Monday, January 31, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading/Musings


What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?

I can stay up late for reading. And for any novel that I am reading at that time. The last novel was Dead Head by Rosemary Harris. I finished it late night. And today I plan to finish Blood Over Badge by Wayne Farquhar and if I don't finish by evening, I am gonna stay up late for it!

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Mailbox Monday has moved over to Rose City Reader for the month of January 2011. 

I received the following:

The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldbloom
It’s a tale set deep within the Australian outback in 1944, following the simple, yet terribly complex, lives of the Toads. Gin Toad, an albino, was plucked from a lunatic asylum when Toad saw her at the piano and proposed. Her eagerness to escape the involuntary confines takes her to Wyalkatchem and a life centred around livestock and children. All is peaceful until two Italian POWs are placed with them as farm hands. These intruders soon force the Toads to look within themselves--Gin being overpowered by what she has and will lose. The quirkiness and diversity of the leading characters in this book will appeal to anyone who’s a little left-ofcentre. It’s an easily accessible novel that will satisfy readers interested in Australian and Italian history and the great ‘outback’ tale.

Clamor by Elyse Fenton Poetry


Written in part while Fenton’s husband was deployed as a medic in Baghdad, Clamor loosely follows the narrative arc of weeks breathlessly suspended between imminences: word or silence, return or tragedy, heartbreak or gratitude. Yet these are poems that refuse to be sentimental or didactic. Instead, they marry with lyric ferocity the personal and the political in an examination of language and love in 21st century wartime.

Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek
A twelve year old girl, Josy, has an inexplicable illness and vanishes without a trace from the doctor’s office during treatment. Her father, Viktor Larenz, a well-known psychiatrist, withdraws years later to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy. Here he receives a dangerous visit from a beautiful stranger. Anna Spiegel is a novelist and she suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: all the characters she creates for her books become real. And in her last novel she has written about a young girl with an unknown illness who vanishes one day without a trace. … 
Is the inconceivable possible? Do Anna’s delusions describe Josy’s last days? Viktor Larenz begins the therapy in an attempt to uncover the horrible truth.

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Currently reading
1) Blood Over Badge by Wayne Farquhar
2)Too Rich & Too Thin by Barbara DeShong

Posted review of
Dead Head by Rosemary Harris

25 comments:

Staci said...

They all look great but I'm really drawn to the first one!! Enjoy!

pussreboots said...

I read picture books, manga and text books last week. Come see what I'm reading now.

Sassy Brit said...

I'm here for Musing Monday - and I will have to check out those books, Gautami!

Here is my MUSING MONDAY answer!

Sassy Brit
Alternative-Read.com

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The Paperbark sounds really good. Hope you enjoy all of your new books.

RandomizeME said...

I'm here for Musing Mondays, but I couldn't help checking out the books you had posted.

The Paperbark Shoe sounds really interesting! I'm gonna check out if it's available for the Kindle.

Here's my Musing Mondays (Jan 31)!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, Therapy sounds really good.

Enjoy your reading.

Here's my MAILBOX/READING

CMash said...

Looks like some profound reading. Enjoy!!

Serena said...

Clamor sounds like a good read. I hope you enjoy all of your books.

Wendy said...

What an interesting mix of books! I have the Paperbark Shoe - looks good!

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

What a great mix of books! The Paperbark Shoe and Therapy both look interesting to me.

Enjoy your reading!

Lori said...

I am usually a nocturnal reader and if a book has enthralled me, I will read till I am finished no matter the time. Check out my answer for this week'sMonday Musing?

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-admission.html

Southern Fiber said...

Clamor looks very good! Here's both of mine: http://www.southernfiberreads.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-and-what-are-you-reading.html

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

These titles are new to me, and they look interesting. Enjoy your new reads!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Paperbark Shoe sounds so good! I hope you enjoy all your books this week!

Zia said...

I love the cover to the Paperbark Shoe=)

Aisle B said...

All of them have great covers but I go for the thrillers most.

paperback shoes seems to be a hit here :)

enjoy the reads girl

IntrovertedJen said...

I just added Paperbark Shoe to my list. Enjoy your week!

Nise' said...

It is fun to stay up and read!! Have a great week.

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Hope You have fun reading them! and thanx for dropping by my blog! (btw, The Hunger Games is amazing! u should give it a try :))

Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic

Teddyree said...

I haven't heard of the The Paperbark Shoe but being an Aussie Im keen to read it, on my wishlist it goes :) Therapy sounds good too!
Have a great week and happy reading!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

The Paperbark Shoe sounds really interesting. Might be a really good book club choice. :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Mystica said...

They all sound good but I would like to get my hands on Therapy!defore

Aths said...

I haven't heard of any of these books - hope they are good!

Have a great week!

Anna said...

The Paperbark Shoe sounds really good!