Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?

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. It has finally found a permanent  home at Mailbox Monday with the following new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree
Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit
Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach

I received the following novel, thanks to the author/publicist:

White Ginger by Thatcher Robinson

Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as "aggressive assertiveness."

     When a girl goes missing in San Francisco's Chinatown, Bai is called upon as a souxun, a people finder, to track down the lost girl. The trail leads to wannabe gangsters, flesh peddlers, and eventually to those who have marked Bai for death.

     Enlisting the aid of her closest friend and partner, Lee--a sophisticated gay man who protects her, mostly from herself--and Jason--a triad assassin and the father of her daughter--they follow the girl across the Bay and across the country. Bai confronts paid assassins and triad hatchet men, only to find that being true to her beliefs as a Buddhist and staying alive are often at odds. At the same time, fighting a faceless enemy who seems committed to having her killed fills her with anger and fear that sometimes turns into a burning rage with deadly consequences. 

     Flavored with dark humor, White Ginger serves the perfect cocktail of wit, charm, sex, and violence.


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 the following:

50. Voltaire's Calligrapher by Pablo De Santis (Historical Thriller)
49. The Sekhmet Bed by L. M. Ironside (Historical)
48. The Civilized World by Susi Wyss (Literary Fiction)
47.  The Wedding by Lorhainne Eckhart (Contemporary Romance)
46. Scandal's Child by Sherrill Bodine (Historical Romance)
45. A Foreign Affair by Caro Peacock (Suspense/Mystery)

I am currently reading:

 ugly to start with by John Michael Cummings
 The Elephant Tree by RD Ronald
 My Savior Forever by Vicki Green
 Pioneer Passion by Therese A. Kraemer

I posted reviews of the following:


Nise' said...

Hope your birthday celebration was wonderful. You had a great week of reading.

bermudaonion said...

Happy reading!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

busy busy !
that is a lot of reading and reviewing - have a great week...;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, so many books read again! Hope it continues :)

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

White Ginger sounds good

Have a great week,
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This seems like a good thriller --enjoy. Have a good week too

Kathy Martin said...

You had quite a productive week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Serena said...

White Ginger sounds interesting. have a great Birthday!

Cheryl said...

This looks like a fascinating read. Hope you enjoy it.

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grammajudyb said...

You have been a busy reader. I have not finished even one book this week. The two I am reading are Big Books, both over 600 pages. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy! your birthday and your reading week.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Hope you enjoy White Ginger. Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Your book looks good - especially since it has a main character named Jason. I speak from experience when I say that Jasons are cool :)

Elizabeth said...

White Ginger looks good. I really liked The Kommandant's Girl.

ENJOY your week.

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My Mailbox Monday

Vicki said...

Hope you enjoy your book!