Saturday, September 8, 2012

In My Mailbox #35

I haven't posted in three weeks, so it's a bit long...

For review:
Safekeeping by Karen Hesse (publisher)
I've finished reading this and will be posting a review within the next week. I didn't find it as good as Hesse's other novels, but it was an enjoyable and worthwhile read.

The Iliad by Homer
Currently slogging through this for Classical Mythology.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Also for Classical Mythology, as Miller is coming to speak to the class this month!
Africa in World History
Textbook for Survey of African Civilizations. I love learning about all the ancient and pre-colonial ones!
The Seed is Mine by Charles van Onselsen
Also for Survey of African Civilizations; it looks like a biography of a South African sharecropper spanning most of the 20th century. 
Fiction: An Anthology ed. by R.S. Gwynn
For Intro to Critical Reading and Writing. I'm not particularly enamored with this anthology; though there are some interesting stories, most seem to be your general intro to lit fare. I'd already read around ten of them on my own or for other classes...

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The Honors College here has informal reading groups each semester where they give you a free physical copy of the book (50% of the reason why I'm doing Honors College, lol). 
Postsingular by Rudy Rucker
I'm doing two reading groups this semester.
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
The World Literature Today periodical runs a monthly reading group that also gives away free copies of the books being read. I love college.

At home:
I'm away at college 1100 miles away, so some of the books I win in giveaways, etc. are just getting sent to my house. I'll get to read them at the end of the semester...
The Death Cure and The Kill Order by James Dashner (Random Buzzers)
If I can land a copy of The Scorch Trials, I shall have the entire Maze Runner series!
Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal (thanks, Lori at Pure Imagination!)
Looks like corny YA sci-fi. Should be interesting. 
Insatiable and Overbite by Meg Cabot (thanks, Little Miss Drama Queen!)
Because I have been an avid Meg Cabot fan in the past and want to see how she tackles vampires.
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick (thanks, Cialina at for this and the next two!)
I haven't read Ashes yet, but I really want to...
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
One of the many dystopias I've been trying to get for a very long while.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I've heard great things about this novel, of course.


  1. The Fault In Our Stars is so good! I hope you enjoy everything!

    My IMM =)

  2. I just sent you an email - you won the Georgette Heyer giveaway on my blog!

  3. Song of Achilles is great. I loved it. And I just ordered The Fault in Our Stars. Everyone is raving about it so it should be good!

    1. I'm currently reading The Song of Achilles - I love her writing style and how she's building up to the Trojan War.