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Sunday, May 29, 2011

In My Mailbox (Just Received) 5/30/11

In My Mailbox is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Story Siren.

Here are my newest contributions to My Bookshelf:

Books for Review:

A New Name for Worthless:  A Hero is Born
by Rocky Shepheard 
I received this book from the author and Bostick Communications

From the back cover: Romp through the wilds on a good old-fashioned adventure with pals Worthless, Sly Fox and Otto. Worthless (so he's called by his no-good captor) remains chained to his rickety old doghouse yet longs to be free and loved. His best friends step in and find a way to break his chains, and their quest for a new home takes off. Times get tought, but in the end will they win all the love they are searching for, and just maybe a new name for Worthless?

You can read my review here.

False Witness
by Randy Singer
I received this book courtesy of Bostick Communications and The B&B Media Group, Inc. in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

From the back cover:  ...Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the ultimate bounty on the line: his wife’s life. He has forty-eight hours to find an Indian professor in possession of the Abacus Algorithm–an equation so powerful it could crack all Internet encryption. Four years later, law student Jamie Brock is working in legal aid when a routine case takes a vicious twist: she and two colleagues learn that their clients, members of the witness protection program, are accused of defrauding the government and have the encrypted algorithm in their possession. After a life-changing trip to the professor’s church in India, the couple also has the key to decode it. Now they’re on the run from federal agents and the Chinese mafia, who will do anything to get the algorithm. Caught in the middle, Jamie and her friends must protect their clients if they want to survive long enough to graduate.

Books I Won:

Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
I won this book on fReado.

From the back cover:  How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?  At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy's gift - the "gift" of obedience.  Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head!

But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate.  She goes on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and handsome princes, determined to break the curse - and live happily ever after.

Friends of Choice
by Linda Nelson
I won this book with fReado

From the back cover:  Karla's parents have sold the house and now she has to move. She hates the thought of moving to a new town. This will mean leaving her best friends behind. Her parents told her it was because of her Dad's job and Karla thinks they have not been fair to her. She wonders why she can't have a say in moving or where they are moving to. This whole ordeal has left her feeling angst and rebellious toward her folks.

Life Sentences
by Laura Lippman
I won this book from Book Chase and Harper Collins Publishers

From the back cover:  Author Cassandra Fallows believes she may have found the story that could become her next bestseller.  When she was a girl gowing up in a racially diverse middle-class neighborhood in Baltimore, a shy, quiet, unobtrusive child named Calliope Jenkins orbited Cassandra's circle of friends.  Later Calliope would be accused of an unspeakable crime and would spend seven years in prison for refusing to speak about it.  But by delving too deeply into Calliope's dark secrets, Cassandra may inadvertently unearth a few of her own - forcing her to reexamine the memories she holds most precious, as the stark light of truth illuminates a mother's pain, a father's betrayal...and what really transpired on a terrible day that devastated not only a family but an entire country.

My Great Deals (books I purchased):

Finger Lickin Fifteen (A Stephanie Plum Novel)
by Janet Evanovich
I purchased this as a discounted book at a local store.

"Unbucle your belt and pull up a chair.  It's the spiciest, sauciest, most rib-sticking Plum yet.  Recipe for disaster...Throw in some spice...Pump up the heat...Stir the pot...Add a secret ingredient...Bring to a boil...Warning!" (doesn't that sound saucy! wait until you read the parts I left out!)

These last two books I purchased at a garage sale:

Sundays at Tiffany's
by James Patterson

From the cover:  The author of the #1 bestseller, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, returns with a magical story of a love that's too perfect to be real....An Imaginary Friend...An Unexpected Love...An Unforgettable Twist...

by Gail Carson Levine

From the cover:  Once upon a time there was a girl who wanted nothing more than to be pretty....A new novel set in the world of Ella Enchanted.

Fabulous coincidence to receive one and find another book written by the same author but from different sources like this!!  I am looking forward to each and every one of these books.  Notice, the first book has already had a review posted?  Go ahead, take a read. 

What did you receive, purchase, beg, borrow or find this week?  I am curious.....


  1. Great books this week! I've read Sundays at Tiffany's and Finger Lickin Fifteen. I love the Stephanie Plum series! A New Name for Worthless looks so sad. I'll have to read your review!



  2. I've never actually read Ella Enchanted! I know it's been out forever, and I'm sure I'd enjoy it, but it's just one I've never picked up.


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