Sunday, September 12, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren as a way to share what new books and other great items you get each week. I had a pretty slow mail week, surprisingly, but am very happy with what I received!!

Falling Home by Karen White
For Review
From Amazon - Cassie Madison has it all: a high-powered advertising career, a stylish Manhattan apartment, and a sophisticated, rich, and gorgeous fiance. It's a far cry from her childhood in Walton, Georgia, home of the annual Kudzu Festival and hot, sticky summers. And then there are all the bad memories, the heartache. When Cassie's estranged sister calls to say that her father is dying, Cassie knows it's time to set aside her feelings and go home and face the sister she hasn't seen in 15 years. When her father dies, he leaves the family home to Cassie, who can't wait to get rid of it and get back to New York, her job, and her fiance, even if it means having a developer tear down the house. But something keeps her in Walton, and she doesn't know if it's her mending relationship with her sister; the irresistible, aggravating Sam Parker, who wants her to preserve her house; or the feeling of finally being home.

Bending Toward The Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie
For Review
From Amazon - The lasting impact of the Holocaust on a survivor and her daughter emerges in this joint account by Lurie-Gilbert and her mother. Lurie was five when a farmer agreed to hide her along with 14 Polish-Jewish relatives in his attic in exchange for jewelry and furs. While in hiding, Lurie witnessed the Nazis shoot a cousin and an uncle; her younger brother and mother died in the stifling, stinking hideout (years later her daughter, Gilbert-Lurie, wonders if the boy was smothered to quiet him and if her grandmother died of a broken heart). After the war, in an Italian DP camp, Lurie's father remarried to a stepmother Lurie resented; her father became increasingly depressed and remote when their fractured and traumatized family relocated to Chicago; and deep depressions haunted Lurie's own otherwise happy marriage.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
From PBS
From Amazon - When he ditches school one Friday morning, 17-year-old Marcus is hoping to get a head start on the Harajuku Fun Madness clue. But after a terrorist attack in San Francisco, he and his friends are swept up in the extralegal world of the Department of Homeland Security. After questioning that includes physical torture and psychological stress, Marcus is released, a marked man in a much darker San Francisco: a city of constant surveillance and civil-liberty forfeiture. Encouraging hackers from around the city, Marcus fights against the system while falling for one hacker in particular.

And I also Received Season 1 & 2 of American Choppers from Swapadvd.  I've been watching this show on Discovery the past few months and am totally hooked.  I've never watched a show like this before, but I had to get the first 2 seasons so I can slowly catch up lol

What did YOU Get?


  1. Bending Toward The Sun sounds like an interesting read. I'm your newest follower!

  2. Falling Home and Bending Toward The Sun both sound like great reads! More to add to my GIGANTIC TBR list....

  3. Falling Home sounds great! Here is my IMM

    Missie, The Unread Reader


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