Saturday, 31 July 2010

In My Mail Box (2)

IMM is a meme started by The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.
The idea behind IMM was not only to put new books on your radar but to also encourage blogger interaction. IMM explores the weekly contents of my mailbox & books bought. And sometimes other fun goodies.
Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library.


The Cardturner : A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker

by Louis Sachar
When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to a conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise! 

Bought ;)

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)

by Rick Riordan
Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. 


by Bram Stoker
Description; The aristocratic vampire that haunts the Transylvanian countryside has captivated readers' imaginations since it was first published in 1897. Hindle asserts that Dracula depicts an embattled man's struggle to recover his "deepest sense of himself as a man", making it the "ultimate terror myth". 

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  1. I just read and reviewed The Cardturner this week. It was a pretty fun read - will be interesting to hear if you understand bridge after reading it...I still don't ;-)

  2. @Little Miss Becky : ) thanks for following.
    I adore my banner ;).

    I've never tried that genra of books but I will try with the cardturner.
    I'll start reading it as soon as I can...

  3. The Cardturner looks pretty good.

  4. That is a great selection of books! Have fun reading them all :)

  5. @GeekyReads I'm going to read it after The Kane Chronicals.

    @Shieldes of Paper thanks so much.
    I love classicals and modern books.


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