Musing Mondays (Feb.3, 2013)

Musing Mondays Theme 2 Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to muse about one of the following each week: (1) Describe one of your reading habits. (2) Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). (3) Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.

I know I’ve said this but I’m a book whore. Technology has made it so easy for us to purchase books. All you have to do is hit a little button and bada-bing, the books is quickly downloaded to your e-reader. I love it. offers monthly ebooks for $2.99 or less each month. Of course I had to quickly scan and see if there was anything I was interested in reading. Lucky for me I found something. It also happened to be on my books I want to read list. What made me want to pick up the book was the fact that “everything isn’t what it seems” was the theme of the novel. Thrillers are the best.

the neighbors

The Neighbors by Ania Ahlborn

Andrew Morrison sacrificed everything—his childhood, his education, and the girl of his dreams—to look after his alcoholic mother. But enough is enough, and now he’s determined to get out and live his life. That means trading the home he grew up in for a rented room in the house of an old childhood friend— both of which are in sorry shape.

The only thing worse than Drew’s squalid new digs and sullen new roommate is the envy he feels for the house next door: a picture-perfect suburban domicile straight out of Norman Rockwell, with a couple of happy householders to match. But the better acquainted he gets with his new neighbors—especially the sweet and sexy Harlow Ward—the more he suspects unspeakable darkness beyond the white picket fence.

At the intersection of Blue Velvet and Basic Instinct lies The Neighbors, an insidiously entertaining tale of psychological suspense and mounting terror by the boldest new master of the form, Ania Ahlborn.

ania ahlborn

About the Author

Born in Ciechanow Poland, Ania has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life. Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through a hole in the chain link fence that separated her family home from the large wooded cemetery next door. She’d spend hours among the headstones, breaking up bouquets of silk flowers so that everyone had their equal share.

Beyond writing, Ania enjoys gourmet cooking, baking, movies, drawing, and traveling. She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband and two dogs, Beau the Scottie and Galaxy the Yorkie.

8 thoughts on “Musing Mondays (Feb.3, 2013)

  1. I’m currently reading A Time to Kill by John Grisham. So far so good. I’d read Ford County a few weeks ago and wanted to return to Clanton. Such a great place. I still can’t figure out how such a small town can have so many lawyers, but maybe that’s just me. I have The Partner waiting on my reader. A few months ago I went through a Nicholas Sparks binge and consumed A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and Message in a Bottle. But I like Grisham. He’s great!

    • After watching A Time to Kill, I decided to read the book. I loved Matthew McConaughey’s courtroom performance at the end. I was in tears. I must say honestly, I did not like his character in the book. Maybe its me but Grisham makes him very abrasive. I think the character kind of mirrored Grisham. I saw an interview with him on Charlie Rose and he is a direct but fair person. He doesn’t believe in the death penalty and really is behind human rights. I’ve read a couple of his other books including The Firm,Runaway Jury and The Innocent Man, which was great. Its a nonfiction book. I’m surprised that man would admit to reading Nicholas Sparks. LOL. I’ve read The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe. My thing with his is that he kills off all the characters. Anyway, thanks for commenting and sharing the books that you are reading. 🙂

  2. I don’t know if I can read more thrillers (I tend to run around my room, screaming, lol!) but I’ll check out this one! I got one thriller on my shelf though – James Patterson’s Hide & Seek. It’s an old one actually. But I have yet to read it. I’m currently reading Les Misérables (finally started!) and Warm Bodies (I couldn’t believe he’s married! LOL)

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