Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading/Musings

Mailbox Monday has moved over to Amy of Passages to the Past for the month of April 2011.

I received the following books in the the mailbox this past week:

White Sleeper by Dr. David R. Fett and Stephen Langford:

When Arkansas experiences a wave of rare fatal diseases, the CDC sends disgraced doctor Dave Richards to investigate, and he knows this is the case that could save his career. When he teams up with FBI agent Paula Mushari, Richards thinks he may have found the person who can help him find the answers. But as they dig deeper, they begin to get a sinister glimpse into what they are dealing with—a vengeful sect, led by the son of a late white supremacist, intent on destroying a nation. As Richards fights to save his job, he and Mushari must race against the clock to prevent a plague of catastrophic proportions.

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, from Stacy of Stacy's Books

Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers - they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice.

A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney's dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal - this time to save his own life.

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My brother and his family are here for a visit. My reading has slowed down as I am spending time with them. 

I am still in the midst of reading:

TheTime Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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Do the members of your family read? Do you think it was passed down to you? ((or Who do you think influenced you as a reader?))

Everyone in my family. My dad, my mom, my two older brothers. I must not forget my grandfather from my mother's side. Most of the timeless classics I own are gifts from him.

29 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Enjoy your time with your family. Your books will be there when they leave.

Aisle B said...

I have The Time Traveler's Wife somewhere ... somewhere... oh no i've become a complete hoarder in my room! Got to clean this mess up!

Have a nice time with your brother & family :)

PS your new book sounds really good. CDC sounds better than CSI :)

Staci said...

I loved Time Traveler's Wife!! Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

I did so enjoy it I hope you do as well. Have a wonderful visit with family. Have a lovely week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-36.html

Cat said...

I hope you enjoy yout time with your family.
I wonder how you're liking TTW - I am one of the minority who don't think it's wonderful.

Happy reading!

Angie @ By Book or By Crook said...

I have read 2 of Niffeneggar's books and enjoyed them. I still have to read The time Traveler's Wife because I really want to watch the movie, and the book-for me-has to come first!

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I keep meaning to read The Time Traveler's Wife...some day!

Please feel free to stop by my Monday.

Aleetha said...

YAY. I loved The Time Traveller's Wife. I hope you enjoy it as I do.
I'd love to hear your thought

It's All About Books

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

The white sleeper sounds really good, one for my wish list too!

Happy reading,
Jules

http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

pussreboots said...

Coming up I'll be reading a Harry Harrison book, more manga, more assigned reading for school and whatever else strikes my fancy. Come see what I finished this week.

Novroz said...

The White Sleeper totally intrigued me. I will put it in my TBR list. I always enjoy that kind of story.

Majanka said...

White Sleeper sounds ilke a nice read, and it has an interesting cover. Enjoy time with your family, and happy reading.

Take a look at what's in my Mailbox.

Mystica said...

Enjoy the family visit! The books look good!

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

My mother's side was more social to say the party goers if you will. Dad side more quiet and bookish.

Gigi Ann said...

I just read The Lincoln Lawyer a few weeks ago, and enjoyed it.

As far as my reading, school influenced my reading.

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Wow, looks like a fairly intense week at the mailbox. Enjoy!

caite said...

fantastic that you have books from your grandfather!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am listening tot he Lincoln Lawyer on audio right now and loving it!

Anna said...

Glad that you're able to spend time with your family. Enjoy your new books.

Tribute Books Mama said...

The White Sleeper is new to me, enjoy your reads.

Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

Kay said...

WHITE SLEEPER sounds very good. Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

How nice that your brother and his family are visiting. Enjoy your time with them. The books will wait.

Mary said...

My husband thought the movie version of The Lincoln Lawyer was good. Hope you enjoy your books and the visit with your family!

Nise' said...

How great to spend time with your family! I want to get to The Lincoln Lawyer soon. Have a great reading week.

Joann said...

I would love to read Lincoln Lawyer
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Teddy Rose said...

I hope you have a great time with your family.

I received 3 books: http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2011/04/mailbox-monday_25.html

Alyce said...

I'll be curious to see what you think of the Time Traveler's Wife. Everyone I know seems to either love it or hate it.

Bookventures said...

Those sound like some pretty great books. I hope you enjoy them and off course enjoy the time with your family.

stacybuckeye said...

Glad you got The Lincoln Lawyer. I received a free copy and hope to start mine soon!