Saturday, April 4, 2009

In My Mailbox (3/30 - 4/4)

So I've decided to steal this idea from multiple other blogs that I've seen. Sometimes I'll get a few books a week, and other times I won't get any. But when I do, I'll post them here on either Saturday or Sunday. I haven't checked the mail yet today, but I'm hoping some more books will show up!

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!


Amy said...

"Very nice! I speak a little german also"
AHHH!I liebe speaking german! lol It's such a cool, throaty language and no, I don't aspire to be like Hitler in any way at all.
Did I get it right? i had to guess for the word for speak but that's what context clues are for:)
Have you ever been there? i heard they get out of school by 9th grade, I want to move to Germany for that reason only. I asked my german teacher to take pics of teens from germany. I'd Okay that sounds stalkerish lol, but what I mean is i wonder what they dress like and all that..
Ich redet, redet, redet.. I'll stop now and spare you :):)

Letter Garden said...

Not everyone gets out of school by 9th grade and that's nothing you would be proud of. :P

BookChic said...

I hear ya about the new releases not being there. My local B&N had no copies of Willow. And they usually don't have a lot of new books that I think they should have. It sucks.

Ravenous Reader said...

I have never heard of this book, but is sounds interesting. Something for me to check into.

wdebo said...

That sounds interesting

I so understand how you feel. When you're all happy to finally get this book you've been waiting for and all you see is a sign or a person that tells you "Sorry we don't have it anymore, you're too slow" *cries from painful memory*

Wdebo :)

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