Friday, September 26, 2008

The Given Day

If I forget to blog for the next zillion days it's because I have Dennis Lehane's newest book, The Given Day. The Mister and I toddled off to the the bookstore this morning. I've been waiting for this for 4 years! It's finally on the bookshelves. You may recall my telling about this book in my Six Degrees of Separation post in August. Dennis is a wonderful writer. His novels, Mystic River and Shutter Island preceded this one.




Click on his name, or on the book to find out more about it. I've heard him read excerpts and know he was already writing it four years ago when I attended his Contemporary Novels workshop at the first Writer's In Paradise at Eckerd College. This is not a commercial - I just don't want you to miss out on a great novel.

I'll set my alarm so I won't forget to blog - or feed the dogs- or eat dinner, and I promise not to give away the ending. If you need me for anything, I'll be the one curled up on the sofa with my nose in a book!

16 comments:

willow said...

Looks like an interesting book! Have a great weekend and happy reading!! :^)

I'm off to find out more on this author...

Lavinia said...

Happy Reading!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I've never heard of this Author but that doesn't mean anything. I'm hopelessly behind the times! I'm an Agatha Christie nut and have almost all her writings.

Enjoy the book and tell us the ending anyway. I like hearing others opinions about new stories. ♥ ∞

Mim said...

found your blog thru friends and have been reading thru your posts...and have a good giggle! thanks, - and love the picture of you and grandma clara!

MuseSwings said...

Mim! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love that picture of Grandma and me too. She always kept a jar of pink mints handy and if I was good and didn't bend the flowers or touch her cactus and get my finger all prickly I could have one. I missed out on a few because I needed to touch things.

Thank you Lavinia - I will enjoy.
Sparky, I've probably read all of Agatha and several other mystery authors too. Mom kept circulating those with her friends and I was a fast reader so I didn't cause any "circulatory problems."

soulbrush said...

oh i adore lehane's books...will go see if they have it on this side of the pond yet.thanks.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I've only read Shutter Island,but it was a page turner, I remember. You'll have to post your review of this one!

I've been reading through your blog, and having a wonderful time!

Happy weekend!

MuseSwings said...

Soulbush - glad to see another fan!
Hope you find it. I'm still reading the epilogue. Great so far.

PT&E thank you so much for stopping by and thank you too for your kind comments! I'll post a review in a few days and you have a wonderful weekend as well. The movie Shutter Island is in post production and should be out next year.

Sea Angels said...

Super thankyou I love a reccomended book, I will try tracking it and its predessers down.
Thankyou for your nice words. xx
Hugs Lynn xx

Bibi said...

I'm going to check this one out, for although I didn't read the book, I saw Mystic River and enjoyed the film, with Sean Penn's acting, very much.

soulbrush said...

award for you on my blog! so glad we are now friends in blogland..hugs.

Sweet Repose said...

Wish I would take the time to sit and read...but these days, to busy trying to pay the gov'na.

Enjoy...
sharon

steviewren said...

Okay, hurry up...can't you read any faster? What's happening now?

MuseSwings said...

Stevie - a lot of stuff is already happening. It's really good!

Ladies! I always love to recommend a good book. I'd hate for anyone to miss out. So get it - read it love it! Thank you for stopping by, Sea Angels!

Soul Brush - Thank you so much for the award! It is vibrantly beautiful!

Sweet repose - yes you are busy! I've noticed from your posts which continue to be a delight. I can practically smell those wonderful soaps1

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Oh happy days! Curled up on the couch with a good book! Enjoy!

MuseSwings said...

Thank you! I am purposely reading it slowly as It could be another four years before his next book comes out.