Books that have found their way into my house this week include this one that was left on my kitchen counter after a family barbecue.
1632 by Eric Flint - I have never heard of this book but I did some research on the internet and it looks like one I'd enjoy, although it's not one I would have picked off the shelf in a bookstore. The cover doesn't call out to me. It's an alternate history series wherein a small fictional town in modern day West Virginia is transported to central Germany in the year 1631 in the midst of the Thirty Years' War. Tell me that doesn't pique your interest?
My sister Framed and I traded books. I gave her Receive Me Falling which I just finished reading and she gave me Havest. I've never read Tess Gerritsen so I'm looking forward to this.
Framed also gave or lent me Life Support by Tess Gerritsen. She is a very fast reader and finished both these books last week. Her advice was not to read them back-to-back because they are a bit formulaic but chocked full of interesting medical facts and worth reading.
House & Home by Kathleen McCleary came to me from Lisa Munley and TLC tours. I've just started it but I think I'm going to like it. Look forward to a review soon.
The Holy Bullet by Luis Miquel Rocha is an ARC I received from The Penguin Group. I'm on pins and needles - wanting to read this book NOW! It's a "fast-paced mystery about the conspiracy surrounding the 1981 attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II." It's actually a sequel to The Last Pope which I didn't read but hope to read after this one. I usually like to read a series in order but since the second was an ARC I don't want to slow down the review process. If I was a faster reader I would but I want to honor Penguin's request for a review sooner than later.
Shooting an Albatross by Steven R. Lundin is a review copy I received from the author. It is set during the only year in history the PGA canceled the entire season of professional golf and the same year a unit of the US Army occupied the El Rancho Golf Course in Los Angeles. An Army general challenges an admiral in the navy to play an unaauthorized round of golf but, due their inabilities at playing the game, both agree to partner with the best player each can find in his own branch of the military. It promises intrigue, suspense, mystery, romance, and a touch of comedy.
Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. I just want to say she has a really terrific blog and her color scheme is beautiful. I think it's one of my favorite looks in the blogosphere.