Saturday, January 2, 2010

In My Mailbox (15)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
BOUGHT:
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
"Kara hasn't been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she partied a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad-boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park....

Amid the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own."

Very Excited to read this!!!

Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season by Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King.

"Early in 2004, two writers and Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, decided to chronicle the upcoming season, one of the most hotly anticipated in baseball history. They would sit together at Fenway. They would exchange emails. They would write about the games. And, as it happened, they would witness the greatest comeback ever in sports, and the first Red Sox championship in eighty-six years. What began as a Sox-filled summer like any other is now a fan's notes for the ages."

Probably won't interest most people; however, I'm a die-hard Red Sox fan!

WON:

Cane and Able by Stephen Cheeck

"Do you remember how you felt when you were learning to drive? You were nervous. You were scared. Your heart was racing and your mouth was dry. You were so frightened by failure that you wanted to call it quits...except that you were more trilled by the chance to experience something that could lead to freedom. Justin Cane, a Mississippi farmer's young boy in the summer of 1959, feels the same way as he learns about driving and about life. Justin's mentor is his father's trusted black farmhand, Able. Able comes across as an incredibly strong man, both physical and spiritually. As Justin and Able take a road trip together through the low lands of the Mississippi Delta, the boy learns not only to drive on the open road but, more important, about the wonder and cruelty of life."

Thanks you Stephen!!

Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide

"You loved Secret Vampire and are counting down to the Strange Fate apocalypse. But who was the first made vampire? How do you properly greet a witch? And why are shapeshifters and werewolves rivals? Prepare to test your Night World knowledge with trivia questions from all nine books; get the inside information about the clans, the soulmate principle, Circle Daybreak, and the four Wild Powers; and take two quizzes to find out how you fit into the Night World. Best of all, L.J. Smith shares her inspiration for the series, answers the questions you've been asking, and even reveals fun facts about herself in this official guide. Plus, look for the sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to the series,Strange Fate!"

Thank you Kristi!!

8 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

What a nice variety of books! Another baseball fan I see. Happy reading!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! I snatched Ballads of Suburbia from my library this week as well. Enjoy!

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-3-10.html

Have a great start of the year!

KatieDoll said...

Great books! I've been dying to read Ballads Of Suburbia. Happy reading!

Katrina said...

I have heard great things about Ballads. And I have to be interested in the Red Sox book, since I am from Mass. By the way, LOVE the blog name.

Here is my mailbox

Shweta said...

Wow.. Nice books. I can't wait to read Ballads Of Suburbia..Looks very very interesting ..

Kate said...

Great selection of books. Ballads is amazing. Hope you enjoy your reads!

Lea said...

Great books! I've heard Ballads of Suburbia is awesome!

Happy reading! :)

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch World Series: Boston Red Sox,i have bought tickets from TicketFront.com looking forward to it.