Saturday, January 23, 2010

In My Mailbox (30)

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: Agatha Christie
Title: 4:50 from Paddington1
Series: Miss Marple
Publication Date: 1957
Synopsis: "After boarding a train at Paddington Station, Elspeth is certain she saw a man strangling a woman in an adjoining train. No one else believes it ever really happened--except her friend Miss Jane Marple. And the indomitable sleuth is returning to the scene of the crime to discover just exactly what Elspeth saw."

Used Book Store:
Author: K.A. Applegate
Title: Gateway to the Gods2
Series: Everworld (book 7)
Publication Date: 2000
Synopsis: "April and her friends are starting to get used to the bizarre. Which is why they weren't surprised when they found themselves on Mount Olympus, fighting with Zeus against an alien army. But that's nothing compared to what they're about to experience. April and the others know that the main reason they're still alive is because of their survival instincts and real-world knowledge. But in Everworld, even the things that you trust to keep you safe can be the very things to take your life..."

Author: K.A. Applegate
Title: Brave the Betrayal3
Series: Everworld (book 8)
Publication Date: 2000
Synopsis: "Jalil, David, Christopher and April have definitely made some mistakes since they've been trapped in Everworld. You have to admit, it's got to be pretty tough not to screw up when you find yourself in a place that makes absolutely no sense. So, it's pretty understandable that Jalil and the others wouldn't think twice about trading a chemistry book for an unbelievably sharp knife. For protection. After all, the Coo-Hatch seemed harmless enough. Just another group of transplanted aliens who managed to end up in Everworld. Now it seems those same aliens are combining the textbook information with their own technology to create horrific new weapons. And guess who they plan to use them on...?"
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Title: And Both Were Young4
Publication Date: 1949
Synopsis: "Flip doesn't think shell ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school. Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut, she isn't sophisticated like the other girls, and discussions about boys leave her tongue-tied. Her happiest times are spent apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains. But the day she's out walking alone and meets a French boy, Paul, things change for Flip. As their relationship grows, so does her self-confidence. Despite her newfound happiness, there are times when Paul seems a stranger to her. And since dating is forbidden except to seniors, their romance must remain a secret. With so many new feelings and obstacles to overcome in her present, can Flip help Paul to confront his troubled past and find a future?"

Author: Lois Lowry
Title: Messenger5
Series: The Giver (book 3)
Publication Date: 2004
Synopsis: "For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself."
Author: Mary Jane Auch
Title: Ashes of Roses6
Publication Date: 2004
Synopsis: "When she arrives on Ellis Island as a seventeen-year-old Irish immigrant, Rose Nolan is looking for a land of opportunities; what she finds is far from all she'd dreamed. Stubborn and tenacious, she refuses to give up. Left alone to fend for herself and her younger sister, Rose is thrust into a hard-knock life of tenements and factory work."
Author: Nancy Farmer
Title: The Ear, the Eye and the Arm7
Publication Date: 1994
Synopsis: "Tendai, his little sister and their younger brother escape from their splendid home to explore their dangerous city. Tendai is motivated by wanting to earn a scouting badge, and he desperately wants to prove himself, as their overprotective father has always placed tight restrictions on what the siblings can and can't do."
Author: Mary Stewart
Title: The Hollow Hills8
Series: Merlin (book 2)
Publication Date:1973
Synopsis: "Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to become the true High King of Britain."
Author: Maureen Johnson
Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes9
Publication Date: 2005
Synopsis: "Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket. In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat. The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist. Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?
Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes."
Author: Lois Duncan
Title: Don't Look Behind You10
Publication Date: 1989
Synopsis: "How can April give up her name, her friends, her boyfriend Steve, and everything she's ever known? April Corrigan feels like her life is over when she learns that her father has been working undercover for the FBI and the family must relocate under the Federal Witness Security Program."

Last week it completely slipped my mind that I had bought 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie, so here it is in this weeks IMM.
This week I am so excited because I found Gateway to the Gods and Brave the Betrayal (the seventh and eighth Everworld books) at the used bookstore. Which means I am only missing the lastr four books in the series.
I was also lucky enough to find And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle, which surprising enough I have never read before. I also picked up Messenger which is the last book in the Giver series. Ashes of Roses is another book on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Plus it sounded really good.
As you can see I also made a run to the library and checked out four books.
Well that is all for me this week. Cannot wait to see what everyone else got this week. :)

1. 4:50 from Paddington- Agatha Christie was purchased at B&N. 
2. Gateway to the Gods- K.A. Applegate was bought from the used bookstore.
3. Brave the Betrayal- K.A. Applegate was also purchased from the used bookstore.
4. And Both Were Young- Madelein L'Engle was also bought at the used bookstore.
5. Messenger- Lois Lowry was bought at the used bookstore.
6. Ashes of Roses- Mary Jane Auch was also bought at the used bookstore.
7. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm- Nancy Farmer was borrowed from the library.
8. The Hollow Hills- Mary Stewart was also borrowed from the library.
9. 13 Little Blue Envelopes- Maureen Johnson was also borrowed from the library.
10. Don't Look Behind You- Lois Duncan was also borrowed from the library.


  1. Hey there,
    I'm Sara here from the Saturday Network! You got some awesome books this week, I really enjoyed 13 Little Blue Envelopes and I really want to read The Messenger. I really like your blog, great job! :)

  2. Hi!
    I came from the Saturday Network. You really have some very interesting books in your mailbox there. The one that really caught my interest was The Messenger by Lois Lowry. Wonder if you ever read The Giver? What did you think of it?

  3. Shy: Yes I have read The Giver and I loved it. :)

  4. amazing cover for The Ear, the Eye and the Arm. looking forward to your review on this one.

  5. You gathered an interesting collection of books this week. I wish I had a used bookstore with that kind of stuff near me. I love L'Engle. I haven't read her for a while though. I wonder if you will find And Both Were Young dated now. I haven't read Agatha Christie for years either. I should see about reading a couple of them for the Flashback Challenge.
    Happy reading!

  6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes is awesome, it's also in quite a few mailboxes this week. I know you'll enjoy it

    Check out what was in my mailbox this week :)

  7. Wow! what a great assortment of books. Some of them have the best covers and I am really interested in The Messenger, looks good.

    Enjoy your reads :)

  8. Awesome books. K.A Applegate is a cool author. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  9. 13 Little Blue Envelopes looks good!

  10. These look great! I am really intrigued by the covers of those Applegate novels.

  11. What a great-looking cover for The Hollow Hills. Haven't read those books yet. Happy reading!

  12. You always have the most interesting and unique selection of books. I love the cover for Everworld: Brave the Betrayal!

    Hey, would you like to do guest post over on our blog? We'd love to have you. You can review one of your wonderful finds!

    Just email if you're interested!

  13. Great books! I really liked 13 Little Blue Envelopes :D


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