Monday, December 17, 2012

Mailbox Monday - December 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 Suko’s Notebook.

--- The Books ---

Tony Scram: Mafia Wheelman by Phil Rossi – Some of you may remember a review we did not too long ago of a novella called Soldier Hill.  It was a coming of age tale of a pair of boys who decide to save a Vietnam War memorial that is about to be torn down to make room for an expansion to their school.  Well this is another novella by that same author, and this one is nothing like Soldier Hill.  Well… maybe.  Maybe not.  The style is probably similar, but not having read it yet, we can’t say for certain.  But the subject matter is a bit, shall we say, darker.  Really, the title says it all.  Taxi driver by day, getaway driver by night, Tony Scram sounds like my kind of reading.  Plus, Phil himself is a taxi driver by day, and a writer by night.  He ought to know a little something about what he’s writing, yeah?  Check out his website for more info.

Traffic Jam by  Melissa Groeling Traffic Jam is a new young adult thriller provided to I Read a Book Once by the author.  The story revolves around teen Val Delton and her disintegrating family life.  Her dad’s unemployed, her mom works 14 hour days to make ends meet, and her sister somehow has high-end clothes and gadgets in her room.  Val sets out to uncover the source of her sister’s ill-gotten goods, and what unfolds is a secret that could destroy everyone she loves.  Sounds pretty decent, right?  Well if you want to find out more bout Melissa Groeling, you can visit her at facebook, twitter, or her blog.  You can also find her book on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.  That enough links for you?

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


  1. Great, edgy mailbox photo--perfect for your blog! Enjoy your new books, Jonathan.

  2. They both sound interesting, epsecially Tony Scram. Happy reading and Happy Holidays! Love the mailbox pic.