Monday, July 18, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What AM I reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. Gwendolyn B.  of The Sea of Books is hosting for the month of July.

I r
eceived one book I had won in a giveaway long time ago from, Latina Book Club

After a series of low-paying jobs, Chico Santana, PI, is living in his tiny office on 149th Street in the Bronx. He’s in an absolutely foul mood when Pablo Sanchez and his mother drop in, seeking help for one of Chico’s old childhood pals——the handsome and charismatic Joey Ventura. Chico has not seen Joey since Joey disappeared from St. Mary's Home for Boys, headed for Tahiti. He ended up, instead, on the island of TSP—-The Superman Project.

The Superman Project peddles German philosophy, Hinduism, and American comic book mythology as a method toward self-improvement, but its members are hiding more than a few secrets. The leader of TSP is a man named Father Ravi. One of his daughters, Gabby, who is also Joey’s wife, is missing. Joey was accused by the TSP leaders of killing Gabby and has fled the police. Pablo and his mother insist he is innocent.

Compelled to believe in his old friend, and by the promised payment of a very valuable Superman comic, Chico investigates the competing interests in the organization, falling for a beautiful suspect and trying to look out for a friend’s troubled niece in the process.

A. E. Roman brings New York City and its eccentric characters to life in this second in the original and energetic Chico Santana series.

I am NOT reading at all!


What is the last book you struggled to read through to the end, even though you weren’t really enjoying it? What made you keep reading?

Nowadays, I don't struggle through any book. I just give up on it!!


Anonymous said...

Wow..this book sounds right up my alley. Please let us know how it turns out for you.

Yvonne said...

My Musing Monday is similar to yours. It's here

bermudaonion said...

I hope you love your new book!

Gwendolyn B. said...

That sounds like one unusual book! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. Hope it's fun!

Gigi Ann said...

I no longer struggle through books, I have to many good ones waiting on my bookshelves to be read to waste my time in a struggle with a book.

Anonymous said...

Good answer!
Here's mine:

Aisle B said...

Superman... love Superman.. especially since you won this book too. I know I know it's not Superman but hey having a play on words with Superman ;)

caite said...

sometimes I would love to just give up on a book...but if it is a review copy I was given I feel an obligation to really, really try and finish it.

Cindy Swanson said...

I totally agree--I usually don't struggle through a book unless I've committed to reviewing it. Life is too short to waste time on books you have to force yourself to read! I did enough of that when I was in school. :)

I'd love for you to check out a new bloghop I'm hosting, called Bookish Images Monday. Stop by my blog to find out more!
Cindy @ Cindy's Book Club

Amy said...

I do struggle!
Here is my answer

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Enjoy your books ;)

Vicki said...

I've decided that from now on I'm going to be more selective when it comes to what I'll read. Hopefully that will solve the problem of not wanting to finish a book.
Here's Mine

Anna said...

Sometimes I'll keep reading a book that's not grabbing me plotwise because the writing is good. But I'm more likely to just give up on a book these days because there's so much on my shelves waiting to be read.

Happy reading!

Mystica said...

Sounds unusual!