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Sunday, October 31, 2010

In My Mailbox 10/10/31

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 2010/10/31
Borrowed: 0
Received: 2
Bought: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

Happy Halloween everyone! Got two out of the three books I won from author Lauren Bjorkman's giveaway, plus some awesome My Invented Life swag (a book cover, a bookmark, and some post-its)! I love the cover *__*

Parasol Protectorate #2:
by Gail Carriger
Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears -- leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.
But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her into the backwaters of ugly waistcoats, Scotland, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only a soulless can.
She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

Can't wait to flip this one open, I adored Soulless ♥
Won from Lauren Bjorkman

Drawing Blood
by Poppy Z. Brite
Robert McGee is a man living under a dark cloud. Acclaimed cartoonist of the underground comic book Birdland, he has moved his family from Texas to New Orleans and finally to Missing Mile, North Carolina. But Robert is unable to escape the drinking and the violence that have become as natural to him as breathing. Soon after he and his family settle into a decrepit farmhouse, Robert kills his wife, his younger son, and then himself. Only his five-year-old son, Trevor, is left alive. Twenty years later Trevor McGee, also a cartoonist, returns to Missing Mile to the house in which his family once lived. He has been running from the truth for years, and finally realizes he must face his demons. He fears that what happened to his father will happen to him. But if it does, Trevor thinks, at least I won't have anyone to kill. Then he befriends Zachary Bosch, a computer hacker from New Orleans running from the law. In the house, which Trevor calls Birdland, they must confront much more than bad memories. For the house itself carries its own dark force, which threatens to envelop Trevor in the past and destroy him.

Looks like a perfect horror novel, with computer hackers! Plus I'd love to see how Trevor and Zach's relationship works out in this haunted setting.
Won from Lauren Bjorkman

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Misha1989 said...

I am yet to read Soulless . I have heard its great.Happy Reading!

Here's what I got In My Mailbox

chelleyreads said...

i heard so many good things about the parasol protectorate series. one of these days i'm definitely going to pick it up. great books this week--enjoy! :)

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SJ said...

Nice book.. and nice covers! =D

I love book covers.. =D

Hey, did u already think in do a video for your "in my mailbox"?! It'll be cool! =D


Jamie said...

I've never heard of any of these books! :(

I have to say that I am in LOVE with your blog design and layout. It's all sorts of awesomeness!

My IMM vlog-

Anonymous said...

Both of these sound interesting-- I still need to read Soulless!

Enjoy your reading.

Mary said...

I hope they're all good books!

jewelknits said...

I have the Parasol Protectorate series as my first to reads on the Steampunk Challenge list! Great mailbox!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Alayne said...

Drawing Blood looks pretty darn creepy! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Marce said...

Drawing Blood does look good. I have seen the GailC books around, hope you enjoy them.