IMM #7 – In my Mailbox January, 29th 2012


This week I didn’t get any physical copies of books so I decided not to do a video as it would be pretty boring to watch.

I got quite a few NetGalley E-Books for my Kindle tho and I want to show them to you.

Books I got at NetGalley:

Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard

Publisher: The Story Plant

Release Date: February 7th, 2012

Here is the Goodreads Summary:

The year is 1971. The place is Detroit. Harry Levin, a scrap metal dealer and Holocaust survivor, has just learned that his daughter was killed in a car accident. Traveling to Washington, DC to claim the body, he learns that the accident was caused by a German diplomat who was driving drunk. This is only the beginning of the horror for Harry, though, as he discovers that the diplomat will never face charges he has already been released and granted immunity. Enraged and aggrieved, Harry discovers the identity of his daughter’s killer, follows him to Munich, and hunts him down. What Harry finds out about the diplomat and his plans will explode his life and the lives of everyone around him.

How to slay a Dragon CoverThe Journals of Myrth #1: How to slay a Dragon by Bill Allen

This Book looked lovely and Immediately reminded me of the Movie so I had to get it. Also I just figured out that this is the first in a Series, so I am curious how it will be. The Summary sounds fun.

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

Release Date: January 1st, 2012

Goodreads Summary:

Ruuan is a very large dragon. Twelve-year-old Greg Hart can’t slay a dragon. He’d be lucky to win a fight against one of the smaller girls at school.

Now the magicians of Myrth have mistaken him for a legendary warrior, so they’ve yanked Greg into their world of sorcery and danger. Nothing will stop the people of Myrth from believing Greg will rescue King Peter’s daughter from Ruuan the dragon. After all, Greg has been named in a prophecy, and no prophecy has ever been wrong before.

Until now.

Marathon Graphic NovelMarathon by Boaz Yakin (Story) and Joe Infurnari (Illustrations)

This one is a Graphic Novel I got. The Story sounded interesting, not sure yet if I will like the Graphics. This might count for my Graphic Novels Challenge. Not sure if this is already the Final Cover.

Publisher: First Second

Release Date: June 19th, 2012

Goodreads Summary

The epic tale of the original marathon runner—just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games

It was a turning point in ancient history.

It inspires men to greatness.

It was the foundation of one of the greatest and most prevailing global peace efforts of the 20th century.

It was the greatest feat—and the tragic death—of a man whose legacy will never be forgotten.

In 490BC, an Athenian messenger named Eucles ran 153 miles from Sparta to Athens, and in so doing preserved ancient Greek civilization from subjugation to the Persian Empire.

This is his story.

Strawberry Girl CoverStrawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Publisher: Open Road

Release Date: Dezember 27th, 2011

Goodreads Summary:

The land was theirs, but so were its hardships

Strawberries — big, ripe, and juicy. Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer can hardly wait to start picking them. But her family has just moved to the Florida backwoods, and they haven’t even begun their planting. “Don’t count your biddies ‘fore they’re hatched, gal young un!” her father tells her.

Making the new farm prosper is not easy. There is heat to suffer through, and droughts, and cold snaps. And, perhaps most worrisome of all for the Boyers, there are rowdy neighbors, just itching to start a feud.


Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush CoverSweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton

Publisher: Open Road

Release Date: Februrary 15th, 2012

Goodreads Summary:

Why had he come to her, with his dark secrets from a long-ago past? What was the purpose of their strange, haunting journeys back into her own childhood? Was it to help Dab, her retarded older brother, wracked with mysterious pain who sometimes took more care and love than Tree had to give? Was it for her mother, Vy, who loved them the best she knew how, but wasn’t home enough to ease the terrible longing?

Whatever secrets his whispered message held, Tree knew she must follow. She must follow Brother Rush through the magic mirror, and find out the truth. About all of them.


Philip hall likes me. I reckon maybe CoverPhilip Hall #1: Philip Hall likes me. I reckon Maybe. by Bette Greene

This is Book one in a Trilogy and the Summary sounds interesting. This Book seems to be a Classic but I have to admit that I never heard of before.

Publisher: Open Road.

Release Date: September 27th, 2011

Summary:

Beth Lambert has a crush on Philip Hall, who is better than she is at just about everything—or is he?

Philip Hall is the handsomest, smartest, fastest boy in Miss Johnson’s class. He beats Beth Lambert in math, spelling, reading, sports . . . and she adores him. Beth suspects Philip likes her too, only she can’t quite get him to admit it. In fact, he won’t even invite her to his birthday party because he’s afraid the other boys will call him a sissy.

But then Beth begins to wonder: Maybe Philip only wins because she’s letting him. Maybe she could beat him at everything. That would show Philip Hall! Because if being friends with a girl is bad . . . getting beaten by a girl is much, much worse.


Caring is Creepy CoverCaring is Creepy by David Zimmerman

Publisher: Soho Press

Release Date: April 3rd, 2012

Goodreads Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he’s forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he’s the one thing in her life that she can control. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarly in the cross-hairs.

That’s it for this Week. Happy Reading and see you next Time!

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4 responses to “IMM #7 – In my Mailbox January, 29th 2012

  1. Looks like some great books and necessary. At a certain point we all need to know how one slays a dragon.

  2. Looks like you had a great week! I hope you enjoy all you got 🙂

    Here’s my IMM!

  3. Great set! How to Slay a Dragon sounds very cute. Hope you enjoy your books!
    My IMM

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