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Hello my sweeties! How are you all doing? I'm supper!
Ok - not really.
You see, I recently bought this book. You know the one. Pretty blue cover, everyone's been talking about it. Ring any bells? Ok, here's a hint:
AND! You see...well....I didn't really like it
BUT, I am happy I bought it AND while I might not be reviewing it, I'm glad I read it.
AND! I got some other goodies this week too!
Of course you do!!
Hide!!! by Jeff Foxworthy, Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman
(from publisher's website)
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy tells the story of a neighborhood hide and seek game and invites readers to join in! With vivid illustrations and a hearty dose of silliness, each page includes a hidden child, a seeker, and a whole bunch of other hidden objects for kids to find. Hide!!! is guaranteed to charm readers of all ages. Can you help Rachel Green find Sue, along with one raccoon, two spoons, three mops, four flip flops…?
Guardians of the Ga'Hoole Book 1: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky
I've heard great things about this series and I really want to see the movie
In the first book in the GUARDIANS... series, the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal.
The Beatles: The Music and The Myth by Peter Doggett and Patrick Humphries
It's an album-by-album, track-by-track run down of every Beatles song on record and includes "The Beatles Live At the BBC" album, various compilations and the three best-selling Anthology sets released in 1995 and the 1 compilation, the Love medley CD and the re-mastered back catalogue albums.
(a big thank you goes out to Chelsy at Big Honcho Media, Beth at Omnibus Press and Kate from Smith Publicity)
Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
(from publisher's website)
John Lowery was declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?
Tempe sets off for the answer, exhuming Lowery's grave in North Carolina and taking the remains to Hawaii for reanalysis—to the headquarters of JPAC, the U.S. military's Joint POW/ MIA Accounting Command, which strives to recover Americans who have died in past conflicts. In Hawaii, Tempe is joined by her colleague and ex-lover Detective Andrew Ryan (how "ex" is he?) and by her daughter, who is recovering from her own tragic loss. Soon another set of remains is located, with Lowery's dog tags tangled among them. Three bodies—all identified as Lowery.
And then Tempe is contacted by Hadley Perry, Honolulu's flamboyant medical examiner, who needs help identifying the remains of an adolescent boy found offshore. Was he the victim of a shark attack? Or something much more sinister?
3rd Strange Angels novel and while I'm not really liking that cover, I can't wait to read it!
Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha–half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people.
But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something.
Or as if she’s in danger.
Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead–but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to–especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life. The only person who can save him is Dru.
The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to…
So, what's in your Mailbox?