Posted in mailbox, reading on August 26, 2011

I saw this on other blogs and thought it might be nice to let you know when I get books in the mail and what I received.  I belong to 2 book swap sites, Paperbackswap and BookMooch.  Both are great sites to find books that the library might not have on their shelves.

Since I have so many books to read at home I try not to request too many…why add more to my shelves when I still have so many left to read?  I could stop working and if I didn’t get any new books, I think I have enough to read for 2-3 years assuming I read a book a day.  Now some of these books are on my e-readers so they don’t take up as much space, but I have 3 bookcases and a couple of boxes full of books.  And to prove it, here is a picture of just one of the bookcases.  Now I say that I have 3, but well one is by the fireplace and has mostly books I want to keep.  The other is in a spare bedroom and books only occupy a part of it…so maybe I should say I have 2 bookshelves full of books.  Of course the main bookshelf has books stacked 2 deep and 2 high when possible.

I’ve been trying to get books only at the library when I want to read a new series or continue on with another, but that doesn’t always work especially if the library doesn’t have all of the books.  That is probably the most frustrating but then that is where I turn to my book swap sites to fill in the gaps.

This is my most recent book that arrived in my mailbox:

The Yom Kippur Murder by Lee Harris.  This is the 2nd in the series featuring an ex-nun Christine Bennett.

From the back of the book:

When ex-nun Christine Bennett arrives at her elderly friend’s apartment to accompany him to Yom Kippur services, she finds him murdered.  He was a lonely widower, estranged from his children, and since Christine took a special interest in his life, she is determine to do the same for his death.

The police arrest someone almost immediately, but Christine doesn’t sing hallelujah yet.  Despite her years in the Church, she is quickly learning the ways of the secular world: men and women forsake their souls, protect their sins, and never forget the past….