Saturday, February 26, 2011

In My Mailbox (29)

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

I'm Alison. I've been blogging for almost 9 months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

For Review

No Going Back by Jonathan Langford (received from author)
-Jonathan was kind enough to send me an e-copy of this book last month. I finally had time to start reading it this week. I'm almost done with it and am quite enjoying it thus far.
-Summary: A gay teenage Mormon growing up in western Oregon in 2003. His straight best friend. Their parents. A typical LDS ward, a high-school club about tolerance for gays, and a proposed anti-gay-marriage amendment to the state constitution. In No Going Back, these elements combine in a coming-of-age story about faithfulness and friendship, temptation and redemption, tough choices and conflicting loyalties (courtesy of Goodreads)

Library Stash

Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
-This sounds really good. I haven't heard much about it on the blogosphere. I'm looking forward to it.

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
-This was a lucky find at the library. I've read a bunch of reviews of this book lately and every seems to really like it.

Across The Universe by Beth Revis
-Excited to finally get this book!

53 comments :

  1. Oh looking forward to seeing your thoughts on Across the Universe Alison! The Running Dream looks fabulous as well, and I haven't heard much about Mad Love, so I'll have to look that one up:) Enjoy all these!

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  2. Yay! Across the Universe. I read a sample of The Running Dream on my Kindle. I thought it was great! I hope my library gets it. No Going Back sounds really interesting. Love the concept of Mad Love. The cover is so pretty. Happy reading :)

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  3. Mad love and AtU are books that definitely sound interesting to read.

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  4. I've just started hearing things about Mad love- looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.

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  5. Haven't yet read any of these, but Across The Universe is waiting for me somewhere in my shelf.
    LOVELY blog!!! Am a new follower

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  6. Across the Universe is on my wishlist as well - don't you just love the cover? Btw, I love your blog design. Looks awesome. Enjoy reading!


    Take a look at what I found in my Mailbox this week.

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  7. I loved Across the Universe and thought Mad Love was cute. I want to read The Running Dream. I've read some good reviews of it and really liked Flipped. I hope you enjoy all of these!

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  8. No Going Back sounds really good! I can't wait to read your review. Also, I've been dying to read Across the Universe, so it's good to see some of your other followers have enjoyed it.

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  9. Fabulous books, Alison! I loved No Going Back - it's so powerful. I hope you enjoy all your new books, and I look forward to your reviews :)

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  10. Great haul this week! No Going Back sounds great, and I LOVED the 3 you picked up from the library. The Running Dream was fantastic! I posted a review on my blog, but I agree with you, it hasn't gotten much attention, which is a shame. Have a great week!

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  11. I am really looking forward to hearing what you think on Mad Love! I've heard nothing but good things about that one, as well. And the e-book you got sounds intriguing, too - I do like the 'issue' books! Looking forward to your review!

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  12. Haven't heard anything about Mad Love or No Going Back, but they both sound interesting!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I got involved with Amazon Vine sort of by accident. I was clicking around their website trying to find out how they chose the participants when I stumbled across an application. I filled it out and was accepted! I tried to find the original link to forward to others who have asked, but haven't had any luck yet. If I ever stumble across it again, I'll definitely post it!

    Happy reading! :)

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  13. I've seen a bunch of reviews for Mad Love too which got me more interested in reading it. Enjoy!

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  14. I've heard Mad Love is awesome, and Across the Universe is wonderful - hope you enjoy them all :)

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  15. Hey Alison!

    You got some great finds this week. I love the cover for Mad Love, wish my library carried this one.

    Across the Universe is getting rave reviews hopes it meet the accolades :)

    No Going Back sounds really promising: Mormon gay teen with a heavy heart of his secret. It's hard enough being true to your identity but in this religio world all the more harder. Let me know how this one turns out.

    Happy reading girl :)

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  16. I'm really forward to your reviews on "Mad Love" and "Across the Universe." I keep hearing good things about both.

    Happy Reading!

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  17. Loved Across the Universe! Enjoy ;)

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  18. A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting. Happy reading :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  19. I can't wait to read Across the Universe! I hope it's good!

    Happy Reading!
    http://readerbee.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-mailbox-3.html

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  20. Very cute blog design! I love cherry blossoms/sakura (I'm assuming these are).
    Thanks for stopping by The Book Rat!

    Good haul, too. :)

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  21. OMG Alison! I love your mailbox this week. Thanks for reminding me of No Going Back, been wanting to read that one, and of course Mad Love, too. I have read some good reviews for it. Looking forward to yours. Happy Reading.

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  22. I have across the universe on my bookshelf sitting there begging me to read it...I have heard nothing but good things about that book as well.

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  23. Wendelin van Draanen is an amazing author! Enjoy your reading.

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  24. I have these in my tbr too! I can't wait to read them! I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by my blog too and I hope you are having a fabulous day! :D
    The Delusional Diaries

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  25. Mad Love looks like a fun read and since I haven't heard much about Running Dream, I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it.

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  26. I have The Running Dream too. It looks like a good story.

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  27. I love the cover for Across the Universe and heard it was a really good read. I really like the cover for Mad Love too. New follower!

    Jamie @ Bookerella

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  28. I've read a lot of reviews for Mad Love as well, all good. I hope you enjoy it, it looks like a good read!

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  29. Eeek Across the Universe!
    I cannot wait to start it!

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  30. These look like good books. I haven't heard of No Going Back before; the others I have. I really, really want to read Across the Universe but my library still hasn't gotten it in yet! It's so frustrating. Anyway, Happy Reading! :)

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  31. Great stack of books! Mad Love is one I am very curious about. Look forward to your review. Happy reading :)

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  32. I'm only familiar with Across the Universe from your pile but I hope you enjoy reading all of the books that you got. :) Thanks for dropping by my IMM post.

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  33. I just finished Across the Universe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Love the stack of books you have this week. I'll have to check Mad Love out. :) Happy reading!

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  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I really like the colors of your layout!

    I am very jealous of your library finds! I've been wanting to read MAD LOVE and ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

    Can't wait to see what you think of your books. :)

    Happy reading!

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  35. MAD LOVE and ATU both sound awesome! Can't wait for your thoughts.

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  36. I hope you love Across the Universe as much as I did! I seriously cannot wait until the second book comes out. And Mad Love! I just recently bought that, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Hopefully we both like it. Great haul this week! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  37. Looking forward to Across the Universe myself. Wow, Mad Love, lucky library find, my library rarely has good ones in.

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  38. I have heard nothing but great things on Across the Universe, can't wait to hear your review. Thanks for the follow!

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  39. Great IMM, I havent read any of these but just recently got AtU in the mail!

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  40. Ahhh! Mad Love and Across the Universe! I really want to read those books! :D

    Great mailbox :D

    My IMM

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  41. Great book haul! I have been wanting to read Mad Love.

    Nice books :)

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  42. Yay, Across the Universe. That is my next to read after Linger. Can't wait to read your review of it!

    New follower :)

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  43. I keep seeing Mad About Love all over the place, I am going to have to check that one out. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

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  44. I have an ARC of Across The Universe, and I cannot wait to read it!! Great haul this week!
    Check out my IMM here

    Happy Reading!

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  45. Ahhh Mad Love! That one looks so cute and fun! I hope you enjoy!

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  46. hi alison! you have SUCH a pretty blog--im a new follower! :)
    anyway, these books sound awesome. ive read AtU and it was kickass. no going back seems really interesting--will keep an eye out for it!
    here's what I got this week! happy reading! :)

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  47. across the universe is amaing - you will love it

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  48. I really want to read The Running Dream. I've heard such good things about it. And I really liked Across the Universe. Very original and different than expected. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  49. Mad Love! So jealous, I can't wait to read that.

    Thanks for checking out my IMM. :)

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  50. Great mailbox! Enjoy Across the Universe :)

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  51. Great mailbox! Across the Universe is getting raves! Enjoy!

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