Sunday, May 31, 2009

In My Mailbox-(1)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi, The Story Siren

Yess. I finally joined! :)

If Nina Khan were to rate herself on the unofficial Pakistani prestige point system – the one she’s sure all the aunties and uncles use to determine the most attractive marriage prospects for their children – her scoring might go something like this:

+2 points for getting excellent grades

–3 points for failing to live up to expectations set by genius older sister

+4 points for dutifully obeying parents and never, ever going to parties, no matter how antisocial that makes her seem to everyone at Deer Hook High

–1 point for harboring secret jealousy of her best friends, who are allowed to date like normal teenagers

+2 points for never drinking an alcoholic beverage

–10 points for obsessing about Asher Richelli, who talks to Nina like she’s not a freak at all, even though he knows that she has a disturbing line of hair running down her back

In this wryly funny debut novel, the smart, sassy, and utterly lovable Nina Khan tackles friends, family, and love, and learns that it’s possible to embrace two very different cultures – even if things can get a little bit, well, hairy.

Teenage angst with a cultural twist! Nice.

Up for review (soon): Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr.


  1. Welcome to teh IMM bandwagon! :P Her points system look like what you have to do to gain extra contest entries. xD

  2. That actually looks good. Interested to see what you think of it!

  3. Haha, we will probably review ink exchange around the same time! xD

  4. This sounds interesting... hope you enjoy!

  5. That cover is cooooool.

    Very similar, yes. My Mom talked to me more about it, and basically her Mom had her committed because she was just losing control of her. She was on medication for years, being treated for bipolar disorder she didn't have solely because her mother didn't feel she was in control of her anymore. Quite sad, actually.

    No, I haven't, but it's been mainly for that reason of not being able to fully understand it. I need a Greek Mythology for Dummies book. I need to look that up, see if that exists...*looks on Paperback Swap*

    I'll be darned, it does. May have to look into that for a future purchase.

  6. I love the cover. Happy reading!

  7. Huh, this sounds like a really cute, interesting book. Might have to add this to my must-read list as well.

  8. Skunk Girl looks like quite a good book. Enjoy.

  9. Skunk Girl looks really interesting! I can't until you have the review up!

  10. That cover is way cute...iknow it is a skunk, but it is still getting my attention.