Saturday, October 3, 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

For review:
  • The Battle for Rondo, Emily Rodda
  • Fire, Kristen Cashore (woohoo! Seeing it up close finally, the cover is stunning. Even better than Graceling's.)
  • The Keeper's Daughter, Gill Arbuthnott
  • Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
WonThanks guys!

  • Dreaming of the East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient, Barbara Hodgson
This one's full of gorgeous illustrations. I'm always interested in women in historical times in exotic places.

I don't know why I picked up more books from the library as my reading time until mid-November is earmarked by Peril the First, the Smugglers' guest dare and review copies, but I just can't help myself!

The Luxe, Anna Godbersen

A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray

Marked, PC and Kristen Cast

I'll leave you now with a bit of nostalgia from my childhood. I was 12 when 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' by the Backstreet Boys came out and it was a huge hit here, especially with me. I LOVED it. It was the first CD I ever bought. I still love the film clip, and by the magic of YouTube, I bring it to you now! It's a mishmash of horror references heavily influenced by/ripping off 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson. Especially the dance routine at the end. Several of the moves are straight out of the 'Thriller' clip, actually. My love at the time, Nick, is a mummy, and a rather lame one I have to say looking at him now. Brian is a werewolf, Howie is Dracula, AJ is the Phantom and Kevin is a Jekyll/Hyde man. May I just say HELLOOO Kevin. I never realised it but he is one hawt mofo, and what the hell was I thinking crushing on Nick? Kevin's about the only B-Boy not making a total ass of himself in this clip. I mean, Brian, really. Are the flips and running up walls in a fur coat really necessary?



  1. Awesome books you got. I really want to read Fire. Marked and The Luxe are both really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  2. Oddly, what interests me most there is that you got Marked. Although I've read the first two in that series, there's something I find slightly repellent about them. I think you'll really like the Libba Bray one though.

  3. Lauren, I concur. I picked it up for reasons of morbid fascination. I don't expect to enjoy it, or even finish it!

  4. The book you bought looks awesome - definitely like something I would be into checking out.
    And I LOVE this Backstreet Boys video. I was always an AJ fan, and, looking back, he is still HOT.
    It's funny - the Backstreet Boys made me force myself to allow myself to be okay with listening to other music that wasn't punk rock. Did that make sense?

  5. Awesome books! Ooh Fire and Catching Fire! A Great and Terrible Beauty is great too,

    Lol, oh the days of the Backstreet Boys. Kevin is pretty hot, I have to agree now.

  6. OMG, great books! Enjoy reading them.

  7. Haha, that music video brings back so many of my childhood memories. I was obsessed with BSB.

    Also, happy reading! I really love that version of the Fire cover.

  8. You got some good books! I loved Catching Fire. I pre-ordered Fire, I can't wait to read that one. :)

  9. What great books you have recieved this week. Catching Fire and Fire are some amazing books and I hope you enjoy them.

  10. Pretty, pretty FIRE. I got mine this week, too and every time I walk by it I pet it lovingly.

    Yes, I know I am lame. ;)

  11. A Great and Terrible Beauty was a great read. I love that Fire cover. I'm planning on getting my copy from the UK just because of that cover (and Graceling too). And what a great high school flashback with that video! Happy reading!

  12. Catching Fire! Fire! All with the pretty covers we have here :) (are yours AU ones?)

    Hope you enjoy all your books, and looking forward to your reviews!

  13. I really liked Marked, A Great and Terrible Beauty and The Luxe. I really like that Catching Fire cover. Enjoy!!!

  14. I love the UK cover of "Fire." So pretty! You got an amazing batch of books this week.

    And oh my, Backstreet Boys flashback! I was around the same age when this came out and have absolutely no memory of this music video. This is truly amazing, thanks for sharing it!

    ::happily watches BSB nostalgia on YouTube::

  15. Oh, good haul there. And duuude, Kevin's where it's always been at. Yummmm Kevin. Have you heard the new single? Straight Through My Heart?

    It seems I will never outgrow those boys. *sigh*