Sunday, July 31, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers get to share books they received and I’ve always wanted to do one since I started this blog so here we go. This is my first one!

I have a big list this week from all kinds of sources and I’m very excited about each and every one! A few days ago a lot of the books I requested from the library were in, so I gladly went and picked them up. I just read both The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (awesome) and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (double awesome). The rest are Ironside by Holly Black, EON by Alison Goodman and The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.

I also went to Border’s to see what kind of deals I could get and while the shelves were surprisingly already picked clean, I managed to pick up some fun ones on sale: Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (from the Kingkiller Chronicles, my sister-in-law recommended it and I’m very excited to read) and A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (I love the HBO series and can’t wait to get my hands on this one!).

Then, in my actual mailbox I received Changing My Wardrobe by Deb Hanrahan (an indie that I’m reading now) and I also received What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty from Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (thanks Mary Stone!) which I (think) I won from Shelf Awareness. It’s an adult book but it looks like a superfun beach read and of course, we all know I love the beach.

Yes, that is a fluffy kitty tail/tush you see to the right.

And finally, my mom was very generous and bought me a few books because she’s a very nice mom: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (I’m dying to finish this series and find out what happens between Sam and Grace!), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (loving the old photos) and A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (yes, getting ahead of myself here since I haven’t read the first yet, but I couldn’t resist).

That’s what I got, and now I’m off to the beach for some R&R so tell me what you’re looking at this week!


Grace Fonseca said…

Very nice haul. I need to start using the library. I don't because I'm overloaded with books right now. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

melissa said…

I still have to read linger! but i am excited about forever thanks for sharing your IMM

Kristina said…

Great books! I really want to start the George R.R. Martin series and Forever was amazing! Enjoy!


Jessica (Peace Love Books) said…

Wow, you got a ton of awesome books this week! I hope you enjoy them! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

-Jessica (Peace Love Books)

thatcovergirl said…

Ooh, there is a LOT of suspense going on in your book haul. Also, I think we're book twinkies. Several on your list I've been wanting to read!

Alison Can Read said…

Great set! I got Forever this week too. I really want to read Eon. I have Game of Thrones but haven't read it yet.
New follower!

Angelica Joy said…

I've got "Ironside" in my TBR and can't wait to get a hold of "Forever".

Coranne said…

New follower (found you through blog awards)- I want to read "What Alice Forgot" so much!

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