Monday, December 26, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. Jenny Q  is hosting it  on her Let them Read Books blog for the month of December 2011.

I received only one book after so long, thanks to the author:

Tho' It Were Ten Thousand Miles by by William.H.A. Williams:
Seamus O'Rouke's obsession with a girl he discovers on You Tube turns into love when Fiona MacKenzie turns up on his Midwestern campus. While the sixty-five-year-old Irishman's pursuit of this twenty-year-old folk singer is against all reason, rhyme does play its role. Seamus is adept at wielding poetry, as well as music, art, gourmet meals and fi ne wine, in his campaign for the heart of his green-eyed auburn-haired beauty.

Fiona is haunted by the earlier death of her Scottish father and by the resulting loneliness, which she tries to hide beneath her usually self-confident exterior. She tries to keep from being overwhelmed by Seamus' larger-than-life personality. Gradually, however, her skeptical common sense gives way before the onslaught of this unreconstructed Irish Romantic.

I also 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). 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. I am STILL in the midst of reading:

The Boat by Nam Le

The Litigators by John Grisham

Finished reading: 

To Desire A scoundrel by Tracy Summer

Did you get any books for Christmas? If so, what were they?

If you didn’t, what books are you most looking forward to reading (and/or buying) in the new year?

I did not get a SINGLE book for Christmas. I plan to buy a few Jo Nesbo novels in the new year. And few other new crime fiction writers....


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Enjoy your books! I really want to read The Litigators.

Have a great final week of 2011!


CMash said...

Neither did I get one book. I think my family realizes that I probably won't be able to read all the ones in my tbr bookcase and 2 EReaders in my lifetime lol. Have a great week.
Also, you should be receiving your books for the tours this week.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I've seen this book elsewhere and the review was good. Hope you enjoy it!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Good question! I hope is okay if I use it for my Saturday Sharing post. I received one book from an employee: How to Lead by THE BOOK. Unexpected but I am looking forward to it.
I gave myself the gift of Divergent on Audible the week before Christmas - I did enjoy it!
Have a great week to end 2011.

Melissa Wiebe said...

I got an e-reader and The Hunger Games, which I already have.

Here is my Musing Mondays.

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy! your books.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I didn't get a single book either. My family just point at the TBR pile and laughs when I ask for books.

bermudaonion said...

I hope your new book's a good one!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

My family thinks I need to rid myself of books not ask for more..but they gave me a gift card. I am saving it for books I cannot live without.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm sad to hear you did not get a single book for Christmas. What's wrong with your family?! ;->

Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I hope you enjoy the book - I'll watch for your review!

Harvee said...

I have The Boat and mean to read more of it!

Mystica said...

The one book you got is certainly intriguing! Have a good week.

Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post said...

This sounds very good and I like the cover

Nise' said...

I did not get any books for Christmas either, but did get a couple of gift cards.