Sunday, May 10, 2009

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

From the library:

Author: Harper Lee
Title: To Kill A Mockingbird
Publication Date: 1960
Synopsis: "Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the deep south defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl
One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century."
To Kill a Mockingbird I just finished it last night.

Author: Louis A. Meyer
Title: Bloody Jack
Publication Date: 2002
Synopsis: "The tale of Mary, an 18th-century London street urchin who dresses as a boy, renames herself "Jacky" and goes to sea as a ship's boy, soars to new heights in the audio format. Mary's distinctive Cockney dialect is tailor-made for reading aloud. And with award-winning narrator Kellgren at the helm, the result is pure magic. She creates authentic character voices, switching effortlessly among Mary's Cockney, the melodic Irish lilt of sailor Liam, the educated American voice of schoolmaster Tilden, the chillingly sinister, leering tone of Jacob Sloat and many other voices without missing a beat. Her acting is also first-rate: her tone of pride as Mary boasts of her achievements, her tenderness as she speaks of Jaimy, the boy she secretly falls in love with, and the sheer terror in her voice during scenes of violence and danger will have listeners on the edge of their seats."
I've already finished reading Bloody Jack. 
Author: Anna Godberson
Title: The Luxe
Publication Date: 2007
Synopsis: "Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.

Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.
White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.
This is Manhattan, 1899.
Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future. With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...
In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent. "
I'm currently reading The Luxe right now.

Book(s) I bought:
Author: Meg Cabot
Title: Being Nikki
Publication Date: 2009
Synopsis: "Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts.
Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel.
But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.
How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns - especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...
Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular.
But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki."
I cannot wait to read this one.
Well that concludes my first In My Mailbox.

Dame Orchid

12 comments:

  1. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ BEING NIKKI!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD
    You have to let me borrow it as soon as you finish it (and you must read it soon!).

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  2. ahhh TO Kill A Mockingbord.... a wonderful classic. Enjoy!

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  3. Yeay!!! for a great week. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all time favorite reads.

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  4. Being Nikki and The Luxe are amazing enjoy!

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  5. The Luxe is amazing and I'm desperate for Being Nikki. Enjoy!

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  6. Awesome books, I got The Luxe this week too. Enjoy.

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  7. I love To Kill A Mockingbird and The Luxe. Happy reading!

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  8. Love this version of the cover for To Kill A Mockingbird. It is a beautifully written book. What did you think of it? Were you as impressed as you'd hoped?

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  9. Thanks everyone, I totally loved To Kill A Mockingbird and The Luxe. They were both great reads. :)

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  10. great book week! lots of really good books! hope you enjoy them! happy reading! and thanks for participating in IMM!!

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  11. Can't wait until you review The Luxe, because I'm not sure whether or not to read it.

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  12. I really liked Atticus in Mockingbird. I'm reading The Luxe right now. It is okay. I can't wait to read Being Nikki. Hope you enjoy your books!

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