Friday, March 27, 2009

In My Mailbox & Library Loot (3)

Light week this week. I haven't ordered from paperbackswap.com lately and a book I ordered from frugalreader.com appears to be lost. The sender contacted me asking if I received it, which I sadly said no. I really wanted this book, The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur. We can't seem to keep it in the library so I was really looking forward to getting this. Find more reads at Story Siren and Mailbox Monday and Library Loot.

I tried to get several books from the library, mostly books I read about at The Happy Nappy Book Seller, and my branch doesn't have them so I'm going to request they buy them. The library director is really nice and she told me that if I had requests to let her know. What I did get:

My Life As A Rhombus by Varian Johnson. Read Andromeda's review at a wrung sponge. I've been looking forward to this and my library did purchase it at my request.


North Korea Kidnapped My Daughter by Sakie Yokota. Read Steph's mailbox post and told her it sounded it interesting. She sent it to me on swap. Mrs. Yokota vividly recounts the horrifying panic when Megumi went missing and the entire ordeal of her daughter’s absence. In 2002, North Korea released five of the victims, claiming the other eight were dead; however, it refused to provide legitimate evidence to support these claims. After four years of deliberations in Japan, Sakie Yokota attended the first U.S. Congressional hearing on the abductions and asked America for help.

Shortie Like Mine by Ni-Ni Simone. Edi at Crazy Quilts sent this to me. I think our girls will check this out.

Sixteen year-old, Seven McKnight may be the thickest one in her clique, but she is fierce, fly and fabulous. She has the biggest crush on the school's star basketball player, Josiah Whitaker, who is fine as wine. The only problem is he is with her girl, Deeyah. When Deeyah plays Josiah and his worst enemy against each other, it leaves Seven thinking it is time to make her move.

17 comments:

towerofbooks said...

North Korea Kidnapped my Daughter sounds like an interesting book.

Amy said...

I just read my life as a rhombus!!! It wasn't all that great though, sortof predictable... Hope you like it though:)
-amy

Lenore said...

It's scary when foreign governments gain control over any part of your life!

The Story Siren said...

Darn those slow orders! I'm waiting on one from bookcloseouts myself. Good book week regardless though! Happy reading

susan said...

Amy, I finally have some downtime so I plan on finishing this quickly. Will let you know.

Kristi, I'm afraid the book is lost and not slow but I'm hoping.

Lenore and tower, will report back later. Thanks.

wdebo said...

The "North Korea..." one looks interesting, I realli don't understand how horrible things like this happen in this world, especially because we are the most "intellegent" species.

wdebo :)

Blodeuedd said...

Good week for you, the North Korea book sounds interesting
Happy reading.

My Mailbox is up

Kaye said...

you really have a nice librarian. In our library system, three people have to request the book before they will even think about acquiring it. Enjoy. My mailbox is here

susan said...

We have a great library director and a great staff. :-)

Serena said...

my life as a rhombus...what an interesting title! Happy reading.

here's my mailbox: http://savvyverseandwit.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-23.html

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Wow - North Korea Kidnapped My Daughter sounds like a very powerful and moving book.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

bermudaonion said...

I only got 3 books last week myself. I was kind of happy to have a lighter week, though.

Alyce said...

I haven't heard of any of these before, and I love finding out about new books. Great post!

Here's my post.

Book Lover Lisa said...

I should try and see if my library will get in books I request. I find it sadly lacking new books.

susan said...

Hi Serena, Wendi, Alyce, bermuda and Lisa.

Lisa, I used to work with libraries and I'm a regular library user so I dod't think twice about making a request. At worse, they'll say no and that's no biggie.

Ayce, I feel the same way. I enjoy checking out what other readers' are reading. Most of reads now come from what I've read from readers and not professional reviews.

Doret said...

I really want to read My Life as a
Rhombus

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I just put 'North Korea Kidnapped my Daughter' on my wish list.