Saturday, April 21, 2012

In My Mailbox - April 22, 2012



“In My Mailbox” is a weekly event hosted by Kristie at The Story Siren through which bloggers can showcase all the books they’ve received/purchased/absconded with.  And without anymore jibber-jabber, let's get to the books!

Physical Review Copies

Death at Willow Creek Mine by J. D. Savid - The story goes a little something like this:  a trio of brothers pitch in together to purchase an old gold mine in the American west, hoping to fulfill a lifelong dream, roughing it as they attempt to mine out the few remaining veins of ore.  But things go awry (as the the title of the book would suggest), and the brothers have to deal with an untimely death.  It's a short book, but it looks pretty interesting.

Thank You for Your Cooperation by Adam Wasserman - This one is a dystopian/sci-fi/dark comedy combination that looks hella interesting (to use Cartman's phrase).  I don't know much about the plot other than that, but the giant "all seeing" eye on the front cover makes me think of 1984 and The Great Gatsby, both of which make me all giddy on the inside.  

Electronic Review Copies

Soldier Hill by Phil Rossi - In this novella a couple of teenage boys in 1983 try to save a Vietnam war memorial in their town.  It's a Young Adult work, which isn't really my cup of tea, but the author is a silver tongued devil, and he convinced me to give it a shot.  He also flattered the hell out of me, said I was one of the more honest reviewers he'd seen and he wanted some honest feedback.  I mean, who could say no to that?


So now that I’ve shown you mine, its time to show me yours.  What was in your mailbox this week?

31 comments:

  1. Sounds like Soldier Hill author Phil Rossi is a smart one, the others looks like great reads too

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    1. He is at that, Jess. If his writing is equal to his skills of persuasian, then it'll be a good read. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. These sound really really awesome! Happy reading and thanks forStopping By My IMM Post!

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    1. Not a problem, Molly. Thanks for swinging by!

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  3. Thank You for Your Cooperation does sound like 1984. I'll have to come back and see what you thought about it since it's not something I would normally read, but it looks good.

    Thank you for the Liebster blog award! That was so nice it made me smile! This week was ridiculously busy, but I'm going to pass on the award to five people sometime soon.

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    1. I'll try not to disappoint on Thank You for Your Cooperation. And don't worry, I totally understand about the busy schedule. My posting rate tanked this week because work has been so crazy. Anyway, take care and talk to you soon.

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  4. Great haul -- will have to check these out! Especially the Adam Wasserman one. Here's mine: http://www.yabookscentral.com/community/community-videos/97mg-buehrlen/video/113-yabc-mailbox-april-2012

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    1. Pleased to have made your acqiantance, MG. I'll be sure to stop by your blog and say hi.

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    2. Sorry -- fixed the comment issue on the vid. Thanks for letting me know about it! And thanks for signing up. No, I don't get that many a week, but that's a month's worth. We handle quite the load at YABC. :)

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    3. No problemo! But da-yum, that's a lot of books. Now I'm jealous. ;)

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  5. I don't think I'm familiar with these authors.. Though I'm a little tipsy right now, so maybe I am and just don't remember? *scratches head* Thank you for stopping by BE! :)

    Patricia // My IMM

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    1. There's probably a good reason for not having heard of them. Their authors are all self-published, so I doubt you would have ever heard of them. Enjoy being tipsy, though. I'll be joining you in that regard forthwith.

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  6. Can't wait for the review on the sci-fi book. I've been looking for a good dystopian book, so hopefully this one does not disappoint.

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    1. I'll do my best not to disappoint, Ruben!

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  7. They all sound good, but the dystopian one sounds best. Not so many zombies, though. What gives?

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    1. Unfortunately, nobody wanted to give me any zombie books this week. Next month I should be reading that Weird Tales compilation, so we should have some good horror fodder coming up.

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  8. I also think "Thank You for Your Cooperation" sounds fascinating. I actually haven't read "The Great Gatsby". It's been sitting on my shelf. Thoughts?

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    1. It's not sci-fi or dystopian or anything. The only reason the cover of Thank You for Your Cooperation reminded me of The Great Gatsby was because in the story there's this billboard for an optometrist or something with this giant pair of eyes, and it's supposed to represent the all-seeing eyes of God. Sort of like the massive, bloodshot eyeball on the cover of the book I got.

      It's been a while since I read The Great Gatsby, but from what I can remember it was pretty good. I'm sure I would be able to appreciate it much more now that I'm 10 years past high school and I can actually reason worth a damn.

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