Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (32)

In My Mailbox is brought to us by The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea.

My mom's store got a box of books their last stockday (this only happens a couple times a year) and I got into them before they even got out of the storeroom. :P So this is what I bought:

Heaven by Virginia Andrews (V. C. Andrews) - Paperback

Heaven's mother Angel had died in childbirth, and from that moment her father turned against her. Her only allies, it seemed, were her four half-brothers and sisters.

When their father, pour and desperate, sold them to strangers, Heaven was left alone and friendless. Her only hope was to reunite her family. But how?

(Summary from the back of the book.)

Yeah, I already own this. Yeah, these books are trainwrecks. But it's got such a pretty cover and... yeah, I can't really justify it, either.

Maybe the next book I got will redeem me somewhat:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Paperback

Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Tot find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz. With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, she experences an adventure full of friendship, magic and danger. A much-loved children's class, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz continues to delight readers young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and silver shoes.

(Summary from the back of the book as well.)

I honestly hate this movie. It's just... no. I do not like it. But never judge a book by its movie, right? I have read this before and enjoyed it... and the cover is adorable.

Last (received as a gift - more about this in a minute):

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - Hardcover

Do I even need to post a summary about this?

So here's the story about this one. I don't have a bookstore nearby where I could buy this, I can't buy books online, and the library was taking FOREVER to get it here. Since I didn't have it, I didn't read the first two. (Still haven't. Been sick. Post spoilers and die.) So I whined about it on twitter (I do this a lot...) and Lindsay offered to send it to me. How awesome is she?? Seriously, go tell her that she's awesome.

Um... I think that might be everything...

Oh, wait, no, it's not. I also won some swag from Mavie's blog.

The Harmonic Feedback magnet now lives on my fridge with my Fairy Tale magnets.

Okay, that's everything for me.

Peace and cookies,
Laina
(P.S. Tomorrow's my birthday, tomorrow's my birthday!!)

5 comments:

  1. I love that Wizard of Oz cover. And Happy Early Birthday!

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  2. Awwww, I'm so nice and stuff. ;) I should've sent you the other two as well.

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  3. great mailbox, I hope you enjoy them. I can't imagine not being able to finish the trilogy once you read the first two, so that's good you managed to wait. I was fine with the waiting list between the first and second at my library, but as soon as I finished Catching Fire I just HAD to pick up Mockingjay. enjoy!

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  4. Hello happy birthday, and I also recommend you read The Master Key by L Frank Baum (available on project gutenberg) and also read help.com sometime again and review it and happy birthday.

    :)

    (This is the second year I've remembered to wish you happy birthday, that's what you get for being nice to me a few times.)

    -Michael.

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  5. BrittLit: I know, isn't it cute?? Thanks!!!

    Lindsay: Lol, I already had the other two, I just didn't wanna read them til I had Mockinjay.

    Zoe: I did order Mockinjay from the library, but it took like THREE MONTHS to get here. Which quite annoyed me :P

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