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Sunday, March 28, 2010

In My Mailbox 2010/03/28

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.
(hosted weekly by The Story Siren / The Printed Page; New Crayons by Color Online)

Tally for 2010/03/28
Borrowed: 0
Received: 2
Bought: 1
Total Cost: $0.00

A little busy this week hence the lack of updates. School, design and internship stuff are all vying for my time. Add onto that a new bandom orz
Will try to put up some new reviews soon!

Under Heaven ⇒ New Crayon!
by Gay Gavriel Kay
Shen Tai is the son of a general who led the forces of imperial Kitai in the empire's last great war against its western enemies, twenty years before. Forty thousand men, on both sides, were slain by a remote mountain lake. General Shen Gao himself has died recently. To honour his father's memory, Tai spends two years in official mourning alone at the battle site, burying the bones of the dead.
One spring morning, he learns that others have taken note of his vigil. The White Jade Princess in Tagur presents him with two hundred and fifty Sardian horses, given in royal recognition of his courage and piety, and the honour he has done the dead: You gave a man one of the famed Sardian horses to reward him greatly. You gave him four or five to exalt him above his fellows and earn him jealousy, possibly mortal. Two hundred and fifty is an unthinkable gift, a gift to overwhelm an emperor.
Tai starts east towards the glittering, dangerous capital of Kitai, and gathers his wits for a return from solitude by a mountain lake to his own forever-altered life.

Won from Penguin Books Canada *ARC

Wars of Light & Shadow, Arc 1, #1:
The Curse of the Mistwraith
by Janny Warts
The world of Athera lives in eternal fog, its skies obscured by the malevolent Mistwraith. Only the combined powers of two half-brothers can challenge the Mistwraith's stranglehold: Arithon, Master of Shadow and Lysaer, Lord of Light. Arithon and Lysaer will find that they are inescapably bound inside a pattern of events dictated by their own deepest convictions. Yet there is more at stake than one battle with the Mistwraith -- as the sorcerers of the Fellowship of Seven know well. For between them the half-brothers hold the balance of the world, its harmony and its future, in their hands.

Bought with free giftcards earned with SwagBucks

Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens
by Rachelle Rogers Knight
Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them.

Received from Carrie (publicist)
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Maria the Bookworm said...

Happy reading :)

Kathy Martin said...

I just got Read, Remember, and Recommend for Teens today. I am eager to look at all the lists. I don't actually plan to use it as a reading diary. I already use LibraryThing for that. Enjoy your new books.

Book Monster said...

Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens looks really good. I will be interested to see your thoughts on it. I hope you enjoy all your books, have a awesome week and Happy Reading!!

Ryan G said...

I love Guy Gavriel Kay, great times ahead of you.

Marie said...

I'm itching for Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens!

MissAttitude said...

I JUST heard/read about Under Heaven. Ooo historical fantasy 8) I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts on that.

I've seen of Read, Remember, Recommend around on other blogs. I'm curious as to how useful it is.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I am curious to see what you think of Kay's book. I have one of his books here, which I hope to get to at some point. I have heard great things of him.

Well, looks like you had a great mailbox week. Happy reading!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hope all is going well. It's been a little while since we have seen you. I also wanted to let you know I have an award for you. :)