Saturday, April 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (16)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It is a list of all the books that I've have received over the previous week, whether I won them, bought them, or borrowed them.

This week was really tough on my family and me. I was in desperate need of light-hearted chick lit, so I checked out these two novels.

Ready or Not:

Top ten things Samantha Madison isn't ready for:
10. Spending Thanksgiving at Camp David
9. With her boyfriend, the president's son
8. Who appears to want to take their relationship to the Next Level
7. Which Sam inadvertently and shockingly announces live on MTV
6. While appearing to support the president's dubious policies on families, morals, and yes, sex
5. Juggling her new after-school job at Potomac Video
4. Even though she already has a job as teen ambassador to the UN (that she doesn't get paid for)
3. Riding the Metro and getting accosted because she's "the redheaded girl who saved the president's life," in spite of her new, semipermanent Midnight Ebony tresses
2. Experiencing total role reversal with her popular sister Lucy, who for once can't get the guy she wants
and the number-one thing Sam isn't ready for?
1. Finding out the hard way that in art class, "life drawing" means "naked people."

Prada and Prejudice: 
To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips-conks her head-and wakes up in the year 1815!

There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily-s family, Callie warms to them-particularly to Emily-s cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.

But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex-s heart, before her time in the past is up?
More Cabot than Ibbotson, Prada and Prejudice is a high-concept romantic comedy about finding friendship and love in the past in order to have happiness in the present.


The Library Lurker said...

I like both of these books! But in my opinion Ready or Not can't compare to All American Girl. Happy reading!

j said...

I really want to read Prada and Prejudice! Enjoy your books! And I hope everything goes good for you and your family Amber. Positive thoughts your way!

~The Book Pixie said...

I'm sorry to hear things have been tough for you and your family lately and I really hope things get better for ya'll.

I've really been wanting Prada and Prejudice; it sounds like a great book. I hope you enjoy it and Ready or Not. :D


Christina T said...

I haven't read Ready or Not but I did like the first book. I did enjoy Prada and Prejudice. I'm sorry you had a rough week. I hope things get better.

Laura @ A Jane of All Reads said...

Books can always fix it I've found. I want to read Prada and Prejudice and I've heard really good things about it.