In My Mailbox (4)

Posted September 11, 2011 by Melissa in In My Mailbox | 19 Comments

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren to share whatever books and bookish goodies that you’ve bought, borrowed, won, or been gifted and have thus entered your home the previous week. You can show off books that you are excited about and it’s also a great opportunity to showcase books that you may not actually have the time to read or review.

Here’s what came into my home this past week:

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Eve

Eve (The Eve Trilogy, #1
The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets o…moreThe year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust…and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

Witches

Witche
Little witches abound in this rollicking, rhyming adventure that features all of the fun, fantasy, and treats—but none of the tricks— of a Halloween night to remember! Whimsical, colorful illustrations overflow with charming details that will engage young readers to read the book again and again to discover all its charms! Ages 2-5

Pandora's Seed: Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival
Pandora’s Seed: The Unforesseen Cost of Civilization by Spencer Wells
Pandora’s Seed takes us on a powerful and provocative globe-trotting tour of human history, back to a seminal event roughly ten thousand years ago, when our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers, setting in motion a momentous chain of events that could not have been foreseen at the time.

Although this decision to control our own food supply is what propelled us into the modern world, Wells demonstrates—using the latest genetic and anthropological data—that such a dramatic shift in lifestyle had a downside that we’re only now beginning to recognize. Growing grain crops ultimately made humans more sedentary and unhealthy and made the planet more crowded. The expanding population and the need to apportion limited resources such as water created hierarchies and inequalities. The desire to control—and no longer cooperate with—nature altered the concept of religion, making deities fewer and more influential, foreshadowing today’s fanaticisms. The proximity of humans and animals bred diseases that metastasized over time. Freedom of movement and choice were replaced by a pressure to work that is the forebear of the anxiety and depression millions feel today. Wells offers a hopeful prescription for altering a life to which we were always ill suited, recommending that we change our priorities and self-destructive appetites before it’s too late.
A riveting and accessible scientific detective story, Pandora’s Seed is an eye-opening book for anyone fascinated by the past and concerned about the future.

Borrowed from Library:

The Heretic's Daughter [Large Print][Hardcover] by Kent, Kathleen
The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family’s deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.
The Heretic’s Daughter



Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superst

I am looking forward to reading all of these in the upcoming weeks! Especially The Heretic’s Daughter which I am reading with my Book Club since I used to live in Salem, MA. I did mention that I am an eclectic reader, right??!


Well, that’s all for this week. What exciting books have come into your hands this week??

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19 responses to “In My Mailbox (4)

  1. @Carrie & @ Juju -I know…so cute…can’t wait to read it to my nieces!!

    @Caroline–I hope to start it this week…hopefully it is as good as it sounds!

  2. @ Melina & @ Library Snake – I really enjoy historical Fiction..and I’m partial to Sale…used to live there! Looking forward to The Heretics Daughter…reading it with my book club!

  3. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Eve and can’t wait to read it. I read The Heretic’s Daughter but didn’t like it as much as I hoped. Hopefully you feel differently. Happy reading!

  4. @ Midnyte Reader – Hope you are feeling better!

    @ Amber – Eve looks good…I hope to start it next week! And I sure hope I like Heretic’s Daughter more than you did…I have to read it for my book club so no wimping out half way!

    @ Christi, @ Robyn, @ Reading Angel @ bookstacksondeck @Lissa – Eve does look so good! I haven’t read that many post apocalypic novels so the genre still feels reallt fresh to me!

    @ Lisa- I can’t wait to read it to my nieces!

    @Edie – I am big of environmentalism…can’t wait to see what Pandora’s Seed offers

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