Monday, May 20, 2013

Mailbox Monday – May 20, 2013

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 Abi at 4 the Love of Books

--- The Books ---

Title: World War Z
Author:  Max Brooks
Publisher: Broadway
Genre(s):  Horror, Zombies
About the Book:  A while back I reviewed the abridged (freaking ABRIDGED!) audio version of Max Brook’s imagining of a global zombie conflict.  When I saw that book sitting on a shelf at Target this weekend, the sticker on the cover advertising a dirt-cheap price, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to own the actual book and find out what the free-wheeling editor Nazis over at Random House had amputated from the original text when they did their backroom Hostel impression on what became the abridged audio version.  Did I mention I hate abridged audio?
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Author:  Meg Donohue
Genre(s):  Literary Fiction, Women’s Lit
About the Book:  Set among the sunsets and dunes, All the Summer Girls is the story of how three former best friends, their lives rapidly unraveling, are reunited at the beach town of their past, where they are encouraged to explore new experiences they would never otherwise attempt.  When dark secrets threaten to survace, they begin to realize just how much their lives and friendhips were shaped by the choices made one fateful summer night years ago.
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TitleSight Reading
Author:  Daphne Kalotay
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre(s):  Literary Fiction
About the Book:  After a long New England winter, Hazel and Remy spot each other for the first time in years. Under ordinary circumstances, this meeting might seem insignificant. But Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to the Scottish composer Nicholas Elko--once the love of Hazel' s life, now struggling with a masterwork he cannot realize. In the twenty years since Hazel' s world was tipped on its axis, these three artists have faced unexpected joys, mysterious afflictions and other puzzles of life, their fates irrevocably interlaced.
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Author:  Jon Land
Publisher: Forge Books
Genre(s):  Thriller
About the Book:  Fifth Generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong and her lover, Cort Wesley Masters, both survive terrifying gun battles whose targets are Masters' teenage sons.  This sets Caitlin and Cort Wesley off on a trail winding through the past and present with nothing less than the future of the United States hanging in the balance.  Along the way they will confront terrible truths dating all the way back to the Mexican Revolution and the dogged battle Caitlin’s own grandfather and great-grandfather fought against the first generation of Mexican drug dealers.
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Title: Spoonful
Author:  Chris Mendius
Genre(s):  Thriller
About the Book:  Living in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago during the late nineties, Michael Lira and his friends are a bunch of junkies, artists and has-beens. Between slamming dope and slipping away for trysts with a free-spirited painter/stripper, Michael has what he needs but it s not enough. When he meets two frat boys from Northwestern University looking to score, Michael sees his chance and takes it. He pulls together a bundle of money and puts it in the stock market. One hot tip leads to another until it all erupts in a bloody confrontation that will change his life forever.strong
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And now that we’ve shown you ours, it’s time to show us yours.  What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Looks like some interesting reads. Enjoy! (Great MM photo.)

  2. Enjoy! your new reads.

  3. All the Summer Girls looks like one I'd like.

  4. All The Summer Girls is on my TBR list!
    Here's My MM

  5. All the Summer Girls sounds very interesting! And I have had World War Z on my shelves for years, it would be time I finally read it, right? Enjoy your new books! :)

  6. I have World War Z can't wait to read it just trying to decide if I should read it before or after I see the movie

  7. I recently grabbed World War Z too! So looking forward to reading it.

  8. Interesting mix.

    Where do you find these mailboxes. They are so cool.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  9. I have World War Z waiting on my shelves as well, I'd love to get to it soon. Like you, I recently bought book at Target, the discounted price is hard to resist!
    Happy reading, these all look good, especially the Meg Donohue book.

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