Monday, 12 July 2010

Monday Mail

Anyone notice my absence since Thursday. Nope, oh good. I am sorry, but I have had a mega busy weekend. Starting with dinner and a movie on Friday night, with my best buddy. We went to see Eclipse followed by dinner at Nando's - fabulous evening. Saturday was spent felt making at school with the girls all day, followed by the local carnival in the evening and fish and chips on the beach. I hope to show you some pictures from it later in the week. Sunday and today have been spent away with my husband in Brighton. So I can't tell you much about that as I am still away and this was written before I went, so I will let you know tomorrow if I have had a good time!
Thought I would share my four new books that I picked up last Thursday after spending an hour searching for a fancy dress costume for my nephew. I find it very difficult to buy presents for other people and not for myself. Is that just me or does everyone have this problem.

1) Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce - countless teenagers have been brutally murdered and Scarlet and Rosie know how they died; torn apart by werewolves. A fabulous YA book with elements of Little Red Riding Hood, I believe.

2) Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann - New York in 1974. A man is walking in the sky between the newly built Twin Towers. Below him, the lives of complete strangers spin towards each other.

3) New York - Edward Rutherford - I have wanted this book since I saw it first came out in hardback. It is mammoth! The sweeping saga of the most exciting city on earth. Following three hundred years of history from the city's birth, to the heroism of 9/11.

As you may have noticed that is two New York books I have purchased. They have been bought for a reason, as I have decided to divert slightly from my alphabetical tour of America and go to New York next, instead of Alaska, which was to be my next stop.

4) Love Aubrey by Suzanne Lefleur - I have heard such good things about this book,but I do know it is sad too. This book is about eleven year old Aubrey who is on her own after something terrible happens. She is determined to hide away and take care of herself. Until the letters from her grandmother help her come to terms with her loss.

Some fabulous books to keep me busy over the coming summer months. Has anyone read any of these?

19 comments:

  1. No chance of a "Nope" :P We always miss you when you're gone!

    I haven't read any of them, but I've heard some wonderful things about Let The Great World Spin. Happy reading!

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  2. Nope, not even one, but I have sure seen Sisters Read around

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  3. Of course we missed you. Fish and chips on the beach - what could be nicer?

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  4. Nice mailbox list. Hope you had a good time :)

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  5. Sounds busy... and fun! I loved Let the Great World Spin, and 'experienced' it as much as read it. Listening to the audio in the car (excellent production with multiple narrators that brought the characters to life) and then reading at home, I felt like I was living the book!

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  6. Oh --- English fish and chips on the beach?! Can I tell you how jealous I am right now?

    The weekend does sound busy, but fun. I have never heard of felt making, so I would love to see those pictures.

    New York is a great literary destination - and I look forward to reading your review of the chunkster by Rutherford (I still have London on my TBR shelves. Perhaps I should take a literary vacation with you)

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  7. I haven't read any of those books, but I'm looking forward to all the books you'll be reading about NY!

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  8. I missed you! Haven't read any of those, but I have Sisters Red and Love, Aubrey on my TBR pile! Only picked them both up this week too, love these coincidences :)

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  9. I'm sure you're having a fabulous weekend and can't wait to hear all about it. Your new books look fantastic!

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  10. Well sounds like you've been having a crazy wonderful weekend. Yay!

    Looking forward to seeing pics and enjoy your books. I have my eye on the McCann book definitely.

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  11. Yes, Of course we missed you and it sounds like you had a great time. I can't wait to hear all about New York from you. Have you ever been to NY? Just curious...

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  12. I've also been away but have returned and hope to "catch up" with blogging--and everything else--soon.
    I haven't heard of your new books before. I hope they will be to your liking. Maybe you will even be gobsmacked by one or two of them. :-)

    Here is my "mailbox": http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/07/mailbox-monday-im-back.html

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  13. I missed you :) Glad to hear that you were out having fun Viv.

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  14. These sound really good Viv! I hope you had fun on your trip.

    I've been in and out lately so I've really been missing posting everywhere. I hope to get back in the groove soon.

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  15. Not read those but have been entering numerous comps trying to win Sisters Red. Love the sound of that one ;)

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  16. Sounds like you had good reason for your absence! Sometimes it's nice when life gets in the way. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful week--I left you a little something on my blog today.

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  17. Another week of great mailbox. Happy reading!

    P/S: I think we should all stop banning ourselves from buying more books. It's just too hard and mentally straining to control ourselves. LOL.

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