Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox 3/4/12

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren

This week I bought two books at a library book sale:

Olivia, Kelly, Christopher, Jason, and Eva have one thing in common: They're addicts. Addicts who have hit rock bottom and are stuck together in rehab to face their problems, face sobriety, and face themselves. None of them wants to be there. None of them wants to confront the truths about their pasts. But they'll all have to deal with themselves--and each other--if they want to learn how to live. Because when you get that high, there's nowhere to go but down, down, down.

 A sensation across Europe—millions of copies sold. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves. It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.

I'm very excited about both of these books and I hope that I can read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for my goal of reading at least one adult book during 2012.

What did you get in your mailbox? Comment!


  1. Nice IMM! Good luck with Dragon Tattoo, after seeing the movie I'm too afraid to try to read it since I'd get even more sucked in!

  2. Clean looks great!

  3. I'm jealous! My library had a sale this week, but the hour long (one way) bus ride meant I didn't make it :[
    Good buys, though :]

  4. Clean looks interesting. Enjoy your new reads! :)

  5. I'm reading it right now. The first few chapters are kinda slow and not like the movie at all. Once you get past those chapters it is very similar to the movie and very intriguing!