Sunday, April 19, 2009

In My Mailbox (12)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi and The Story Siren as a fun way to see what everyone else is reading. And a way for me to envy everyone's mailboxes ;)

♥Amber's Mailbox

On Thursday I received the Twilight Director's Book from a contest I entered on MySpace about inspiration. The awesome Elizabeth Scott was the one that hosted it. I had much fun flipping through and staring at all the pictures of Jackson Rathbone. *sighs*

I saw a few bloggers talking about The Strand. I guess I'm out of the loop on things because I never heard of this Book Heaven place before. Since I do not live anywhere near there, I decided to shop online, and I LOVE THIS STORE! If you haven't checked it out, go to their website! This is what I bought:

Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman

Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town working at the library and lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels. But then she meets Jackson. Once they lock eyes, she’s convinced he’s the one—her true love, her soul mate, a boy different from all the rest. And at first it looks like Savannah is right. Jackson abides by her mama’s strict rules, and stays by her side during a hospitalization for severe asthma, which Savannah becomes convinced is only improving because Jackson is there. But when he’s called away to help his family—and seems uncertain about returning—Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.

This Is What I Want To Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone

Nadio and his twin sister, Noelle, always had a unique bond. And somehow, Keeley Shipley fit perfectly into their world. But when Keeley spends the summer in England, she comes home changed, haunted by a dark memory. As she and Nadio fall in love, they try to hide it from Noelle, who's jealously guarding a secret of her own. Slowly, a life-long friendship begins to crack under the crushing weight of past trauma, guarded secrets, jealousy, obsession . . . and an unexpected love that could destroy them.

Freaked by J.T. Dutton
At a Grateful Dead concert you need:

Acid: two windowpanes taped to chest- Checked
Tape deck for recording shows - Checked
Wad of cash - Checked
PB&J sandwiches for the munchies - Missing
Tickets to the show - Missing
.45 handgun - What?

Scotty Loveletter is in big trouble. He's about to be expelled from school, but all he cares about is getting to Freedom to see Jerry Garcia—even though he doesn't have tickets. But if dedicating his life to Jerryism has taught him anything, Scotty knows he's got to keep on trucking and smile, smile, smile.

Read My Lips by Teri Brown

Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well-even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there's no turning back.
From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena's identity has done a 180...almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she's not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school's most exclusive clique. With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop...

Willow by Julia Hoben

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow's parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy -one sensitive, soulful boy-discovers Willow's secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the "safe" world Willow has created for herself upside down.


Bookworm said...

I have Read My Lips too. I can't wait to start! The cover is super-cool. And the author of Breathing lives in my town! I just thought that was funny. Her book sounds really amazing, I'll have to check it out! (:

Busy Bookblogger said...

So many good ones! Thanks for the link to the Strand! I had heard about it but had no clue what it was!! The love the covers of Breathing and This is What I Want to Tell You.

Happy Reading! :)

prophecygirl said...

Woohoo for the Director's Notebook! That book is amazing. Sigh.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, yay for the director's notebook. I really want that, but i think my sister is getting it soon so yay.

I'm so happy you bought Willow. Did you enter the huge giveaway?


Lenore Appelhans said...

The Strand has an online store!!??? Heading there NOW!!!

MySharonAnne said...

Oh yeah didn't I ever tell you guys they have a website? I thought I did. Anyhow I'm going again next month. yay.The Strand is just full of awesome!

Erika Powell said...

I really want to read Breathing!!! great books.

Jen said...

Great haul!
I had no idea they had an online store!

Sadako said...

These all look really good! Esp. Willow which I totally wanna read now.

Rebecca said...

Read My Lips sounds like a really good book. It's definitely going on my tbr list. Happy Reading.

Fantastic Book Review said...

Great books! You have an award on my blog.