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In My Mailbox (19)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. IMM is a wonderful way for bloggers to celebrate all the books that we have bought, borrowed, received, or downloaded during the week. 
Bought:


I so need to rest of this series before I start reading this. But hooray for finding a copy at BAM for $3.

Found this one in the book room at school: 


How awesome, right? A retelling of Beowulf from the monster's point of view? Fabulous! And the best part... There are like 100 of these in the book room. So if it's as awesome as I think it will be, I can read it with my students! Win!


It's back to school time, so my book networking has lulled. I didn't think anyone would want to see my work related reads, but trust me, there are plenty. More than plenty, really. I will be busy for some time. =)

Review: Spoiled (Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan)

Spoiled Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Product Details: Reading level: Young Adult Pages: 368 pages Publisher: Poppy (June 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0316098256  Source: ARC from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Sixteen-year-old Molly Dix loves her ordinary life in suburban Indiana. When her single mother passes away, she’s shocked to discover that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and red-carpet regular.

Equally intrigued and terrified by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Southern California and plunges headfirst into the deep end of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her new life and family couldn’t get any stranger, she meets Brooke Berlin, her gorgeous, spoiled half sister, who welcomes Molly to la-la land with a healthy dose of passive-aggressive “sisterly love.”
“People stopped talking and stared, brows furrowed, like they were at the zoo and Molly was an exotic animal they’d never heard of before. Behold, Los Angelenos, th…

Review: Sparrow Road (Sheila O'Connor)

Sparrow Road Sheila O'Connor 




Product Details: Reading level:Middle Grades Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (May 12, 2011) ISBN-10: 0399254587 Source: ARC from publisher in exchange for an honest review




It’s the summer before seventh grade, and twelve-year-old Raine O’Rourke’s mother suddenly takes a job hours from home at mysterious Sparrow Road—a creepy, dilapidated mansion that houses an eccentric group of artists. While Raine’s mother works as the cook and housekeeper, Raine is left to figure out why she and her mother have really come to Sparrow Road.

At first Raine is wary of the sprawling country estate, and she misses her grandpa Mac and life in Milwaukee terribly. But soon enough, Sparrow Road—with its starry night skies and lively artists, rowboat rides on the lake and bike trips to the nearby town of Comfort—begins to feel like home too, and she wants to know more about it and the children that once lived there.


Together, Raine and her new friend Josie decide to solve the mysteries…