Saturday, February 28, 2009

This Week In Books

It's Saturday. My hubby is at work for at least another 2 hours (give or take). The kids are (somewhat) occupied (mainly by destroying the house, but I'll take what I can get) and I have a fresh Tim Horton's coffee in front of me (Roll Up the Rim- maybe I'll win!) Anyways, I was over at the 3 R's Blog yesterday and was checking out her "Thank Blog It's Friday" post when I realized that, despite my initial resistance to participating in "meme's" I found some of them quite interesting. At a loss for books to blog about at the moment (I'm almost done the delightfully charming "Marley & Me, but have yet to finish it) I thought that I would adopt some of the meme's as my own and tell you what I was up to, book-wise, this week. So, here goes:

Mailbox Monday (yes, I know it's Saturday)
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Tell us about the books in your mailbox this week:

Only one book in the ol' mailbox this week, but I'll take one book over no books! On Friday I picked up a Purolater package from the Hachette Book Group. It was my copy of "The Italian Lover" by Robert Hellenga. This was a contest win from Marci's Travels of A Bookworm. Thanks again Marci!

Although I haven't technically aquired this one, I was thrilled that my local library has finally aquired a copy of "The Almost Archer Sisters". After reading a review by Deanna over at My Tragic Right Hip I wanted to read this one and am glad that I will have the chance to. After my local library ladies catalogue this one, I will be picking it up and devouring it whole.

And although this is not technically part of this meme, I thought that I would share the fact that I am offically lusting after Slumdog Millionaire. I've seen the previews for the movie and am intrigued, but I have to read the book before I see the movie. Since my library doesn't have a copy, I will have to actually go out and buy this one and will do so as soon as I have a chance (and some spare cash!).

Teaser Tuesday (yes, I still know that it's Saturday)
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Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

"Beautiful women were never friendly, at least not to strange men in parking lots at midnight. A car pulled up, and an older man rolled down the window. "Are you Heather?" he asked. She shot me a bemused smile as if to say, You do what you have to do to pay the rent. "Gotta run" she said, hopping into the car. "Bye, puppy". "Don't fall too in love, Marley," I said as they drove off. "You can't afford her."

From the ever entertaining Marley & Me. I realize that was more than 2 sentences, but that part was way too good to just share 2 sentences.

So, there's my week in books. I should finish posting and then start putting the house back together before Jay gets home from work. He loves order, and our 9 year-old, 3 year-old and 2 year-old abhor it. It's a constant battle between order and chaos in our house. Happy Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Hey. I didn't know Slumdog Millionaire was a book until after I saw the movie. It's a good movie. I liked it more than most movies I've seen lately. Not sure it deserves as many Oscars as it got, though.