Susan’s Book Talk: Mail Call!


I forgot a book in last week’s Mail Call!

I got a super duper copy of Rebecca Cantrell’s A Trace of Smoke — from the author, herself. She even signed it!
A Trace of Smoke
I won it from… I want to say Number One Novels. Really. You should think I’d keep better track of these things. One thing I WILL be keeping track of is this book. It’s going to go into my Book Club bag, which has been looking a little empty of late.

The Jewel Trader of Pegu
I know where The Jewel Trader of Pegu came from!, thankyouverymuch. I’ve read really good things about it, and then the Tour Manager’s mom raved about it to me and … that did it. I brought the synopsis to my book club and … it’s on our list.

And if you remember this post, I’ve got a VERY cool update of it.

Ms. Olivia Brynn herself saw my post — and sent me her one and only print copy so I can review it!! Wasn’t that amazing of her??? The book is called Falling Star and I am DYING to get reading it. I’ve got a few in the queue in front of it (go figure), but I’m trying!!

I swear, when it rains, it pours. Lots have been showing up here for my two passions: Jewish lit for my book club, and rock and roll lit for me.

Life is good.

Be sure to look at The Printed Page and The Story Siren for other good lives and better books, eh?

Oh, and those of you looking for the links, pictures, and tales of the weekend writer’s retreat, stay tuned. It’ll come during the week, I promise. I need sleep and processing, in that order. It was quite the adventure…



  1. Yvonne

    March 15, 2010 8:09 am

    Both books sound really good. Enjoy them!
    .-= Yvonne´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday – March 15th =-.

  2. bermudaonion (Kathy)

    March 15, 2010 8:16 am

    I’ve heard great things about The Jewel Trader of Pegu too. I hope you love it!

  3. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    March 15, 2010 8:44 am

    I think Anna read the Jewel Trader of Pegu…and I think she loved it. Happy reading!
    .-= Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)´s last blog ..Call for Bloggers to Celebrate National Poetry Month in April =-.

  4. kaye

    March 15, 2010 9:07 am

    Jewel Trader of Pegu is a very interesting and enjoyable read. Have a great week, Tootsie, and enjoy your new books.

  5. Alayne

    March 15, 2010 9:10 am

    I am going to look up The Jewel Trader of Pegu, what an intriguing title! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
    .-= Alayne´s last blog ..The Sunday Salon: A Library Kind of Day =-.

  6. diane

    March 15, 2010 9:23 am

    The Jewel Trader sounds awesome.

    Here is my mailbox:
    .-= diane´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  7. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    March 15, 2010 10:02 am

    The Jewel Trader has an interesting cover. I’ll have to check it out. Enjoy all your new books!
    .-= Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday March 15 =-.

  8. Callista

    March 15, 2010 11:19 am

    Not really my type of books but I hope you enjoy them!
    .-= Callista´s last blog ..In My Mailbox Monday – Mar 15 =-.

  9. April

    March 15, 2010 1:20 pm

    Love the cover on both books! They sounds very interesting and are both new to me, so I will have to check them out further! Enjoy, Susan!

    Here is my mailbox, if you would like to check it out:
    .-= April´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday 3/15 =-.

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