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Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

A man convicted of murder lives in a prison brutally ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly run by a con who knows all the ropes and pulls all the strings.

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.

John and Jenny were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy—and their life would never be the same. Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound steamroller of a Labrador retriever who crashed through screen doors, flung drool on guests, stole women's undergarments, devoured couches and fine jewelry, and was expelled from obedience school. Yet Marley's heart was pure, and he remained a steadfast model of love and devotion for a growing family through pregnancy, birth, heartbreak, and joy, right to the inevitable goodbye.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.


NotNessie said...

The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are fantastic. Enjoy!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh my! You are going to LOVE the Hunger Games. NN is right. They are both fantastic!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

The Hunger Games is one book that lives up to all the hype. I loved it!

The Story Siren said...

fantastic books this week! i hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

Emily said...

The Hunger Games was AWESOME, enjoy! I haven't read Catching Fire yet but it's definitely waiting for me on my shelf. Enjoy!

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Sara said...

Ooh, you got some awesome books this week! Yay, for The Hunger Games series, they are seriously amazing! Happy reading :)

StephTheBookworm said...

I just LOVE Marley and Me. It's better than the movie. Be prepared to bawl your eyes out lol.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. The Hunger Games looks really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

The Book Vixen said...

I saw Shawshank Redemption, the movie, and loved it. So I got the book from Paperback Swap (still have yet to read it).

The Book Junkie's Bookshelf said...

@NotNessie, Juju, Jill of The OWL, Emily, and Sara
I CAN HARDLY WAIT to read The Hunger Games! I've seen so many AWESOME reviews about these books!

Thank you for stopping by!

I saw the movie and BAWLED my eyes out....It came out on DVD not long after we had to put our dog to sleep so it hit a little close to home.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your books as well! Drop by anytime!

@The Book Vixen
I've seen bits and pieces of the movie but I haven't seen the whole thing in one sitting yet.