Sunday, September 19, 2010

In My Mailbox - August 19, 2010

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I was really good this week and only bought 1 book! I was also a little bummed because I was expecting a few things in the mail and they didn't come.

AND THEN!

There is the awesomeness that is Brilliance Audio. I adore audio books and I have a couple of reviews in the works that will focus on this format specifically -SO how excited was I when this package came!

Here's what I got!

NEW Candlewick titles: 
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
My Worst Best Friend by Dyan Sheldon
Girl Parts by John M. Cusick
Beat the Band by Don Calame
Boys, Bears and A Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby Mcdonald 
Sophomore Switch by Abby Mcdonald
Toby Alone by Timothee de Fombelle
Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timothee Fombelle
(3 others not pictured)

Did I mention I can listen at work? I can get in at least 20 hours of audio book wonderfullness into my work week! Woo hoo!
A big, big thank you goes out to Tim from Brilliance Audio!

Also this week:
Bought:
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
(from Goodreads)
New name, new town, new life. Nastasya has done it too often to count. And there’s no end in sight. Nothing ever really ends... when you’re immortal. But this time is different: Nastasya knows that this new town must hold her salvation—or her death.
Nastasya was born into darkness, and has embraced it her whole life. Four hundred years ago, a tragedy robbed her of her birthright, and she’s been living a lie ever since. Now, four centuries of exploring the depths and limits of dark power has left Nastasya feeling sickened unto death. If she continues down this road, she will end up as a very dark, twisted, evil thing—with unthinkable power. Or she can begin the long, painful road toward light, and reclaim the destiny that others tried to destroy.
They’re rare. You may have never met one, never sat next to one on a plane, never eaten in the same restaurant at the same time. But the Immortals are there. Have always been there. Will always be there. Moving among humans, playing out their own cursed fate. Sometimes subtly, sometimes with huge, sweeping implications for mankind. But no one will ever know. Except you.

Paperbackswap:
Pastworld by Ian Beck
(from Goodreads)
Pastworld is the greatest theme park ever devised. It's London - the real London - transformed into a living, breathing recreation of the Victorian era.
To Eve, a lifelong resident of Pastworld, horse-drawn carriages and gas lamps are modern technology. Eve doesn't even know she's living in a simulation - until she is forced to flee the only home she's ever known, and to confront the truth about her city and herself.
To Caleb, a tourist visiting Pastworld, the theme park is the perfect antidote to the stifling conformity and regulation of 2048. The gritty wildness of the past is thrilling - until he finds himself at the scene of a murder, holding the knife, and suddenly becomes a fugitive from an antiquated justice system.
And in the midst of it all, in the thick London fog, a dark and deadly figure prowls, claiming victim after victim. He's the Fantom, a creature both of the past and of the future, in whose dark purpose Caleb and Eve will find their destinies combined.


So, what's in your mailbox?

7 comments:

  1. Immortal Beloved and Pastworld are on my wishlist! Happy reading...and listening. :D

    ~Briana

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  2. I've heard Girl Parts is realllly good! I think the premise is fascinating! Immortal Beloved also sounds like a great book. I hope you enjoy your new books!

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  3. I am so envious of those audiobooks it hurts. Audiobooks rock and make the drive home much more awesome.

    I can't wait to see what you think! Enjoy!

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  4. I've been wanting to read Pastworld! Great haul of audiobooks, too!

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  5. I love the audio of Finnikin of the Rock! I wonder if it's the same as the one we have in Australia, with an Aussie guy reading it. He does such a good job.

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  6. You have some great reading to look forward to! Here’s my IMMB

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