Sunday, March 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (3)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is where you share the recent books you've bought/received/taken out from the library.
Oh, I'm so excited this week! I paid a visit to the bookstore yesterday and found some great-sounding books that I'm anxious to read. Hooray for the discount book section! I also borrowed one from a friend. My TBR pile is very hefty now, but I have a week off from school so hopefully I'll get to make a dent.

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane: In the year 1954, Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate an unexplained disappearance. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somwhere on this barren island, but nothing is remotely what it seems.

(I saw the movie a while ago and I totally loved it! I've heard the book is excellent, so I'm dying to read it. I just wish I knew about it before I saw the movie!)

Googlewhack Adventure by Dave Gorman: Fuelled by a lust for life and a desperate desire to do anything except what he's supposed to be doing, Dave Gorman falls under the spell of an addictive internet word game - googlewhacking. Dave travels three times around the world in less than three months, visiting four continents and the unlikeliest cast of real-life oddballs you'll ever meet.

(This is the book I borrowed from my friend! It seems like a very entertaining read, so we'll see how it goes.)

Queen Mum by Kate Long: Ally lives with her husband, Tom, and her son, Ben. Next door live Juno and her husband with their two gorgeous teenage daughters, Pascal and Sophie. But Juno has suddenly made a surprising decision; she has signed up for Queen Mum, a reality-TV show. For two weeks she will live with another family in another town, while her opposite number will be moving in next door to Ally.

(This is the book I picked up for $5! It was cheap, so why not? Hopefully I'll enjoy it, although I've never heard of it before.)

I really want to start reading this new pile of books, but I've got to finish my library material first. On Friday I finished A Table by the Window but haven't gotten the chance to post my review yet. It should be up tomorrow! What's in your mailbox this week?

13 comments:

WilowRaven said...

Great finds. I really want to read Shutter Island! Happy Reading!

Christina T said...

Queen Mum sounds like a lot of fun and Shutter Island sounds creepy. I haven't seen the movie yet but it looks really good. I hope you will enjoy both of your books.

Aths said...

You got some great books!! Have fun!

Callista said...

I just got Shutter Island from the library to read. I haven't seen the movie yet. I much prefer reading the book first.

Sara said...

Great books Emidy! They're all new to me, so I can't wait to see what you think of them :)

Dana said...

Very interesting books! The third one sounds like the reality show wife-swap -- have you ever watched it? The book sounds interesting though!

I've seen some previews for Shutter Island, but I generally don't do suspense/thrillers (I'm too prone to nightmares, haha). Glad you enjoyed it!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Queen Mum looks really interesting! Enjoy!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool. Very different week ahead. Enjoy :)

Bookventures said...

Wow, i envy your loot. I so want to read shutter island before i see the movie. Hope u enjoy your books. Check out my loot here.

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/03/mailbox-monday_15.html

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Lovely books and I'm especially loving the sound of Queen Mum! Happy reading! :)

Lori said...

You look like you have a nice selection of entertaining reads. Enjoy your books. Here'smine

GMR said...

Nice mix! I see SHUTTER ISLAND in there...that was a really good book. Read it a week or two before seeing the movie. Definitely recommend it...can't wait to see your take on it! Happy reading!

Ashley said...

I look forward to your review of Shutter Island! It really is amazing, and I too LOOOOVED the movie, not only because Leo is gorgeous though. ;)