Monday, July 1, 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. July host is Tasha @ Book Obsessed.

I received one print book, thanks to the publicist:

The People of Forever Are Not Afraid: A Novel by Shani Boianjiu:

Yael, Avishag, and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty Israeli village, attending a high school made up of caravan classrooms, passing notes to each other to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. When they are conscripted into the army, their lives change in unpredictable ways, influencing the women they become and the friendship that they struggle to sustain. Yael trains marksmen and flirts with boys. Avishag stands guard, watching refugees throw themselves at barbed-wire fences. Lea, posted at a checkpoint, imagines the stories behind the familiar faces that pass by her day after day. They gossip about boys and whisper of an ever more violent world just beyond view. They drill, constantly, for a moment that may never come. They live inside that single, intense second just before danger erupts.

   In a relentlessly energetic and arresting voice marked by humor and fierce intelligence, Shani Boianjiu creates an unforgettably intense world, capturing that unique time in a young woman's life when a single moment can change everything.

Donna Fasano gifted me a Kindle version her novel:

Reclaim My Heart

Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined. Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied. Love is a powerful force that could heal them both--if the truth doesn't rip them apart.

I downloaded the following free e-books from Amazon:


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 posted review of 

Last Train to Omaha by Ann Whitely-Gillen

I finished reading

The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards
Reclaim My Heart by Donna Fasano

Asterix The Gaul
Asterix and the Golden Sickle
Asterix and the Goths
Private Games by James Patterson

I am currently reading

The Rome Prophecy by Jon Trace


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

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

I have returned to reading with a vengeance after nine months. I thought why not set myself a challenge. I have decided to re-read all the 33 albums of The Adventures of Asterix in two weeks, starting July 1, 2013. I barely remember some of the albums. I am going to have fun reading the series! No one can get enough of the comics. If you wanna join, you are welcome to do so. You don't have to read all the albums but you have to read at least 5. I think that is not a big deal. If you know anyone who loves graphic novels and can do this challenge, please pass it on!

I don't know how to create a button. If anyone helps, I am not averse to it!

And if we are into graphic novels, if you know any e-graphic site, do let me know know. You can gift me pdf files of the same.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Enjoy your books...and your reading.



Shelleyrae said...

I introduced my 8 year old son to Asterix but he wasn't very interested;(

Have a great week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Well, that's one setting I've never seen in a story: the Israeli army! Interesting.

Here's my It's Monday!

Mystica said...

Enjoy all your reads.

bermudaonion said...

The People of Forever Are Not Afraid looks excellent!

Elizabeth said...

GREAT week.


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The Reading Date said...

The People of Forever are Not Afraid does look good. Enjoy your new books!

Tabitha (Pabkins) said...

I don't recognize them but I hope you have a blast reading them all.

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy! your reading week.

Serena said...

enjoy your reading. looks like you got some good ones.

Vicki said...

I've never heard of the Asterix series. Will be checking it out!
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Anonymous said...

You are on a roll with your reading! Glad to see your passion came back and your eye healed up!

Mardel said...

Well - haven't heard of any of the books you've listed. But I did find some there that I might like - which is always good.

Have a great week

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