Monday, June 18, 2012

Mondays: Mailbox/What Am I reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her BooksMarie atBurton Book Reviewis hosting MM for June starting today. 

I received one print book and two e-books, thanks to the authors/publicists:

The Last Refuse by Ben Coes
Plot Synopsis:

With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet.

Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial.

What they don’t know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation. Meir had been tipped off that Iran had finally succeeded in building their first nuclear weapon, one they were planning to use to attack Israel. His source was a high-level Iranian government official and his proof was a photo of the bomb itself.

I received digital copies of

1) Frank's Wild Years by Nick Triplow: 

Frank’s Wild Years - betrayal and last chances at the frayed and fading edges of the south London underworld. IN THE TWILIGHT days between Christmas and New Year, Frank Neaves is about to drink away his last tenner in a Deptford boozer. A former friend and associate of long-dead local villain Dave Price, Frank’s scotch-soaked meditation is interrupted when Carl, Price’s son and the pub’s landlord, disappears leaving an oblique one line note for barmaid, Adeline. Carl has set his heart on bringing his young daughter home for New Year’s Eve. An undertaking that puts him on a collision course with his ex-wife’s new man, a Hull-based hard case called O’Keefe. Desperate to avoid a violent confrontation that Carl can’t win, Adeline persuades Frank to join her. They take a slow train for Humberside. And with the year grinding towards its close, Frank’s former life comes back to haunt him in a way he could never have imagined...

2) Murder On Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson:

Sarah Brandt’s family is one of the oldest in New York City, and her father, Felix Decker, takes his position in society very seriously. He still refuses to resign himself to his daughter being involved with an Irish Catholic police detective. But when a member of his private club—the very exclusive Knickerbocker—is murdered, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to solve the crime as discreetly as possible.

Malloy soon discovers that despite his social standing, the deceased—Chilton Devries—was no gentleman. In fact, he’s left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As he and Sarah sort through the suspects, it becomes clear to her that her father is evaluating more than the detective’s investigative abilities, and that, on a personal level, there is much more at stake for Malloy than discovering who revoked Devries’ membership—permanently.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book 

I finished reading:

1) Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend
2) Bleed For me by Michael Robotham
3) Cuts Like A Knife by M.K. Gilroy (currently reading)

I am in the midst of reading

1) Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton
2) The Devil All The Time by Donald Ray Pollock
3) The Virgin Journals by Travis Laurence Naught (poetry)

I posted review of:

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver by Shamini Flint

Do you think the book cover is “dead”? Do you care whether the “covers” on digital books exist or not?

I am a real book junkie! I don't prefer to read digital books. I agree that one does not forget the author, title or cover of a print book. For digital ones, one does not remember.


pussreboots said...

My favorite read last week was Body and Soul by Stacey Kade. Please come see what else I'm reading.

Shelleyrae @ Book'd out said...

I want to read Bleed for me

Wishing you a great reading week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Great books. Looks like some great reading ahead

The Reading Date said...

Murder on Fifth Avenue looks intriguing. Enjoy all your new reads!

Unknown said...

I love my real books, but as my eye site goes, so does my ability to keep up with them, and also we are running out of room! BIG book junkies. Do I think the cover is dead? Nope!


Kaye said...

Murder on FIfth Avenue sounds right up my alley. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on it. Have a wonderful week, Gautami, and happy reading

CMash said...

Most of your books "are new to me" but some of the titles sound quite interesting. Have a great week!

Tea said...

Enjoyed your post. Thanks for the reminder. I have Tempest in.... I'm in a Cozy challenge. So I could really use it.

bermudaonion said...

I hope you enjoy your new books! I think even digital books need cover art. That's what sticks in our heads.

Cathy De Los Santos said...

I usually read on ebooks because it's easier for me but I still care about the cover. Here's my Musing

Kwizgiver said...

I'm an ereader and covers are still important to me. It's how I choose my book!

Anonymous said...

Murder On Fifth Avenue caught my eye.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I prefer print over digital any day. Enjoy your new books!

Leah Marie @ Reading With My Eyes Shut said...

Long before the advent of digital books, I discard covers. I never remember what they look like or pay any attention. I do always remember the names and authors of the books I read though.

My MM is HERE.

Nise' said...

A nice variety of books.

Carol said...

I do hope you have a great reading week

Book covers...I do love a good looking cover, and am disappointed with digital book covers, but then
they do not go on show on the bookcase.


Carol said...

I do hope you have a great reading week

Book covers...I do love a good looking cover, and am disappointed with digital book covers, but then
they do not go on show on the bookcase.