Monday, July 12, 2010

Mantor Monday: Mantor Sings the Blues

I love new books. I love new books like Scooby loves snacks. That's why I love it when the new acquisitions lists come out each month. It's like having my own personal shopper: the list arrives in my inbox, complete with pictures, and I can scout out the titles I've been waiting to read. (The list is also available from Mantor's home page. Click on "What's New?" in the left sidebar, then on "New Acquisitions".)
While scanning the most recent list, it struck me as kind of funny that there were three titles beginning with "Blue". (Yes, now that you mention it, I am easily amused. Your point?) So here they are, in no particular order:

Blue Gold: World Water Wars
This documentary film on is based on this book, an expose on the global water crisis, and the impact of the privatization of water supplies. In other words, water is one more thing largely owned by Big Corporations, and that's not a good thing. (Unless you're a Big Corporation, of course.)

Next up is Blue Bloods, by Melissa de la Cruz. This one reportedly combines chick lit, fashion, and Teenage Vampires into a new, hybrid genre. (The Undead Wear Prada? Bridget Jones's Vampire Diaries? Okay, I'll stop.)

Last, but not least, is Blue Noon, number three in the Midnighters Series by Scott Westerfield.

As I said, I love new books. I also love odd connections and synchronicities. Let's play Six Degrees of Blueness: other than the fact that they all start with Blue, can you find any connections between these three titles?

If you do, leave a on!


  1. BookBorrowingBluesJuly 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Another commonality: all three sound scary. In completely different ways, but still scary.

  2. @BookBorrowingBlues - a point for you! You're in the lead, 1-0.