Saturday, October 24, 2009

Week In Review: October 18-24

Good Evening Everyone! Today marks my very first Week in Review. The goal for this post is to highlight the books that came my way this week and to recap any reviews I wrote or any other blog news. Today I am just going to mention the cool books I got, because there are so many I'm excited about that I can't stand it anymore!

I want to say thank you all again for commenting on my previous post regarding what you all liked about my blog. It means so much to me to hear such nice words. I will continue with all the things you find pleasant and enjoyable about my blog which seems to be my sparkling self! (he he) and my reviews, of course.

Anyway, I have had a very, very rewarding week in books. The lovely Alyson and Wendy at Simon and Schuster have always been very kind to me and sent me a such a lovely care package of some of my favorite authors and highly anticipated reads. I took these great pictures of babes and I. He makes a good Vanna White, showcasing the books, doesn't he?

Here are the books I received from Simon and Schuster to review:

Once in a Lifetime by Cathy Kelly (January 2010)
Ireland's #1 bestselling author creates a warm and moving tale about a group of women in a small Irish town whose lives become intertwined in ways they never could have imagined.

The Wild Zone by Joy Fielding (February 23, 2010)
This is a sexy new thriller that tells the story of what happens when a casual bet among friends turns into the worst nightmare of their lives. She is one of my favorite mystery authors!

Falling Apart in One Piece: One optimist's journey through the hell of divorce by Stacy Morrison (March 2010)
An emotionally charged story of a divorce that brought the surprising gift of grace to the author, the editor in chief of Redbook magazine.

The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch (December 29, 2009)
A mesmerizing thriller-told in reverse! This is a story of a man given the chance to prevent a vicious crime, the murder of his wife, from ruining his life.

The Spellmans Stike Again by Lisa Lutz (March 2010)
The final installment in this Edgar nominated series featuring the intrepid private investigator Izzy Spellman and her lovable- if somethwat paranoid-family. More info to come on this one, I love this series and this author. She will definitely be featured on one of my
Author Love-a-thons.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult (March 2010)
Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome. He's hopeless at social cues or expressing his emotions to others but he loves to focus on forensic analysis. He loves to show up at crime scenes to help out and he is usually right. But then one day his tutor is found dead and he finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation. All the hallmark behaviors of Asperger's-not looking someone in the eye, twitches, flat affect-can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement. Soon he is accused of murder.
I love Jodi Picoult. I can't wait to read this one. She will definitely be on of my authors I will feature on Author Love-a-thons.

I received this title from my very kind manager at work.
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (January 2010)
Robert Oliver, a renowned patiner, has attacked a canvas in the National Gallery of Art. What would compel an artist to try to destroy something he valures beyond all else? Oliver's only words on the subject: "I did it for her". !!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!
(My babes was enthusiastic about his one as well, apparently. He snatched it out of my hands!)

Obviously, I have a lot of awesome titles to jump on. Luckily I have until spring to read them and review them. Whew!

* all descriptions were taken from the books.

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


Celticlady's Reviews said...

Looks like you made a haul..I like Cathy Kelly's books, could it be because I am a Kathy Kelly also??? just kidding.. your little guy is so cute, I had a redheaded son myself...Joy Fielding is great also...

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Lol, cute!
And The Wild Zone sounds good. Happy reading. :)

Amo said...

I've never read any of the books or authors you have there. The pictures of your son are so cute. I just love that red hair! And I'm glad to know that all toddlers can be stinkers and it's not just mine! Sometimes I wonder though...Thanks for your comment!

Jenny said...

You got House Rules already?? Wow! Is that an old publishing contact from when you worked in a book store? If not, I need to figure out how to network like you! ;)

Amy J said...

I climbed out of my sickbed to see your post! Great loot! How did you get them from Simon and Schuster? Who do I contact for great loot?! LOL

Shanyn said...

Oh I forgot about the new Spellmans book!!! YAY! Putting that one on my WL now!

Lisa said...

That's AWESOME! What a georgous stack of books! SERIOUSLY.

Ryan said...

I need your hookups:-) The Swans Thieves sounds wonderful and since I love The Historian I can't wait to get ahold of this one as well.

Krista said...

Wow! You have quite a list there! I hope you enjoy them all! :)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

OMG, you got the proof for the next Jodi Picoult book?!?!?! So jealous, can't wait to hear your thoughts on it - as well as on other fantastic book you've received! :D

Lisa said...

So who gets to read The Swan Thieve first, you or your little guy?

Christine said...

Oh my goodness, your babe is ADORABLE! I love the pics and am glad to have a face for your name, as well. :)

It looks like you got some really fantastic reads this week. Once in a Lifetime sounds wonderful. Of course, I'm also interested in The Spellmans Strike Again since I just started reading this series the other day.

Enjoy! :)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Lisa, I think the babe and I may have to arm wrestle for it! Or I can read it out loud to him? What a vocabulary he will have after that, huh?


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

GREAT LOOT!! I did not know Joy Fielding had a new book coming out. I LOVE her thrillers. enjoy

Jessica said...

Nice haul. They take really good care of you! :) I so want to read The 13th Hour and House Rules.
I look forward to your reviews.

Love the pictures, by the way! Thanks for sharing. :)

Alyssa Kirk said...

Great set of books! I do love the week in review. Keep it up!

Alyssa Kirk said...

And great pictures! What a cutie!