Sunday, November 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme started by The Story Siren with inspiration from Pop Culture Junkie

From Madam Siren: "The idea behind IMM was not only to put new books on your radar but to also encourage blogger interaction. IMM explores the weekly contents of my mailbox & books bought. And sometimes other fun goodies.  Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library."

Please join us in getting to know one another and sharing great reads!  Here are the books I picked up this week:

Library Books

Nightshade
by Andrea Cremer
Read and reviewed this book - check it out!



by Rae Mariz
Just released - looks so good!

Synopsis

Kid knows her school’s corporate sponsors not-so-secretly monitor her friendships and activities for market research. It’s all a part of the Game; the alternative education system designed to use the addictive kick from video games to encourage academic learning. Everyday, a captive audience of students ages 13-17 enter the nationwide chain store-like Game locations to play.

When a group calling themselves The Unidentified simulates a suicide to protest the power structure of their school, Kid’s investigation into their pranks attracts unwanted attention from the sponsors. As Kid finds out she doesn't have rights to her ideas, her privacy, or identity, she and her friends look for a way to revolt in a place where all acts of rebellion are just spun into the next new ad campaign.


And then my fiancee took me to a used book store.  Oh, the poor silly man, he knows not what he does. .

by Maggie Stiefvater

by Philip Pullman

2 comments:

  1. Great IMM. I am reading Nightshade at the moment and it is good. The Unidentified also a book I desperately want.

    And you are very lucky your husband took you to a secondhand bookstore. Good hubby :)

    Check out my IMM at http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com/2010/11/in-my-mail-box-3.html

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  2. Yes, he is very good! He knows not to mess with the books!

    BTW - old follower on yours - love it!

    -Linds

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