New Arrivals!

I didn’t get many books the last two weeks, but that’s fine. I love new books but the TBR pile is rather big already. 🙂

Books I got for review

Dancing in the Shadows of Love by Judy Croome

Dancing in the Shadows of Love by Judy Croome

I got this book for review from the author. According to Goodreads: “In the haunting “Dancing in the Shadows of Love,” three emotionally adrift women fight to heal their fractured worlds. Not everyone can be a hero. Or can they? ” With some elements of magical realism.

At second sight, I’m not quite sure this is a book for me. We’ll see!

The Cosy Knave by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

The Cosy Knave by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen (ebook)

Another book I got from the author. Dorte is one of my blogging friends, so I’m curious to see what her book is like!

From Smashwords: “A cosy Yorkshire mystery. The vicious attacks begin when the prodigal son of Knavesborough returns to the sleepy village after forty years in Argentina with fame and fortune. No wonder that spiteful Rose Walnut-Whip is killed, but when the violence escalates, Constable Penrose knows he needs help from his fiancée, librarian Rhapsody Gershwin.”

These are the ingredients for a potential great read!

Because of the launch of this book, Dorte is doing a Cosy Knave Launch Baton, where each reviewer asks her a question. My question was:

Shortly before you began writing your cosy mystery, you said that you could not see yourself write a whole novel of the humorous kind. What made you change your mind?

Dorte said: “Wait, who came up with that question? I am not at all sure why, but I have lived long enough to realize that changing one´s mind is part of the fun of life. And to me, writing has turned into one of the most un-limiting activities of my life.

I know that the readers of my blog must carry their part of the responsibility. Earlier I considered myself a ´serious writer´, but they kept cheering me on when I made up the grumpy Kickinbottoms and when I let poor Constable Penrose (aka Prewitt & Primrose) solve the murder of Santa.

I also know that right from the beginning I had the idea of a prodigal son returning home, and somehow the names of the vicar´s three daughters just popped into my head – an extremely important step. They are called Rhapsody, Harmonia and Psalmonella, and somehow the tone was set from then on. And just try to say the name ´Rhapsody Gershwin´. Though young, my female protagonist came with a complete personality of her own. ”

Margot has the answer on her blog to the question of when Dorte got the idea for the book, while Clarissa’s blog will tomorrow answer the question of what the setting is of the book.

If it sounds good, look here -> Smashwords, coupon code PN22N = 25 % off.

Enough advertising, on to the next book…. 🙂

Hamlet's Blackberry by William Powers

Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers (for review from Harper Perennial)

A book for review from Harper Perennial. From their website: “Our computers and mobile devices do wonderful things for us. But they also impose a burden, making it harder for us to focus, do our best work, build strong relationships, and find the depth and fulfilment we crave.

How to solve this problem? Hamlet’s BlackBerry argues that we just need a new way of thinking, an everyday philosophy for life with screens. ”

Well, I’m online most of the time, so please tell me how I can live with screens without them taking over my life!

Sent by a friendly book blogger

Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson

Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson

This ARC was sent to me by the lovely Pam of We’re both in the jury for the Indie Lit Awards (Speculative Fiction section) and I really wanted to read this book. Hopefully if it’s good it will be nominated for the award.

From “In the not-too-distant future, robots have made our lives a lot easier: they help clean our kitchens, drive our cars, and fight our wars–until they are turned into efficient murderers by a sentient artificial intelligence buried miles below the surface of Alaska. Robopocalypse is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that makes a strong case that mindless fun can also be wildly inventive. The war is told as an oral history, assembled from interviews, security camera footage, and first- and secondhand testimonies, similar to Max Brook’s zombie epic World War Z. “

Have you read any of these books? Which of these would appeal to you?


About Leeswammes
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20 Responses to New Arrivals!

  1. Cindy says:

    The vicar’s daughters’ names had me laugh aloud 😉

  2. parrish lantern says:

    Those names are hilarious, especially the last one, great list & Congrats to Dorte.

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  4. stilettostorytime says:

    Robopocalypse is on my list at the library…hoping to get it soon. Let me know what you think! I know we both love those well-written dystopian/futuristic type novels…Happy Reading!


  5. Uniflame says:

    I actually got two thrillers for free, which aren’t really my cup of tea. Since it is a genre you seem to enjoy, I thought I might be able to make you happy with it? They are Dubbele stilte from Mari Jungsteds en de wurger by william landay. The latter is quite thick and might be a bit heavy to send but the former is quite light. Maybe we can trade or something, if you are interested 🙂

    • Leeswammes says:

      How nice of you, Uniflame! Dubbele stilte sounds like a really nice book, De Wurger is not something I’d enjoy. I’ll make a short list of books that I’m willing to swap so you can choose one of mine. What a great idea!

  6. Thank you so much for writing about my book, and for receiving the ´cosy knave baton´ 🙂

    And I am happy that people like the vicar´s daughters – they are a real handful.

    • Leeswammes says:

      I’m going to go away for a few days and will take your book on my phone, Dorte. Might not get much time to read it, but I hope to make a start.

  7. Mystica says:

    The Cosy knave sounds right up my street.

  8. KimvA says:

    I have Robopocalypse but haven’t read it yet. But it sounds absolutely great, love these kind of books.

  9. suzigun says:

    I had a review copy of Robopocalypse & didn’t think it would be my cup of tea, but I really enjoyed it.

  10. Kristi H. says:

    Robopocalypse’s cover is creepy!

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