Sunday, November 15, 2009

In My Mailbox

So this is my first week doing In My Mailbox, which is a meme put together by the Story Siren. Here's what I got this week:Synopsis: Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV's The Late Show to be the pick of "Dave's Book Club 2006," Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. She soon managed to find inspiration from a most unlikely source— amateur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn't take home the prize that night, Diablo discovers to her surprise the act of stripping is an absolute thrill.


This is Diablo's captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, from quiet gentlemen's clubs to multilevel sex palaces and glassed-in peep shows. In witty prose she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at this industry through a writer's keen eye, chronicling her descent into the skin trade and the effect it had on her self-image and her relationship with her now husband.




Synopsis: One day Michael Oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.


Synopsis: The Darkness Chosen Series
A thousand years ago, a brutal warrior roamed the Russian steppes and struck a sinister bargain. In return for the ability to change at will into a cold-hearted predator, Konstantine promised his soul -- and the souls of his descendants -- to the devil.
Scent of Darkness
Anna Smith loves her dynamic boss, Jasha Wilder, but her daring plan to seduce him goes awry when she encounters a powerful wolf who, before her horrified eyes, changes into the man she adores. She soon discovers that she can't escape her destiny, for Jasha is Konstantine's descendant, and Ann is the woman fated to break the curse that binds his soul.
Well that's it for this week. I can hardly WAIT to see what next week brings!

11 comments:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Such a good list of books. Candy Girl is so much fun and The Blind Side is definitely on my list.

Emily said...

Scent of Darkness is pretty good- I read and reviewed it a few weeks ago. I'm up to the third book in that series I think. Enjoy your books!

Casey said...

Love Scent of Darkness! Enjoy and Happy Reading!

♥georgie♥ said...

What a fun meme...i will have to check out those books! I LOVE to read!

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

great books you've got, enjoy reading!

The Story Siren said...

these all look great! need to see that movie! i love Dodd's series! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading and thanks for participating in IMM!

Ashley said...

The top two look amazing!

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

I want to read Scent of Darkness. It sounds good, adn the cover is pretty!!!
Chioma

inthehammockblog said...

I'm interested to hear what you think of The Blind Side!

Rebecca said...

Interesting books you got this week. Hope you enjoy reading them all.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

ooooo I want to read Blind Side. Can't wait for your review.