Sunday, February 10, 2013

BIG Mailbox Monday 2-11-13

 Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week(s) and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at Hooked by A Book (formerly The Printed Page) and is on tour for the month of February by Audra at Unabridged Chick
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
These 3 books were downloaded to my Kindle this week. They were on special from BookBub. 
 The Driving Lesson by Ben Rehder
Charlie Dunbar had big plans for the summer break, but becoming a fugitive was nowhere on the list. Even more unexpected, his partner in crime is his own ailing grandfather. Now they're on the run, trying to make it across the country to see a special kind of doctor, while the world becomes mesmerized by their journey. They are the subject of heated debates on cable news channels. Thousands of people voice their support on Facebook fan pages. And Charlie's own parents appear on live TV to plead for him to come home safely. But Charlie isn't ready yet. He's determined to get his grandfather to Seattle. The only question is, will the police stop him first? 


Merle’s Dog    by Ted Kerasote

While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote met a dog—a Labrador mix—who was living on his own in the wild. They became attached to each other, and Kerasote decided to name the dog Merle and bring him home. There, he realized that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world. He put a dog door in his house so Merle could live both outside and in.A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally.

Through Smoke
by J.R. Tate
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Firefighter Michael McGinnis is no stranger to intense situations. Veteran of New York’s Ladder Twenty-One Company as a search and rescue man, he has seen his share of burning infernos, high-rise saves, and intense emergency situations. Despite McGinnis’ years on the job, nothing can prepare him for getting tangled in his brother’s mistakes as a drug addict and gambler, es...moreFirefighter Michael McGinnis is no stranger to intense situations. Veteran of New York’s Ladder Twenty-One Company as a search and rescue man, he has seen his share of burning infernos, high-rise saves, and intense emergency situations. Despite McGinnis’ years on the job, nothing can prepare him for getting tangled in his brother’s mistakes as a drug addict and gambler, especially when a blood thirsty bookie gets involved. A romance sparks between him and fellow paramedic, Eva Crisante, catching him even more off guard. Morals are tested, lies are told, and relationships are built and then torn to ruins. The problems ahead are more challenging than any fire McGinnis has experienced. He learns that bravery is not only needed in his job with the department, but also in dire situations away from work. His tough love for his brother is tested, proving that there truly are things more dangerous than a five-alarm fire.

 



Also I received a copy of:    The Mountain and the Fathers explores the life of boys and men in the unforgiving, harsh world north of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana in a drought afflicted area call the Big Dry, a land that chews up old and young alike. Joe Wilkins was born into this world, raised by a young mother and elderly grandfather following the untimely death of his father.

This book is a suggested read for my F2F book club. A friend has loaned me her copy. I am really looking forward to this one. The setting is in Montana, a neighboring state and one I really like to visit. 
I visited the library too this week, to check for copies of the February reads for The Love of Reading group on Good Reads. My library does not have either, The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly or Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. So I picked up these two.
Both I have been wanting to read for some time. Yay!!

I guess I have my reading time pretty much planned out for the next few weeks. I also am working on my quilting. The Clickedty Clack Quilt Challenge entry is off to the next participant and I have finished a Valentine Block of the Month. I'll show you that tomorrow ( Tuesday)

Until Next Time
Stay Busy and Stay Happy

Judy

9 comments:

  1. All of these look like lovely reads to me. Happy reading & happy quilting!

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  2. I enjoyed Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Have a great week!

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  3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is an awesome story; enjoy. Merle's Door sounds fabulous; I love stories like that. enjoy

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  4. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is fabulous! Enjoy!

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  5. All sound good, The Snow Flower and The Secret Fan caught my eye.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/mailbox-monday_11.html

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog....I love the cover of your Three to Get Deadly book...I read Sizzling Sixteen this week. I'm trying to pick up as many of these books as possible. Enjoy!

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  7. They all look good! And what a diverse mix!

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  8. The Mountain and the Fathers looks good.

    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is VERY good.

    Enjoy all your books.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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