Daily Archives: May 24, 2010

New York – May 23, 2010

Yesterday was a fun-filled day of walking, sight-seeing, and general socializing!

I thought I would share some photos of what we saw. Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view.

Battery Park:

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island:

The Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn:

The Empire State Building:

Ground Zero:

After all that walking, we DID find some time to just sit down and relax:

Mailbox Monday – May 24, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday coming to you from New York City! The books below are those which arrived before we left for the BEA and Book Blogger Convention.

This event is hosted each Monday by Marcia at The Printed Page…so make sure you drop over to her blog to play along.

Harper Collins sent me The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo through a Shelf Awareness offer. This third book in the Detective Harry Hole series centers around a possible serial killer who is murdering women and then severing their fingers (gruesome, eh?).

Nesbo’s previous novels have been huge successes here and abroad. He is the winner of the Glass Key Award (northern Europe’s most prestigious crime-fiction prize) for the first novel in the Harry Hole series. Nesbo currently lives in Oslo. To learn more about Nesbo and his work, visit the author’s website.

Riverhead Books sent me an Advance Readers Edition of Work Song by Ivan Doig through a Shelf Awareness offer. This latest novel from Doig brings back Morrie Morris – a character from The Whistling Season (which I have in my TBR pile). Introducing a “colorful cast of characters” along with a plot involving the clash between “the ironfisted mining company, outside agitators, and the beleaguered miners,” Doig takes readers to a Butte, Montana during its post-World War I heyday. I really enjoy Western novels, and I have yet to read anything by this author (who has been a National Book Award finalist and won several awards).

Doig writes on his website:

I don’t think of myself as a “Western” writer. To me, language—the substance on the page, that poetry under the prose—is the ultimate “region,” the true home, for a writer.

To learn more about Doig and his work (including readers’ guides to all his novels), visit the author’s website.

What books arrived at YOUR house this week?