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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.



The Lineup

by Otto Penzler

For review from Hatchette

A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from?
What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe? In THE LINEUP, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters--or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking.

    The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque Du Freak)

    by Darren Shaw

    won from YA Book Realm

    Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.

    13 comments:

    1. The Lineup sounds like an interesting read. Happy reading!
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    2. Hope they're both good reads!

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    3. The Line Up sounds interesting. I always love to know the backstory behind the story. Enjoy!

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    4. I received Vampire's Assistant as well! Happy reading.

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    5. Looks like some interesting reads! I've been wondering if the Cirque Du Freak series was any good!

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    6. Good ones for you! Here is my link: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/mailbox-monday-november-16-2009.

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    7. I listened to Otto Penzler's Blog Talk Radio show last week, so I really want to read The Lineup.

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    8. I would be interested in the Vampires Assistant! Enjoy! :)

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    9. The Lineup sound like a lot of fun. Enjoy both of them.

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    10. the lineup looks like a great read

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