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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mailbox Monday

~ May 4th

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The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers
by Angie Fox

(Sequel to The Accidental Demon Slayer.)
Demon-slaying powers should come with an instruction book... Seriously. Why does a new hair dryer have a twelve-page how-to manual, but when it comes to ancient demon-fighting hocus-pocus, my biker witch granny gives me just half a dozen switch stars and a rah-rah speech? Oh, and a talking terrier, but that's another story. It's not like my job as a preschool teacher prepared me for this kind of thing.

This was an ARC request from Shelf Awareness from Dorchester Publishing. Available in May, 2009.

Made in the U.S.A.
by Billie Letts

Two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in an old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

This is from Hatchette Books for a blog tour and giveaway.

From the library

what they always tell us
by martin wilson

Thoughtful and moving, this is a powerful debut novel about the bond between two teenage brothers - and the year that changes everything.

by Suzanne Phillips

With thought-provoking prose, Suzanne Phillips explores the psyche of Cameron, a bullied freshman who ultimately does the unthinkable: he kills another student. As she did with Chloe Doe, Suzanne has found a way to make this seemingly dark story ultimately redemptive. But she also dares readers to look at the behavior that provokes violence as having the potential to be as dangerous as the violence itself.

It's Suzanne's hope that Burn will inspire readers to take a precautionary stance against bullying rather than waiting to react to it.


  1. The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers sounds fun. Of course I'd have to pick up The Accidental Demon Slayer first. :) Great list.

  2. You have plenty to keep you busy this week book-wise. Happy reading!

  3. You got Angie Fox :D
    Can't wait to see what you think cos I'd sure like to read it

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  4. You got some good books. I am waiting for the Made In the USA.

    My MM is posted.

  5. Made in the USA sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy all the books you got. Have a gret week. Here is my mailbox

  6. I have come across made in the usa three times this morning, I will have to add it to my TBR list.

    Here is my mailbox.

  7. Burn sounds really good! I've added it to the ever-growing TBR pile!

  8. I love the cover of this book: "what they always tell us" by martin wilson

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  9. I'm interested in both Dangerous Book and the new Billie Letts book. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  10. Burn sounds similar to a book that I have read recently...sounds good! I'll be anxious for your reviews on these. :)

  11. These all look good! I really want to read Made In The U.S.A., too.

  12. Awesome mailbox. I really want to read Made in the U.S.A. I am eager to hear of your blog tour.

  13. I like the cover of that third book! Enjoy your books!

  14. I received Demon Slayers and USA too..the other two books you picked up at the library sound fantastic!! I am looking forward to what you think of those!!!

  15. Made in the USA looks good. I really enjoyed Shoot the Moon.

  16. Burn sounds intriguing - and yet somewhat frightening as the mother of 2 teens!

  17. These look great. I've had my eye on the Billie Letts book. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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