Monday, July 23, 2012

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading? for July 23

We are on vacation this week! We are currently touring the Maritime provinces here in Canada. So far, we went whale watching on a tall 70-foot sail ship in St-Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, we walked the ocean flour at Hopewell Rocks at low tide, and we are now chilling at an oceanfront cottage in Prince Edward Island. Not much time for blogging, although I did get some reading done as we drove endlessly through the beautiful hills as we went from Montreal to the Maritimes.

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. Jennifer at Mrs Q Book Addict will be hosting for the month of July. You can also view the touring blog list here for the upcoming months.

This is what I got last week:

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (Audio win from Devourer of Books)

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read.

Read and reviewed:
Conjugations of the Verb To Be by Glen Chamberlain
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Currently Reading:
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas (Delicious!)
Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market by Victoria Hanley

Have any of you read these books?

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