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Saturday, December 19, 2009

In My Mailbox 2009/12/20

Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
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Tally for 2009/12/20
Borrowed: 0
Received: 2
Bought: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

Two books again this week, one from a contest and another from BookMooch =)

Random Magic
by Sasha Soren
When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is. Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

Doesn't it sound rather awesome? The recent Alice in Wonderland hype is getting me in the mood for a wacky story like this. Plus, the author kindly sent some really adorable swag, including bookmarks, a rubber ducky, little leaves+feathers, some tea, a chocolate bar (already eaten), and a letter with reading notes!
Won from strange and random happenstance +signed!

And this one came in the mail from a BookMooch swap:

Alex Delaware #12:
Survival of the Fittest
by Jonathan Kellerman
Legendary L.A. psychologist-turned-novelist Kellerman raids real life when inventing the adventures of his psychologist sleuth, Dr. Alex Delaware, and some of the scariest parts of Survival of the Fittest are historical. Eugenicists lurk behind a murder spree Alex must solve, and he notes that the eugenics movement involved one elite U.S. college professor who advocated castration of ethnically lesser men, a forced sterilization ordered by Supreme Court Justice Holmes that Hitler used as a precedent to sterilize millions, and the pre-Holocaust coinage of the phrase "final solution."

First heard about this series because the hero's friend is gay. I've been looking for a few books to add to my GLBT reading challenge list, and this was perfect (also, it was in my country so it only cost me one point 8D). Plus, not in the mood for an erotic novel, of which there are too many, I want to read about a gay character who isn't defined by his gay love. And, I heard the gay friend is the buff muscle who barges in to save the hero, so yeah, awesomeness.
Mooched from BookMooch
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inthehammockblog said...

Random Magic looks great! Enjoy!

Milka said...

Random Magic looks good! :)
Happy reading and happy holidays! :)

Emily said...

Random Magic is a really fun book, I had the chance to read and review it for a blog tour. Enjoy!

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Jonathan Kellerman has gotten better and better over the years. Happy reading!

Here's mine

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Have fun with your reads. Looks like you got some swag too - love that!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! That cover looks so much like Nicole Kidman to me! hehe!

Here's what I got this week!

Happy Holidays!