Friday, October 16

In My Mailbox 10/17 (10)

I've been brainstorming new ideas for the blog. I love some of the features such as boyfriend of the week. Other people have such great ideas but I don't want to "steal" their ideas so I try to be careful. But because of peoples idea, it limits how much I can do, so from now on, I might try out some new features, but will give credit where credit goes.

And, once I hit 500 followers, I have a special contest planned. It may be next week, next month, or 6 months from now. who knows!!! Gonna be cool though!

In My Mailbox was started by
Kristi!

Not going to take a picture this week. Just do it the normal way. It was a slow week! And will be busy with homework all weekend so I'm posting now. Join Mr Linky!!!

Bought:
Summary: When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairytale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth to become a prisoner of the trolls. Now that Cassie is older, she knows that this was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, she is determined to become a scientist, and she has no time for make believe.




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Bought:
Summary:Amy Turner's about to graduate from high school and all she wants is a job. Actually, all she wants is to find a way to pay for college. Amy certainly isn't looking for love when she answers an ad to baby-sit a boy-she just needs the cash. But the job has a catch: The boy is blind...and he's her age.


Tristan Edmund may be hot, but he doesn't want Amy's help. Or so he thinks. After being blinded in a horse show-jumping competition, Tristan spends his days in the dark, refusing to accept his disability. Much to his annoyance, Amy bursts into his life and drags him into the light. But just as the two begin to see something in each other, Tristan's beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up. Will the temptation be too much, or will Tristan choose the girl who really sees him?
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Paperbackswap Game:
Summary:Terra's body is very nearly perfect, except for the port-wine birthmark on her left cheek, which several surgeries have failed to remove. It is the teen's final semester of high school and she looks forward to college where she can study art and escape from her bullying, verbally abusive father. Over the Christmas holidays, Terra and her mother get into a car accident and meet Jacob, a Goth Chinese boy with a cleft lip, and his adoptive mother. The women immediately strike up a supportive friendship, while Terra and Jacob grow close. When Terra's brother, who lives in Shanghai, sends her and her mother tickets to visit, and Jacob's mother wants to try to track down Jacob's birth mother, they decide to travel together. But what about Erik, Terra's enamored but slightly clueless boyfriend? Headley's ambitious novel is written in a beautifully crafted style that flows seamlessly.
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From Bookmooch:
Summary: In a land overshadowed by death, fifteen year-old Nell’s uncanny resemblance to Princess Joan brings her to act as her double—what young girl wouldn’t want to leave a life of poverty and pretend to be a princess? But when the plague catches up to the royal entourage, thwarting the King’s plan for the princess to marry the Prince of Castile and seal an alliance between their kingdoms, Nell’s life could change forever. Princess Joan’s brother The Black Prince schemes to make the wedding go on declaring Nell will no longer double for Joan, she will become the princess and dupe Prince Pedro into marriage! With the aid and protection of a quirky band of friends—a Spanish minstrel, a monk, a gravedigger, a band of merchants—Nell must evade not only the Black Prince, a practitioner of the dark arts, but the plague as well, as she fights to return to the King and country.

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What Did You Get This Week?????

24 comments:

Erica said...

His Eyes, Ice and North of Beautiful all look really good! I haven't heard of the other book.

KatieDoll said...

Ice! So jealous. I can't wait to read that one.

Michelle said...

Happy reading! North of Beautiful is a really great book.

BrittLit said...

The Plague looks really good. *weird sentence if we weren't talking about a book.

Esme said...

You have the prettiest blog-I am not a cupcake fan-but you have me wanting one every time I visit.

Sara said...

You may not have gotten as many books as usual, but those are all really good ones! :)

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading them all.

Lauren said...

I'm dying to read His Eyes, so I can't wait to see your thoughts on it. Anyway, happy reading! :)

Pixie said...

Great List. I loved North of Beautiful, hope you enjoy it.

Ravenous Reader said...

You had a great book week. His eyes sounds amazing and ICE is a wonderful fairy tale of a read. I loved it.

Rhiannon Hart said...

Ice and the Plague! Need both :)

kapri said...

they look good
North of Beautiful is amazing. Can't wait for you to read it
Happy Reading

Jo said...

Awesome haul! I so want to read Ice, it looks awesome! Happy reading, and I look forward to your reviews!

Lauren said...

Ice sounds wonderful, and I definitely like the sound of Plague. Great selection!

Kate said...

Some great books. I hope you enjoy them!

Reverie said...

i cant wait to read ICE. Looks just LOVELY!! and i saw in an interview her saying it was written and a love letter to her husband. awwwwww

Callie said...

Lotsa great books. Enjoy!!

TheBookShopaholic said...

Awesome books!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Great books!

Allison said...

His Eyes sounds really interesting. Happy reading!

Tena said...

All look great, but I am going to have to keep my eyes open for North of Beautiful!
Happy Reading and good luck getting to 500 readers

Arielle said...

Hey girl! I saw you commented on my post about getting your books..and yes! I did get them and I am so excited to read them. I got them last week so they were posted in the IMM last week! But I am very happy to get them! My sister already read one of them and loved it, so I am happy! Thanks again Cindy!

And great books that you got! I want to read His Eyes and North of Beautiful! They sound great!

-Arielle

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

His Eyes sounds wonderful!

Joni said...

I just started ICE- by Durst. Just a couple chapters in and I'm already hooked!

 

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