Sunday, July 5, 2009

In My Mailbox & Weekly Roundup

Missed all the action? Here's what happened over here at Bookworm Readers this past week (meme created by Reviewer X):

Monday: ...Was my birthday! Yay! I'm taking a short break from Monday Muse author interviews, but we'll be back up and running by July 13 for a chat with Suzanne Selfors!

Tuesday: Posted the third installment of my new weekly feature, Cover Love. This week I was majorly loving the covers of Secrets of Happiness by Sarah Dunn and The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley (Happy release, Suzanne!).

Wednesday: This week, I'm waiting on Bedeviled by Shani Petroff and Boys R Us by Lisi Harrison!

Thursday: Posted a review for Bratfest At Tiffany's by Lisi Harrison.

Friday: I reviewed the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Saturday: Came down with strep throat. Didn't feel like doing anything but eating cough drops and Popsicles. Ick. Happy 4th of July, late! (:
And here's what was in my mailbox this week. It was a short week, but a good one! (Meme created by the Story Siren).

Me My Elf and I by Heather Swain
   It's not easy fitting in when you're the new girl in a strange school, especially when you're a tall, blonde, gorgeous elf. That's Zephyr Addler's dilemma when she finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a prestigious new York City performing arts school, worlds away from the secluded woodland community she knows so well. Luckily Zephyr's new friends Mercedes and Ari are there to help her look and act the part of a normal teenager. Until they talk her into auditioning for a role against Bella Dartagnan, the most popular--and meanest--girl in school, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Pushed to her limit, can Zephyr out-maneuver the mean girls (and catch the eye of a certain cute boy) without exposing her secret and betraying her elfin self, or will the wilds of Brooklyn send her running back to the woods?
I was so excited to order this off of Amazon because it sounds so cool! I mean--elves? Can't wait to begin!

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 heavy metal 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-if such a thing exists--to find true love.
This doesn't sound like the kind of book I'd normally read, but it seems like a cute, funny summer read, so I'll definitely give it a try! Plus, how could you NOT love that adorable marshmallow snowman on the cover? (:
Thanks to Random House for sending me a finished copy! This is a repeat, so watch out for a contest coming soon! 


Lizzy said...

Sorry about the strep, that's never fun. Great books this week though

Happy reading!

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

great books, enjoy!

katie said...

Happy late birthday! Great books. Enjoy!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Strep sucks! I hope you enjoy your books :)


The Story Siren said...

hopefully those good books will make you feel better! happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Hope you feel better soon. Me my elf and I looks really good. Enjoy.

Collegiate Bookworm said...

Happy belated birthday!
Sorry about the strep, how depressing.

Treasure Map of Boys sound interesting. I've read The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, but I probably need to brush up on them before I read this one!

Feel better!

And I added you to my blog roll!

Kristen said...

Gah! I want to read Me, My elf and I! It looks so cute and fun! Great books this week girl!

Thao said...

The Treasure Map Of Boys sound so fun. I hope you enjoy it as well as Me, My Elf and I

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm sure those fab books will make you feel better! Happy reading!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! :)

Oh and I have major book envy for The Treasure Map of Boys! ;)

Katie said...

Happy birthday, get well soon, and happy reading!

Whew. That was a mouthful. I just got my copy of "The Treasure Map of Boys" today. Look forward to reading your review after I write mine!

Anonymous said...

happy late birthday! I love The Clique I just got Boys r Us today. Enjoy!

Juju said...

An elf tale? I'm in :)

Juju said...

I can't wait to read Oh. My. Gods. I adore the covers.