Monday, November 21, 2011

Mailbox Monday (November 21)

Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books they received during the previous week. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and huge wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia (who now blogs at A girl and her books) is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Marcia at the Mailbox Monday site.

I received one book to review in the mail this week, from Quest Books: Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth by Dana Micucci. It seemed like a suitable follow-up to my trip to Kripalu!

From the publisher’s site:

Sojourns of the Soul is the quintessential armchair travel book for the spiritual seeker. Dana Micucci’s touching memoir chronicles seven sacred journeys that span 14 years of Micucci’s life, during which she explores the connection of inner growth to world travel that eventually leads to her own enlightenment. Unlike other inspirational travel books, Sojourns of the Soul provides a rare mix of in-depth wisdom and literary insights from the holistic view of an experienced female traveler.

Fellow Montreal book blogger Lucy gave me The Knife of Letting Go by Patrick Ness...

From the back cover:

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee—whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not—stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden—a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

While fellow Montreal book blogger Lisa lent me The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski...

From the inside flap:

Jennifer Ramos Kennedy, a girl from a rich and politically influential family (descended from the famous Kennedy clan) whose twin brother has died in an accident and left her bereft, is about to enter her freshman year at Frontera College. Frontera is an exciting school built in Earth’s orbit with media money—and a bit from tribal casinos, too—and is dedicated to educating the best and brightest of this future world. We accompany Jenny as she proceeds through her early days at school, encountering surprises and wonders and some unpleasant problems. Deadly microbes that caused AIDS and anthrax are now being modified to cure disease and grow cables for space elevators. Earth is altered by global warming, and an invasive alien species called ultraphytes threatens the surviving ecosystem. Jenny is being raised for great things, but while she’s in school, she just wants to do her homework, go on a few dates, and get by.

I also received a bunch of books from Scholastic Canada during the brunch on Sunday with Cecil Castellucci and her publicists, but more on that tomorrow!

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to the Mailbox Monday site.

14 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new books! These are new to me.

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  2. The Knife of Never Letting Go sounds scary (which to me sounds good!). I hope you enjoy them all, Avis.

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  3. New titles for me. The Highest Frontier sounds like one I'd like.

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  4. These all sound interesting. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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  5. The KNife Of Never Lettign Go!!!!! GAH!!!!! I am excited for you!

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  6. It looks like you're in for some good reading!

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  7. Enjoy your reading week.

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  8. The Knife of Never Letting Go sounds good and creepy! I can't wait to hear about your brunch!

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  9. The Knife of Never Letting Go looks really good. Happy reading!

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  10. Sounds very interesting both of them!

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  11. Be prepared to want the next two installments of Chaos Walking series when you are done!

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  12. You are in for such a treat with The Knife of Never Letting Go - and the sequels. It's a brilliant series.

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