Monday, June 27, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. Brook of  TheBluestocking Guide  is hosting for the month of June.

I received one book, The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrifi­cial blood he pours on his “prayer log.” There’s Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial kill­ers, who troll America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There’s the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right. 
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I am STILL currently reading Other Eyes by Barbara D'Amato
I am SO behind!! 

I posted a review of  

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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Have you ever read a book that inspired you to take up a cause? What book was it, and what is/was the cause?

I have read a lot of books which has made me think and I have taken up a cause or two. One is child abuse. Two is drugs. Anti-drugs. I can't remember names of those books but these two causes hve stayed with me.

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wonderful book to receive in the mail. I hope your week is a good one.
My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-45.html

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I'm behind on reading this year too!

What Are You Reading on Mondays

pussreboots said...

Don't worry about being behind. Just enjoy your reading. :)

Until Sunday I had only finished four books, a fifth of what I was reading during spring semester. Then two things conspired to make me read more. Come see what happened.

RAnn said...

Enjoy your books

Mystica said...

Enjoy the reading.

BookBelle said...

I can't remember if I've taken up a cause but I know that reading solidifies my moral and values often.

Yvonne Osborne said...

"Of Sound and Water" cemented my love and concern for the Great Lakes. I'm currently reading "Minor Characters" by Joyce Johnson, Jack Kerouac's professed muse. A wonderful writer in her own right, she chronicles the art and lives of the Beats in this eye-opening memoir. I'm behind on everything, can't worry about that! Thanks for a great post.

Yvonne said...

I've been wanting to read The Time Traveler's Wife for a long time. Hope you have a great week!

My post is here

Veens said...

Sounds like a good read, I hope you enjoy it.

Vicki said...

Abuse is one of the causes I feel passionate about. It's horrible!!

caite said...

you seem the exception in that you have actually acted after being inspired. good for you!

Aisle B said...

That book sounds SCARY! Girl where do you find these??? Going to raid your closet and hope nothing jumps out ;)

Kay said...

I got that book a week or so ago and am still trying to decide if I want to read it! How about you go first! LOL

Anna said...

Sounds really different. Looking forward to your thoughts.