Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday, June 1, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Mondays

Well, after seeing many editions of this meme on many different blogs I have decided to take the plunge and join in on the fun! Sometimes my mailbox is empty … sometimes it has nothing but bills …. sometimes my recipe magazines come … and sometimes new books arrive … naturally the new books is what makes me the happiest 🙂 And then sometimes I won’t have a book in the mail for a month, I find that I go in spurts. Either way I am wanting to try and keep track of my new arrivals and have decided that this will be the perfect way for me to do so 🙂 So here goes …

This past week, the following books have found their way to my mailbox:

Angels & Demons Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.

When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man’s chest. His baffling conclusion: it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years – reborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their sworn enemy, the Catholic church. In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair – a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican. But with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the plot, which leaves Langdon and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly visible enemy…..

This book arrived to me on Saturday. I ordered it off of Frugal Reader after I saw the movie. I read The DaVinci Code a few years back but never got around to this one for some reason. I’m definitely looking forward to it 🙂

Faithless by Karin Slaughter Faithless by Karin Slaughter (Book 5 in the Grant County series).

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver sumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case. Lena Adams is one of them. A Grant County detective for years, she has her own reasons for being drawn to this case and a fierce drive to see justice done. For these three people, who have each seen the darkest side of human nautre, the body of the murdered girl is but the first in a series of shocking and sordid revelations. Now, as Jeffrey and Sara narrow the field of suspects, they must confront their own doubts and indiscretions, while Lena Adams sees herself reflected in the frightened eyes of a battered woman who may be the key figure in the case.

This book arrived to me on Friday as part of a two book book box on PBS. I chose it because it sounded interesting, but I really hate to read it now that I realize that it’s part of a series and have not read the first four in this series (although I do have Kisscut somewhere on my shelves).

Hide by Lisa Gardner Hide by Lisa Gardner (Book 2 in the Bobby Dodge series).

“I can’t afford to come back from the dead.” Annabelle has had many names in her life – Sally, Cindy, Lucille. Though her father moved her from city to city from the age of ten, changing names, houses, careers, and histories every few months, Annabelle never knew what they were running from. Now in her thirties, with both parents dead, she’s settled in Boston. But old habits die hard and she still looks over her shoulder when she leaves her apartment, still blends in with the crowd on the subway. Then at the Boston State Mental Hospital a multiple grave is discovered. Six young girls left to die in an underground chamber decades ago, while their captor looked on. When her original name appears in the paper, wrongly identifying her as one of the dead girls, Annabelle finally knows. This was the work of the monster her father fled from. But the killer is still on the loose. And he’s looked for her for a very long time. Bobby Dodge has been haunted by the Catherine Gagnon case for years. It nearly cost him his job and his sanity. As a child, Catherine was also held prisoner underground, like the victims in this latest cases. But Catherine’s captor was in prison when these girls were taken. Yet the similarities are too numerous to be just coincidence….

This was the second book in the swap that arrived Friday. I have read one other Lisa Gardner book, Gone, and enjoyed it so I am looking forward to getting a chance to read Gardner again.

Well there it is …. my first Mailbox Monday. These three books made it into my mailbox this week (I wonder how long they’ll sit on my shelves before I actually get around to reading them, lol). Looking forward to next week’s installment 🙂