Monday, July 6, 2009

Mailbox Monday (15)



Donut Days
Lara Zielin
Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend’s not speaking to her, a boy she’s known all her life is suddenly smokin’ hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.

But this weekend Emma’s only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn’t quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.
Sent to me for review by the lovely Lara Zielin herself, who is such a sweetie! :)
Actually I have had this book for a couple of weeks, but as I was checking posts I figured out that I forgot to mention it lol.

To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette
Carolly Erickson
One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette represents the extravagance and the decadence of pre-Revolu-tion-ary France. Yet there was an innocence about Antoinette, who was thrust as a child into the chillingly formal French court. Married to the maladroit, ill-mannered Dauphin, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and garments. She spent lavishly while her overtaxed and increasingly hostile subjects blamed her for France's plight. In time Antoinette matured into a courageous Queen, who followed her inept husband to the guillo-tine in one last act of bravery. In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically astute, richly detailed, and deeply moving.
Sent to me from Bookmooch. :) I just loooove Marie Antoinette.

What did you receive in the mail this week?

15 comments:

katie said...

Great books. Donut Days sounds really cute and I love historical books. Enjoy!

Teddyree said...

Donut Days sounds like a bit of a hoot and I'm a huge Carolly Erickson fan so I'm green with envy!

Trin said...

Donut Days has a great cover.

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, I'm just a little bit envious that you got Donut Days! I hope you enjoy it.

Mary said...

Donut Days sounds adorable. I look forward to your review!

Bookworm said...

Donut Dayyyys I have a copy of that waiting for review and I am so excited, it looks amazing!

Lara Zielin said...

Awww, you called me lovely! Thanks! I hope you enjoy the book and I'm working on my guest post now. I'll try to keep references to donuts to a minimum, since peeps get really growly stomachs when I'm all about the sugary pastries. Speaking of ... I think I hear a cruller calling my name! (My pants hate me for this book, btw.)

Scrap girl said...

I like the sound of Donut Days.

avisannschild said...

Ooh, To the Scaffold sounds great!

Arleigh said...

I wondering if To the Scaffold is good... I didn't much like her novel on Marie Anotinette.

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

Mmmmm - Donut Days just started a whole new round of cravings for me! :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Kristi said...

Donut Days sounds hilarious - I love the cover - I will have to look this one up for my daughter!

Enjoy your books.

Anna said...

These both sound good. I'm looking forward to your thoughts. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I haven't read Erickson yet and I love Marie Antoinette....can't wait to read your review!

Anonymous said...

especiallyGW2 CD key if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.

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