In my Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Each week we post about the books that have come in our mailbox, that we’ve purchased, begged or borrowed, or borrowed from the local library. This is my first “In My Mailbox” post and in honor of it being my first and the beautiful snow day we had on March 2nd (my birthday!) I included this gorgeous, silly mailbox compliments of Photobucket. Hope you like it!
Onto my books…I’m so excited about all of them…only problem is I’ve got to get off of my addiction to blogging so I can get back to reading! especially now that I have a very large stack of books to get through!
from Barnes & Noble:
donated to my one-day-soon-to-be-opened bookstore
and last but most definitely not least, from my local library
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around in it, let it slide like coins through your fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most celebrated movies of all time.
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
It is 1940. France has fallen. Bombs are dropping on London. And President Roosevelt is promising he won’t send our boys to fight in “foreign wars.” But American radio gal Frankie Bard, the first woman to report from the Blitz in London, wants nothing more than to bring the war home….Meanwhile, in Franklin, Massachusetts, Iris James hears Frankie’s broadcasts and knows that it is only a matter of time before the war arrives on Franklin’s shores. In charge of the town’s mail, Iris believes that her job is to deliver and keep people’s secrets, passing along the news that letters carry.
Alternating between an America still cocooned in its inability to grasp the danger at hand and a Europe being torn apart by war, The Postmistress gives us two women who find themselves unable to deliver the news, and a third woman desperately waiting for news yet afraid to hear it.
By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters
Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a Web site for “completers” – www.through-the-light.com……..
Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she’s waiting for her parents to pick her up. Even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won’t give up. It’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life. . .isn’t it?
The Way Life Should Be: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline
The Way Life Should Be is about the search for the right relationship and the right life, the difficulty of finding true love, and the yearning for the home that food represents. Laced with recipes and humor, wisdom and wit, it is at once a clear-eyed portrait of Maine, a compassionate look at modern life and love, and a compelling work of literary fiction that explores the gulf between the way life is and the way we want it to be.
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley
Tough, hard-broiled, and brilliantly suspenseful, The Last Good Kiss is an unforgettable detective story starring C. W. Sughrue, a Montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar. Hired to track down a derelict author, he ends up on the trail of a girl missing in Haight-Ashbury for a decade. The tense hunt becomes obsessive as Sughrue takes a haunting journey through the underbelly of America’s sleaziest nightmares.
How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most by Marietta McCarty
simplicity, communication, perspective, flexibility, empathy, individuality, belonging, serenity, possibility and joy……This inspiring book shows you how to make philosophy a living, breathing part of your life.
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.
That’s when the first ace arrives in the mail.
That’s when Ed becomes the messenger.
Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until one question remains. Who’s behind Ed’s mission?
Wish You Were Dead (Wish You Were Dead Trilogy (Hardback)) by Todd Strasser
Str-S-d: I’ll begin with Lucy. She is definitely the first on the list. You can’t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I’m some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be this way? I hate you, Lucy. I really hate. You are my #1 pick. I wish you were dead.
The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy’s friend and the last person person to see her the night she disappeared.