Monday, November 7, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books after a tour, she is hosting it  on her Mailbox Monday blog for the month of November. 

I received the following books from Hachette India:

1) The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. 

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail. 

Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

2) The Litigators by John Grisham
The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.

And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him. 

With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. 

I downloaded free kindle editions from Amazon. You can check those out for NOOK too. Have fun looking out for interesting titles at Pixel of Ink. (I have subscribed it on my Google Reader). 

I downloaded the following 20 e-books from Amazon, for free! 

Marti Talbott's Highlander Series 1 (Anna, Rachel & Charlet)
Shades of Honor (Grayson Brothers) 
Double Exposure
Commune of Women
I'll Be There
Julius Katz Mysteries
All's Fair in Love & Seduction (The Elusive Lords, Book 2.5)
Simmer All Night (Bad Luck Abroad)
Neon Dragon (Michael Knight) 
Blood Island 
Stuff to Die For
Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington (Love Finds YouTM)
A Measure of Mercy (Home to Blessing Series #1) 
Songbird Under a German Moon 
I Dream of Genies
One September Morning
Chili Con Corpses (The Supper Club Mysteries) 
Heart of a Knight
Circle of Friends Cookbook - 25 Savory Pie Recipes
Erra (Gods and Thurs) 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. I managed to read a few  e-books via my kindle on PC on my laptop! I read the following:

Simmer All Night by by Geralyn Dawson
Heart of a Knight by Barbara Samuel
I'll Be There by Deborah Grace Staley

I am in the midst of reading:

Dodge the Bullet by Christy Hayes
Holding Out For a Hero by Stacey Joy Netzel
While we're Far Apart by Lynn Austin
Shades of Honor (Grayson Brothers) 

Other than for school, do you read books to learn how to do something? What was/were the topic(s)?

I read a lot of puzzle books. Also cookbooks. Then I like to read about hair care books although I don't follow any of those tips! I like books on furniture making.


Donna said...

That new John Grisham is supposed to be pretty good. I haven't read any Michael Connelly yet and he's been on my must-read list for quite awhile.

Congrats on getting all those free books!

Yvonne said...

I've been seeing Michael Connelly's books alot lately. I haven't read any, but they do look good. I downloaded alot of freebies for my Nook lately too. It's so much fun :)

My musing is here

The Brunette Librarian said...

Simmer All Night looks great. Hope you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Ah a free book is irresistable! I hope you enjoy your reading for this week.

Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

Raine said...

Double Exposure seems an interesting read from the new list. :D Enjoy your finds. My Monday Musings

Anonymous said...

I used to do a lot of puzzle books too, but haven't done any in years. Perhas I should once more...

Here’s my Musing Mondays post. :)

Kaye said...

Yow, you got a great batch of freebies! That should keep you going for a little bit. ;)

Have a great week and enjoy all your new books.

Marce said...

I haven't read a John Grisham in years.

Lots of goodies for your Kindle app.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good mailbox, enjoy!

Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

Sounds like you've got a great week lined up. What a nice haul for the free books!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Enjoy all your new books - esp. those freebies!

pussreboots said...

I finished a bunch of books that I had been reading throughout October. Most books on my list took about a month to read. Please come see what I am reading now.

Mystica said...

That is quite a pile of books. Enjoy them all.

Nise' said...

I have the first Mickey Haller novel, and need to get reading. Enjoy your books. Songbird Under a German Moon is good.

Teddy Rose said...

I hope you enjoy all of your books!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading The Litigators right now!