Monday, May 18, 2009

Mailbox Monday - May 10 - 16th

Mailbox Monday is hosted by The Printed Page and is where we share all the books we received in the mail over the past week.

I get an absolutely insane number of books for myself, my aunt, and my friends abroad each week, but I'm going to try to give this Mailbox Monday thing a chance for a couple weeks. :)

Young Galen Wayloc is the last watchman of the Dream Gate, beyond which the ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. But the warning bell has sounded in the dream world, unheeded. Now, the minions of Darkness have stirred in the deep and the long watch is over.

An army of mythic monsters has invaded our world. To join the battle with universal darkness, the forces of light have gathered in Castle Everness, which must stand, or all is lost.

For a friend abroad.

Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened.

Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused - when Branwell can't speak for himself?

For a friend abroad.

For over a century, the people of Clam Island, Washington, have enjoyed barbecues and baseball games and Summerland, on the Western tip of the island, where it never rains. The small beings -- known as ferishers -- who ensure this perfect weather, however, are threatened by an ancient enemy, and need a hero -- a baseball star, in fact -- to vanquish their foe. Summerland is the story of Ethan Feld, the worst ball player in the history of the game, recruited by a hundred-year-old scout called Ringfinger Brown, himself a Negro League Legend. Accompanied by his determined friend, Jennifer T. Rideout, and guided by a friendly werefox, Ethan struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world.

For a friend abroad.

In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book." "To preserve homeowners' privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees." There's been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the '60s and '70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles.

Received from the author for review.


bermudaonion said...

Ooh, Summerland looks good.

Mary said...

Nice variety of books. Enjoy!

Serena said...

I haven't heard of any of these titles...happy reading.

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