Monday, March 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday




I received the following books last week from Paperbackswap.com:

Under the Dome by Stephen King: Just the size of this book frightens me!

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

A Cat Named Darwin by William Jordan

In this endearing memoir, William Jordan's reluctant adoption of a stray cat leads to an unexpectedly deep bond, one that will be immediately recognizable to anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of a pet. When Jordan brings Darwin into his home, he is forced into a commitment more devoted and sincere than any he has known before. He observes Darwin not only with the lovestruck gaze of a doting pet owner but also with the keen eye of a trained scientist, and he ruminates insightfully on the complex relationship between humans and their pets. Through issues of territory and separation, sickness and health, Jordan's heartrending memoir of his relationship with Darwin is made irresistible by his "self-effacing honesty, his ever-present wit, and, above all, the unashamed nakedness of his emotions"

What was in YOUR mailbox today?



13 comments:

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I can not WAIT to see what you think of Under The Dome - I have been dabating on this one, I LOVE King but I have heard mixed things about Under The Dome! :) Enjoy!

Mary said...

My hubby gave Under the Dome 3.5/5 stars. So if you don't like it you can use it as a doorstop, lol.

Kris said...

I got Under The Dome for Christmas and I've been staring at it since then LOL! Trying to figure out when I'm gonna read it since it's so enormous!

Missy B. said...

Oh, I hope that I'm not disappointed in The Dome! I have no idea when I am going to start reading it. Thank goodness my husband bought me a Book Buddy for Christmas. Holding that heavy book would be uncomfortable!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

A Cat Named Darwin sounds interesting. I love cat stories! I have a cat named Sadie helping me type this! She's not very helpful. Enjoy both of your new books!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'll be watching for your review of Under the Dome. I have another Stephen King on my stacks...Lisey's Story, and it's been there for a very long time!

StephTheBookworm said...

I can't wait to see what you think of Under the Dome. I've been wanting to read it. I also love the sound of A Cat Named Darwin. It looks great and I am a big cat lover. That will be going right on my TBR!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I haven't read Stephen King in a while, but UNDER THE DOME is really tempting me. Hope you enjoy it!

Gena said...

I downloaded this one for my ipod thinking it would get me through a lot of laundry folding and workouts. But even the audiobook seems too ginormous to hurdle! I keep finding other things to listen to. Can't wait to see what you think!

Jo-Jo said...

I always tend to hold off on those big books but sometimes like to tackle them during the summer. These both sound great!

Anna said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on Under The Dome. I'm wondering whether it's one to buy for my husband. He usually enjoys Stephen King, but he's not a big reader and a tome could turn him off.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Kristen said...

A Cat Named Darwin looks really good. We adopted a stray many years ago and she was the greatest cat ever.

Lisa said...

I'm surprised that Under The Dome even fit in your mailbox! That's one scary looking book!

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