Monday, September 17, 2012

Mailbox Monday - September 17, 2012



Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday in which bloggers can ramble on about the books they received/bought/stole over a given week.  Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Kristen at Book’n Around.

--- The Books ---

Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down by Pauline L. Hawkins – The official book blurb on Amazon asks the question, “Where were you on 9/11?”  Me, I was in my senior year of high school, sitting in my Western Civilization class, watching live as the second plane hit.  It hardly seems like it’s been 11 years since it happened.  In her debut book, author Pauline Hawkins writes about her and her family’s reactions to the 9/11 terror attacks.  In addition to her personal testimony, Pauline also provides political background, social commentary, and information on the deeds of everyday citizens during that day of crisis.  To find out more about the book, check out Pauline’s blog or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

The Chupacabra: a Borderline Crazy Tale of Coyotes, Cash & Cartels by Stephen Randel – As soon as I heard about Stephen Randel’s madcap thriller, The Chupacabra, I knew I had to read it.  It’s the tale of a paranoid conspiracy theorist named Avery and how he unwittingly foils the plans of a vicious border gun smuggler named El Barquero.  It’s a dark comedy of adventury stretching from Austin to the West Texas border and features crazy civilian border militias, Bingo-crazed elderly ladies, a cartel boss, and a myriad of other lunatics that populate the desert.  Stephen might be doing a guest post at some point along the line, but until then, you can find out more about him and his book by heading over to Amazon (the link above), Goodreads, or hell, give him a shout on his email.  He loves fan mail—don’t we all?

And now that I’ve showed you mine, it’s time to show me yours.  What did you get in your mailbox this week?

11 comments:

  1. I was lazy and didn't post this week. I'm horrible. Your pic rocks. You win for sure this week :p

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    1. It's easy to win when no one is competing against you. But thanks. ;)

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  2. I just love the word Chupacabra and might have to read that one simply to be able to post the title. ;-) Happy reading this week.

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    1. I know, right? Chupacabra is a jam-up word. Thanks for dropping by, Kristen.

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  3. I've heard of neither of these titles but I did get my yearly shipment of books from home. About 30 books in all. It was like Christmas in the fall.

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  4. Enjoy your books...so many titles I have never heard of on your blog and on other blogs.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/09/mailbox-monday-9172012.html

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