Monday, March 5, 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 Anna of Diary of an Eccentric.

I received one book, thanks to the publicist.

The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

In Grace McCleen's harrowing, powerful debut, she introduces an unforgettable heroine in ten-year-old Judith McPherson, a young believer who sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith. Persecuted at school for her beliefs and struggling with her distant, devout father at home, young Judith finds solace and connection in a model in miniature of the Promised Land that she has constructed in her room from collected discarded scraps—the Land of Decoration. Where others might see rubbish, Judith sees possibility and divinity in even the strangest traces left behind. As ominous forces disrupt the peace in her and Father's modest lives—a strike threatens her father's factory job, and the taunting at school slips into dangerous territory—Judith makes a miracle in the Land of Decoration that solidifies her blossoming convictions. She is God's chosen instrument. But the heady consequences of her newfound power are difficult to control and may threaten the very foundations of her world.

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

I am still in the midst of reading: 

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

When you walk into a bookstore — any bookstore — what’s the first section you head toward (what draws you)?

I usually gravitate towards Crime Fiction section. After that I go to the literary fiction section. I also sometimes check out the world fiction. It depends on my mood. 

25 comments:

bermudaonion said...

The Land of Decoration looks good!

Greta James said...

Do you consider The Land of Decoration to be Young Adult (YA)? Would it be classified as Christian literature? Thanks for addressing these questions.

Nise' said...

I like to hear about debut novels. Looks forward to what you thought.

Shelleyrae said...

Wishing you a great reading week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

A fascinating plot synopsis. Quite novel. Thank you for sharing it.

Here's my
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I'd love to have you stop by!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the sound of this one; enjoy

Mystica said...

That is quite a story! enjoy.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I look forward to your thoughts on the book. I hope you enjoy it.

CMash said...

I guessed right...figured you would definitely gravitate in that direction.

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

The Land of Decoration is on my wish list. Happy reading!

Harvee said...

I usually head for the Best Sellers and New in Print books. I like to see what's just been published!

The Fifth Witness must not grab you very much since you are taking so long to read it!

Gigi Ann said...

I agree that sometimes the mood I'm in makes my selection.

Thanks for the visit today.

Joy Weese Moll said...

The Land of Decoration sounds fascinating with lots of different issues to explore.

I don't do much browsing in bookstores anymore, but given the chance I usually start with romance or cookbooks.

dollycas aka Lori said...

The Land...looks like another good debut!

I stay far away from book stores and my sister manages one, lol!

Have a great week!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your reading week.

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JC Jones said...

You sound like me. You have a set path and you follow it. Thanks for visiting.

Lost In Literature said...

The Land of Decoration has a wonderful cover! Sounds really good!

Happy Reading! :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
My It’s Monday…

Boriquaz said...

Yeah I usually make a b-line to the back by the ya section, Here's my MM.

Karen said...

Interesting answer. I tend to gravitate towards the new tables and charts. I then head upstairs to fiction and work my way round from fiction - sci fi- crime.

I haven't read any Michael Connelly but a friend of mine loves him.

Vicki said...

My first stop is always the bargain books!
HERE'S MY MM

Elizabeth said...

So many of us are creatures of habit, aren't we?

pussreboots said...

Thank you for stopping by earlier.

Wrighty said...

This book sounds kind of unusual but very interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

Anna said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy it!

Teddyree said...

Hope you find your reading mojo again soon. Have a great week and thanks for visiting earlier :)