Jul 16, 2012

Musing Monday/Monday Musings

This week’s musing asks…

What are you currently reading? Is it any good? Would you recommend it?

I'm reading a few books right now, but the one that has my mind turning the most is Alma Katsu's The Taker. I'm not that far into it, only about 70 pages or so, but the writing style and the mystery has me hooked from page one. Even at this early point, I would recommend it.

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting a quiet evening. Until a mysterious woman arrives in his ER, escorted by police—Lanore McIlvrae is a murder suspect—and Luke is inexplicably drawn to her. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever. . . . At the turn of the nineteenth century, when St. Andrew was a Puritan settlement, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, and she will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for eternity.


“We were arrogant and naive, thinking we knew what we felt then was love. Love can be a cheap emotion, lightly given, thought it didn´t seem so to me at the time. Looking back, I know we were only filling in the holes in our soles, the way the tide rushes sand to fill in the crevices of a rocky shore. We-or maybe it was just I-bandaged our needswith what we declared was love. But, eventually, the tide draws out what it has swept in.”

“The true measure of a man is how he behaves when death is close.”

“There is not only one measure of beauty, Lanore. Everyone adores the red rose, and yet it is a common sort of beauty. You are like a golden rose, a rare bloom but no less lovely.”

Happy Reading Everyone :)

~ Keely ~


  1. I think by 50 pages or so you can tell if it is going to be a hit or a miss.

  2. looks interesting. Happy reading!

  3. That sounds very interesting! I think I'll add it to my TBR list.

    My MM.

  4. I love that cover. Here is my post: http://mixedbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/07/musing-mondays-july-16-2012.html

  5. Looks interesting....

    Here is my post.

  6. I'm also reading a few books at once--mostly because one does not have my imagination captured.

  7. Pretty cover! Your books are great.
    Check out my recommendation:http://fiktishuhs.blogspot.com/2012/07/musing-monday_16.html

  8. I've heard such great things about The Taker :) I have to pick it up soon.


  9. It sounds really interesting and I'm wondering why she's wearing a mask on the cover. I might add it to my list. Here's My Musing Mondays Post
    -Melissa @HarleyBearBooks


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