Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Mailbox Monday has moved over to Amy of Passages to the Past for the month of April 2011.

I received the following two books in the the mailbox this week after a long famine!

1) The Nesting Dolls by Gail Bowen

Just hours before her body is found in a car in a parking lot, a young woman hands her baby to a perfect stranger and disappears. The stranger is the daughter of Delia Wainberg, a lawyer in the same firm as Joanne Kilbourn's husband. One close look at the child suggests that there might be a family relationship, and soon the truth about the child Delia gave up for adoption years ago comes out. The boy must be Delia's grandson. Then his mother is found dead, sexually assaulted and murdered. Not only is there a killer on the loose, but the dead woman's partner is demanding custody of the child.

2) Other Eyes by Barbara D'Amato

Blue Eriksen is a famous forensic archaeologist based at Northwestern University. She and her team are traveling the globe, testing mummies to research the use of hallucinogens in the development of ancient religions.  Armed with evidence from ancient peoples, Blue has become convinced that psilocybin--a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms--can prevent or cure drug addiction.  She hopes to develop testing and treatment centers.

Leeuwarden Associates is the cover name for a deeply secret  international organization that facilitates the production, delivery, and sale of illegal drugs worldwide, much as OPEC facilitates the sale of oil.  Leeuwarden considers Blue a long-term threat and sends Felix Hacker--one of their enforcers--to kill her.  Blue has no idea she's being stalked and prepares for a dig high in the Peruvian mountains...

I also downloaded the following free e-books from Amazon, along with a free Kindle for PC!

1) Blue by Lou Aronica
2) Crime Scene at Cardell Ranch by B J Daniels
3) Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnne Thayne
4) Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel
5) Getting Away is Deadly: A Mom Zone Mystery by Sara Rosett
6) Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
7) The Homecoming: A Novel by Dan Walsh
8) Immortal by V.K. Forrest
9) The Maverick Experiment by Drew Berquist
10) Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson 
11) Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
12) Slow Ride: A Rough Riders story by Lorelei James

I finished three e-books:

1) Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson 
2) Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
 3) Slow Ride: A Rough Riders story by Lorelei James

Will post reviews soon


When you were little did other children tease you about your reading habits?

No. Most of my friends were into reading. So it was rather a pleasure exchanging books. Any one of us having a new book meant other children getting to share it! Cool!!


Aisle B said...

Very happy to see that April will be the end of the drought season for your poor mailbox!

PS i sent you "goodies" via Book Depository... so be on the lookout :)

Just give me heads up when the surprise gets there :)

bermudaonion said...

Those should keep you busy for a while! said...

Wow, The Nesting Dolls sounds very good! Enjoy.

Bookventures said...

Finally! Glad to see that your mailman is showing you some love. All of your e-books look great too. I hope you enjoy them.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I also picked up "Getting Away Is Deadly" from Amazon last week. I forgot to include it in my mailbox post. I hope we both enjoy it :)

RAnn said...

Kindle freebies are fun!

jlshall said...

Wow, sounds like some great reading there! I love free books of any kind.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Free books are so great aren't they. Hope you are enjoying the eBook experience.

caite said...

that is ideal, to have friends who not only understood your reading but to exchange books with!

Kaye said...

Wow, Nesting Dolls sounds deliciously creepy - Enjoy!Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here

Unknown said...

I LOVE the Kindle free list. I check it often. Blue looks interesting.

DCMetroreader said...

The Nesting Dolls sounds exciting!

Anonymous said...

Some good mysteries here. I've read a couple of Sara Rosett's books and like them very much. Enjoy!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, you have some interesting titles this week. The Nesting Dolls is going on my wish list.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Nesting Dolls sounds good!

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

I wasn't teased for reading either but I don't really remember sharing books with friends.

Anonymous said...

Great reads in your mailbox,enjoy them.
Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

Mystica said...

A nice pile to get through! enjoy the reads.

Alice Audrey said...

That's a lot of reading!

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy your books....lots to read and enjoy.

Stopping by from the linky on Passages To The Past.

Love your blog.


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I'm glad to see you famine is over. All those books should keep you very busy. Enjoy them all.

Staci said...

I'm so addicted to the free books available on Amazon and putting them on my Kindle too!
Enjoy your reads!

pussreboots said...

One of the books I finished this week was an ebook. Spring Break's over. I mostly read books for my project. Come see what I finished.

Teddy Rose said...

That turned out to be a pretty full mailbox with the downloads.

I received one: