Sunday, October 23, 2011

In My Mailbox #109

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Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.
These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private time" they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what's more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?

Various Positions - Marta Scharas (finished Canadian copy)
Nuanced, fresh, and gorgeously well-written, Martha Schabas' extraordinary debut novel takes us inside the beauty and brutality of professional ballet, and the young women striving to make it in that world. Shy and introverted, and trapped between the hyper-sexualized world of her teenaged friends and her dysfunctional family, Georgia is only at ease when she's dancing. Fortunately, she's an unusually talented and promising dancer. When she is accepted into the notoriously exclusive Royal Ballet Academy--Canada's preeminent dance school--Georgia thinks she has made the perfect escape. In ballet, she finds the exhilarating control and power she lacks elsewhere in her life: physical, emotional and, increasingly, sexual.  This dynamic is nowhere more obvious than in Georgia's relationship with Artistic Director Roderick Allen. As Roderick singles her out as a star and subjects her to increasingly vicious training, Georgia obsesses about becoming his perfect student, disciplined and sexless. But a disturbing incident with a stranger on the subway, coupled with her dawning recognition of the truth of her parents' unhappy marriage, causes her to radically reassess her ideas about physical boundaries--a reassessment that threatens both Roderick's future at the academy and Georgia's ambitions as a ballerina.

So that's what I go this week, what did you all get?


  1. Not familiar with those! Hope you enjoy them!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Enjoy your books - those both look really great!

  3. Enjoy your books I haven't heard of either of those ones, so I look forward to reading what you think about them.

  4. Great books this week. I hope that you enjoy them!

    Ladybug Storytime

  5. Both of these sound really good! But that first one sounds AMAZING! Enjoy!

  6. Hmmm... these look very interesting!

    I had an unusual IMM week...

    I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  7. Great IMM. :) I got a copy of The Difference between you and me last week. It sounds like it's going to be really good.

    Here is my IMM for this week: IMM(4)

  8. Two great books. They look really interesting although I hadn't heard of either before your IMM.

  9. Great set! Various Positions sounds really interesting. I hope you love it.
    My IMM


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