Good morning! Today’s post will link up to Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post, and head over to Bermudaonion for Mailbox Monday.
Another week has sped by. School has started for the grandkids…and the temperature is going down just a tad. I can sense that autumn is near at hand! My favorite time of the year.
Here’s My Week on the Blogs:
Serendipitous Tuesdays: Intros/Teasers – “Blue Plate Special”
On Tenterhooks for this One: “Critical Mass”
Thursday Potpourri: The Tea is Steeping and the Book is Delicious
August Bookshelf Clearing: Come on Down!
Friday Potpourri: Book Beginnings/The Friday 56 –“Accused”
Sweet Saturday Sample: Another Look at Evan (Excerpt)
Sunday Potpourri: A Trip to the Library
Review: Townie (e-book), by Andre Dubus III (From Mt. TBR)
Review: Is This Tomorrow (e-book), by Caroline Leavitt
Review: Blue Plate Special, by Kate Christensen (Amazon Vine Review)
Review: The Great Gatsby (e-book), by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Accused, by Lisa Scottoline (Amazon Vine)
Mary Dinuzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the firm by a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra’s parents don’t believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog. Was justice really served all those years ago? It will take a team of unstoppable female lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to find out.
The Supreme Macaroni Company: A Novel (Valentine Trilogy), by Adriana Trigiani (Amazon Vine)
In The Shoemaker’s Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of Little Italy. In The Supreme Macaroni Company, she weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York’s Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that Adriana Trigiani’s many fans will adore.
Good Girl, Bad Girl, by Christopher Finch (Amazon Vine)
In May of 1968, New York City is broke and on the skids, and private eye Alex Novalis is hard up for gigs. So when he’s offered a case from wealthy construction mogul Gabriel Kravitz, he can’t refuse.
Kravitz’s eighteen-year-old daughter Lydia has gone missing. Though she’s presumed to be with Jerry Pedrosian, the radical middle-aged artist and known womanizer she’d been sleeping with, there are few clues. Information is hard to come by; everyone seems to be hiding something. And then there’s Andrea Marshall, Lydia’s miniskirted and vinyl-booted best friend, who Novalis is deeply distrustful of…and unfortunately attracted to.
But as Novalis traverses the city, tracking Lydia from scummy artists’ lofts in pre-gentrified SoHo to luxury penthouses overlooking Central Park, he’ll face threats deadlier than any he signed on for.
Smart and sophisticated, Good Girl, Bad Girl provides a rare, fascinating snapshot of late 1960s New York City—a glimpse into the forbidden sex, politics, art, drugs, and counterculture violence that ran rampant in its once gloriously gritty streets.
Another week to look forward to! Come on by and share some thoughts….
31 thoughts on “SUNDAY UPDATES/MAILBOX MONDAY: FALL IS NEAR! — AUGUST 25”
You always have a nice selection of books. Enjoy!
Thanks, Bea…I do enjoy receiving them, as well as reading them. It’s like Christmas, going to the mailbox. Glad you could stop by.
Good girl, Bad girl sounds good — and bad. Will look into.
I think so, too, Barbara…thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend.
I love autumn too, love that pic. Bring on the fall, cooler temps and turning leaves… and maybe a pot of homemade chili too. LOL
Thanks, Greg….I could live with fall all year round! Glad you could stop by…and that chili sounds good, too.
I agree–autumn is such a great time of the year and it always seems to fly by. The Supreme Macaroni Company sounds especially good.
Doesn’t it? This past week, I read Blue Plate Special, which made me hungry…I’m thinking the macaroni book will, too. Thanks for stopping by, Jan.
Our temps here have been pretty mind here too, I love it. Enjoy then new books. 🙂
Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post
Thanks, Jenea…I do love fall…and cooler weather, even though ours is still pretty warm. But the mornings and evenings are cooler now. Enjoy your week.
The heat is heading our way again this week 😦 I hope to push myself away from this computer and head to the cool bedroom and read as often as possible.
Have a great week! BTW I want to read every book you received 🙂
Thanks, Lori…hope you do enjoy your reading in the bedroom. I just moved a wicker loveseat from my dining/sitting room into my bedroom. I thought it would be a good place to curl up and read.
Accused sounds like a good one!
Have a great week! 🙂
I think so, too, Voracious Reader. Thanks for stopping by!
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I listened to a couple of Adriana Trigiani’s books and enjoyed them. This one sounds good too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I think it does, too, Yvonne…glad you could stop by.
Ooooooh!!! You have the new Adriana Trigiani!! I’m sooooo jealous!! Enjoy it!
I am very excited about it, Catherine…seeing it in the Vine newsletter. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for stopping by.
Good Girl Bad Girl has such an eye-catching cover! And I’m looking forward to checking out Trigiani’s latest too. Amazon Vine is very good to you 🙂 Have a great week and happy reading!
I love that cover, too. I have finally discovered how to pick books from Vine! lol
I have to recognize the author…either by reading other books by him/her, or hearing good things.
That makes the reading much more pleasant. Thanks for stopping by, Lucy.
You DEFINITELY received some GOOD books.
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Thanks, Elizabeth…I think so, too. Enjoy your week!
I keep hearing amazing things about Adriana Trigiani, but I have yet to read her books. This one sounds good, too. Have a great week! 🙂
You are in for a treat with her, Kay; the first ones I read were the Big Stone Gap tomes; and I’ve only read one book in the Valentine series so far. But they all were definitely enjoyable. Thanks for visiting.
My favorite time of the year too. The Trigiani book sounds good.
I agree. A delicious read. Thanks for visiting, Mary Ann.
Great Haul. I haven’t heard of any of those. It sounds like you had a great week. I hope you have another one this week 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Chelsea…I always enjoy visiting blogs and seeing their stacks! lol
The Supreme Macaroni Company looks fantastic. Happy reading!
I am excited about it, Anna…thanks for stopping by.