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Monday, March 5, 2012

It's Read an E-book Week!

March 4-10 is Read an E-book Week
(In Canada, the whole month of March is Read an E-book Month!)

Visit the Read an E-book Week website for details on the challenge and the contests they are hosting. It sounds like there may even be an opportunity to win an E-reader!

Here's what I'm reading this week:


CHAOS THEORY "How the hell did we come to where the President of the United States has two minutes to decide whether he will nuke Boston or kill the world instead?" 

An extremely powerful novel of the biowar apocalypse, THE MEYERSCO HELIX traces the frighteningly plausible accidents by which the casual killing of a near-extinct mole escalates inexorably towards where an anguished President’s must choose either to let a self-propagating bio-war substance kill the world’s population — or to destroy a major American city by nuclear blast. 

THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS K116 is the top secret US chemical weapon that spells instant agonizing death to mankind. Self-generating in water, only a nuclear blast can stop the deadly dust expanding. But when a lethal cloud of K116 escapes from a military research lab, one man survives.

Charged with nightmare energy, Ribicoff becomes a walking carnage-machine. Alive Ribicoff is a lethal liability — but dead his K116-glutted body will unleash chemical slaughter on a scale that will make the Black Death look like a summer cold. Pursued by the massed might of US security forces, Ribicoff acts with the desperate, ruthless bloodlust of an animal at bay — until they corner him in Boston. Where his fiancé, the biochemist Stella Christopher, certain that he will come to her, is desperately working on a cure, despite the agents of her own government trying to kill her. But will an American President act with equal ruthlessness? There is only one way to cauterize the city of America’s Founding Fathers, and it will be no tea party...

And if I finish reading The Meyersco Helix before the end of the week, I'll begin reading:

In Search of the Fuller Brush Man

Recognized by the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, the Spring 2010 Houston Writers Guild Novel Contest, and the 2010 William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition! If you enjoy novels by Richard Paul Evans or Nicholas Sparks, you will love In Search of the Fuller Brush Man.

 Sean Marcum is driven to find the meaning of his mother's swan song. The last words she wrote in her journal were, "Fuller Brush Man". She always communicated life's most important lessons via riddles, and he is convinced this is her finale. Sadly, Sean was never good at solving riddles, and his quest turns into an obsession, nearly costing him his marriage, and his life. Sean's high school sweetheart, Kim, had a special bond with his mother. She was also a master at riddles. The one-time lovers have been married to others for more than 30 years. Kim's marriage has been picture perfect, Sean's not so much. Upon Kim's death from breast cancer, Sean receives a memoir she penned celebrating their failed relationship. Her book, The Road to Monticello, contains the secret to a long, happy relationship for which Sean so desperately searches. It is a lesson all of us should take to heart. 

What are YOU reading for Read an E-book week?


Rachel Cotterill said...

The Meyersco Helix sounds really interesting - did you enjoy it?

Cookie’s Mom said...

Rachel, sorry for the tardy reply. I hadn't finished the book yet when I read your comment. Done now and yes! I enjoyed it very much. I actually edited a portion of this book so had read those parts already. I enjoyed the opportunity to read it from start to finish this time! :)

I hope that you get a chance to read it as well!

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