Monday, January 31, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. The idea is to share what books you got your hands on in the last week.

I don't get too many new books- maybe one a week- if even. Mostly I've been pulling off the giant TBR pile that lives in my library. This week though- this week I got 4 new books! Two from the library, one more out of the "for free" bin and one from fellow blogger MA. So I consider it a good week. I was hoping to do an IMM video for today, but the new computer (complete with webcam) didn't get here in time- so I'm hoping for another good haul next week so I can try it out!

So here's what I got this week (I've already 3 out of 4 of them)

Fixing Delilah
Sarah Okler

Things in Delilah Hannaford’s life have a tendency to fall apart.

She used to be a good student, but she can’t seem to keep it together anymore. Her “boyfriend” isn’t much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.

Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family’s painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again? (from

Please Ignore Vera Dietz
A.S. King

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.

So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

Jane Austen

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

Memento Nora
Angie Smibert

A teen struggles to hold onto her memories-and her identity-in a world that wants everyone to forget-and keep on shopping. Three dynamic teens come together to create a comic book of their memories. (from


  1. This is the first I have heard of Memento Nora. It sounds great! I need to check it out!

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  2. I can't wait to read what you thought of Please Ignore Vera Dietz !! Happy reading ;)