Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday: Mailbox/What am I Reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. September host is Yolanda @ Notorious Spinks Talks.

I received the following from the author: 

1) Pushover by Dianne Emley (Kindle Version):

Sexy and savvy Iris Thorne has made it to the big corner office of the glittering yet cutthroat Los Angeles investment firm, McKinney Alitzer. She's looking ahead to a bright future with new boyfriend Garland Hughes when the past comes calling. Iris's ex-fiancé Todd Fillinger surfaces after many years and invites Iris to participate in a lucrative new venture in the wild and woolly emerging Russian market--red-hot yet dangerous in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Iris is intrigued, not least because she has some personal business still to settle with Todd. But only hours after she's been met by Todd in Moscow, he's gunned down in front of her.

Horrified, Iris manages to return at least physically unscathed to the comforting familiarity of her L.A. beachfront bungalow and Garland's arms. She's brought with her Todd's ashes which she's agreed to deliver to his devastated sister. Only then does she learn that L.A. can be even more terrifying than Moscow and that the guilt-laden legacy of Todd Fillinger could destroy her.

Hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of BooksWe discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week.

I finished reading:

Blue Collar Eulogies by Michael Meyerhofer---poetry
ten poems to say goodbye by Roger Housden--poetry
A Criminal Defense by Steven Gore


Monday Musing asks you to muse about something to do with books and reading each week…

• Maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

I took a vacation and was planning to come back to reading with a vengeance but it did not happen that way. I am still VERY VERY slow in my reading and now I do not worry about it any more. I am enjoying other stuff like lots of television and DIY. Is that bad?


Mystica said...

My reading has taken a nose dive with my daughters wedding this coming Saturday! Some weeks and in this case months are like this.

Anonymous said...

I find that I go through phases like this, too--some weeks I read one book after another, and other times I just need to take a break. Once you're out of school and there's no more "required reading," I don't think there should be any rules when it comes to how much you do or don't read!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Once school starts up, my reading takes a nose dive. Oh well!

bermudaonion said...

I hope you love your new book!

JC Jones said...

I think you have to do what works best at he time. Here is my MM

Anonymous said...

Reading should be for pleasure there are no rights or wrongs. I hope you enjoy your new book

Elizabeth said...

Nice week...Enjoy your reading!!

I am out of town and not getting too much reading done, but I am having fun. Went to a Hachette book event and received 9 books. The event was FABULOUS. I am still here visiting my son...heading home tomorrow.

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Anonymous said...

I think we all go through stages like that, the important thing is to not stress about it :)

Serena said...

Enjoy your book! I have been on a reading frenzy, but part of that is motivated by the need to have posts ready to go while my parents are visiting for a couple weeks.