Monday, September 30, 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  for the past two weeks is Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

I received the following two novels from the authors/publicists:

Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart: 

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work...

She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.

The residents of Blood Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control.

The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison: 

The corpse is missing its head and is dressed in American clothes. Found by a Tibetan prison work gang on a windy cliff, the grisly remains clearly belong to someone too important for Chinese authorities to bury and forget. So the case is handed to veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun. 

Methodical, clever Shan is the best man for the job, but he too is a prisoner, deported to Tibet for offending Beijing. Granted a temporary release, Shan is soon pulled into the Tibetan people's desperate fight for its sacred mountain and the Chinese regime's blood-soaked policies. Then, a Buddhist priest is arrested, a man Shan knows is innocent. 

Now time is running out for Shan to find the real an astonishing, emotionally charged story that will change the way you think about Tibet-- and freedom-- forever.

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:



What do you do when life gets in the way, and you just don’t have much time to read? Do you complain? Do you accept it? Do you do everything in your power to make time to read? Share your thoughts!

Life just got into the way. We finished with the term exams. I am currently grading papers for Class 12. I have to grade 176 papers. I am half way through. I HATE GRADING PAPERS. But I gotta do it!!

Reading does take a back seat but that's how it it is. For some months now I have slowed down in my reading. It does not bother me any more. I am not here to win any kind of medal!!


bermudaonion said...

I don't think I finished a print book last week either, but I did finish an audio or two.

Anonymous said...

I get really bored with marking/grading too. Especially if the standard is poor - hope you have something lovely to reward yourself with when you finish.

Gigi Ann said...

It sounds to me like you are a very busy person. I finished last weeks book, and have started on this weeks book of the week.

Gigi Ann said...

It sounds to me like you are a very busy person. I finished last weeks book, and have started on this weeks book of the week.

Unknown said...

Wow, that is a lot of papers to grade...

Anonymous said...

I certainly don't envy you that job...

Elizabeth said...

That is a lot of papers at one time. I don't think when I was teaching I had that many at once.

Good luck. Hope you can enjoy your week soon.

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Elysium said...

Dirty Little Secrets sounds very good and it's new to me too. Happy reading!

Vicki said...

That is a lot of papers to grade, but teachers are awesome!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Enjoy your new books!

Nise' said...

Dirty Little Secrets sounds good. Wow that is a ton of papers to grade!