Saturday, November 7, 2009

IMM: And I'm Back!

I haven't done an IMM since before I had computer issues, and I'm happy to finally be getting back into the swing of things! This past week I've gotten some pretty cool books. First off:

I received a few books from Harmony at Harmony Book Reviews through the Books for Grabs blog. I haven't seen many positive reviews of The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones, but I thought it sounded like a cool concept, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I first heard of La Petite Four by Regina Scott through Nineteen Teen, an absolutely amazingly fun history blog that Scott runs with Marissa Doyle. I love the dress! It's a bit too pink and sequined to be something I would wear, but it's still very pretty.

I was initially drawn to Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas because it is written in poems. I'm beginning to enjoy books written in such a way. It sounds like an intense read, as well.

You have no idea how much I need The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens by Susan Shelly. I have a very small savings account (college, anyone?), and I'm getting less than one percent interest on it. That is insane. I saw that this book shows some different things to do with money, so I'm looking forward to it!

For the One ARC Tours:

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy and The Line by Teri Hall both look really good. Both of these books aren't released until 2010 and both have fabulous covers. I've currently read the first few chapters of The Line, and it is slowly and surely drawing me in.

From a contest:

Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy is a book that I've already read and reviewed, but it was a library copy, so I'm excited to have my own. Loving Mr. Darcy is the second book in Sharon Lathan's Darcy Saga, and I'm reading bits of it here and there. So far, so good. On a side note, you know when a book has that kind of strong really, really new smell? These books had that. It's worn down a bit since I've got them, thankfully.

For a Traveling to Teens Tour coming up on Thursday:

I finished reading When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton on Saturday morning, and I really enjoyed it! It's told from a young man's perspective, which was refreshing for me. Plus, it's historical fiction!

From a Twitter Contest:

I got a proof of Liar by Justine Larbelestier from @ForgottenBkmrks. Twitter contests are always so random and fun. From what I've heard of this book, I'm pretty sure I've never read anything quite like it before. The proof has the previous cover before the change, and even if the cover wasn't a total misrepresentation of the book, the actual one is much better because its colors are so much more alive and vibrant. So, thanks to all who pushed for the change!

And... That's all I've gotten this week! What do you think? Have you read any of these books or looking forward to reading them? Let me know in the comments. :D

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