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August 6, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. The July host is Jennifer D @ 5 Minutes for Books.

From Goodreads for review:

1222 by Anne Holt1222 (Hanne Wilhelmsen #8)
by Anne Holt

1222 meters above sea level: train 601 from Oslo to Bergen careens off iced rails as the worst snowstorm in Norwegian history gathers force around it. With night falling and the temperature plummeting, its 269 passengers are forced to abandon their snowbound train and find shelter in a centuries-old mountain hotel. Before dawn breaks, one of them will be murdered. Trapped by the killer within, trapped by the deadly storm outside, Hanne Wilhelmsen’s unease is mounting. Why was the last train carriage sealed? Why is the top floor of the hotel locked down? And, of course, what if the killer strikes again?
Two audiobooks from Penguin for review:

The Absent One
by Jussi Adler-Olsen

A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted. But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head.
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan TropperOne Last Thing Before I Go
by Jonathan Tropper

Silver has begun to accept that life isn’t going to turn out as he expected. His ex-wife is about to marry a terrific guy Silver can’t quite bring himself to hate. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter Casey has just confided in him that she’s pregnant—because he’s the one she cares least about letting down. With the wedding looming and Casey in crisis, this broken family struggles, bonds, and comes together only to risk damaging each other even more. Lives begin anew, change radically, or in Silver’s case—as he discovers that he could die at any moment without an operation he refuses to have—may be about to end in an instant.


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Share what you read last week and what you are currently reading.

I haven’t been reading as much as usual the past week. Yesterday I spent the day at an old fashioned picnic at a forest preserve, happily unplugged from the internet and the phone. A few people were tapping away on their smartphones but I was enjoying the outdoors and the nice day.

The oppressive heat and humidity we have had most of this summer has been limiting my time in the garden and sitting out on my deck reading. Even my morning walk, which is normally a daily routine, has been cut down to a few days a week. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m ready for some cool autumn breezes.

Reading/Listening Last Week:

Shine Shine Shine by Lydia NetzerMad Women by Jane MaasThe Violinist's Thumb by Sam KeanLast week I reviewed Shine Shine Shine, a wonderful and unique story. I finished listening to Mad Women, a memoir about what it was like for women in the advertising industry in the 1960s.

Later this week I’ll have a review and giveaway for The Violinist’s Thumb, a fascinating look at genetics and DNA written in an interesting and easy to follow narrative.

Tuesday's Gone by Nicci FrenchCity of Women by David R. GillhamI’ll be starting the new Nicci French novel, Tuesday’s Gone, this week and I’m currently listening to City of Women, historical fiction set in Berlin during the second World War.

What Are You Reading?

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Leave a Comment
  1. sagustocox / Aug 6 2012 9:00 am

    1222 sounds good. enjoy all your boks


  2. laurelrainsnow / Aug 6 2012 9:04 am

    Oh, wow, I see several I would love…and I must get the Nicci French book! City of Women has been capturing my interest for awhile, too. Have a great week.



  3. Mary / Aug 6 2012 9:53 am

    Wow, 1222 sounds intense! And you got the new Tropper!! Can’t wait to hear how it is!


  4. Mystica / Aug 6 2012 10:00 am

    All new to me. The Nicci French one looks particularly appealing.


  5. Brunette LIbrarian / Aug 6 2012 10:38 am

    City of Women sounds pretty interesting. Different but neat.

    Happy reading this week!!!
    Check out what I’m reading and enter for a giveaway!


  6. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Aug 6 2012 11:39 am

    Nice audio books; I want to read or listen to both:) enjoy


  7. Tribute Books Mama / Aug 6 2012 12:13 pm
  8. Carol / Aug 6 2012 12:14 pm

    Enjoy all your books! 1222 sounds good – I hadn’t heard of the series before.


    • Leslie / Aug 6 2012 12:50 pm

      It a new one to me too but it sounded really good.


  9. ponderingbks / Aug 6 2012 12:27 pm

    Are you enjoying City of Women? I have an uncorrected proof via the library I work at (they have a cart staff can take books from), but I’ve been hesitant to start it and considered just putting back for someone else to try.


    • Leslie / Aug 6 2012 12:50 pm

      Yes, it’s good. I’m a little over a third of the way through. I’m listening to the audio and the narrator has set a nice tone for the story.


  10. BermudaOnion / Aug 6 2012 12:34 pm

    Ooh, those audio books look wonderful!


  11. Lucy / Aug 6 2012 1:39 pm

    Glad you’re liking City of Women so far. I need to start that one soon. Happy listening!


  12. Suko / Aug 6 2012 2:27 pm

    You have a lot of great listening and reading in store for you–enjoy!!


  13. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Aug 6 2012 3:08 pm

    Hope you had a break in the heat after the storms rolled through Saturday, we did. I am looking forward to being able to got back to my normal walking routine! I started the Hanne Wilhelmsen series with 1222. Enjoyed it so much that I got the first book in the series.


    • Leslie / Aug 7 2012 12:53 am

      Yes, it cooled off a bit on Sunday and was even nicer today. I’m enjoying having the windows open. And I got to go for a walk today without sweating!


  14. Jennifer / Aug 6 2012 4:32 pm

    Shine Shine Shine and the Violinist’s Thumb are on my tbr pile as well. Have a great week of reading 🙂


  15. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Aug 6 2012 6:55 pm

    Looking forward to your review of City of Women. Enjoy your new books!


    • Leslie / Aug 7 2012 1:07 am

      I’m enjoying it. It’s set in Berlin, something a little different from what I usually read.


  16. Jess resides here (@frellathon) / Aug 7 2012 1:58 am

    I have a giveaway for The Absent One I got two copies accidentally so I’m giving away the second.


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