Sunday, July 19, 2009

In My Mailbox - July 19th

In My Mailbox is hosted by the wonderful Kristi at The Story Siren.

Well, this week was small in what I received via mail.

But, I'm a bit relieved because of all the books I took home from ALA.

So, here is what I got:

Benny and Shrimp
by Katarina Mazetti
For Review

An adult book, but it looked interesting.

From Amazon:

Why is it so impossible to get a relationship to work between two mature single people, driven by enormous longing and loudly ticking biological clocks?

In alternate chapters, Benny and "Shrimp" tell the story of a love that started by mistake in a village cemetery, a love that should not really be as complicated as it seems. She is a childless young widow with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that even her jam jars are in alphabetical order. He is a gentle, overworked milk farmer, who fears becoming the village's Old Bachelor. The attraction between them is powerful. But how will she learn to accept that he falls asleep at the opera and has a house full of his mother's embroidered wall hangings, and how could he ever feel at home in her minimalist apartment, bare as a dentist's waiting room?

Set against a charming Swedish backdrop, Benny & Shrimp is a quirky, humorous tale, beautifully told, in which Katarina Mazetti breathes new life into the age-old conundrum that is love...

The Lost Sister
by Megan Kelley Hall
For Review

I just realized this is the second book in the series. So, I tromped off to Borders and alas, no first book. I'm going to order it from Amazon later this week.

From Barnes & Noble:

Sisters are born, not chosen…

Maddie Crane is grappling with the disappearance of Cordelia LeClaire, and trying to escape the grasp of The Sisters of Misery—an insidious clique of the school's most powerful girls, whose pranks have set off a chain of horrific events, and who have Maddie in their sights…

Beware the sister betrayed…

Now in a prestigious boarding school far away from her mysterious hometown of Hawthorne, Massachusetts, Maddie feels free from danger. But when an unmarked envelope arrives at her dorm containing a single ominous tarot card, Maddie realizes with terror that some secrets won't stay buried. Knowing she must return to Hawthorne—a town still scarred by the evil of the Salem witch trials—Maddie prepares to face the fears of her past...and the wrath of the sister she wronged.

Now, I should really get reading...

Thanks for tuning in!


  1. Oooh~ The Lost Sister sounds good! I need to look into the first one as well.


  2. Hope you get book 1 soon. Happy reading.

  3. So I totally went to go look for the first book by Megan Kelley Hall, it looks really good!!

    I got Benny & Shrimp in the mail too. It looks cute =)

  4. SISTERS OF MISERY was fantastic. I loved it from the first chapter. I am waiting for my review copy of this one to come (soon, I think!) and I can't wait to read it. I think I will drop whatever I am reading when it arrives and start right away.

  5. Benny and the Shrimp seems to be quite popular. The Lost Sister looks amazing! Enjoy. :)

  6. The Lost Sister sounds very good, I will check the book on Amazon. Happy Readings!


  7. hmm the lost sister looks really GOOD!!!

  8. The Lost Sister sounds really interesting, I wouldn't have known it was a sequel though. Happy reading!

  9. Oooh I really like the sound of the lost sister. I hope you enjoy it and i look forward to your review.

  10. Great books you got this week, The Lost Sister sounds quite interesting. Enjoy.

  11. Waiting for my copy of Benny & Shrimp to arrive. Will be interesting to see what you think of it! Enjoy!

  12. Hope you all like SISTERS OF MISERY and THE LOST SISTER!! Thanks for featuring it on your blog! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.



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