Sunday, November 8, 2009

IMMB (12)

The IMMB meme was started by The Story Siren. This week I received several things in the mail and at a YWCA book sale! I got the Book Thief from Teenreads for doing a cover survey for them, Beautiful from a contest at the Electrical Book Cafe, and The Treasure Map of Boys from the library. I went to the book sale today and filled a box with books for only $5, so I got a lot of books! Also, I pre-ordered Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Amazon for only $10! I had a $5 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks, so it was only $8 with shipping & I almost have enough swagbucks to get another $5 card : D I would just like to say I <3 Swagbucks!!

The Book Thief 
By: Markus Zusack
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

By: Amy Reed
When Cassie moves from the tiny town where she has always lived to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. This is Cassie's chance to stop being invisible and become the kind of girl who's worth noticing. Stepping into her new identity turns out to be easier than Cassie could have ever moment, one choice, will change everything. Cassie's new existence both thrills and terrifies her. Swept into a world of illicit parties and social landmines, she sheds her virginity, embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, and floats through it all, knowing that she is now called beautiful. She ignores the dangers of her fast-paced life?but she can't sidestep the secrets and the cruelty. Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral tinged with violence and abuse, and no one—not even the one person she thought she could trust—can help her now.

The Treasure Map of Boys
By: E. Lockhart
Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more: Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is making her brownies. Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already-sucky reputation is heading downhill. Not only that, she’s also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavymetal therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances. In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and to find true love—if such a thing exists. 

Book Sale Books:
The Sound of Munich by Suzanne Nelson
Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston
The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
Not pictured many little kid books for my little baby twin sisters!

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