I haven't posted anything for Mailbox Monday for the last 4 weeks, as I simply hadn't received any books to tell you about. However, I ordered a few earlier in the month and they arrived last week.
Emma, vol. 8 - Kaoru Mori
Read this one during the read-a-thon.
The Commoner - John Burnham Schwartz
Fascinating topic and such a pretty cover!
The Love We Share Without Knowing - Christopher Barzak
How could I not want this after Nymeth's review?
Tears of the Desert - Halima Bashir & Damien Lewis
Since I'm reading for a charity which helps refugees of Darfur, Book Wish Foundation, I'd like to read more about their plight.
Looking for Alaska - John Green
Everyone seems to be talking about John Green this year, so I've just got to read one for myself!
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Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)
I've read some pretty good books so far this year. My favourites though (I can't just choose one, you'll have to settle for two) are Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg [US title: Smilla's Sense of Snow], for its great wintery, unsettled mood, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman which I just read over the weekend for the read-a-thon. A wonderful coming-of-age story with a subtle, but powerful impact!
My least favourite? I guess it would be the manga xxxHolic, vol. 1 by CLAMP as I just didn't really care for it, and it's my lowest rating so far this year.
What's your favourite book of the year so far?
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Thanks to the read-a-thon, I did quite a bit of literary travelling this past weekend. First I spent the years of my childhood living amongst the ghosts in an old graveyard in England [The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman]. Then I went back in time to the Fall of 1152, where I almost witnessed a mouse uprising as a traitor from the elite guard tried to overthrow the main fortress town [Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 - David Petersen]. Then it was to Victorian London, with a side trip to Brighton, following various characters that somehow touched the lives of Emma and William [Emma, vol. 8 - Kaoru Mori]. After that I travelled to Japan where I lived for the first few years of my life as a rather precocious child [The Character of Rain - Amélie Nothomb]. And finally I ended up in Canada, trying to survive the angst and drama of high school [Skim - Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki].
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