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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stacking The Shelves & What I'm Reading

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme being hosted by Tynga's Reviews, while Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Suko’s Notebook this month (see Mailbox Monday for each month's host). Both memes are all about sharing the books you've added to your shelves - physical and virtual, borrowed and bought. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey, and it's focused on what's in your hands, as opposed to what's on your shelf.


The wife bought me a Kobo Glo this week (understanding that reading can't wait for an arbitrary holiday), so I am back in business and catching up. New additions for review this week include:

The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough
In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.


A World Apart by David M. Brown
Demetrius makes his first mistake when he lets his best friend Halcyon marry Eleyna, the love of his life, without saying a word. On the day of the wedding, he walks away from the Elencheran town of Dove's Meadow and joins the army. He makes his second mistake when the pirate Black Iris tricks him into letting dozens of men, women and children die in a fire. Demetrius is imprisoned in grief and disgrace. But he can atone. The Black Iris is dead. The Ivory Rose has risen to the top of the pirates and is leading brutal raids on the coast. If Demetrius can capture and kill her, he'll win his pardon. And then Demetrius discovers the Ivory Rose is Eleyna. He must decide which will be his third mistake: losing his last chance at a pardon or destroying the one woman he's ever loved.


Bring Down The Furies by Parker Francis
Sherman's troops burned it the first time. Now a serial arsonist threatens a small South Carolina town and private investigator Quint Mitchell is caught in the backdraft. When Quint follows the "Heartthrob Bandit" to the hamlet of Allendale, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ugly cultural war between an ultraconservative minister and the scientist who may have discovered proof of the oldest humans ever found in North America. As the heat grows more intense, arson turns to murder, and Quint is embroiled in a growing firestorm that threatens to destroy Allendale for the second time. A media frenzy surrounding the clash of faith and science whips emotions to a fiery crescendo. With time running out, Quint is the only man standing between a vicious killer with nothing to lose and his plan to bring down the furies on Allendale and Quint.


As for what I'm reading, I have a few book tours coming up, as well as a little pleasure reading to catch up on:

   

What's topping your shelves this week?

11 comments:

  1. OOh nice! These are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Thanks for participating and for the mention, Bob. Enjoy your reading and have a happy holiday!

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  3. Enjoy your new Kobo - what a great wife :)

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  4. Enjoy your books and tours! Happy Holidays!

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  5. Enjoy your new books and have a magical Christmas!

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  6. Enjoy all your book....have fun on the tours.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  7. Sounds like a busy week ahead for you. Enjoy the new reads. My Post is Here

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  8. THE DAUGHTER OF ARES sounds and looks intriguing, Bob, can't wait to read your review on that one

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  9. I apologize, it appears my post link is not working. ???

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  10. Nice selection. I haven't heard of any of them but a couple sound like they should be added to my wishlist. Here is my Monday Report. Have a great holiday!

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