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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….
Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It has been a rainy week here. It rained most of yesterday when I watched the Royal Wedding on the BBC channel. Those two are so sweet together, I loved her dress and seeing all the hats the ladies wear.
We also had a pretty heavy rain storm mid-week that looked like something out of a movie. The sky got dark, thunder and lightning started to crack, it became very windy and started pouring rain on my commute home from work. I thought I’d see the wicked witch fly by on her bicycle soon. It is raining today again as I type my post up.
Speaking of movie baddies, we finally watched Maleficent recently and it was soooo good. I don’t know what took us so long to watch it. Have you seen it?
In My Mailbox:
I have a few new books. An author I’ve known online for several years through book blogging, Denise K. Rago sent me a copy of her latest novel, Eternal Hunger. I’ve read and enjoyed both her previous books, Immortal Obsession and Blood Tears , so I am looking forward to diving into this one.
“A timely thriller illuminating facts regarding the state of the world’s energy crisis, climate change, and the quandary of nuclear energy – inspired by events in Fukushima, unexpected earthquakes across the planet, and the deterioration of nuclear power plants worldwide.
Bear Mountain Nuclear Energy Center sits one mile outside the active Ramapo fault line, thirty-five miles from the center of New York City. The fault line rocks causing a massive earthquake in the town of Peekskill; power is clipped and control of one of the reactors at Bear Mountain is abruptly lost….”
“In this beautifully crafted novel from the author of the critically-acclaimed Two Sisters, comes the story of a woman who retreats into a fantasy world on New York City’s Upper West Side as she slowly loses her once whip-smart husband to dementia—perfect for fans of Still Alice.”
Recently on the Blog:
I posted my thoughts on Earl Interrupted (The Daring Marriages #2) by Amanda Forester and on The Pisces by Melissa Broder these past few weeks. The Pisces was a favorite.
Remember I was trying to read Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy) again after I tried reading it last summer? Well, I officially give up. It is not meant to be.
And I was frustrated because I made it up to like page 80 or so before calling it quits this second time around. And this from my favorite author. A DNF from my favorite? Has this ever happened to you?
I just don’t know. I couldn’t get into the story-line at all. I wasn’t curious about the plot and I found myself reading pages where I’d have to go back and re-read them because I zoned out. King is master at characterization and I could not care less about the characters inside this novel. So I don’t know what the heck happened with this one. Did he really write this book?
This almost threw me into a book slump, which tends to happen to me when I have to DNF a book. I refused to get into a dreaded book slump, so I grabbed my copy of Needful Things which I have been happily immersed in this past week. Needful Things is the first King novel I read and my copy is old….I’d say around 20 years old because I bought it when my son was just a toddler. I have a Stephen King collection on my shelves and several of them are very old. Speaking of King, he’s posted a free short story on his site. I haven’t read it yet but will.
“There are two prices for this. Half…and half. One half is cash. The other is a deed. Do you understand?”
The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is a peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale… “
And lastly, I am almost finished with my aunt’s blanket. It’s been a nice project to work on and I’ve been getting in a few rows here and there. I will post a finished picture soon I hope. I love the pink. I will have multicolored pink yarn left over once I am finished so I’m thinking of whipping up a set of pot-holders for her as well with that.
That covers my updates for now, what have you been up to? Enjoy your week and happy reading.
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