Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"To Be Read" Tuesdays

"To Be Read" Tuesdays is really just my way of sneaking a peek at your night-stand, coffee-table, book-shelf... where ever it is that you stack your piles of newly purchased unread books! And of course, returning the favor by allowing you a peek at mine...

While still remaining a good girl on the book-buying front, I was overwhelmed when I came home from work yesterday to find two packages containing brand new, welcoming and wonderful review copies!

The following books were sent to me by the ever thoughtful Michael at Regal Literary:
(Book descriptions taken from back covers and Goodreads)

Beat The Reaper - Josh Bazell
Spattered in adrenaline-fueled action and bone-saw-sharp dialogue, BEAT THE REAPER is a debut thriller so utterly original you won't be able to guess what happens next, and so shockingly entertaining you won't be able to put it down.

Jim the Boy - Tony Earley
Thisis very much the tale of a 10-year-old's expanding consciousness, which at first barely extends beyond the family property. The year is 1934, and like the rest of the country, Aliceville is feeling the pinch of the Great Depression. Yet neither Jim nor his mother nor his three uncles are feeling much in the way of economic pain. Indeed, if you stuck a satellite dish on the front lawn, the story might be taking place in the New South rather than the older, bucolic one.

The Blue Star - Tony Early
Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two. Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day.A timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up.

This one came straight from the author!

Sex Dungeon For Sale - Patrick Wensink
An optimistic realtor selling a home with a sexual playground, a kindergartener convinced he's actually French and something called, "Chicken Soup for the Kidnapper's Soul". Sex Dungeon for Sale! Takes these bold characters and a few other outrageous situations to create an unforgettable and quick literary ride.

These books proudly take their place behind last weeks "To Be Read' Tuesday's pile. Oh dear... It's getting harder and harder to breathe with all these review copies lining up, but at the same time... Keep 'em coming!!

Post what's new on YOUR to be read pile and link me back to it by leaving a comment here.

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