Sunday, November 28, 2010

In My Mailbox #39

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
*I was immediately interested in this book after reading some early reviews out in the blogosphere and those reviews were right!  This book is incredible; I'm glad I pre-ordered it. Expect my review this week.
Goodreads says, "Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?"


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
*Quirk Books sent me a copy of this monster mash-up.  I am intrigued and even though zombies terrify me, I thought I would give it a try and see what it's all about. A big thank you to Eric at Quirk Books!
Goodreads says, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.  What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.  Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read."

Blankets by Craig Thompson
*I've never read a graphic novel before and my co-worker lent me this one. In fact, he just started a new blog called Walk the Walk.  He highly recommended Blankets and I look forward to reading my first graphic novel hopefully over the holidays! 
Goodreads says, "Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith."

What did you get in your mailbox?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think.   This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.



11 comments:

  1. I loved Anna and the French Kiss, too! Haven't read the others. I'm not generally big on zombies or graphic novels, but I've heard good things from others about both books.

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  2. I can't wait to read Anna and the French Kiss. Stephanie Perkins is my Delightful Debutantes interview this week and she is so much fun!

    Happy reading! :)

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  3. Awesome books this week. I've got Pride, Prejudice and Zombies on my shelf but haven't gotten round to reading it yet. Hope you enjoy all of your books! My mailbox is here. Also, come and link reviews of books with an American theme on this week's Read My American Review

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  4. I'm loving Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Too funny! I'm really into The Walking Dead tv show right now so I'm curious about this one... Great haul! Check out my IMM.

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  5. Ooh I wonder if I should put Anna and the French Kiss on my Christmas list. It has been really tough trying to think of things. I'm excited to read your review.

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  6. I got Blanket this summer in TO and it's still sitting on my shelf. Will have to pull that one to the front soon.

    Another great mailbox and hope you have a great time with the reads :)

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  7. Ohhh I'm dying to read Anna and the French Kiss so badly!
    Happy reading!

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  8. Every one seems to love Anna and the French Kiss. I want to read it too :D

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  9. I'm looking forward to Anna and the French Kiss! Drop by my blog to see what I got IMM!

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  10. I CANNOT WAIT FOR ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. That's on my list for NEED TO BE READ THE MINUTE IT IS RELEASED.

    i'm a new follower to your blog and would love if you could return the favor!
    pruesbookblog.blogspot.com

    -Heather :)

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  11. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was an absolute joy to read! I'd read the original a few years ago, and enjoyed it to a point. Whether you've read the original or this is your first stab at Jane Austen, I think this is a fun ride for anyone.

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