Tuesday, 23 June 2009

In My Mailbox (22)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

I'm supposed to post this yesterday but I was too lazy haha. Anywho here's what I've got last week.


By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters.

Dear
___mother
___father
___other

There was nothing you could do to stop me because:
___I’d already made up my mind
___I have been suffering my whole life
___ you were too slow to notice

I offed myself because:
___my life sucks
___the world sucks
___ you suck

Good-bye,
Daelyn



Y'all ready know how much crazy I am for this book. I gotta say I'm so so so so lucky to have an ARC this soon. After I caught a glimpse of this, I contacted Julie and she happened to have an extra ARC to share. I think I'm gonna save this book for later since it's so thin :( Anyway, it's my first 2010 review book too. Jealous? You gotta be *winks*.


Anatomy Of A Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky.

Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body. Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love. And then came the fall.

I don't think anyone who passes this book in a bookstore can have the heart to go away without taking it home. It looks so cute and so funny. I bet I'm going to have so many laughter. Just the cover itself makes me crack up. Also, the story seems fun: the couple get together, experience things and then trouble comes. I hope that it has a happy ending.


Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher.

With her mother ill, it’s up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago’s poor Yards is a job in one of the meat packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer and soon becomes an expert in the art of “fishing”: working her patrons for meals, cash, clothes, even jewelry. Drawn ever deeper into the world of dance halls, jazz, and the mob, Ruby gradually realizes that the only one who can save her is herself. A mesmerizing look into a little known world and era.

Normally fictions set on time back in the past is not my thing, but, Ten Cents A Dance is different. It sounds captivating and just right for a teenager. I found out about it from Reviewer X's blog and had been dreaming to get my hands on a copy until Christine Fletcher answered my email a few weeks ago. I also got Tallulah Falls, Christine's second book, which sounds just as awesome.


Thanks to Julie, Daria and Christine who got me the great books<3



Another week full of book packages to my lovely blogger fellows!

8 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

ohhh I am jealous of the first one. It sounds amazing. Me want. :)

-Lauren

a flight of minds said...

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead does sound so great. I am indeed crazy jealous. I really liked Ten Cents Dance, although Tallulah Falls fell short for me. Happy reading!

- Alex

stargirlreads said...

By The Time You Read This looks amazing

Diana Dang said...

Great books! Happy reading!

Chicklish said...

I really enjoyed Anatomy of a Boyfriend and I agree with you about the cover!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ooo By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead sounds really good. I'll have to keep an eye out for that. Great week!

Amber

Summer said...

Ooo I wish I could read the Dead book

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I read Anatomy of a Boyfriend. It was some cute chick lit.

-Briana