Monday, August 16, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Today is Mailbox Monday. It seems to go so fast now that summer is ready for a close. It seems to wiz right by. Before you know it Labor Day will be here.

In South Carolina school starts before Labor Day. In Myrtle Beach Public school starts up again on 8/23.

 I went on campus to pick up my text books.  I am only taking two classes this semester. I am looking forward to start in some ways.  But in other ways I don't want to start stressing out.

 I just recieved a letter that I should have gotten in July. I have been accepted in the nursing program.  That is great, but I have to wait till 2012!! Hopefully it will go quickly.

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Chickloveslit
These are the books I recieved in my mailbox this past week:

Lucy by Laurence Gonzalez
The novel, is about a primatologist that travels to the Congo in Africa. A civil war breaks out and Jenny is trapped in the crossfire.  Everyone is dead but a young girl.  The daughter of Jenny's brutally murdered fellow scientist.
Jenny and the child flee.  Then when she reaches  Chicago. She reads into the notebook. That the girl is a hybrid. Half human, half ape.
This should be interesting reading. I love to read books with a ethical slant.

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove was sent to me by the author. She was looking for Southern book Bloggers. I am looking forward to reading this one.

Father of the Rain was sent to me by the author, Lily King.
The story is set in the 1960's.  Ever since Mad Men has come out. It seems that there are many books that are being set in the 60's. Either because of Mad Men or because author's think this is a good setting. I grew up in the 1960's, I did not think it was a interesting time. Perhaps because I lived it. It was actually a scary time. Between Kennedy being shot, Detroit Riots, College Riots, Jail Riot, Attica(jail riot). There was just alot of anti-establishment going on.

But after doing a project on the 60's I realize now that it was a interesting time growing up. I was not exactly a flower child as I was too young remembering some of the 60's as my teen years were in the 70's. But, I do remember some of it.

Have a great week everyone. Happy Reading, Keep those pages flipping. 

What books did you get in the mail this week??

Addendum: I can't believe I forgot to mention this book.

The novel is Stashed by David Klein.  The novel deals with a wife that does a favor for her husband. She does a errand and is carring marijuna.  She gets in a car accident and then all hell breaks loose. Please excuse the foul language.  But, anyway I can't wait to read this. I love a book that is a jumping board to ethical issues to be discussed.  Looking forward to reading this one. Thank you to the author David Klein.


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I am looking forward to your thoughts on Bezellia Grove as I love Southern Lit. Isn't it sad how fast summer flies by?

bermudaonion said...

School started yesterday here.

I'm really excited about Susan Gregg Gilmore's new book!!

Jew Wishes said...

You certainly have a good set of books, there.

Have a nice week, take care.

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