Sunday, March 8, 2009

In My Mailbox - March 8

This is where I give you a glimpse of the books I've acquired in the past week. Thanks to the Story Siren for the idea. Find more details, here.

Books I bought:
I promised myself not to buy a lot of books because I want to start using the library more and saving money for future things. These are some books that I've wanted for awhile and many were in the bargain bin!

Me, The Missing and The Dead by Jenny Valentine

and the dead

This has been on my list since the past summer. I bought it so that I can read it over spring break.

The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo

The Alchemist

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Tree Grows in Brooklyn

This one's on my classics to read list.

and the dead

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

While I'm not a fanatic, I have enjoyed extensions of Austen's work, such as, The Jane Austen Book Club and Austenland. This seemed like a worthy addition.

The Last Summer

The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares
I am intrigued by this cover. And it was only 5.98!


Ask Again Later by Jill A. Davis
This one was only 4.98. It was on a book club reading list too. Thought I'd check it out. Prolly won't read until summer though.


There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
Another book club pick and only 5.98. Like the shoes on the cover. Seems to have more than one title though, saw it listed as A Place Like Here. Also, she wrote PS I Love You, which I didn't read but I liked the movie.

Dust of 100 Dogs

The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
AS King seems like an awesome person. She is on Facebook and Twitter. She has a cool website with a kick a** trailer and she's always running contests. But most important, WE HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY!!! I admit, I'm a tad older than she is, but you can't have it all. Come and join our birthday bash on Tuesday on Facebook! I can't wait to read this!!

In Between

In Between by Jenny B. Jones As part of a challenge by Laurie Halse Anderson to support your local indie bookstore, I bought this book at my church bookstore. It looks like a lot of fun. The main character, Katie Parker, has a great voice filled with sarcasm, my favorite type of voice. I've previewed a few chapters and it's fast and easy. I look forward to reading it over spring break. Here's chapter one for your perusal.

Soul Tracker

Soul Tracker by Bill Myers
This is another indie pick. This is actually an MP3 download though. It's available from Zondervan through symtio. You purchase a card with details on back and then you download from their website. You can purchase ebooks too! You can read an excerpt and then check out other titles here.

Books I borrowed:

I borrowed quite a few books, but in the interest of time, I'm just going to list them. You can get more information about them at Book Blather.

The Makedown by Gitty Daneshavri
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot

Books I begged for:


The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

I won this book in a contest from Kid's Book Club Book's online site. They published a book for children to help them do their own book clubs, complete with recipes. In addition to the giveways, they host recommendations from other children. They also help you do a phone call interview with an author! Check it out!

Well, that's all for this week. I'd better get reading!

What's in your mailbox?


  1. I can't wait to see what you think of Me, the Missing and the Dead. I love Jenny Valentine!

  2. So many books! To save money, have you thought about trading book sites?

  3. I hear that In Between book is awesome!
    ; )

  4. wow you got a lot of great books. Dust of 100 Dogs was great and I think Ask Again Later looks really good

  5. Oooh D100D looks so good! And I love the eight-ball cover of "Ak Again Later"--cute!


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