Sunday, 18 April 2010

In My Mailbox #1 - April 18th 2010.

 
 In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren in which bloggers share the books they have received every week.  

This week should have been a busy week for my mailbox since I ordered a bunch of books from Amazon, but for some reason they haven't arrived yet! Also, this means that I still haven't started on my debut author challenge as all the books I ordered were for the challenge. Eeek!

So, I didn't get any new books this week, but I did receive two  from BookMooch that I'm looking forward to reading.



The Crazy School by Cornelia Read

From the acclaimed author of A FIELD OF DARKNESS comes another compelling novel featuring the acerbic and memorable voice of ex-debutante Madeline Dare. Madeline Dare has finally escaped rust-belt Syracuse, New York, for the lush Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. After her husband's job offer falls through, Maddie signs on as a teacher at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. Behind the academy's ornate gates, she discovers a disturbing realm where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder's bizarre therapeutic regimen. From day one, Maddie feels uneasy about smooth-talking Dr. Santangelo but when she questions his methods, she's appalled to find that her fellow teachers would rather turn on each other than stand up for themselves, much less protect the students in their care. A chilling event confirms Maddie's worst suspicions, then hints at an even darker secret history, one that twines through the academy's very heart. Cut off from the outside world, Maddie must join forces with a small band of the school's most violently rebellious students-kids whose troubled grip on reality may well prove to be her only chance of salvation.


Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein.

When Edie was first published a decade ago, it quickly became an international bestseller. In the sixties Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet--aristocratic, glamorous, and Andy Warhol's superstar. Then at 28 her light fizzled and died from a drug overdose. Alternately thrilling, tragic and horrifying, this book shatters many myths about the American sixties.

Link me up with your new reads!

16 comments :

  1. Hope your books arrive soon!

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  2. Wow, both of those books sound so good! The Crazy School sounds really creepy... and that's good. I love books like that. Enjoy!

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  3. Thanks Emidy! I hope it's good! I've never read anything by the author before.

    I fear my books might take a long time to get here since our airspace is closed due to the volcanic ash over Europe. And I'm pretty sure the books are arriving by air....hmmm...

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  4. Grrr that Volcanic ash has a lot to answer for...hope your books come soon!

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  5. haha! I'm blaming everything on the volcanic ash! I'm laughing now, but it won't be funny if my books get delayed any longer because of it!

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  6. Sorry you didn't get your books but hope you enjoy these!

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  7. Awesome!
    Hopefully you'll get your books soon!
    Love, Hannah

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  8. Cool new reads! Hope your order comes in soon! I'm itching to buy more books from Amazon even though I ordered twice last week lol.

    My mailbox can be found here!

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  9. So sorry to hear about the ash delaying your book delivery! Hopefully they arrive soon. :)

    xx,
    E.J.

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  10. Hope your books show up soon.

    Love the name of that book...The Crazy school.
    and the cover of Edie is Cool!

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  11. Thanks guys!

    My books still haven't arrived! :(

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  12. Wow, I quite like the sound of both of these new reads - hope you enjoy them too! Can't wait for your reviews! Happy reading! :)

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  13. I so wish I could get books in the mail every week! =D

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  14. ^ Oh, me too, doll! Weeks go by when I don't get anything!

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  15. The Crazy School sounds interesting. Adding it to my wishlist now. Happy Reading :)

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