Before I tell what books I've received this week though, I've got something to share that I found a bit sad. I went to Borders today, hoping to pick up a copy of Willow that was just released two days ago. So I go in, head to the young adult section, and scan every inch of the shelves for it. What? What do you mean it's not here? Maybe it's in another section. I headed to the computer to look it up. And it says, "Not in store." Excuse me? It just came out two days ago, and you're not even telling me that it's "Likely in store", you're just flat out telling me "No we don't have it here." I left disappointed.
Have any of you gone to a bookstore lately to look for Willow or another newly released book, and found out that for whatever reason, they don't have it? Now I'm no expert on this (though I do hope to work at a bookstore one day), but it seems to me like they never had copies of it. I ended up ordering it off of Amazon, but I'm still disappointed. Borders usually has everything. :(
Anyways, here's what I've received for books so far this week! Not very exciting yet, but hopefully that will change when the mail comes later today.
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Kay Redfield Jamison
From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.
An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.
While this isn't exactly a young adult book, it's still a very interesting topic to me. I probably won't be reviewing it on here, but it is still a book I've received in my mailbox.
UPDATE: No more books in the mail this week. :( Oh well, I'll see what next week brings!