Sunday, December 20, 2009

In My Mailbox *23*

Created by The Story Siren who was inspired by Alea.
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This week I only go one book, but that's fine with me because I am expecting a box of them any day now :) And since I only got one book, I'm going to do this weeks IMM the old fashioned way. Plus I fell a couple of hours ago and really hurt my foot and don't really feel up to getting the camera and everything to take a picture. Sorrys!

For review:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
(It's the 25th anniversary edition)

Esther, an A-student from Boston who has won a guest editorship on a national magazine, finds a bewildering new world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities, so that the choice of future is overwhelming, but she can no longer retreat into the safety of her past. Deciding she wants to be a writer above all else, Esther is also struggling with the perennial problems of morality, behaviour and identity. In this compelling autobiographical novel, a milestone in contemporary literature, Sylvia Plath chronicles her teenage years - her disappointments, anger, depression and eventual breakdown and treatment - with stunning wit and devastating honesty.






That's what was in my mailbox, what did you get in yours?

12 comments:

  1. I really need to get this one, because I always hear how incredible it is.

    Happy reading!

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  2. I've actually never read this one!! Enjoy!

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  3. i haven't heard of this one before. it sounds interesting though. looking foward to your thoughts on it. enjoy!

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  4. I've been wanting to read Bell Jar for a while now! :)
    I hope you write a review of it!
    Happy reading and Happy Holidays! :)

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  5. I read The Bell Jar a few years ago and I really liked it, I hope you will too! It's a rather depressing book, but personally I like to read a sad book once it a while to balance things out. :) Happy reading! :)

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  6. What a stunning cover! This definitely requires a re-read from me one day. Happy reading and I hope you feel better :)

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  8. I've been meaning to buy this book for the longest time. I always pick it up in the bookstore but never purchase it. I really look forward to your review. :D

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  9. I like the new cover for The Bell Jar. Enjoy!
    Emily

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  10. I read The Bell Jar when I was a teenager. I had been coping with serious depression, and this book really spoke to me. I also enjoyed Plath's poetry and some of her journals.

    Here's mine

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  11. I have never read The Bell Jar.... I want to though.

    Hope you are ok after your fall - ouch!

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  12. I'm sorry about your fall! That must've hurt. Glad you're okay. I really should read the Bell Jar again. I read it in High School but don't remember it.

    Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

    Happy Holidays!

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Thanks for reading! Comments are always appreciated!