Sunday, August 21, 2011

In My Mailbox


In My Mailbox was created by Kristi, The Story Siren.  It is a weekly feature where book enthusiasts showcase the books they got in the mail, from bookstores, from the library or anywhere else for the week.

This weeks IMM is actually the last two weeks worth of books.  So these are the books I have received in the last two weeks:

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. 
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. 
And there are no strangers in the town of Near.
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell


A reclusive writer is dead. And her final manuscript has disappeared ...Someone is stalking Beryl Madison. Someone who spies on her and makes threatening, obscene phone-calls. Terrified, Beryl flees to Key West - but eventually she must return to her Richmond home. The very night she arrives, Beryl inexplicably invites her killer in ...Thus begins for Dr Kay Scarpetta the investigation of a crime that is as convoluted as it is bizarre. Why would Beryl open the door to someone who brutally slashed and then nearly decapitated her? Did she know her killer? Adding to the intrigue is Beryl's enigmatic relationship with a prize-winning author and the disappearance of her own manuscript. As Scarpetta retraces Beryl's footsteps, an investigation that begins in the laboratory with microscopes and lasers leads her deep into a nightmare that soon becomes her own.  (Taken from Goodreads)

The Eden Prescription by Ethan Evers

What if the ultimate treatment for cancer was closer than most of us realize? A silent revolution has been unfolding recently in the science of natural medicine, bringing us so close to the answer-far too close, for some. Chromogen employee Annika Guthrie understands this more than most. She's watched her terminally ill father add years to his life with natural supplements, and makes it her mission to turn this alternative medicine into what the medical community calls "real" science. It's why she joins forces with the maverick but genius cancer researcher Dr. Elliott Lindell, even though he works with Mitogenica-Chromogen's fiercest competitor. Together, they formulate a cocktail of natural supplements which Annika secretly gives to patients in Chromogen's latest drug trial. The cocktail works so well, it threatens to undermine Chromogen's next billion dollar chemo drug, and Annika's world quickly falls apart. Her wards start curiously dying from everything but their cancer, and Dr. Lindell disappears on the eve of his most critical experiment. Annika soon finds she is the only one left who can recover what remains of Dr. Lindell's work-and that she is racing against someone far larger and more deadly than her worst fears.  (Taken from Goodreads)

The Economics of Ego Surplus by Paul McDonnold

Part action novel, part literary novel, part guidebook to economics, The Economics of Ego Surplus is the story of college instructor Kyle Linwood. Anticipating a relaxing summer with his girlfriend and his PhD dissertation, he gets recruited by the FBI to help with an obscure case of terrorist internet “chatter,” which explodes into a shocking, mysterious assault on U.S. financial markets. As the economy melts down and a nation panics, Kyle follows a trail of clues from Dallas to New York City to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his quest to discover the truth, he will be forced to confront the assumptions underlying his education as well as his life. But will it be enough to save America from the most brilliant terrorist plot ever conceived?  (Taken from Goodreads)

And those are my books.  Can't wait to see what everyone else got.

10 comments:

  1. The Near Witch sounds like that kind of book you shouldn't read right before bed...
    The Economics of Ego Surplus looks really interesting.
    Happy reading!

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  2. Nice books these past two weeks. The Eden Prescription sounds interesting. Happy Reading!

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  3. Very ecletic mix of books. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

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  4. I've heard The Near Witch is beautifully written. Hope you enjoy, Rebecca.

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  5. Great books! I'm really excited to read The Near Witch, I've read so many gushing reviews for that so far. Definitely high up on my wishlist. Happy reading! :)

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  6. I really want The Near Witch. I hear it's a great read. :)
    I'm a new follower, by the way. :)
    Here's my IMM: http://909reviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/imm-in-my-mailbox-number-six.html
    Happy reading!
    http://909reviews.blogspot.com
    -Angel

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  7. The Near Witch is absolutely brilliant. Enjoy all your books :)

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  8. I loved The Near Witch - hope you do too! Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM :)

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  9. Great mailbox! I am really looking forward to reading The Near Witch! Enjoy!

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