Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? for June 25

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at Mailbox Monday. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Marie at Burton Book Review will be hosting for the month of June. You can also view the touring blog list here for the upcoming months.

And Laughter Fell from the Sky by Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Still living at home despite a good career and financial independence, beautiful and sophisticated Rasika has always been the dutiful daughter. With her twenty-sixth birthday fast approaching, she agrees to an arranged marriage, all while trying to hide from her family her occasional dalliances with other men.

Abhay is everything an Indian-American son shouldn't be. Having spent his postcollege years living in a commune, he now hops from one dead-end job to another, brooding over what he really wants to do with his life.

Old family friends, Rasika and Abhay seem to have nothing in common, yet when the two reconnect by chance, sparks immediately fly. Abhay loves Rasika, but he knows her family would never approve. Rasika reluctantly accepts she has feelings for Abhay, but can she turn her back on the family rules she has always tried so hard to live by? The search to find answers takes Abhay and Rasika out of their native Ohio to Oregon and India, where they find that what they have together might just be something worth fighting for.

Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren (for review from Netgalley)

When Cora Kensington learns she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king, her life changes forever. Even as she explores Europe with her new family, she discovers that the most valuable journey is within. The first book in the Grand Tour series takes you from the farms of Montana through England and France on an adventure of forgiveness, spiritual awakening, and self-discovery.

The Tale of Time Warp Tuesday: The Second of the Zephram Tales by Leslie A. Susskind (for review)

In the second of The Zephram Tales (after The Month of Zephram Mondays), Tom, Lizzie, Ned and Nell, the Royal Quadruplets and non-magical Heroes of the magical Kingdom of Zephram, have settled back into their same old boring routines after the excitement of saving Zephram and the rest of the world from evil Prince Persius. Then they suddenly realize just why everything is so incredibly boring: it's because everyone's repeating the same day, over and over again! Tom, Lizzie, Ned and Nell are the only ones who know what's happening, and it looks like they're the only ones who can do anything about it. But why has it happened? How are four non-magical children going to start the magical world turning again? And what will they find out about themselves in the process?

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Read and Reviewed:
Sleuth or Dare: Partners in Crime by Kim Harrington (My daughter and I loved this first book in a new mystery series.)
Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff (Fascinating read! Has made it to my list of best titles of 2012.)
Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot (Wow! This was an unforgettable read. Look for my review tomorrow.)

Currently Reading:
And Laughter Fell from the Sky by Jyotsna Sreenivasan
Confectionately Yours: Save the Cupcake by Lisa Papademetriou (reading this with my daughter)
Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway as part of the read-a-long at Diary of an Eccentric

Still Listening to:
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (I'm liking this more and more!)

I hope you all have a great week in reading!

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