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Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox- Week of Jan. 25 + Retrospective

No vlog again this week. I got some books I don't care too much about and some I am so happy to have! The ones I don't care about will be listed at the bottom, but the ones I'm excited for will have pics and summary.

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Will can’t hear what’s going on, but he’s a great observer. So, who did it? And why does that guy talk to his fingers? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him? (Okay, so Will’s interested in more than just murder . . .)

Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut.

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?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

Other books:

Runaway by Meg Cabot (2nd copy (up for a tour at Princess Bookie's site, though signups are closed now; with Scholastic Summer 2010 Catalog CD)
Night Road by A.M. Jenkins
Player's Ruse by Hilari Bell
The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend by Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald

And here's my retrospective:

Monday- I posted my thoughts on Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu.

Wednesday- I interviewed Lisa McMann, author of the Wake trilogy.

Friday- I posted my review of Gone by Lisa McMann.


  1. SO JEALOUS!!!! I am dying for both of those. Hope you enjoy! :D

  2. enjoy your books! Anything good in the Scholastic catalog? It's not available for DL yet unfortunately.

  3. Rebecca- I actually haven't looked at it yet! Though they also provided me with a printed ordering list too, which I looked through. Linger was on the list; I want that so badly!! But I'll probably take a look through it now.

  4. These books look interesting! I hope you enjoy them! :)

    I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

  5. wow, you got Runaway?? Im so jeaulous! can't wait to read and review it (haha..so if you want to get rid of it ..; )

  6. They all look like great books. Hope you enjoy them!

  7. I am SO jealous that you got Runaway! For serious! I NEED to read it!
    You got so many awesome books! Lucky you!

  8. Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  9. These look good :) I hope you enjoy them!