Saturday, October 16, 2010

In My Mailbox (16)

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

I'm Alison. I've been blogging for four months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

GIVEAWAY! I'm giving away a SIGNED copy of Book Crush by Nancy Pearl. Go HERE to enter!
Ends October 22!

Currently, I'm in the middle of Harry Pott-ober! Throughout October, I'll be doing my Third Annual Harry Potter Re-Read. Check out my post about it here.

For Review

Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure by Allan R. Shickman
Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country by Allan R. Shickman

Thank you to Bonnie Lenz of Earthshaker Books for the review copies!


Home by Bill Bryson (Read a few chapters already. It's terrific.)

Library Stash

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Wahoo! So excited about this!)
Pies & Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick (Already finished. Very cute)

CD Stash

Light Chasers by Cloud Cult (Been waiting for this for a long time)

For those who haven't have of this band (and I imagine that's most of you), I highly recommend them. They're a Minnesota-based experimental indie rock band that's been around for a long time, but doesn't get much mainstream play. Paste Magazine described their sound as "equally baroque and beat-based, sample heavy and orchestral, and full of lyrical meanderings that toe the line between ingenious and terrible." It's definitely a different sound. I didn't like it at first, but once I started to listen to the lyrics from their Feel Good Ghosts and Meaning of 8 albums, which focus on grief, hope, religion, philosophy, etc, I was hooked. It's hard not to be touched in some way by their songs.

Here is a Youtube video of my favorite song so far on the Light Chasers album: You'll Be Bright (Invocation Part 1)


  1. I'm glad to hear that At Home is good. I have it on my TBR stack. I also got Beautiful Darkness but decided to concentrate on some middle grade books this week. Happy reading!

  2. I read the Mother Daughter Book club!! Didn't know there was another one!

  3. Wow what interesting books you got this week :) Happy reading !

    Come by and see what's in my mailbox

  4. beautiful darkness should be really good I can't wait to read it !

  5. I just ordered Beautiful Darkness! I hope it lives up to expectations : ) Enjoy all your new books--and your Harry Pott-ober!

    Just to let you know, I gave you an award on my blog Blog awards...

  6. I got At Home on audiobook. I am excited to get started.

  7. Have you read the Bill Bryson book yet? I LOVE Bill Bryson and have been waiting for this latest one. Now I MUST find the time to read it :)


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