Monday, September 16, 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 e-galleys from the publicists:

Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot

Heather Wells is used to having her cake and eating it too, but this time her cake just might be cooked. Her wedding cake, that is.

With her upcoming nuptials to PI Cooper Cartwright only weeks away, Heather's already stressed. And when a pretty junior turns up dead, Heather's sure things can't get worse—until every student in the dorm where she works is a possible suspect, and Heather's long-lost mother shows up.

Heather has no time for a tearful mother and bride reunion. She has a wedding to pull off and a murder to solve. Instead of wedding bells, she might be hearing wedding bullets, but she's determined to bring the bad guys to justice if it's the last thing she does . . . and this time, it just might be.

Darkness First by James Hayman

In the dark shadows of a summer evening a young woman named Tiffany Stoddard is

brutally slain by aremorseless killer's razor sharp blade. Learning that her closest childhood friend was nearly killed in the same incident, Portland Detective Maggie Savage rushes to the scene to join the State Police investigation. Maggie soon discovers the killer's name is Conor Riordan. There's only one problem. Conor Riordan doesn't exist. The only person who can provide a clue as to who Riordan really is, is the victim's eleven-year-old sister, Tabitha. And now Tabitha has turned up missing. Soon Maggie and her long time partner, Detective Sergeant Michael McCabe, find themselves in a desperate race against time to find the missing child before she becomes a vicious killer's next victim.

Cut to the Bone by Jefferson Bass

Summer 1992: Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee Senator Albert Gore launch a long-shot run for the White House. Back in the sweltering hills of Knoxville, Dr. Brockton—the bright, ambitious young head of the Anthropology Department at the University of Tennessee—launches a macabre research facility, unlike any other on earth. But Brockton’s plans to focus quietly on forensic research are derailed by a chilling case of déjà vu at a crime scene he is called to investigate.  

At first, the scientist and the police chalk up the similarities in Brockton’s past investigations and the current murder to coincidence. But as more and more bodies start turning up, bearing remarkable resemblances to cases from Brockton’s past—and as the fatal injuries grow more distinctive—the death-spiral steadily tightens around Brockton himself.  And unless Brockton can find the key to his past that will unlock the killer’s identity, the death toll could be staggering.  Brockton must come face-to-face with pure evil, or everyone he holds dear could be in harm’s way.

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:



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 am not going to talk about books or reading. I am participating in all kinds of Competition for teachers...Essay Writing, Collage Making and Debate. I am having so much. I am thinking of joining some craft classes. Maybe I should join Aerobic Classes. I need to streamline my body!! Wot say, folks?


bermudaonion said...

I've never read Meg Cabot but I've heard good things about her work. Enjoy your new books!

JC Jones said...

I think if you clone yourself you will do just fine. Make sure one clone is just for reading. Here is my post:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have often wondered if I would enjoy a Meg Cabot book...I see them everywhere. Time to try one?



Nise' said...

Best of success in all your competitions. Any exercise is beneficial.

Unknown said...

A craft class might be really cool. I like to quilt :)

The Reading Date said...

That Meg Cabot series looks great. Enjoy all your new reads!

Unknown said...

Looks like you have a great variety of books to choose from. Have a great week.

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY your new books and your week. Looks like a good one.

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

You are very busy these days! I enjoy walking for exercise and I like to knit - I'd like to take a class to learn to knit something besides scarves and blankets.

I hope you enjoy your new books!

Daystarz Books said...

Sometimes I enjoy hobbies other than reading like mahjongg. Here's my musing:

Anonymous said...

LOL I need to streamline my body too :) All of those books look like ones I'd read.