Monday, October 3, 2011

Mailbox Monday - October 3


In October, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit. Thanks Serena !

Just (2) new books this week came into the house this week, but (50) left the house -- donated to the library on going book sale, so I'm feeling good.  My goal is to get down to 500 print books by years end, and mostly eBooks moving forward.


Thanks to Penguin
(about the book) -
Penguin proudly presents an unparalleled survey of the best poems of the past century.
Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U .S. Poet Laureate, introduces readers to the most significant and compelling poems of the past hundred years. Selecting from the canon of American poetry throughout the twentieth century, Dove has created an anthology that represents the full spectrum of aesthetic sensibilities-from styles and voices to themes and cultures-while balancing important poems with significant periods of each poet. Featuring poems both classic and contemporary, this collection reflects both a dynamic and cohesive portrait of modern American poetry and outlines its trajectory over the past century.

Thanks to Simon and Schuster
(about the book) - 
The Goat Woman of Largo Bay begins the detective series featuring Shad, a bartender in a fishing village in Jamaica, who is the community problem solver and right hand of Eric, an American who owns the bar and a hotel left in ruins by a hurricane. 

When Shad sees movement on the island offshore, he thinks it’s just a goat.  But it turns out to be Simone, an American who has run away from her professional and personal life in the U.S., an intriguing woman who captures Eric's heart.  Always keeping his ear to the ground, Shad discovers that a gunshot heard near Simone’s place late one night isn’t exactly friendly fire, but tied to a plot to harm Simone and ultimately manipulate local elections. But why does someone want to harm Simone? And what does she have to do with the elections?  Only Shad can find out.   

An irresistible character is born in The Goat Woman of Largo Bay and Royes wonderfully blends suspense and the soul of the islands in this smart debut. 

32 comments:

  1. The Goat Woman of Largo Bay sounds interesting. Have a great week, Diane, and enjoy your new reads. Happy fall!

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  2. I have a hard time letting go of books once I take them into my home, but every once in awhile the shelves do need to be culled. The library's used book sale is a great idea.

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  3. The Goat Woman looks like a good one. I love finding books in a new series.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy!

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  4. I think the Goat Woman sounds quite interesting too!

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  5. These are two books I would love to read - the book of poetry and the novel written by a Jamaican woman! How lucky you are! Enjoy!

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  6. The anthology of poetry is quite a prize. I don't imagine that will leave the house any time soon. Good for you, giving 50 books to the library's sale. Can't find a better cause. For anyone else wanting to de-book their house, the Boys and Girls Clubs appreciate any children's or YA books you can part with.

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  7. OH, a poetry anthology...I cannot wait to see what you think! Happy reading.

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  8. I haven't read a paper book in months. Remember the controversy over eReaders vs paper a few years ago? Well… I read more (and faster) on my iPad. If this is normal, I would think/hope more books are being sold.

    Since I have 600 books from Frank and Barbara... I know what 500 feels like - do you have 500 unread books in your house?

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  9. It's fantastic that you donated so many books to the library! You should feel good about that...some people will soon be enjoying your books! And now you have room for 50 new books...Ha, ha! It sounds like you're actually trying to clear books out and switch over to e-books mostly. Much less dust and lots more room for other things!

    The Goat Women sounds like an intriguing story and I love that its set in Jamaica.

    The Poetry Anthology interests me, too. I'm going to look it up to see what poems and poets are included in the collection.

    Enjoy your books!

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  10. I had been hoping to read The Goat Woman of Largo Bay at some point, but since I had a digital copy, I might not be able to get to it before it expires. But that is ok, because if you like it enough, and give it a great review, I will go out and add it to my basket!

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  11. Good for you donating to the library sale! I have done that in the past and it feels good to help the library out. The Goat Woman sounds interesting. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

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  12. The Goat Woman of Largo Bay sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing your books with us!

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  13. Enjoy! your books, The Goat Woman sounds good.

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  14. Congrats on trimming down your collection! That is such a difficult thing for me to do.

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  15. Quality, not quantity (although we book bloggers do tend to get a lot of books!). These both sound really good--enjoy!!

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  16. Rita Dove once spoke to my lit class in college and I got her to sign her book of poems, Thomas and Beulah. She wrote one of my all-time favorite poems, Daystar. That will be a book to keep and linger over I think.

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  17. I need to add The Goat Woman of Largo Bay to my list! I love a good mystery! Only two books arrived at my house this week by mail as well and three left via pass alongs. I have a box full to donate to the library but haven't made the trip yet. I don't think I could ever only go to eBooks. I love the paper ones too much. The feel, the smell. And I can't share my eBooks with my friends. Wrapping up a book to give as a gift is one of my greatest pleasures.

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  18. I'm very impressed! Good luck with your goal!

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  19. Wow, 50 books left your house this week? I'm impressed! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

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  20. Wish I could get my book collection down to 500 print books.
    The Goat Woman of Largo Bay sounds really good. I'm anxious to read your review.

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  21. I took about 20 books to school with me today and gave them to friends!! I love your goal! These two books that you listed are both new to me titles..I hope you enjoy them!

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  22. Wow, you got rid of 50 books! That is excellent. My problem is that I move the books off the shelves, but then they sit in piles in my office, waiting to be entered onto half.com. The ones that still have a decent value, I try to resell, then the rest go to the library book sale...that's the plan, but it's hard to keep up with so they pile up! I should just go straight to donating. Good for you.

    Sue

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  23. Love the Penguin anthology of poetry, and I'm so with you on whittling down the books. I'm growing fonder and fonder of my e-reader (nook), and one of its many appealing aspects is the fact that it doesn't take up as much space as the shelves and shelves which are bursting in my home. :)

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  24. Ooh, the Goat Woman of Largo Bay does sound interesting. The first time I've seen that title - look forward to your review.

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  25. Enjoy the two books, Diane. Good for you on the donating. I do it a few times/year but still have full shelves. How does that happen?!!

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  26. Drooling over the poem book!

    Have a look at my haul of free e-books this week!!

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  27. Seems like all the libraries are having their sales this month.

    The Goat Woman of Largo Bay looks good, I got a copy of that one today.

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  28. Good for you in weeding out your books. I'm not ready for that drastic of a move yet. ;) Enjoy your new books!

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  29. The title of The Goat Woman book just puts a smile on my face...enjoy your new goodies!

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  30. I've been clearing my bookshelves lately too. I hate parting with books, but I just can't keep them all!

    Enjoy your new reads. :) Thank you for visiting my mailbox post!
    Diana @ Book of Secrets

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