Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday: Mailbox/What am I reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books and is hosted by Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums this month.

I received only One book in my mailbox in the past few weeks,  thanks to Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and two books by John Grisham from my niece.

1) Between Two Fires by Christopher BuehlmanThe year is 1348. The Black Death ravages France, leaving fields and rivers choked with unburied dead and causing whole towns to disappear. Thomas, a disgraced knight, roams the land with a band of thieves, living by the sword; when they encounter an orphaned girl in a dying village, Thomas has just enough humanity in him to save her from his colleagues. No ordinary child, this girl sees angels and talks to the dead. She tells Thomas that Lucifer and the fallen angels have risen in a new war on Heaven, that the kingdoms of men have fallen behind the lines of battle, and that he must now shepherd her on a holy quest to tip the scales in favor of good. Between Two Fires invites you on a journey that is at once a fool’s errand into great danger, and a violent man’s first, uncertain steps toward redemption.

2) The Summons by John Grisham: A pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years, Judge Atlee is now a shadow of his former self—a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. Knowing that the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the elder, a Virginia law professor, newly single, still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, the family’s black sheep.

The summons is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place he now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray . . . and perhaps to someone else.

3) The Runaway Jury by John Grisham: Millions of dollars are at stake in a huge tobacco-company case in Biloxi, and the jury's packed with people who have dirty little secrets. A mysterious young man takes subtle control of the jury as the defense watches helplessly, but they soon realize that he in turn is controlled by an even more mysterious young woman. Lives careen off course as they bend everyone in the case to their will


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

Back From The Dead by Peter Leonard
The Summons by John Grisham
Death by Bourbon by Abigail Keam
Moving Can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo

Currently reading:

The Drop by Howard Linskey
Broken Spirit by Charles L. Fields

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

I am in dire need for poetry books. I exhausted all I had. I need to get more of contemporary poetry books. If you know one who would like get their poetry books reviewed, do pass on my name to them and vice versa! Thanks!!!


caite said...

poetry...why is it that I have never loved..or liked...poetry?

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy your John Grisham books!!!

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Marie said...

I have that Between Two Fires book, it looks awesome, but who knows when I'll get around to it. Enjoy your books! Here is my Memes Post.

Jennifer Hartling said...

I haven't read a Grisham in so many years. I hope you're enjoying your books this week :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hope you find the poetry books you're seeking...I don't know any off hand.


Elysium said...

Between Two Fires sounds very interesting. Haven't read much about black death but I'd love to read more. Happy reading!

Serena said...

I really hope you enjoy the book. I am so sorry it took so long to mail it out. It's been a long process, but I feel much better knowing my promises were finally fulfilled.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your new books.

Vicki said...

Love Grisham's books! Hope you enjoy them all!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gautami,

I haven't read any John Grisham for a few years now, although I used to be a huge fan. I think needed a break from his work, as it was all getting a little 'samey', a bit like I found with James Patterson's books.

Several people have said that the latest couple of Grisham stories have been right up there amongst his best, so I might be tempted to give him another chance!

I like the sound of 'The Drop', although Howard Linskey is a new author to me. I hope that you are enjoying it and hope that you will be sharing your thoughts with us all.

Have a good week,


Book Dilettante said...

Grisham is good for understanting the legal system here. I have read a few of his but not these ones. Hope you enjoy them.

Irene said...

I'm not a big fan of Grisham, but your first book looks interesting,I enjoy historical fiction.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I haven't read either of those Grisham books yet but both are on my shelf.

Daystarz Books said...

All the best in your quest for poetry books. Here's my MM: