Monday, August 16, 2010

Mailbox Monday - August 16

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
We share what books that we found in our mailboxes last week.

I got 2 books in my mailbox and bought one. Here they are:

Radiance (Radiance, #1)

by Alyson Noel

(this is an ARC received from Shelf Awareness)
From Goodreads:
published August 31st 2010 by Square Fish (first published 2010)
Paperback, 192 pages
Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have been reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before The Council. They let her in on a secret—the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out.

Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup return to earth for her first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But h
e's never met Riley...

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

by Steven Johnson

From Goodreads:
published October 5th 2010 by Riverhead Hardcover
Hardcover, 336 pages

(mine is not a hardcover, it's an advance uncorrected proof received from Shelf Awareness)

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Jo
hnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

Beginning with Charles Darwin's first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.

Most exhilarating is Johnson's conclusion that with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. Where Good Ideas Come From is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how to come up with tomorrow's great ideas.

Ace of Hearts

by Jean Holloway

(I bought this book. I found the author on Goodreads and wanted to check out her book. Couldn't find it at the library so I bought it).

From Goodreads:
July 3rd 2007 by Firefly Publishing & Entertainment
Paperback, 252 pages

Something sinister is going on... And Love has nothing to do with it. First he seduces them... Then he kills them... What he does next is unspeakable.
Detective Shevaughn Robinson gets her first big case, investigating a series of gruesome murders unaware the killer is not only becoming obsessed with death, but also with her.

1 comment:

  1. Radiance is on a lot of lists this week. Hope you enjoy all three books!