Monday, April 9, 2012

Mailbox Monday -- April 9th

Welcome to Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Cindy at a Cindy's Love of Books. Below are the books I received this week:

1) The Third Gate by Lincoln Child. Publisher's Summary. Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly pos­sessed of awesome powers.

The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in north­ern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexpli­cable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions . . . and alarm.

Thanks to Random House!

2) 30 Failures by Age 30 by Katharine Miller. Publisher's Summary. Once upon a time, 30 was old. It was Grown Up. It was almost middle-aged. If you weren’t married, something was wrong with you. If you didn’t have children, something was wrong with you. If you weren’t settled down with life all figured out, you’d screwed up somewhere along the way. Or so it seemed. Here is one woman’s exploration of personal and social failures and the hilarity that ensues.

Thanks to the Publicist!

3) Dancing on Broken Glass by KA Hancock. Publisher's Summary. Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder; she, a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry.

Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put their commitment in writing. Mickey will take his medication. Lucy won’t blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, there are good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is.

Thanks to the author!


  1. 30 Failures by 30 sounds like a funny one - enjoy your new books Kim.

  2. 30 Failures by Age 30 sounds like it is going to be hilarous.

    Dancing on Broken Glass looks like it is going to take you on a real roll-coaster of emotions.

    I look forward to your reviews on both.

  3. I've never tried Lincoln Child's writing, but I know a lot of people who like it. I think you're in for some good reading!

  4. The Third Gate sounds really good. Happy reading!

  5. Enjoy your new books! Dancing on Broken Glass caught my eye.

  6. All three new to me. The Dancing on Broken Glass intrigues me!