Monday, March 15, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Musings/Whereabouts

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I received two books in the past two weeks:

The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello (From the publisher)

Our forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon, has just returned to Richmond, Virginia and her welcome is less than luke warm. Her first assignment after her return, is to investigate a cross burning at RPMs house, who is a celebrity of some sort in the music world. Investigations leads to dark secrets which deals with racism.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire (From JoAnn of Lakeside Musing)

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked?

Gregory Maguire has created a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.

In the past two weeks:

I finished: (almost all are crime fiction!)

1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie--Graphic novel
2. the clouds roll away Sibella Giorella
3. Venom by Joan Brady
4. Lethal Experiment by John Locke
5. Lethal People by John Locke
6. Zan-Gah A prehistoric Adventure by A. R. Shickman

7. Devil's Food Cake by Josi S. Kilpack
8. Dead Floating Lovers by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

I am in midst of reading:

more crime fiction..

I plan to read:

More of the same!

I posted reviews of:

Zan-Gah A prehistoric Adventure by A. R. Shickman
the clouds roll away Sibella Giorella
Venom by Joan Brady


Musing Mondays2
Do you have a favourite picture book, either from your own childhood, or reading to you children?

I don't have any picture books from my childhood. Mainly because I gave those away to my nephews and nieces. However, I remember reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears to my older nephew again and again. He knew it by heart yet insisted I read it for him. I think he still has that book somewhere. And he is 22! LOL!

My younger nephew loved Little Red Riding Hood. But he is not a keeper of books!

But my eternal favourite is Cinderella!


JoAnn said...

Glad to see Wicked has arrived. I thought it might take longer.

Staci said...

I received clouds Roll Away too...looks great. Have a wonderful week of reading!

Lydia said...

Looks like you have a busy Monday and busy week! I hope it's enjoyable. =)

Here is my Monday:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You are on a crime fiction roll! What a great week for you! I used to read a lot of crime fiction and enjoyed Ann Rule - do you read any of her books?

Have another good week!

Jennifer said...

Oh The Murder of Roger Ackroyd as well as the Locke books were really good. The others I have not read but shall be looking into all of them, thanks for some new crime fiction titles. The Clouds Roll Away sounds good and of course Wicked is wonderful. If you are interested my Monday:

Cat said...

Lots of lovely crime fiction . I have Venom to read too.

Have a great reading week!

Zia said...

Dead Floating Lovers, what an interesting title. I have Wicked on my shelves to read someday. Here's mine.

Alaine said...

You did really well, read some interesting books!

Erotic Horizon said...

I do like that cover on The Clouds Roll Away - I hope it works for you..

Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairytale book...

Cute pic's


Nise' said...

You had a great reading week!

Loved (still do) Disney books.

Serena said...

Looks like you got some great books. Happy reading.

As a side note, I was hoping you would like to join me and some other bloggers for my National Poetry Month blog tour. Here's the info:

Alayne said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Wicked! I hope you do as well! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Kaye said...

Looks like you had a very good week of reading and receiving. I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great week and happy reading.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The Clouds Roll in sounds like one I would like....Enjoy

Here is my mailbox:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Clouds Roll In sounds interesting. Love the cover! Enjoy both of your new books.

caite said...

Hmmm...I seem to have blocked out most of my childhood. Except one collection of fairy tales, name unknown, I can't remember being read anything.
Maybe why I learned to read at an early age. :-)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love those fairytale book covers!

I'm turning my Moonbeams and Rainbows blog into a fairytale place!

Here's my Monday reading:

Kathleen said...

I'd never really paid attention to what Wicked was about. Sounds interesting!

Lucy said...

I have a passion for fairytales and wrote my dissertation about them- Grimm's fairy tales in particular. You will find a lot of my posts at relate to folk and fairy tales. I find there's a lot to be said about the different between a Disney fairy tale and the original stories.
I find it all so fascinating, and the different editions available; oh the list is endless.
A lovely blog you have here, seems very successful.

Heidi V said...

You had a great reading week! I'm going to have to dig through some of John Locke, his books sound interesting. I hope you have a great week.

The Bookworm said...

great post, I want to read Wicked.
I like the illustrations in fairytale books.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. Thank you for stopping by my post.

Lori said...

I don't remember much about having a favorite picture book as a child, Here'smine

Jo said...

Of all the books you've mentioned in this post, I've only read Wicked. But some of the crime fiction you mentioned looks interesting. I'll have to check it out.

Hope you have a great week reading your crime fiction!

jlshall said...

I still have several picture books from my childhood collection. Don't know how they managed to survive my mother's frequent clear-outs, but I love having them.

I recently read Venom, too - I'll be interested to see what you think of it. Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

DCMetroreader said...

I've heard so much about Wicked. I imagine the witch has an interesting point of view.


Irene said...

Boy you really read quickly, loved Murder of Roger Acroyd, have not heard of your other mysteries, but will check them out.

Anna said...

Enjoy your new books! My daughter will be in the school production of Cinderella next month. That's always been one of my favorites.

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

Wicked is a favorite of mine!