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Monday, October 10, 2011
Mailbox Monday October 10
It's Monday again! Time for another Mailbox Monday post. Mailbox Monday is the creation of Marcia from Mailbox Monday. The meme is on tour and this month's host is Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit. Thank you Serena for hosting this month!
I almost need to post a summertime mailbox this week! We have had temperatures in the 80's this past week. It sure doesn't feel like fall at all! It's been gorgeous!
I received two books this week, one for review and one was a purchase. I was wanting to read some creepy books this month, which is so unlike me. Don't worry, my creepy reads, I have a feeling, are very tame compared to what others are reading this month.
My daughter snagged Miss Peregrine the minute it came into the house. She says it is pretty good. You have no idea how it tickles me to see my daughter excited about books. She has never been a big reader. The cover gives me chills! Then again, it doesn't take much! I'm a pretty easy scare! And how fabulous is the author's name? Ransom Riggs! I love it!
Wonderstruck is a book I was admiring in Barnes and Noble, when I was last there. The artwork is phenomenal! When I had a chance to snag a review copy, I had to grab it. I miss having kids in the house reading kid books. This will be a treat for me!
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (September 13, 2011)
Set fifty years apart, two independent stories—Ben's told in words and Rose's in pictures—weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder.
Ever since his mom died, Ben feels lost.
At home with her father, Rose feels alone.
He is searching for someone, but he is not sure who.
She is searching for something, but she is not sure what.
When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mom's room,
When a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose
Both children risk everything to find what's missing.
With over 460 pages of original drawings and playing with the form he invented in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.
I received this book courtesy of the publisher through Amazon Vine
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books; Book Club edition (June 7, 2011)
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
This was a purchase from B&N who sends me lovely coupons to enable my obvious addiction!
So that is what I received. Have you read either of these? What fabulous reads made their way into your home?