I started reading two books but couldn't seem to get "into" them.
Ann

Literary Feline said...

Sometimes Mine sounds like a good one. I hope you are enjoying it!

Veens said...

Well, sounds good! I hope you enjoyed the book :)

Anna said...

I've slacked off a bit with reading and blogging during the holidays. But the books my family gave me for Christmas have helped me through the mini slump.