Monday, June 8, 2009

Winner: Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz gave me #2 which is Mary - TheGhostBlogger. I have emailed her and received her address so Admission will be going out to her in the next few days.

To all others who entered - thank you very much and check out my current giveaways over in my sidebar and stay tuned for more giveaways coming soon. I have more ARCs and other books received from publishers plus a few others I plan on giving away!

To those who could not enter - I have fixed my comments and you don't have to have a blogger id to enter - it's now open to everyone. Sorry about that mistake - I didn't realize that was an option or it was a problem for anyone to enter.

What Are You Reading Monday - June 8

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see J.Kaye's Book Blog and join in!

Books Completed Last Week:

Missing Pieces by Joy Fielding - Suspense - I'm reading her backlist from the library and this was a nail biter. Great book and great twists and turns. Review soon.

A Morning Like This by Deborah Bedford - Romance, Christian Fiction - I received this from the publisher (Faithwords) and it was a great read. I couldn't put it down. Review and giveaway here.

I Like it Like That by Cecily Von Ziegesar - Young Adult - Book #5 of the Gossip Girl series. This was a so-so entry - it didn't catch my interest as much as some of the others, but it was still enjoyable and I will keep reading the series. Review to come.

Flirting with Temptation by Kelley St. John - Romance - What can I say - this was a fun read. I laughed throughout the book and just can't say enough about this fun and flirty read. Review here.

The Actor and The Housewife by Shannon Hale - Fiction - I receved this from the publisher and it is a wonderful read, I finished it Saturday and it is still sticking with me - I find myself thinking about various aspects of the book out of the blue - that makes a good book! Review and giveaway here.

You're the One that I Want by Cecily Von Ziegesar - Young Adult - Book #6 in the Gossip Girl series. I can't seem to get enough of these - they are quick easy reads and enjoyable for me to keep up with the world of Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck, Jenny, Dan and Vanessa. Review will be posted later today.

Reading Now:

Once Smitten, Twice Shy by Lori Wilde - book 2 in Wedding Veil wishes series (review of book 1: There Goes the Bride here.)
Vision in White by Nora Roberts - book 1 in the Bride Quartet

Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford - arc from publisher
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin - Goodreads giveaway
I Apolgize by Bradley Booth - Librarything member giveaway from author

Summary - 6 books read this week and 3 reviews written. I'm going to work hard this week on my reading (I have several ARCs to read) and getting my reviews caught up.

Mailbox Monday - June 8th

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. To see this weeks list of participants go here.

Another good week. First the ARCs I received this week:

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat - by Gwen Cooper - Delacorte Press - Publish Date: 8/25/09 - I must admit I don't read much non-fiction, but I can't wait to dive into this. It helps that the cat on the cover looks like our baby cat! Just from flipping through the chapter names are clever and it makes me antsy to read this.

I Apologize by Bradley Booth - Affluent Publishing - June 1, 2009 - I received this through the reader giveaways on Library Thing from the author. I love what the author wrote on the blank page where he signed the book for me - "Love is the elixir that makes life worth living" - This looks to be a very good book and is close to the top of my tbr review pile. This is also based on what the author went through after losing his fiancee to a rare form of leukemia.

Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford - Nan A. Talese/Doubleday Publishing - Publish Date: 6/23/09 - Set during World War I - this sounds like a wonderful book and love story. It is written by a well-known historian (Mackenzie Ford is his nom de plume) so it should be rather factual and I look forward to the story and learning more about this period of time that I know little about (we never seemed to get that far in any of my history classes in high school).

I also made a library trip with my sweetie to get more books (like I need them), but sweetie is taking good care of me while I am awaiting my surgery so he indulges me by taking me to the library (not like he didn't come out with about 8 books). Here is what I got:

  • Black Cross by Greg Iles - I've read most of his books
  • The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain
  • Grand Avenue by Joy Fielding - I'm working my way through her backlist
  • The Genesis Code by John Case
  • The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer - love his books
  • The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
  • Highland Fling by Katie Fforde
  • Improbably by Adam Fawer
  • The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry - working my way through his backlist also - read all of the Cotton Malone books and love them
  • Sailing to Capri by Elizabeth Adler

From Paperbackswap:

  • Dead Before Dark by Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Dressmaking: A Step-by-Step Course by Leila Aitken - I'm a sewer and it looks to be a good book
  • Club Dead by Charlaine Harris