Poetry Madness
 
 

Daily Dose

2014 Archives

2013 Archives

2012 Archives

2011 Archives

2010 Archives

2009 Archives

2008 Archives

2007 Archives

2006 Archives

2005 Archives

2004 Archives

2003 Archives

2002 Archives

2001 Archives

spacer

Daily Dose Archives

Dose Me!

Enter your email address below and receive a new Daily Dose in your inbox each morning.


Click here to read about Powells.com's privacy policy.
August 01
Selected by Amy from Rumford, Rhode Island
Amy won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity
Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity
by Kerry Cohen

Amy's Comments:
"I am absolutely blown away by the way this memoir is told! Raw and for all the world to see...to me, it doesn't get any better than this!" (read more)

Your price $8.95
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 02
Selected by Jo from Yuba City, California
Jo won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire
Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire
by Ruth Downie

Jo's Comments:
"Engrossing, amusing summer read. Looking forward to the next mystery in the series." (read more)

Your price $3.50
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 03
Selected by Ruth from Columbus, Ohio
Indexed
Indexed
by Jessica Hagy

Ruth 's Comments:
"For the person that loves to have a good mind challenge with a belly laugh at the end, this one is for you." (read more)


add to wish list

August 04
Selected by Mirella from Cochrane, Alberta,,
The Spiritualist
The Spiritualist
by Megan Chance

Mirella's Comments:
"Megan Chance has successfully recreated the time and feel of old New York....This mystery novel has many twists and turns to keep readers enthralled to the very shocking, but satisfying end." (read more)

Your price $3.50
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 05
Selected by Susmita from Chevy Chase, Maryland
Susmita won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $60.
Palace Council
Palace Council
by Stephen L. Carter

Susmita's Comments:
"Stephen Carter has written the perfect smart summer read. His main character is a rising Harlem literary star in the 1950s who stumbles onto political intrigue that extends into the Watergate years....[A] real page-turner, without ever being trashy or sensationalistic." (read more)


add to wish list

August 06
Selected by Chelsea from Miami, Florida
The Answer Is Always Yes
The Answer Is Always Yes
by Monica Ferrell

Chelsea's Comments:
"I love how Monica Ferrell's voice comes through in the writing....The never ending pursuit to be the coolest kid captivates you and makes you turn those pages." (read more)

Your price $9.95
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 07
Selected by Michelle from Brownsburg, Indiana
Michelle won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Turnaround Signed 1st Edition
The Turnaround Signed 1st Edition
by George Pelecanos

Michelle's Comments:
"This is the first George Pelecanos novel I've read. Based on the fact that I couldn't put it down I will be reading his other novels." (read more)

Your price $9.50
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 08
Selected by Carl from Portland, Oregon
Carl won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings
Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings
by Marcus Borg and Ray Riegert

Carl's Comments:
"[A] major help in helping me to discover that I am a Christian-Buddhist." (read more)

Your price $8.00
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 09
Selected by Denise from Longmont, CO
Denise won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Iodine
Iodine
by Haven Kimmel

Denise's Comments:
"[A] sharp, gripping read!...I was breathless waiting for the end which came with an explosive and shocking surprise. Don't expect the redemptive ending of Kimmel's "Solace of Leaving Early". This is a searing look at madness." (read more)

Your price $8.95
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 10
Selected by Dawn from Tallahassee, FL
Dawn won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Looking Glass Wars (Looking Glass Wars)
The Looking Glass Wars (Looking Glass Wars)
by Frank Beddor

Dawn's Comments:
"This is the best fantasy book I have read since the last Harry Potter. All I can say is that you should buy the sequel at the same time, because Beddor's world is addictive." (read more)

Your price $3.50
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 11
Selected by Sheldon from Brooklyn, NY
Sheldon won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion
The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion
by Jonathan Z Smith

Sheldon's Comments:
"[A]n excellent work of scholarship that can be enjoyed by the general reader. Many leading members of the American Academy of Religion...contributed to this non-sectarian study of many interesting aspects of all the world's religions." (read more)

Your price $9.95
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 12
Selected by Frank from Bozeman, Montana
Frank won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America
Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America
by Stephen Trimble

Frank's Comments:
"This is a discussion, not a rant, and that sets it apart from a great many other environmental tomes." (read more)

Your price $6.95
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 13
Selected by Trevor from Appleton, Wisconsin
Trevor won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Nocturnes
Nocturnes
by John Connolly

Trevor's Comments:
"Connolly brings us back to the fears of childhood in his short story collection....No two tales are alike, leaving the reader feeling refreshed and famished for more fear at the end of each story." (read more)

Your price $7.50
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 14
Selected by Alice from Staten Island, New York
Girls of Riyadh
Girls of Riyadh
by Rajaa Alsanea

Alice's Comments:
"Groundbreaking book...on the dating and mating habits of four Riayadhian gals...with their daring, courage, and limits imposed by religious law and culture." (read more)

Your price $7.50
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 15
Selected by Anna from Tallahassee, Florida
Anna won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith
My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith
by Kevin Smith

Anna's Comments:
"Reading this book is like being a fly on the wall in the Smith household. It is amazing how entertaining Kevin Smith can make day-to-day life!" (read more)

Your price $5.95
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 16
Selected by Lisa from South Porcupine , Ontario , Canada
A Father's Law (P.S.)
A Father's Law (P.S.)
by Richard Wright

Lisa 's Comments:
"[An] existential exploration in the form of a typical crime thriller....It is far from being a polished work of fiction, but the basic story and underlying themes are certainly representative of the great Richard Wright." (read more)

Your price $1.00
Sale - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 17
Selected by Danielle from Washington, DC
Danielle won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail
The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail
by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan

Danielle's Comments:
"One need not be religious to appreciate this incredible story." (read more)

Your price $6.95
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 18
Selected by Martha from Seattle, Washington
Martha won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Severance: Stories
Severance: Stories
by Robert Olen Butler

Martha's Comments:
"Each story is 240 words long — the last 240 words rushing through the narrators' mind after the head is severed from the body." (read more)

Your price $6.95
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 19
Selected by Robina from Dallas, Georgia
Robina won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Butcher's Boy
The Butcher's Boy
by Thomas Perry

Robina's Comments:
"You can never predict where this story will take you. It is truly one of the most inventively plotted and narrated books I've read to date." (read more)

Your price $8.00
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 20
Selected by Virginia from Sunnyvale, California
Virginia won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Grass is Singing
The Grass is Singing
by Doris Lessing

Virginia's Comments:
"I admit that I hadn't read Doris Lessing until she won the Nobel. I decided to start with her first novel....I was enthralled by the story of a woman trapped by society's expectations and the tragic result of her choices. The book is a personal story that touches on the universal implications of racism and slavery." (read more)

Your price $6.95
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 21
Selected by Mary from Charlottesville, Virginia
Mary won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, The Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century
American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, The Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century
by Paula Uruburu

Mary's Comments:
"[O]ne of the few books about Evelyn Nesbit, a gorgeous creature who had a short but brilliant fame." (read more)

Your price $3.50
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 22
Selected by Monica from Portland, Oregon
Monica won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Peshawar Lancers
The Peshawar Lancers
by S. M. Stirling

Monica's Comments:
"I'm a big fan of alternate histories....'The Peshawar Lancers' is an absolute pip of a novel." (read more)

Your price $3.95
Used - Mass Market
add to cart
add to wish list

August 23
Selected by Karen from Portland, Oregon
Karen won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Being Peace
Being Peace
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Karen's Comments:
"[A] collection of Thich Nhat Hanh's lectures that he gave to peaceworkers and meditation students during his tour of Buddhist centers in 1985. Among many things, he talks about walking meditation, sitting meditation, how our environment affects us." (read more)


add to wish list

August 24
Selected by Aaron from Kankakee, Illinois
Aaron won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Teen Angst? Naaah...: A Quasi-Autobiography
Teen Angst? Naaah...: A Quasi-Autobiography
by Ned Vizzini

Aaron's Comments:
"I really like all of Ned Vizzini's books because they all tell the true side of a teenager's mindset." (read more)


add to wish list

August 25
Selected by Deanna from Battle Ground, Washington
Deanna won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
The Last Time I Was Me
The Last Time I Was Me
by Cathy Lamb

Deanna's Comments:
"Fabulous book that is at times heartbreaking and most other times hilarious....Cathy Lamb's books are the best thing to come along in women's fiction for a while." (read more)

Your price $7.95
Used - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 26
Selected by Ryan from San Jose, California
Ryan won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $20.
Band Fags!
Band Fags!
by Frank Anthony Polito

Ryan's Comments:
"This is the coming-of-age and coming-out story of a high school "band fag" who grew up with his best friend in the suburbs of Detroit in the '80s....Anyone who was raised in the '80s will enjoy all the '80s references. Anyone in high school band will remember being called a "band fag" whether gay or not. Anyone from the Detroit area will know exactly all the places the author describes. Anyone who has been through high school will understand exactly what Jack goes through in this novel." (read more)

Your price $22.00
New - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 27
Selected by Brad from Portland, Oregon
Seduce Me
Seduce Me
by Megan Clark

Brad's Comments:
"Sharp, crisp, and insightful...a fresh approach to the genre of erotic fiction." (read more)

Your price $4.95
Sale - Trade Paper
add to cart
add to wish list

August 28
Selected by Kaitlin from San Jose, California
Kaitlin won a Powells.com gift certificate worth $40.
Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher

Kaitlin's Comments:
"This book was amazing. I read it three times, and loved it more with every read." (read more)

Your price $8.50
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 29
Selected by Laurie from Wilmington, North Carolina
Agnes and the Hitman
Agnes and the Hitman
by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

Laurie's Comments:
"Full of great, varied characters that you either love to love, or love to hate. Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud." (read more)

Your price $4.95
Used - Hardcover
add to cart
add to wish list

August 30
Selected by Liz from Carmichael, California
In His Sights: A True Story of Love and Obsession
In His Sights: A True Story of Love and Obsession
by Kate Brennan

Liz's Comments:
"What Kate describes is something that one can only imagine happening in a freaky fiction story....I can't imagine the fear that she lives in, and I admire her for how strong she is." (read more)


add to wish list

August 31
Selected by Jeffrey from Boston, Massachusetts
Shutter Island
Shutter Island
by Dennis Lehane

Jeffrey's Comments:
"A thrilling period mystery set on an island in Boston Harbor during a hurricane. This novel was written by the author of 'Mystic River' and 'Gone, Baby, Gone,' and it certainly holds up to his previous works." (read more)

Your price $3.50
Used - Mass Market
add to cart
add to wish list

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.