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I've recently read a ton of graphic novels and memoirs - some I loved and others not so much but were still a thrill to read. Guts by Raina Telgemeier I am always on the lookout for Raina Telgemeier's comics, so when I found Guts available at my library's Overdrive catalog last year, I had to request it right away. Her comics are always delightful, designed for the middle-grade audience, and written very well. Guts is a continuation of her Smile nonfiction graphic memoir series (see Smile and Sisters ) and recounts a period in her childhood when she experienced IBS for the first time. When Raina wakes up one night with an upset tummy, she just assumes it's a stomach bug as her mom is also showing the same symptoms. But when it doesn't go away soon but is instead influenced by the daily highs and lows of being a middle grader - good friends, not so good ones, and then the bullies, she realizes there's something else going on. If you have not read the previous

Look at what just arrived! - October 11, 2010

mailboxmonday This meme was originally hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It went on tour beginning August '10 and is hosted this month by She Reads and Reads. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

This week I received two books that I am excited about.

I saw My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg on a lot of blogs last week during a blog tour, and the pretty positive reviews have made me excited to read this one. This is a pretty huge book, so it will take me a while to get through it, but that's okay for books. This is supposed to be a legal thriller (and I love courtroom novels - I'm a big Perry Mason fan), which is the main reason I accepted this one for review from PR by the Book.

The other book that came in was The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson. I have been seeing this one occasionally on a few blogs, and the cover looks really wonderful, especially the color combination. I won this one at Joanne's Jo-Jo Loves to read during the BBAW giveaways.

Have you read any of these books?


Comments

DCMetroreader said…
I love legal thrillers too so My Lost sounds terrific - will look forward to your review.
Legal thrillers, very fun. Somehow I haven't heard of either of these books so I look forward to seeing what you think of them
Mary (Bookfan) said…
Enjoy your new books!
I'm interested to read your thoughts on My Lost Daughter -- have a fun week! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...
Elizabeth said…
Stopping by from She Reads and Reads' post for Mailbox Monday.

Have a great week.

Stop by my blog if you like.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Enjoy your books.
Oooh, you're right - what a great cover! Enjoy! :)
The Sweet By and By sounds good and it has such a gorgeous cover! Enjoy!!
Mystica said…
The Lost Daughter sounds good. Very good reading to you.
bermudaonion said…
I've heard The Sweet By and By is fabulous and can't wait to see what you think of it.