Sunday, March 22, 2009

In My Mailbox (2)

In my mailbox was started by The Story Siren.

It was a good week, bookwise, meaning I got books, which isn't always a definite with me. This week I received:

The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith

The last place Ryan Walsh should be this afternoon is on a train heading to Wrigley Field. She should be in class, enduring yet another miserable day of her first year of high school. But for once, Ryan isn't thinking about what she should be doing. She's not worried about her lack of friends, or her suffering math grade, or how it's been five whole years since the last time she was really and truly happy. Because she's finally returning to the place that her father loved, where the two of them spent so many afternoons cheering on their team. And on this -- the fifth anniversary of his death -- it feels like there's nowhere else in the world she should be.

Ryan is once again filled with hope as she makes her way to the game. Good luck is often hard to come by at a place like Wrigley Field, but it's on this day that she meets Nick, the new kid from her school, who seems to love the Cubs nearly as much as she does. But Nick carries with him a secret that makes Ryan wonder if anyone can ever really escape th
eir past, or believe in the promise of those reassuring words: "Wait till next year." Is it too much for Ryan to hope that this year, this season, might be her comeback season?

Summary from And it's signed!!!!! I have a bit of a pic, but my camera's not so good with zooming, so it's blurry and stuff. If it bugs you guys, I can try to take a picture with my webcam.

The Push by Julia Lawrinson

Love is just about the only hold anyone can have over another person; if you have that, nothing else is necessary.

'Is she - was she with Johnno?' asked Erica.
'It doesn't work like that,' Trish said. 'It's more . . . fluid.'
Erica is restless for a life outside her office job, the man she dates and her mother's small house in the slummy inner city.
So when she meets a 'bad' bunch known as the Push, she is quickly drawn to them. They have no respect for money, or marriage, or careers, or any of the usual things. They offer the freedom Erica is longing for - but can she handle it?
Set in 1950s Sydney, this is a dramatic tale about growing up and making choices from the author of Bye, Beautiful.
Summary from here.
This one feels cool, like the cover itself. It's not smooth like some books, the ones with glossy covers, it's... different. You know? Plus it sounds like a good one, too, lol.
Last is a random picture because I was in a picture taking mood. You can see the two books I got, plus the envelope one of them came in, a bookmark and book plate I won from Hope (thank you :D). Also, you can see a stuffed duck and one of the tacky romance novels I like because I didn't realize they were in the shot. Oh, and my Reader's Digest, it came this week, too.
So that's it for me, what did you all get this week?
Peace and cookies,


  1. I really like The Comeback Season's cover - very pretty! And it sounds good!

    As does The Push, though the cover is a little old-fashioned for me. :) I want to know what Push really is...

    Hooray for Reader's Digest :D

  2. never heard of the push but it looks good...!
    happy reading:)

  3. The Push looks really good. Love stuff set in the fifties/sixties. May have to read it as it's in keeping with a lot of what I'm reading/watching now (Mad Men, rereading a lot of older Madeleine L'Engle books). I feel the vintage love!

  4. Isn't it nice when the author signs your book? I love it!

    You had a really good week. Lucky!


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