Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mailbox Monday: Murder and Poetry

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday!  December is a busy month, but getting to host MM makes it all the more festive for me.

MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).  Marcia is looking for someone to take over tour organizing duties.  Many people have volunteered, but I don't know that there is a final plan for 2014.


Do you plan do do any reading this Christmas week? Which ones? Please share!

MY READING LIST: During Christmas week, I like to read a chunky classic from the "Great Yarn" school of fiction.  Classics go along with holiday traditions and I am never in the mood for a thriller or anything depressing.

This week, I am reading Kristin Lavransdatter, the historical epic, set in 14th Century Norway, by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset. I have an omnibus edition that contains the entire trilogy.

MY BOOKS: I did get a couple of new books this week:

The Last Dead Girl by Harry Dolan.  This is the book I asked Santa to bring me, but I got an early copy from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program. Happy me!

This third book in Dolan's David Loogan series is actually a prequel to the first two books, Bad Things Happen (reviewed here) and Very Bad Men (reviewed here).  I loved both and can't wait to read this new one.

Tomorrow Too: The Brenda Monologues by Don Colburn, published by Finish Line Press.  This is Colburn's fourth book of poems, these based on the true story of a young woman facing breast cancer while pregnant. 

Colburn first wrote about Brenda in a series of newspaper articles for The Oregonian.


What books came into your house last week?  Leave your link below or in a comment.  If you don't have a blog but want to play along, leave a comment listing your new books.

3 Days to Christmas!

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