Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I Reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. June Host is: Dolce Belleza

I received two print books, thanks to the authors/publicists:

1) The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards:
Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England’s Lake District, each time on Hallowe’en. Just before the First World War, a young woman’s corpse was found, with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Her ghost – the Faceless Woman – is said to walk through Ravenbank on Hallowe-en. Five years ago, another woman, Katya Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to hide her injuries.

Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases, and wonders whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes. He spends Hallowe’en at a party in Ravenbank – only to find death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once more, the victim is a woman, once more her damaged face is shrouded from view.

2) Travels in Elysium by William Azuski: 

It was the chance of a lifetime. A dream job in the southern Aegean. Apprentice to the great archaeologist Marcus Huxley, lifting a golden civilization from the dead... Yet trading rural England for the scarred volcanic island of Santorini, 22‐year old Nicholas Pedrosa is about to blunder into an ancient mystery that will threaten his liberty, his life, even his most fundamental concepts of reality.

Then chalk it up to experience, Mr Pedrosa.
Trust no one. Believe no one. Question everything.
Remember, there is nothing here you can take at face value...
No — not even yourself.’


Hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of BooksWe discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week.

I finished reading:
Unintended Consequences by Marti Green
Last Train to Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen

Currently reading: 
Daughters by Florence Osmund


Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!

Right now, I am thinking of getting hold of some Graphic Novels. Long time read one. Love to get recommendations from all of you. I must mention here that I have read all the Tintin and Asterix Albums. Anything new would be very welcome....


Anonymous said...

Both sound intriguing. Enjoy!

The Reading Date said...

Hope your new reads are awesome! They sound like page turners.

BurtonReview said...

Travels in Elysium looks great! Enjoy your week! Here's my Memes post.

caite said...

I read..well most of...Travels in Elysium, and I was not thrilled. Hope you have better luck.

Anonymous said...

Travels in Elysium sounds interesting.. as for the graphic novels, i don't know what to recommend because i don't read graphic novels.. :|

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The Relentless Reader said...

I've recently fallen in love with graphic novels. Persepolis is great. Maus is FANTASTIC. Another one I really enjoyed was Blankets by Craig Thompson.

Have a great week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hope you enjoy your week. And in response to your Musing, good luck getting the books you desire.


Elizabeth said...

Two books are good.


I didn't post a Mailbox Monday this week. I am not home yet. Will be heading home tomorrow from the BEA. I am just checking out everyone's mailboxes. :)

I do have a review of THE TIME BETWEEN by Karen White posted this morning.

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JLS Hall said...

Those sound like great reads. Especially The Frozen Shroud -- I'm adding that one to my "must check out" list. Happy reading this week!

Unknown said...

I've only read one graphic novel. I really need to read more :)

Anonymous said...

The Frozen Shroud caught my eye.

Roses said...

The Frozen Shroud has a very eye-catching cover. I'm reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares.

bermudaonion said...

I hope your new books are as good as they sound!

Yvonne said...

Those books look intriguing. Enjoy!

My Musing is here

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have not read a graphic novel in a while now! Enjoy!

Jamie E. said...

Both those books look really good. I love graphic novels. I still want to read the Tintin books myself!
my Monday post