Monday, August 31, 2009

Mailbox Monday- August 31

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page.

Wow, can you believe that the fall is rapidly approaching? I've managed to get in a lot of reading this summer, seeing how I've been off from work, but now that the colder weather is getting closer, I hope to do even more reading! There's nothing quite as nice as hibernating in the winter with a good book (I know, I know, I said the "W" word!)

This week one new book wiggled its way into my mailbox. I received "Starting Over" by Tony Parsons.

From the Back Cover: "George Bailey has been given the gift we all dream of- the chance to live his life again. After suffering a heart attack at the age of 42, George is given the heart of a 19-year-old- and suddenly everything changes.

He is a friend to his teenage son and daughter- and not a stern old-school dad, monitoring their every move. He is a lover to his wife, and not just a husband. And he wants to change the world, just as soon as she shakes off his hangover.

But George Bailey discovers that being young again is not all it is cracked up to be- and what he actually wants more than anything in the universe is to have his old life back."

What was in your mailbox this week?


  1. George Bailey? An intentional riff on It's a Wonderful Life?

    Sounds good, though.

  2. This wounds like a really good one!

  3. It's A Wonderful Life is one of my MUST watch movies over the hooliday, I'm not sure I could get past that & read this one. Can't wait to red your review!

  4. I thought of It's a Wonderful Life too. I'm curious if that was intentional.

  5. Sounds like an interesting book. I hate to think winter is upon us so soon again, it just left didn't it? Enjoy your book.

  6. I'm tempted to think that the George Bailey comment was intentional. I mean, who would do that accidentally??? I'll have to read it and see if there are any more parallels beyond the obvious ones...

  7. I'm having a difficult time with the obvious borrowing from It's a Wonderful Life too. I think I'd pass on this one.