Saturday, November 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (16)

Welcome to the 16th installment of In My Mailbox, hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. It's a weekly showcase of books received for review, purchased, or picked up from the library.

It's been a week, friends. We went from having a tornado on Monday to snow flurries on Tuesday. Such is life in Wisconsin. Fortunately, there were plenty of wonderful new arrivals this week to temper the weather.

For review:

Paper Daughter by Jeanette Ingold: I know this one kind of, and I'm still convinced the girl on the cover looks way too young for the target audience.

Flying Feet by James McCann: A sports novel. I know what to expect already since it's an Orca title.

Addicted to Her by Janet Lynch: The cover creeps me out. I've heard less-than-amazing things about this one, but my mind can be changed.

When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrar: I am so excited about this one. A story about performance with a Latina as the main character. I work in an area with a large latino/a population, so anytime a book looks appealing with a poc main character, I'm immediately drawn in.

Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter: I read this one already and it didn't really work for me. It's a romance.

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland: A historical fiction.

The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted: Pretty excited for this one. I loved The Twin's Daughter.


Bible Camp Bloodbath by Joey Cormeau: Read and LOVED this one. But please do not read it if you have a weak stomach or can't get a good laugh out of a huge body count.

From the library:

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen: Loved The Luxe and since I'm a big fan of the 1920s, I'm stoked about this one.

Gunn's Golden Rules by Tim Gunn: Tim Gunn might be one of the coolest people on television. He's fresh and realistic and yet always so darn positive.


  1. Ohhh I really liked When the Stars Go Blue! If you're not familiar with the storyline of Carmen, I'd recommend reading a plot summary on Wikipedia. :) It helped me!

  2. Education of Bet was a cute read! I'll be interested to see what you think of it.

  3. DYING to read Bright Young Things. Finally heard back from my local library that they've ordered a copy.

  4. Enjoy your new books. I reading Wildthorn now, and I'm loving it! I love the cover of "When the Stars Go Blue."

  5. @ Mrs. Q: Melissa Walker did an awesome cover story on it this week, too. Check it out:

    @Janssen: Me too! And yay on your local library. They're finally doing you right.

    @Michelle: I have high hopes.

    @Abby: Thanks for the tip. I am definitely going to do that beforehand.

  6. This is an Interesting Article that will add some interesting thoughts on to your creative mind and beside how to bright your things up is one of my personal favorite books which is so awesome to read

  7. The 1920s must be a new trend... I have Vixen which has a 1920s setting as well.
    Bible Camp Bloodbath sounds like one I would really like!

  8. I received Bright Young Things from the library this week too. Heard mixed things but I love that time period so I'm hoping I'll enjoy it.

  9. Tornado to snow, sounds like Kansas as well! Also, thanks for the article posted after this one. Your advice is much appreciated. Thanks for being real!

  10. I recently finished When The Stars Go Blue. OMFG, read it ASAP. It is SO good, it's so full of passion and heat and dancing and drum corps and awesomeness.

  11. I'm interested to know what you thought with Flying Feet - it doesn't follow the typical Orca Sports model.


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