Monday, February 20, 2012

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. This month it is hosted by Metroreader.

I received two books, thanks to authors/publicists

Ten Poems to Say Goodbye by Roger Housden
A goodbye is an opportunity for kindness, for forgiveness, for intimacy, and ultimately for love and a deepening acceptance of life as it is rather than what it was. Goodbyes can be poignant, sorrowful, sometimes a relief, and—now and then—even an occasion for joy. They are always transitions that, when embraced, can be the door to a new life both for ourselves and for others. In this inspiring and consoling volume, Housden encourages readers to embrace poetry as a way of enabling us to better see and appreciate the beauty of the world around and within us.


Love Thy Neighbor by Mark Gilleo
Clark Hayden is a graduate student trying to help his mother navigate through the loss of his father while she continues to live in their house near Washington DC. With his mother's diminishing mental capacity becoming the norm, Clark expects a certain amount of craziness as he heads home for the holidays. What he couldn't possibly anticipate, though, is that he would find himself catapulted into the middle of the terrorist operation. As the holiday festivities reach a crescendo, a terrorist cell - which happens to be across the street - is activated. Suddenly Clark is discovering things he never knew about deadly chemicals, secret government operations, suspiciously missing neighbors, and the intentions of a gorgeous IRS auditor. Clark's quiet suburban neighborhood is about to become one of the most deadly places on the planet, and it's up to Clark to prevent the loss of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives in the nation's capital. Fast, acerbic, wise and endlessly exciting, Love Thy Neighbor marks the unforgettable debut of a startling new voice in suspense fiction.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey

I read a few e-novels

I am in the midst of reading: 

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly



What is the last book that you learned something from? What book was it, and what did it teach you?

I am always reading poetry and that teaches me something or the other. It is difficult to pin down a particular poem or a book.

27 comments:

Tanya Patrice said...

I don't read poetry usually, but Ten Poems to Say Goodbye looks like an amazing book - I'm excited to see what you think of it.

Kell said...

Good answer! :)
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bermudaonion said...

Enjoy your new books!

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

Enjoy your new reads.

caite said...

I think everything we read teaches us something...

Judith H said...

I love that cover of Love Thy Neighbor - it's a simple fence, but it's broken... it's obviously there's something wrong.

Have a great week!

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Anna said...

The poetry book sounds good. Enjoy!

CMash said...

Can't wait to see what you think about Love Thy Neighbor.

Serena said...

Ten Poems to Say Goodbye by Roger Housden sounds like a good one. I hope you enjoy your books.

DCMetroreader said...

Ten poems to say Goodbye sounds heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time.

Enjoy your books!

Jo-Jo said...

Love thy neighbor sounds intriguing...happy reading!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Love Thy Neighbor caught my eye.

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, Love They Neighbor looks like a suspenseful read. Enjoy!

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Zia said...

Love Thy Neighbor sounds full of suspense and really good. Have a great week!

LibrarySnake said...

Poetry really does teach so much about the way we each think.

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Marce said...

I may have to get Ten Poems to Say Goodbye, how lovely that sounds.

Great books look forward to your Michael C review.

Kaye said...

Sound good! Enjoy!

Nise' said...

The poetry book has my attention. Have a great reading week.

Bluerose said...

Enjoy your new books!! :)

Sophia said...

It looks like you may have an emotional time reading your new books. Hope you enjoy them :-)

Alyce said...

I haven't heard of either of those before - enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Love Thy Neighbor sounds intense!

Mystica said...

The book I learnt a lot from apart from my wish to visit Varanasi is Inhaling the Mahatma by Christopher Kremmer.

Kary said...

New follower! We can learn alot from poetry! Here is my MM if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/musing-monday-book-learnin.html

pussreboots said...

This weekend we went on a mini-vacation. Since I was outside enjoying nature, I didn't get much reading done. Please stop by to see what I'm reading now.

Staci said...

I like the looks of that poetry book..enjoy!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a beautiful cover on the poetry book; enjoy