13 September 2009

In My Mailbox #8

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I got only one book this week:

THE GOOD LUCK GIRL by Kerry Reichs

Maeve Connolly is tired of being labelled as irresponsible. Yes, she may spend unhealthy amounts of time on Facebook and watch marathon sessions of America's Next Top Model, but Maeve isn't a typical post-college slacker. Determined to change her life and make her own luck, Maeve impulsively decides on a grand adventure - driving cross country to LA. But en route, Maeve's car breaks down and she is stranded in Unknown, Arizona. It is here, alone and in the middle of nowhere, that Maeve finally faces up to the reality of her past. What Maeve has denied acknowledging, even to herself, is that she isn't running from bad luck, but from something much more complicated - something that made her feel as though the world would never turn again, and her heart would always remain closed. What begins as a hilarious and quirky coming-of-age tale soon deepens into a complex portrayal of survivorship and one woman's journey to a new beginning. Funny, irreverent, and moving in equal measure, The Good Luck Girl will leave you smiling through tears.


I was planning to wait for the paperback of this one, but then three things happened that made me order the book immdediately:
a) I got 10 % off at Book Depository;
b) great Amazon reviews that made the book sound even better;
c) different paperback cover (it's alright, but I prefer the one I got).

This HB/TPB cover appears all cute and wonderful at first sight, but there's one thing that's sort of bothering me now: the gorgeous girl on the cover has hairy arms, lol. I know that sounds ridiculous and I might get flamed for this, but I can't help noticing it everytime I look at the cover, heh. I personally don't find that very attractive, but to each their own and the rest of the cover is still pretty, kind of reminiscent of The Truth about Forever.

Hope everyone else had a great week for books and everything else! :)

18 comments:

April said...

That is a lovely cover, though. I guess we all have our own personal tastes! I hope you enjoy reading The Good Luck Girl!!

Kate said...

Lol. I love your little peeves. I know everyone has them, but it is cute that you take yours out on a book cover ;) Anyways, looks like it will be a great book. Can't wait for the review.

austenfan said...

The cover really is pretty! Though I didn't know those hairy arms until you mentioned it! Haha. :)

Leah @ chicklitreviews said...

I love the cover. I want to read this, it sounds fab!

PS: The Nanny is ridiculously good! I loved it. Hope you're enjoying it.

bookalicious said...

Leah - I'm absolutely *loving* The Nanny so far, I just wish I had more time to read right now, but alas I have to work on other things, boo! :( As I said, I hate work and other responisiblites getting in the way of reading, that's not what life is about. ;)

Lizzy said...

I like the cover, and at least we know that her arms weren't photoshopped!

Enjoy your book :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

It's a gorgeous cover! I love her Mum's books so I might have to give this a go! Hope you enjoy it.

Leslie said...

i love the cover! ahhh i'm so adding it to my tbr list :D

Jessica Lawlor said...

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Ravenous Reader said...

That book has such a beautiful cover. I hope that you enjoy reading it and cannot wait for a review.

Faye said...

the cover is pretty. I'll def. check it out :D

Diana Paz said...

Sounds like a good story, I'll definitely check it out :)

Dani. said...

I haven't heard of this one, but I hope you enjoy it. I'll be looking out for your review. :)

I also get what you say about the cover being reminiscent of The Truth About Forever. I agree.

Chloe @ chicklitreviews said...

I read Kerry Reichs debut book and hated it, so I won't bother with this, but hope you like it! Chloe x

bookalicious said...

Chloe - yeah, I remember reading your review and I admit it's got me a bit worried, but I just couldn't resist the cover, plus the Amazon reviews are good so I'm hoping this one won't disappoint. ;)

Rebecca said...

Good book. I quite like the cover, it looks quite nice. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Jessica Lawlor said...

Ohh, this one looks good. Very nice cover.

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