Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. Mari of Mari Reads is hosting for the month of May.

I received the following two books in my mailbox, thanks to the author/publicists:

1) Madame Tussaud by Michelle MoranIn this deft historical novel, Madame Tussaud (1761-1850) escapes the pages of trivia quizzes to become a real person far more arresting than even her waxwork sculptures. Who among us knew, for instance, that she moved freely through the royal court of Louis XVI, only to become a prisoner of the Reign of Terror? Her head was shaven for guillotining, but she escaped execution, though she was forced to make death masks for prominent victims. 


2) Ravenwild by Peter J. Plasse:
Returning home from another grueling shift of E.R. work, Dr. Blake Lee Strong comes across a downed motorcyclist and stops to help, but little does he know that his world and that of his family will soon be turned upside down. Duped into being transported to another planet called Inam'Ra, Dr. Strong and his family are thrust into a medieval world populated by Trolls, Gnomes, Elves, Dwarves, Humans and other alien beings. An epic odyssey begins as the Strong family fights for not only their own survival, but also for the continued existence of the citizens of Ravenwild.

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I finished two e-books, pretty easy reads:

1) The Wicked House of Rohan by Anne Stuart
2) Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart

I am in the midst of reading:
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

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Do you care if the book’s storyline is unrealistic? Will you keep reading, or will you set the book aside?

Fantasy novels are unrealistic. Yet they sell like hot cakes. In other words, I will keep reading an engrossing fantasy novel!

17 comments:

Staci said...

those two you received couldn't be any different from each other if you tried!!! Enjoy

stacybuckeye said...

I have and really want to read the two you are currently reading. Can't wait to see what you think of them.

Mardel said...

I'm interested in seeing what you think of Madame Tussaud. I've seen it mentioned a few places lately.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Madame T looks good....enjoy.

Kay said...

Ah, that Madame Tussaud book looks so intriguing. Hope you enjoy it!

Mary said...

I hope you enjoy Madame Tussaud as much as I did!

Serena said...

ENJOY YOUR BOOKS

Mari said...

I still haven't read Nefrititi or her other books but I may have to wait and read this one first. Madame Tussaud sounds good. Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!

Nise' said...

I just got Madam Tussaud too. Hope you enjoy The Time Traveller's Wife

readingromances said...

Everyone seems to be reading the time traveller's wife!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Madame Tussaud looks very interesting. I may just have to look that one up.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Two great reads, I hope you enjoy them.

Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

RAnn said...

Those Kindle/Nook freebies are fun

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

The Madame Tussaud book looks interesting can't wait to see what you say about it.

I agree with you on the fantasy reading.

Holly said...

I'm hoping to get to Madame Tussaud some time soon. I loved Michelle Moran's other books. The cover makes me think of cupcakes for some reason. Happy reading!

pussreboots said...

Last week was all about finishing textbooks and relaxing with manga. Come see what I read.

Aisle B said...

very jealous of your Madame Tussaud!

PS Happy to hear you got my surprises ;)