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Sunday, 7 March 2010

In My Mailbox #21

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and she was inspired by Alea, Pop Culture Junkie.

This weekend is going so quickly. I can't believe it is Sunday already. I still feel really tired.

Anyway, this is what I have in my mailbox this week. (Summaries from amazon.co.uk)

For Review:

Spider by Linda Strachan

Sent to me by the author after seeing my comment on the contest post. Don't forget to enter if you haven't already. The  closing date for entries is March 9th.

A hard-hitting, provocative novel about teenage love, loyalty and fast cars. Spider is an adrenaline-fuelled ride - a glimpse into a life spinning out of control. Spider is on his last warning. If he's caught joyriding again he'll be sent down, no questions asked. He's trying to stick to the straight and narrow but his girlfriend Deanna and mate Andy reckon he should risk one last run.


Paper Towns by John Green

Thank you to Bloomsbury for this. I'm looking forward to reading it as I haven't read a book by John Green before and I hear that he is an amazing writer.

Who is the real Margo? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. She has disappeared. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance ...and they are for him. Trailing Margo's disconnected path across the USA, the closer Q gets, the less sure he is of who he is looking for.


The Summer That Changed Everything by Ann Brashares

Thank you to Random House for asking me to review this. I have no idea if I will like it because it sounds rather girly to me.

Three girls. One summer. Their friendship to salvage ...Ama, desperate to live up to her family's expectations, finds herself on an outdoor adventure summer camp. Can she stick it out or will this be the first time in her life she's ever failed anything? Tomboy, loner Polly discovers that her grandmother used to be a model and decides she's going to follow in her footsteps - even if it means starving herself to get thin. Jo's parents' are still grieving the death of her older brother and she's stuck in the middle of their messy divorce. She's got her own problems this summer too - has she made a mistake by turning her back on her old friends? Having let their friendship fade, can these three girls, with their three very different lives, struggle through the summer without each other, or will they realise they've made a mistake?

Bought:

Ships by Robert Crowther

I couldn't resist buying this book from the Pop-Up Book Artist. It is a complete work of art. I took a picture of one of the spreads so you can see what I mean. I guess I'm over my issue with boats now after reading the extraordinarily boring Star of the Sea. Robert has a whole series of these pop-ups on transport. They would make a perfect gift for boys age 7 - 9 who love cars, ships, planes or trains. Here is a link to Amazon if you're interested.

That's everything folks!

26 comments:

The Book Bug said...

Looks like you got a pretty good haul there. I think I'm going to politely badger someone for an ARC of The Summer that changed everything- I need brain rot therapy.

Jo said...

Oooh, great haul Becky! I also received Paper Towns and The Summer that Changed Everything. I'm looking forward to reading them. Spider sounds awesome! Happy reading and I look forward to your reviews!

Sasha said...

Lovely books this week! I can't wait for Paper Towns and I think The Summer That Changed Everything is on its way. Anyways, hope you enjoy :D

Cezz said...

Great hall, look forward to reading the full reviews on them.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Summer That Changed Everything by Ann Brashares looks so good! I think I need some Random House connections! :)

Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) said...

Cool week ! I really should read John Green's books too, I've heard so many good things about them. And I love pop-up books ! I got an Alice in Wonderland pop-up book for my birthday, it's awesome.

Happy reading Becky !

robby (once upon a book blog) said...

I can't wait for your review of Paper Towns! :]

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Paper Towns was really good. Although I wanted to kick Margo sometimes :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great books! I haven't heard of Paper Towns, but it sounds interesting. I also think the Ann Brashares book sounds like a fun beach read. Enjoy your books. I also can't believe it's Sunday. BOO!

Lea said...

Fantastic books! Oh, that pop up book is so cool! Spider still does sound intriguing,

Hope you enjoy them all!

Luisa at Chicklish said...

John Green is a fantastic writer - I hope you enjoy Paper Towns! In fact, I hope you enjoy all of your great books. Happy reading!

Lauren said...

Paper Towns really sounds great. I read Looking For Alaska by John Green and loved it, so I'm guessing he's just brilliant in general. Yay for the Ann Brashares book too - sounds fab.

Rosey said...

Paper Towns sounds great. I'll add that one to my list!

The Book Owl said...

Good books! I can't wait to read your review of Paper Towns. I've yet to read anything by John Green also, but I hear he's great.

I Want To Read That said...

Yay for Paper Towns - I'm really looking forward to reading it too. I love Ann Brashares - really enjoyed the sisterhood series so hope you enjoy this one:) Happy reading!

Kathy Martin said...

I love pop-up books but they just don't last in a library. I hate to buy books and then not let the kids check them out. But I have to or else they no longer pop up. Happy reading!

prophecygirl said...

I enjoyed Spider, and TSTCE is bound to be good, 'cause her Sisterhood series was brilliant. I hope you like that and Paper Towns - John Green is indeed a genius!

Happy reading :)

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Awesome books!

I lovelovelove John Green :) And that pop-up book is GORGEOUS!

Happy reading :D

Jenny N. said...

I havent read any of John Green's book either but have heard great things about them. Have a great reading week and looking forward to your reviews.

Sarah said...

So sweet of Linda Strachan to send you a copy of Spider! I can't wait to read your review for that one :o) Looks like you got some really good books this week - I hope you enjoy them all

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I love pop up books! Your novels look wonderful too -- I hope you enjoy them.

Lori said...

I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's mine.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooo coooool ship book :)

brizmus said...

I'm confused - is The Summer that Changed Everything the UK version of 3 Willows? if so, it was quite a good book, and I hope you'll like it. It sounds like the same thing.
Super cool ship book!

Ebony McKenna. said...

I love the book on ships - it's stunning!

Yunaleska said...

Paper towns is on my pile!