Sunday, July 29, 2012

In My Mailbox - # 13

In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where bloggers can discuss the books we got in the mail this week.

From the Library

So this makes my first trip to my local public library. I live in a small town in Alabama, and can I just say that I was utterly disappointed with our local library. I mean I really have no idea how public libraries are funded, but this one isn't getting a great share of the funds. Really sad I thought. Oh well, I'll take advantage of what books I can from there. And so this is what I got this week:

Incarceron

By: Catherine Fisher

Published: January 26th 2010 by Dial (first published May 3rd 2007)

442 pages

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible.

And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside- she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison, and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don't realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know.

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, # 1)

By: Janet Evanovich

Published: June 13th 2006 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1994)

320 pages

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

What books did you get in your mailbox this week? Let me know!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Sandy ! Just saw your comment on my blog ! I haven't read any of Janets books but i hear she's a great writer ! Lovely haul (: new follower btw ~

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    1. She's pretty hilarious. I've kind of done her Stephanie Plum series out of order. But thanks for the comment and following. That makes my day!

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  2. Incarceron looks REALLY interesting! I will have to add this to my TBR on Goodreads. I hope you enjoy reading it. Thanks for sharing! Have a great Sunday!

    Kayla @ Bengal Reads

    HERE IS MY MAILBOX POST

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    1. Incarceron has had a slow start, but several things have piqued my interest about it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. I have Incarceron, but haven't read it yet. One for the Money is awesome, so funny. Hope you enjoy it!


    Mind checking out my IMM?
    -Danie

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    1. Incarceron has had a slow start, but I'm interested to see what's going to happen. I've already finished and reviewed One for the Money. It was really good.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  4. I really enjoyed Janet Evanovich. I read up to book 11 and got burned out. The movie wasn't as good as I'd hoped, sadly.

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    1. Sorry you didn't enjoy the movie very much! I thought they did a good job, but books turned into movies usually have so much debate surrounding them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. Great Haul! Incarceron looks really good.

    -Brittan@Written By Brittan
    My IMM

    BTW: New Follower.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting and following! Made my day!

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  6. My friend really really like Incarceron and I can see why--the books sounds really cool!
    Here’s my IMM

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    1. It has been alittle slow to start, but I'm interested enough to keep pushing through. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Yay for Stephanie Plum! That's one of my favourite series ever. I hope you enjoy it!
    Here's my IMM post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. I've listened to several in the series on audiobook before, but after watching the movie I decided to start the series from book 1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  8. Looks like you got a nice haul this week! Enjoy!!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

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  9. I loved Incaceron when I read it and I'm a huge fan of the Janet books, hope you enjoy them both. Happy reading!

    New follower :)

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