Mailbox Monday

If you’re my friend on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that my dog has been sick this weekend. He’s got some meds, so hopefully he’ll start feeling better soon. On the good side, today’s the start of the Bout of Books Read-a-thon.

I bought a few books this past week. Head over to the Mailbox Monday blog to find everyone’s links and add your own.

Paperbacks

Amber’s reading Julius Caesar this in her English class and I don’t think I’ve ever actually read it.

Mailbox Monday – 5/9Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Published by Simon & Schuster on July 26, 2005 (first published 1599)
Genres: Play, Classic
Pages: 239
Format: Paperback
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is one of several plays written by Shakespeare based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.

Although the title is Julius Caesar, Caesar is not the most visible character in its action, appearing alive in only three scenes. Marcus Brutus speaks more than four times as many lines, and the central psychological drama of the play focuses on Brutus' struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.

Amber and I read Volume 1 of Hinterkind and enjoyed it enough to pick up the other two.

Mailbox Monday – 5/9Hinterkind Vol. 2: Written in Blood by Ian Edginton
Illustrator: Francesco Trifogli
Published by Vertigo on December 2, 2014
Genres: Graphic novel, Post-apocalyptic, Fantasy
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
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The second volume of the hit series begins with Princess Tersia, who has a vision of the future and the shape of things to come. In this vision she's married to Jon Hobb and carrying his baby. Oh, and there's a dragon! Is it a dream or a nightmare? Meanwhile, bounty hunters Starla and Jubal find the tables are turned as they're run to ground by a Centaur posse.

 

Mailbox Monday – 5/9Hinterkind, Vol. 3: The Hot Zone by Ian Edginton
Illustrator: Francesco Trifogli
Published by Vertigo on July 14, 2015
Genres: Graphic novel, Post-apocalyptic, Fantasy
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
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The Blight spread around the world like wildfire, reducing the human race to ashes. In its aftermath, the Earth was ripe for the picking - and the Hinterkind stepped out from the shadows of myth and legend to reap the harvest.

But where did this global scourge originally come from?

Now the secret of the Blight is finally revealed, as our tale flashes back to a time just before the infection began and then forward to the world as it now is - an era on the cusp of a great war between the regal Sidhe, the brutal Skinlings, and the vicious Vampire Nation. As betrayals and bodies pile up on all sides, a handful of heroes and rogues seek to harness the ultimate weapon - a force that will either stop the bloodshed or destroy everyone that remains!

Audiobook

I was trying to decide which audio to listen to next after a couple of hours trying Audible’s channels. Then I realized Midnight Shift was out, so immediately spent my credit.

Mailbox Monday – 5/9Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
Narrator: Susan Bennett
Series: Midnight Texas #3
Published by Recorded Books on May 3, 2016
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Length: 10 hrs 54 mins
Format: Audiobook
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At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place. And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose—which just might happen—it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be...