Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I Reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her BooksShe is the host of MM for the month of October.

I received TWO books in my mailbox, thanks to Hachette India/poet:

1) The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling: 

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. 

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.

The Meaning of Me: A book of Poetry by Emmett Wheatfall: 

African American Poetry about relationships with family, friends, and life experiences


I finished reading:

Nothing! To know the reason for NOT reading, do check out my Sunday post!!

I am in the midst of reading:

Suzy's Case by Andy Siegal

What distracts you when you really “should be reading”? ;)

Social Media, Blogging and Television distract me....These are not in any particular order. Then job/work also comes in the way of reading!!


Nise' said...

Congratulations on your promotion! Best wishes to you! JK's book is all over the place. Hope you enjoy it.

The Reading Date said...

Hope you love The Casual Vacancy!

bermudaonion said...

That's a huge book! There were no galleys of it in the US. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

Elizabeth said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of The Casual Vacancy. It was on display at the book conference I attended on Saturday.

Hope you can stop by my blog to read my post about the book conference I attended in New York City this past Saturday.

A giveaway is also directly below my Mailbox Monday post.

Silver’s Reviews

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! You got the new J. K. book...hope you love it!

Enjoy your new promotion and your reading week.


Serena said...

It would be interesting to see what Rowling writes other than about wizards. Happy reading.

Ciska said...

It is funny that like me you name your job last. Congratulations on your promotion.

Here is my mm

Anonymous said...

Wow! Lucky you! I can't wait to read what you think of The Casual Vacancy.

Cathy De Los Santos said...

work is the worst kind of distraction lol. I just picked up the casual vacancy have to find time to read it. thanks for stopping by today!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm back with my Musings link....I agree about those distractions.


Anonymous said...

A great book to get this week, enjoy!

Kristen said...

I've been debating whether to run out now and get the Rowling book or to wait and see what people think of it. I'm pretty sure running out to get it is going to win. ;-) Happy reading this week!

collettakay said...

I've seen alot of readers with Casual Vacancy on their haul list this weekend!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Gigi Ann said...

Congrats on the promotion, and I agree blogging distracts me from reading also.

Thanks for your visit today.

Kaye said...

The Casual Vacancy sounds good. Hope you love it! Have a great week and happy reading!

BurtonReview said...

Yup I could be reading right now.. and last night I was watching new TV shows instead of reading.. but there comes a time when we don't always have to have our face in a book, right??
Congrats on the promotion!
Here's my Monday post.

caite said...

job, ok.
But 'social media' should never keep you from a book. that is just wrong... :-)

Unknown said...

Social media is definitely distracting. I think any form of talking about books is distracting. lol Thanks for stopping by.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I've seen a few blogs with The Casual Vacancy today. I never read the Harry Potter books so I'm waiting on reviews for this one.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books.

My favorite book this week was Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline W. Smith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Meaning of Me looks interesting.
Yes, social media pulls from reading time but then it is sharing time so that's good too. :-)
I hope this week is good for you.