Monday, June 15, 2009

~Mailbox Monday~

Last week was a good one...I received four books!

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
This book was a recommendation to me by iheartmonster. She and I were twittering and I asked her advice as to what book I should pick to start my YA Vampire Series reading experience, as this genre is a new one to me. She suggested The Morganville Vampires series:
It's a small college town filled with quirky characters. but when
the sun goes down, the bad comes out. Because in Morganville
there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that
will spill out into the bright light of day.
Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm
situation. The popular girls never let her forget just where she
ranks on the school's social scene: somewhere less than
zero. And Claire really doesn't have the right connections--
to the undead who run the town.
When Claire heads off campus, the imposing old house
where she finds a room may not be much better. Her
new roommates don't show many signs of life. But
they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest
secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.....

Purge - Rehab Diaries by Nicole Johns
~This book came from PBS - it has been on my wish list. From the back cover:
"If you've ever endowed food with the ability to control your life,
then this book will strike an intense chord. It can be difficult
to hold in one's life, to sit in one's own skin, to breathe, or
to just be when in the throes of an eating disorder. For
observers it's uncomfortable; for the sufferer it's extreme.
Nicole has captured this discomfort with a raw story of
intense detail that will keep readers at the edge of
their own skin. It's confronting, honest, brave and
revealing. Expect a journey of your own within these
pages." ~Rachael Oakes-Ash, Author

Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman by Gary Morgenstein
~This book was sent to me by the author - Thanks Gary!
What happens when a hopelessly romantic divorced man
falls madly in love with a beautiful woman rabbi--but
he's not yet over his ex-wife? In other words, why are
relationships always so difficult? As this poignant love
triangle opens, Joss Katz crashes a bat-mitzvah and
becomes smitten with the enigmatic Rabbi Thalia
Kleinman. Desperate to meet her, Joss contrives
a wild excuse about needing spiritual guidance and
they begin a roller-coaster relationship.
But Kleinmann has a past shadowed by terrorism.
She manipulates Joss into mentoring her younger
brother Bobby. Brilliant and troubled, Bobby is
embroiled with Meir Schlom, who has a dangerous
scheme for confronting surging world-wide anti-
Besides pursuing Thalia and his kooky former spouse Ellen
Joss deals with his curmudgeonly roommate and best
friend, Mandelbaum. Embittered by his messy divorce,
Mandy creates an organization dedicated to a life free
of entanglements with woman called Straight and Happy
Without Them.
In a world increasingly ravaged by new fears and old
hatreds, Gary Morgenstein's fourth novel is about finding
love, losing love, and finding love again.

Surviving A House Full of Whispers - An Autobiography by Sharon Wallace
~This book was sent to me by the author - Many thanks, Sharon!
Sharon suffered continual physical abuse and
sexual abuse from her stepfather for seven years.
Unfortunately, no one would listen to her or believe
her story. At age 16, she finally finds the courage to
flee from her tormentors. Social Services find her the
first string of temporary jobs between which she criss-
crosses England trying to find a safe haven.
However, she cannot escape her "night devil" completely
until she comes to terms with her past. Sharon's growth
and recovery from abuse and learning to accept love
would be a long road to travel, taking nearly forty years
to achieve. She had to learn to trust and love herself
before she could another.

What was in YOUR mailbox today?


Blodeuedd said...

A very nice week for you :D
Cool new layout too

Jo-Jo said...

House Full of Whispers sounds like an amazing and intense read. I will be looking forward to your review of this one.

Unknown said...

I have only heard of Purge. The rest of the books sound good can't wait to see what you thought of them.

My MM is posted:

avisannschild said...

That last book sounds intense! Hope you enjoy them all!

Darlene said...

Looks like you have some good books there. Enjoy.

Anna said...

These sound interesting. Happy reading!

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

looks like a great week in books...happy reading.


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