Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? for June 11

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at Mailbox Monday. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Marie at Burton Book Review will be hosting for the month of June. You can also view the touring blog list here for the upcoming months.

Your Daughter Needs a Hero: Helping Her Handle Insecurity and Poor Body Image by Maria C. Furlough (for review)

What drives teenage girls? What tempts them? What tugs on their heart strings? More importantly, what can parents do to make a difference in their lives? Author Maria Furlough battled self-image and self-esteem issues as a teenager, and in Your Daughter Needs You; Helping Her Handle Insecurity and Poor Body Image, using a mix of personal stories and years of experience counseling teenage girls in her youth ministry, she shows parents what their teenage daughters are going through and how to best help them.

Furlough explains how fad diets, the media, and pornography influence a teen girl's body image, and she guides parents on how to counteract the constant pressures and influences that effect teen girls every day. This book will show parents how to effectively build their daughter's self-esteem and self-image. If you have a teenage daughter, Your Daughter Needs a Hero; Helping Her Handle Insecurity and Poor Body Image is a must read!

Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market by Victoria Hanley (for review)

What do you need to know to break in to the flourishing young adult (YA) market? With humor and a solid grounding in reality, author Victoria Hanley helps readers understand the ins and outs of the YA genre, how to stay inspired, and how to avoid common mistakes writers make in trying to reach teens. This book includes unique writing exercises to help readers find their own authentic teen voice and dozens of interviews with YA authors, blogging experts, editors, and agents to give inspiration and guidance for getting published. Chapters include writing exercises and self-editing techniques tailored to YA, along with encouraging words on dealing with self-doubt, rejection, and lack of time.

The Vow by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter and Dana Wilkerson (e-book received free for purchasing a Kobo!)

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.

And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, “I’m no hero. I made a vow.”

Now available in trade paper with a new chapter and photo insert, The Vow is the true story that inspired the major motion picture of the same name starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Dear John), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Academy Award winner Jessica Lange.

This is the first time I participate in this meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I'm hoping it will keep me more focused on what I'm reading since I get so sidetracked while visiting other blogs!

Read and Reviewed:
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier (Great family drama review and giveaway)
BEA Buzz Books from Publishers Lunch (Excerpts of 2012 Fall titles!)

Currently reading:
Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway as part of the read-a-long at Diary of an Eccentric
Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff (for review June 21)
Your Daughter Needs a Hero by Maria C. Furlough (review for June 27)

Listening to:
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (This is the third time I try an audio book and the only one I've stuck with so far!)

Other book-related posts:
Guest Post by author of The Scorpio Series, Monique Domovitch (she's offering a giveaway of her books and Amazon gift card)

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