In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of 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.
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Title: Meet the Austins6
Series: Austin Family (book 1)
Publication Date: 1960
Synopsis: "For a family with four kids, two dogs, assorted cats, and a constant stream of family and friends dropping by, life in the Austin family home has always been remarkably steady and contented. When a family friend suddenly dies in a plane crash, the Austins open their home to an orphaned girl, Maggy Hamilton. The Austin children—Vicky, John, Suzy, and Rob—do their best to be generous and welcoming to Maggy. Vicky knows she should feel sorry for Maggy, but having sympathy for Maggy is no easy thing. Maggy is moody and spoiled; she breaks toys, wakes people in the middle of the night screaming, discourages homework, and generally causes chaos in the Austin household. How can one small child disrupt a family of six? Will life ever return to normal?"
Title: Dragons in the Waters7
Series: Polly O'Keefe (book 2)
Publication Date: 1976
Synopsis: "A stolen heirloom painting...a shipboard murder...Can Simon and the O'Keefe clan unravel the mystery? Thirteen-year-old Simon Renier has no idea when he boards the M.S. Orion with his cousin Forsyth Phair that the journey will take him not only to Venezuela, but into his past as well. His original plan—to return a family heirloom, a portrait of Simon Bolivar, to its rightful place—is sidetracked when cousin Forsyth is found murdered. Then, when the portrait is stolen, all passengers and crew become suspect.
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Title: Point Blank8
Series: Alex Rider (book 2)
Publication Date: 2002
Synopsis: "When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious—and identical—overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is masterminding this nefarious plot, before they find him."
I'd like to start off by saying thank you to Khy of Frenetic Reader. I won The Vampire's Assistant along with a locker mirror from a contest on her blog. Thanks Khy. Another thank you goes to Dahlia of Dahlia's Eclectic Mind who gave me her extra copy of Point Blank. Thanks Dahlia.
This past week I paid a visit to the Used Bookstore and found a ton of good books. Two more book in Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers series, which now means I have half of the series. I was also lucky enough to find a copy of The Ropemaker and Gathering Blue.
Last, but not least i picked up two books by one of my all time favorite authors at the library.
I believe that is all for me this week. Cannot wait to see what everyone else picked up. :)
1. The Vampire's Assistant was a contest win from a contest at Frenetic Reader.
2. OMZ! I cannot believe I found Virtual Vandals at the used bookstore.
3. Along with Cyberspy I am so very excited.
4. If I had been the type of person to squeal in delight, I would have after finding a copy of The Ropemaker.
5. I loved The Giver and cannot wait to read Gathering Blue.
6. Madeleine L'Engle happens to one of my all time favorite authors and I don't think I have ever read Meet the Austins.
7. Another book of hers that I haven't read would have to be i. I had to get it because I accidentally read the third one first.
8. Dahlia was going to get rid of her extra copy of Point Blank so I took it off her hands, plus I really liked this one.