Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? May 27 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Abi at 4 the Love of Books is hosting for the month of May. You can also view the touring blog list here for the upcoming months.

Books for Review:

Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity by Monica Kulling

Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks in the park, stamp-collecting, and a passion for flowers.

Mr. Dash is also in charge of delivering Madame Croissant's world-famous cupcakes. All is well until Daphne, Madame Croissant's rather lively niece, arrives to turn the cupcake world upside down.

Filled with humour, this delectable story will appeal to dog-lovers AND cupcake-lovers the world over.

Ellie's Gentleman by Georgiana Louis

Ellie Sommers is twenty years old, beautiful, lively and intelligent. She has finally returned to her family home after another long London season. She wants nothing more than to stay in her beloved country town and ride her horses. Enter Robert Blakely, a widower and a true gentleman. He has come to spend Christmas with his long-time friend William, Ellie’s father. Robert has no wish to marry again and is shocked to discover his own interest in the beautiful daughter of his friend. The only problem is that he is twice her age and a widower who has convinced himself he will never marry again.

Books Bought: 

I got these at a used book sale for $1.00 each. 
They were like brand new.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

We went to Chapters last night with the kids and they picked up these:

The People of Sparks (second Book of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau
Confectionately Yours #2: Taking the Cake! by Lisa Papademetriou
Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (Sort of) by Liz Pichon

Free on Kindle:

I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler

"For the first time in my life, I didn't feel envy..."

Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that's okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. But, the smiles of her picture perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn't hold it together, who will?

Janet Gurtler tests the bonds of sisterhood in this moving debut that readers of Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen will savor.

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.  The kidlit version is hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

Read and reviewed:
Truths and Roses by Inglath Cooper (good romance story)
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanon (reviewed by Sandra)
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (this was good!)
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen (excellent sequel to The False Prince!)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (This book was really liked by most members of my book club, but I just wasn't into this slapstick comedy.)

Currently Reading:
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman (with my daughter)
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet (with my son)

Finished Reading:
However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy (one of the best books I've read! Look for my review on Wednesday)

Listening to:
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Hope you all have a great reading week!

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