Monday, February 14, 2011

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 Library of Clean Reads. Stop by there to check out everyone else's mailboxes.

I've had a lucky streak and won two great audiobooks and I also was gifted a scratch off lottery ticket and won 50 bucks - it's been a good week!

From the author's website: John Carr, aka Oliver Stone—once the most skilled assassin his country ever had—stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The President has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk covert mission. Though he’s fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes.

But Stone’s mission changes drastically before it even begins. It’s the night of a State Dinner honoring the British Prime Minister. As he watches the Prime Minister’s motorcade leave the White House that evening, a bomb is detonated in Lafayette Park, an apparent terrorist attack against both the President and the Prime Minister. It’s in this chaotic aftermath that Stone takes on a new, more urgent assignment: find those responsible for the bombing.   I love David Baldacci on audio and this one is narrated by Ron McLarty who I think is just great. Should be a good read all around. This book was a win from Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, thank you, Kathy!

From Goodreads: A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast. Anita Shreve is one of my favorites so I was thrilled when thsi one came. I've never listened to one of her books on audio before and was surprised to see ths one was narrated by a man - interesting. This book was a win from Teddy Rose at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time, thank you, Teddy!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Wow, it was your lucky week! Congratulations on all the great wins!