Monday, November 1, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday started by Marcia at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Julie at Knitting and Sundries. Stop by there to check out everyone else's mailboxes. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

From the Amamzon product description: WAR is not a book about the war in Afghanistan. It's a profile of some of the men who fought a part of the war in Afghanistan. Junger was embedded with a frontline unit and followed them over their eighteenth-month deployment.

This was a win from Kristi at Books and Needlepoint. Thank you, Kristi! As a military employee, families facing deployment is part of my every day world, not a good part. A "manly" topic like this isn't my usual cup of tea but I am drawn to it to understand what these guys who leave are getting into and what the ones who are coming home are bringing with them.

From the author's website: Birdie Cousins has planned a getaway with her daughter Chess on rustic, charming Tuckernuck Island off the coast of Nantucket, a chance to bond before Chess's upcoming marriage. Birdie's been through a difficult divorce herself, so she knows the big commitment that marriage entails. She's only recently dared to tiptoe back into the waters of romance.When Chess abruptly breaks off the wedding and her fiancé shockingly dies in a rock climbing accident, it leaves Chess feeling guilty and deeply depressed. Birdie circles the wagons, convincing her younger daughter Tate, and her own sister India to join them on Tuckernuck for the month of July. Secrets and intrigue soon make their way to the surface, as Elin Hilderbrand once again weaves a masterful story of summer suspense.

This was a win from Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books. Thank you, Gwendolyn! True Mailbox Monday post is so late, I've already listened to this one. It was delightful! I will post soon eventually.


Mary said...

I listened to The Island and really enjoyed it. It was my "staycation" read :) Have a good week!

bermudaonion said...

You had a couple great wins! Enjoy them both.

jewelknits said...

Congrats on the wins! I listened to "War" and it's probably better as a read; Junger's narration didn't grab me at all. I LISTENED to "The Island" and, although it was a slow start for me, it slowly drew me in! Enjoy them both!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Alayne said...

Enjoy your new books! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Island sounds like it would be a good read or listen! Have a good week!

Lady Q said...

WAR looks like a good one. I have yet to read one of Hildebrand's novels - hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting my Mailbox!