IMM: 07-11-10

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren to highlight the wonderful books that have come into your house recently. Bad Blogger’s is hosted by Chris from Stuff as Dreams are Made on.

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman (Audiobook) 

In the afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. Or you may find the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. What happens to us when we die? And what does that tell us about being human? This title includes imagined tales that offer us a lens through which to see ourselves here.

This one was my Audible download this month, with narrators including: Gillian Anderson, Nick Cave, Stephen Fry among others, how could I resist?!

I was aware of the book beforehand, but it was this review from Alyce that put it firmly on my wishlist, so a Bad Bloggers point to Alyce.

Dash & Dilly’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan 

“I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

Been looking forward to this one for months ever since I spotted it was due out! I really enjoyed Nick and Norah, but not so much, Naomi and Ely. This one looks like it might be a return to characters I like, as much as the story. 😉

The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger 

Tells the story of a young woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing mobile library that happens to stock every book she has ever read.

A graphic novel by Niffenegger? Do I need an excuse? 😉

A Bridge to the Stars by Henning Mankell 

12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father’s house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father’s bed is also empty and will have to come terms with his fathers new found love.

Heard nothing but good things about this book from younger-readers from the author of the Inspector Wallander series.

A Tree of Crows by Lewis Davies 

Elan has been missing for two years. Her people presume she just abandoned the mountain but Nye John, a friend of Elan, and Elan’s brother Cain have lost valuable stock to unaccountable kills. The rumours grow as the winter begins and the truth decides to come down from the High Vans.

Spotted this one in my local Oxfam and couldn’t resist.

A Gift from Brittany by Marjorie Price 

In this enchanting European version of A Year by the Sea, an artist recalls her liberating sojourn in France during the sixties and the friendship that transformed her life.

Won during BBAW from Beth Fish Reads

Sand Daughter by Sarah Bryant 

Khalidah faces an arranged marriage at the behest of her father, a Bedouin Clan chief. But when a mysterious stranger named Sulayman reveals the machinations behind her pending union, she suddenly finds herself a pawn in a deadly plot involving her own feuding tribe and the powerful Templar Knights.

Won during BBAW from Beth Fish Reads

Day for Night by Frederick Reiken 

The prizewinning author of The Odd Sea and The Lost Legends of New Jersey offers this dazzling and moving novel about a family’s mysterious past.

Won during BBAW from Beth Fish Reads


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11 thoughts on “IMM: 07-11-10

  • November 25 at 1:48 am

    I’ve seen really great reviews of Dash & Lily. I picked it up several weeks ago myself.

    • November 25 at 6:15 pm

      I have read it now, and it’s really good. 😀

  • November 9 at 3:39 pm

    Glad to have helped filled your mailbox.

    • November 10 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you for sending me the books! 🙂

  • November 7 at 6:19 pm

    Going to look up Night Bookmobile. All the books are new to me and will have to investigate them now.. thanks for opening up my reading radar.

  • November 7 at 5:01 pm

    I loved Dash and Lily! I hope you enjoy 🙂

  • November 7 at 4:43 pm

    A Girl From Brittany looks good to me. I’ll be curious to see what you think of Sum.

  • November 7 at 11:49 am

    Ooh, interesting collection of books this week. I am especially interested in what you think of Dash and Dilly as I’m dying to read it!

  • November 7 at 9:42 am

    Great books you got this week. Dash and Lily’s book of Dares looks good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  • November 7 at 3:24 am

    I can’t wait to read the new Cohn/Levithan book!!

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