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Saturday, January 16, 2010

In My Mailbox- Week of January 11 + Retrospective

No vlog again this week, mainly because of a lack of books I actually wanted, lol. So I'm only gonna put image and summary for like two books.

Books I Got This Week:

Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn
Very LeFreak has a problem: she’s a crazed technology addict. Very can’t get enough of her iPhone, laptop, IMs, text messages, whatever. If there’s any chance the incoming message, call, text, or photo might be from her supersecret online crush, she’s going to answer, no matter what. Nothing is too important: sleep, friends in mid-conversation, class, a meeting with the dean about academic probation. Soon enough, though, this obsession costs Very everything and everyone. Can she learn to block out the noise so she can finally hear her heart?

The Girl with the Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron
Click. Sukie Jamieson takes a selfie after her tennis lesson. Click. She takes one before she has to give a presentation in class. Click. She takes one to be sure there's nothing in her teeth after eating pizza at Clementi's. And if she can't take a selfie, she checks her reflection in windows, spoons, car chrome—anything available, really. So when her mother gives her an exquisite full-length mirror that once belonged to her grandmother, Sukie is thrilled. So thrilled that she doesn't listen to her mother's warning: “This mirror will be your best friend and worst enemy.” Because mirrors, as Sukie discovers, show not only the faraway truth but the truth close up. And finding out that close-up truth changes people. Often forever.

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott (recieved back from Alexa of Not Enough Bookshelves; also included a The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney bookmark- thanks Alexa!!)
Freefall by Ariela Anhalt
We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World by Stuart Stotts and Terrance Cummings
Dream Life by Lauren Mechling (2nd copy- this one hardcover)
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love by Pat Mora

Also got Animal by Ke$ha (love it!!) and Kathy Griffin's stand up special out on DVD She'll Cut a B*tch. I loved it on TV and there's some bonus bits on the DVD which I watched earlier that are hysterical. I love Kathy!!! :D

As for a retrospective, not much happened on the blog this week:

Wednesday- I posted about Lisa McMann's contest with Simon and Schuster, which sounds really good and is so beneficial. I love it!

Friday- I reviewed Gorgeous by Rachel Vail, the second book in the Avery sisters trilogy.

This coming week, look for LOTS of reviews!! :)


  1. Awesome books! I've been dying to Read Very Lefreak. And I've read/loved Dream Life! :) Happy reading!

  2. I got Dream Life, too!

    I absolutely love Kathy Griffin!

    The first books sounds awesome!

  3. So jealous that you have The Unwritten Rule!! Alexa and I share an intense love for Elizabeth Scott books!

  4. Great books you got this week. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  5. The Girl with the Mermaid Hair looks great, I cant wait to hear what you think about it!

  6. Nice selection of books. I hope you enjoy all of them. Happy reading!

  7. Ooh I think I know a few Very's! Sounds interesting.

    Enjoy and glad TUR got back safely to you.

  8. Great books! Very LeFreak looks awesome.

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-1-17-10.html

    Have a great week!