In My Mailbox (62) | Alexia's Books and Such: In My Mailbox (62)

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (62)

In My Mailbox (62)
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information on the book.

For Review:

Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut by Jill Kargman
Received a review copy of Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut by Jill Kargman from the publisher. This was in a nice surprise package that I wasn't expecting. Not my usual read, but might be interesting!

Jill Kargman is a mother, wife, and writer living the life in New York City . . . a life that includes camping out in a one-bedroom apartment with some unfortunate (and furry) roommates, battling the Momzillas of Manhattan, and coming to terms with her desire for gay men. In this entertaining collection of observations, Kargman offers her unique, wickedly funny perspective as she zips around Manhattan with three kids in tow.


Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
A review copy of Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan was also included in the package from the publisher.

Little Princes is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations.


Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The final surprise from the publisher was a review copy of Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

R.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year . . . Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States. Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends. One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible - Ted Beaudine - the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache. But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend's wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say "I don't," Meg becomes the most hated woman in town - a town she's stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom. Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What's the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all.



Purchased:

XIV by Julia Karr
I've seen XIV by Julia Karr here and there around the blogosphere lately, so I picked a copy up at Barnes & Noble, read the first page, and was instantly hooked!

Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world - even the most predatory of men - that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past - one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.


Looking forward to seeing what everyone else received this week!



11 comments:

  1. Nice mailbox! That first one is suppose to be pretty funny...but a bit crass too; can't wait to hear what you think. Happy reading. ^_^

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  2. You got Little Princes! So so so jealous! Going to ask Mrs Q for a loan of her copy since I've heard great things on this one.

    Ehem.... we got one book that's the same ;) can you guess which one :)

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  3. Great mix, I love the title Sometimes I feel like a nut.

    My IMM

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-my-mailbox-exciting-mix.html

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  4. I've heard great things about XVI, in fact I just added it to my Amazon cart. Enjoy your books!

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  5. Little Princes looks so interesting! I hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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  6. You got those too! I received the package and was like "Whoa! Where did these come from and how?" LOL

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  7. Wow, XVI sounds intense! I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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  8. I have had my eye on Little Princes - it sounds so good.

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  9. Ohhh, XVI has been on my list for awhile now! I need to get it now that it's out!

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  10. Awesome haul! I'm waiting for XVI in the mail! Thank you for sharing :)

    New Follower!!!

    My IMM

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  11. Looks like a great week in books. :) I like the idea of Sometimes I feel like a nut. :D Hope you enjoy them all and have a great week!

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