Sunday, Sunday

So, to revive an old habit – it is Sunday, what’s in your mailbox time.  Of course, I am only reviving it because I just purchased two new books and wanted to brag about them.

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Tracker review


14288244Goodreads: Off the blustery streets in the medieval heart of Budapest, Captain Tucker Wayne and his war dog, Kane, rescue a mysterious woman fleeing three armed men. The secret she holds will unlock a terrible treasure, one steeped in blood and treachery, tied to a crime going back to the fall of Nazi Germany and a heritage of suffering and pain that reaches out from the past to wreak havoc today. In a final showdown in the depths of a lost cemetery, truths will be unearthed, treasures exposed, and the fate of all will rest upon the shoulders of one man and a dog whose courage is beyond measure.

Interesting little novella but it did not make me want to start reading the Sigma Force series. I like James Rollins but this genre is not really my thing. Good story though.

Currently Reading


In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman’s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

With great wisdom and insight Lindbergh describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of life as it is lived in an enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh’s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman.

The sea and the beach are elements that have been woven throughout Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s life. She spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic to launch the first transoceanic airlines. The Lindberghs eventually established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family.

After the children left home for lives of their own, the Lindberghs traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific for environmental research. For several years they lived on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Charles Lindbergh died in 1974.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh spent her final years in her Connecticut home, continuing her writing projects and enjoying visits from her children and grand-children. She died on February 7, 2001, at the age of ninety-four.

This is the book I am currently reading – should have a review up soon.

Hashing it Out

I didn’t buy the following books but I did add them to my “To Read” list on Goodreads.  Did I mention my goal is to read 60 books this year? That is 5 a month and I’m not even through my first one yet.  Sigh.

In the writing department, I have a new story I am outlining but who knows when I will get time to actually write on it? Can’t believe how fast the days slip by me.  Seriously.  Wish the days I had to work went by as fast as the days I have off!

But I have stocked up my Nook with all the books I can.  I still have 300 books on a thumb drive somewhere that I can’t find – it is making me nuts.  They were on my laptop that crashed last year and I didn’t have them backed up to anywhere else.  My son has a copy of them somewhere but he can’t find them either.  Sigh.

It frazzles me when I have books out there that I can’t look at or stroke. Silly, I know but books are one of those things that I go to when I need cheering up.  My Nook comes out and I browse through my library – it comforts me.  People buy different things when they are depressed or lonely – most turn to decorative things, food or clothes but I buy books.

Anyway, here are the titles I have added to my list but have not read yet:

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What’s in your mailbox?

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Well, it has been a while since I have done one of these so thought I’d make a quick note as to what I s in my mailbox and what I am reading.

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Above is the book I am currently reading.  It is the story of a girl who is stalked from high school right up into her professional life.  Every time she gets close to a man, he ends up dead with no clues as to who the killer might be.  He always leaves something that could incriminate her in the crime but never enough to get her arrested.  It isn’t a bad story thus far and I do like Amanda Stevens.

The book I recently purchased was:

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This will be my second Lisa Van Allen book so will see how it goes.  I don’t know what it is about really but will read it next.  I have a Lincoln Child book on preorder and Amanda Stevens is supposed to be releasing two Graveyard Queen series this year.




Books from the Library

Some people still go to the library and yes, I am one.  I went today to return two books and ended up bringing three back home with me.  Still have the rest of “The Walk” series to read but got these as well:

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I am hesitant to read another Koontz after being so disappointed in the last newer one – but I will start it and see.  I have long rid myself of that nasty need to finish a book if I think it is terrible.  Who has that kind of time?

Don’t know much about the other ones but they caught my eye so will give them a try.