Sunday, January 9, 2011

In My Mailbox (January 9, 2011)



In my mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren.  Please click on the link for more information and guidelines.  IMM is a way to share books that you've received and bring them to other reader's attention.  For Christmas I received a few gift cards from Barnes & Nobles and this is what I purchased. I try to buy softcover books since they are less expensive and I usually get newer hardcover books from the library.


1. World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunsteler.  I love apocalyptic stories and find it fascinating to imagine what would happen if the world suddenly changed.  Whether by plague, natural disaster or manmade folly.  Whether I witness the world changing or enter the story in the distant future.  What we have once believed is important suddenly changes.  This story examines what happens "...when oil wells run dry, the world economy collapses and society as we know it ceases..."

2. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier.  Marillier wrote the Sevenwaters Trilogy (a re-telling of the Celtic legend about 6 brothers who were turned into swans).  Heart's Blood is quoted as a "Beauty and the Beast tale".  Another genre I love - fairy tale re-tellings!  The main character is an 18 year old female, but this was not in the YA section, so I'm not sure how appropriate (or interesting) this would be to the YA crowd.  

3. Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint.  I'm really looking forward to booking my ticket to Newford again.  Although it's apparently fictional, it's one of my favorite places to visit. Unusual occurrences are more common than not, characters are old friends and once you get there you really believe in magic and that you are connected to it. 

I hope I'm able to get to the above books soon because here is just one of my TBR piles in our guest room.  




9 comments:

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

as I always say... our TBRs will join forces and conquer the world... mark my words LOL

Midnyte Reader said...

LOL-That was very funny.

Savannah said...

Great books and I love your TBR pile. Mine look similar!

thereadingdate said...

All three books look great- I'm especially intrigued by World Made By Hand. Nice choices with your gift cards!
I know what you mean about your TBR pile. It can get very overwhelming.
Enjoy your new books!

Alison said...

Great looking reads. Heart's Blood sounds interesting. I wonder how big my TBR is...too big, to be sure.

~Sara said...

I like seeing other People's TBR's because it makes me feel less guilty about having SO many books that I have not read. At present I think there are 26 which is a lot. Happy Reading Though.

~Sara @ Just Another Story

Jenny said...

I love your TBR pile! That's what my guest room looks like as well, books just piled on the floor:) you have some work to do to get through all those!

Missie said...

Can I come live in your guest room? You could even lock me in and I wouldn't mind. ;)

~Sara said...

I'm inlove with your blog, so I have awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award. Check out my post to find out more!

Sara At Just Another Story

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