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    Monday, May 17, 2010

    In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Go here to find out more.

    Posting is still slowish because of my back but also because of have now picked up a couple more injuries to nurse. I have been a complete walking disaster lately, I swear. Hopefully everything will heal up quickly though.

    Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    Tantalize caught my eye because the main female character is called Quincie Morris - a direct reference to the young Texan, Quincey Morris, who played an important role in the defeat of Dracula in Bram Stoker's famous novel. If any vampire writer wants to catch my interest, showing respect for Dracula is a good way to go about it.
    The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth
    For those that haven't heard, this is the novel that Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical sequel to The Phantom of the Opera is based upon. I will try to approach this book without too much prejudice but when Love Never Dies was announced I cringed with horror. After hearing the plot of the musical (and some of the music too) I am left envisioning a train wreck. Forsyth published The Phantom of Manhattan after discussing it as a sequel to Phantom with Webber, only for Webber to originally pull out as he felt that their ideas were too difficult to adapt to the stage. From initial reviews, it sounds like a real shame that Webber changed his mind.

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  2. 4 comments:

    1. Tantalize sounds great!

      Hope you enjoy them both! :D

    2. I do hope your back gets better for you soon. :) I have Tantalize on the stack here to read as well. It really does look good. And Phantom of Manhatton could be interesting too. :) Have a great week and get better soon.

    3. Terra said...

      Today I think that my back is about 99% better but I have also hurt a muscle in my left foot and right hand now. And because of my back I haven't been able to exercise my right leg so it's been cramping up bad too (I dislocated my right knee cap a couple of years ago and it still gets achy).

      Why do I keep hurting myself lately!? D8

    4. Terra, Are we going to have to get you a padded body suit? ;) Hope you feel better soon. Sometimes being down with one injury hurts more all around. Get better soon. :)

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