Sunday, April 5, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. Check out The Story Siren to learn more!

For Review:

The Center of the Universe: Yep, That Would Be Me

Welcome to the story of my life. Well, at least the story of my junior and senior years of high school. It's a profound, touching, and hilarious (if I do say so myself) tale told through cunning poems, revelatory diary entries, perspicacious (look it up) word definitions, shrewd bits of advice, and off-the-cuff (but brilliant) insights. You'll probably relate to a lot of it. Especially the parts about hating my parents, never feeling cool enough, failing my first attempt at the SATs, having an incredibly romantic (but one-sided) relationship with the coolest guy in school, and getting hexed by my ex-best friend who became a Wiccan. And if you can't relate? Well, step to the back of that humongous line. You'll probably be right behind my family. If you're lucky, my mom'll bring snacks.

Thoughts: I was so excited to get this! Ever since it came out i've been watching it, and now I have it!

Bought:


Kissed by an Angel Trilogy (Kissed by an Angel Series) by Elizabeth Chandler

When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she's discovered that he's her guardian angel -- his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she's in terrible danger. Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her now that his killer is after her. But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he's finally reached her again?

Thoughts: I could only get two books from Borders and I kept going hot and cold picking the other one but I was sure I wanted this one!


Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin


Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful. You can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver’s license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she’s dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn’t want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward?

Thoughts: I read this one last year, but I loved it so I just HAD to buy it!

-Amanda

18 comments:

Storyheart said...

Looks like a bust time reading ahead for you

Storyheart

Reverie said...

oh... i got kissed by an angel last week. I can't wait to see how you like it.

Letter Garden said...

I like novels about Angels with a romantic theme. I hope you'll enjoy 'Kissed by an Angel'! :D

towerofbooks said...

I really want to read The Center of the Universe.

addicted reader said...

The Center Of the Universe one wasnt that great in my opinion. I had gotten it a year ago, and I really didnt care for it! Maybe you will like it a lot better than me though!

Thao said...

I would love to read the books you got up there. They sound good imo.

MssJos said...

Elsewhere was pretty good, definitely different! And I see you are reading The Hunger Games, I couldn't put it down, hope you are enjoying it! :)

MssJos said...

Oh! I just read your profile, I'm from a small town (Camden-commonly referred to as "in between Dayton and Cincinnati) in Ohio too! I live in Alabama now but I was excited to see another Ohio native!

Happy Reading!

Bookworm said...

I loved Elsewhere. It was really deep and beautifully-written, and a even a little weird in some parts. Hope you enjoy!
(And the first book you got sounds totally fun and hilarious--I'll have to check it out!)

The Story Siren said...

Great book week! I have Kissed By and Angel! I didn't realize it was a trilogy! hope you enjoy!

Ravenous Reader said...

You had a great week. I have heard good things about Kissed by an Angel and Elsewhere looks good

Laina said...

Dude, they reprinted Kissed by an Angel? I read one or two of those ages ago. Cool, I didn't know they'd done that. :)

Amy said...

I still havn't read the first one, but IT looks good!
-amy

deltay said...

Pretty good haul this week, looks like fun! I didn't realize until yesterday that Kissed by an Angel is actually a trilogy!

prophecygirl said...

I look forward to your Elsewhere review, I keep wondering about that one!

Lauren said...

Kissed By An Angel looks really good. I can't wait to see what you think about it. :)

robin_titan said...

I REALLY want to read kissed by an angel!! Lucky you!!

I also really loved elsewhere :D

Callie said...

Kissed by an Angel looks really good. Elsewhere is fantastic. I hope you enjoy it!