Thursday, March 26, 2009

Catching up!

So, this week I'm somewhat late with my weekly posts, so I decided to do them in one post.

Oh, and as with the last posts, if you click on the covers, it leads you to Amazon where you can buy the books!

Here's my Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia. If you want to join in, feel free to drop by!

I received only one book:

An Grenzen: Acht Reisen durch Israel und Palästina, edited by Florentine Dame & Elizabeth Weydt (translated title: On Borders: Eight journeys through Israel and Palestine)

This book started out as an idea of two political science students. They got together a group of eight students from all over Germany with different backgrounds and language skills and teamed them up in 4 teams. Each of the teams traveled through Israel and Palestine, starting in Tel Aviv and ending their journey in Jerusalem. On the route, they met people of different religions and stayed with them - and they all came back with a collection of reports.

Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca of Just One More Page. To join in, please visit her blog and leave a link!

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about bookstores…

How many bookstores do you frequent? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one and what makes it so?

I have three favorite book shops here in Germany. One is Hugendubel, which is really big and they have lots of great books - if I didn't have to watch what I'm spending I would leave that place with huge bags filled with books every time I go there.

The second place is an English book shop at the Eschenheimer Tor in Frankfurt, which is called Readers Corner. They have an awesome variety of books there, and the women (I've never seen a male salesperson there) give great recommendations and really seem to know the books they're selling!

And the last place is a book shop about 20 minutes from my hometown. They are neither as big as the first one nor do they have awesome salespeople like the second, but I somehow still love going to that book shop.

This is a wonderful weekly hosted by J. Kaye. Thanks so much for hosting this!

Books completed last week

Robert Fate: Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption

This week's reading list

Nancy Horan: Loving Frank
Laura Childs: Eggs In Purgatory
F. Dame & E. Weydt: An Grenzen (see above)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB. If you want to join, just go over there and post a link to your teasers!

Grab your current read

Let the book fall open to a random page

Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

*** Do NOT post anything that could spoil the plot of the book!!! ***

If your sentences that fall between lines 7 and 12 on the page you turn to give too much away, choose a different page, or a different spot on the page… we don’t want to ruin any surprises for anyone!

Frank was stretched out in a garden chair, eyes closed, face slanted up to the sun. "Another perfect day," he said when he heard her football.
Page 152 of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you want to join in, head over to her blog!

I'm waiting for the following books:

Jill Shalvis: Storm Watch
Sorry, no cover yet on Amazon, but check out Jill Shalvis' blog. There you can find the cover. (If you're not curious about the cover, check out her blog anyway, Jill Shalvis is hilarious!)

Daniel Depp: Loser's Town

And yes, Daniel Depp is Johnny Depp's brother!

Julia Hoban: Willow

Susan Crosby: The Rancher's Surprise Marriage

Jill Shalvis: Double Play


  1. I have Loving Frank here to read soon!

  2. Mercy! That was a long! Bet you needed a break afterwards. :)

  3. Well, I'm reading Loving Frank right now and it so far seems interesting!
    And J. Kaye, I definitely needed a break after that post! It was kinda exhausting...

  4. Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. The premise of 'An Grenzen: Acht Reisen durch Israel und Palästina' sounds very interesting. Enjoy your book!

  5. Thanks, Marcia! I'm enjoying the book a lot!