Saturday, March 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (37)

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.

Books I got this week from the library and borrowed from my Mom.
What It Means to Be a Christian by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Synopsis: "Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, talks about how one lives as a Christian in today's secular world. As he recently emphasized in his first encyclical, he talks a lot about the meaning of love, the love of God and of neighbor; as well as the importance of a lived faith as a witness for our age and striving to bring faith in line with the present age."

Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowits
Synopsis: "It's just another day in the life of an average kid. If you're Alex Rider, that is.

A con artist has realized there is big money in charity— the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified corn that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes—gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries— to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet."
Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
Synopsis: "Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you.

All because you did the right thing.
Welcome to life for Mena, whose year is starting off in the worst way possible. She's been kicked out of her church group and no one will talk to her—not even her own parents. No one except for Casey, her supersmart lab partner in science class, who's pretty funny for the most brilliant guy on earth.
And when Ms. Shepherd begins the unit on evolution, school becomes more dramatic than Mena could ever imagine . . . and her own life is about to evolve in some amazing and unexpected ways."

Ten Date Every Catholic Should Know by Diane Mozcar
(I can't find a synopsis for it)

Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock
Synopsis: "Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and their son, Sherlock, bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way.

But what wits they are! His keen powers of observation are already apparent, though he is still a boy. He loves to amuse himself by constructing histories from the smallest detail for everyone he meets. Partly for fun, he focuses his attention on a sensational murder to see if he can solve it. But his game turns deadly serious when he finds himself the accused — and in London, they hang boys of thirteen."

 I'm about out of time to finish this post at the library... so thats my mailbox for the last week.  Can't wait to have my internet back. Happy reading everyone.



  1. I enjoyed Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature. I haven't read Eye of the Crow, but it seems interesting and I'm going to look it up.

  2. Evolution, Me and Other freaks of nature has an awesome title!! Enjoy

  3. Evolution looks great and Alex Rider is always fun. Great week for you!


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