Sunday, April 26, 2009

In My Mailbox - April 26

Hello! This is my last official IMM! I'm going to start doing Library Loot and just putting in any other books as I receive them. I'm hoping this will cut down on the time I'm doing these types of posts and increase the time to do actual reviews!!!

So here's where I share what I bought, borrowed, begged for, or other ways I was able to get my grubby little hands on books!!! If you want some more titles to add to your to 2 read list, check out the Story Siren, she's the one that interested me in this.

It was a bad week for me. I bought books at Barnes and Noble, both online and in the store, Amazon, and Powell's. The good part of this is that I'd won a gift card at Amazon - so I only spent abt 2 bucks. The Powell's haven't come in yet - but I used virtual credit for those!!

Vamped by Lucienne Diver - this is for my daughter Jess. She loved the cover.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - read this in Sept., lent my copy to a student and haven't received it back yet. Need to read for last 8th grade book discussion group.

Heartbreakers by Pamela Wells - one of my favorite students recommended I read this.

Far From You by Lisa Schroeder - read I Heart You, I Haunt You and wanted to read this one plus the cover rocks.

Death By Bikini by Linda Gerber - great title and for some reason I already bought Death by Latte so I needed to get this, it's the first book.

Initiation by Susan Fine - first, the cover attracted me, then it reminds me of Spud and Catcher in the Rye because it's about boys at all boy schools but is written by a woman...that's intriguing! Susan Fine is doing this cool 44 goals things at her blog. Sounds like a neat idea.

Lesson Learned by Earl Sewell - bought this for J because she liked The Kayla Chronicles. Also, it's a guy writing about girls. And he's from South Holland, Il - that's a hop skip and a jump from Chicago! Also, Mr. Sewell is on Twitter! Follow him here. According to his website, he'll be in Chicago in June so I will try to have this read by then so that I can go and meet him.

I have way too many books from the library (19!) with 5 more on the hold list! So I did not even go to the library this week! Even though Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani is in. I'm sure I will go later now that I think about it! Plus, Ms. Trigiani has a YA book coming out in Sept called Viola in Reel Life that looks pretty good!

Begged for
Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
I got this one from Book Divas on Twitter. Ms. Calonita is going to be on their blog from May 4 - May 8. You can go there and put questions in for Ms. Calonita to answer when she is there!! The Book Divas has lots of information on authors and writing as well as cool contests. Please check them out.

Well, hope you found something to add to your TBR pile!! And don't forget to tell me What's In Your Mailbox!


  1. I'm waiting on Hunger Games this week too. *yay!*

  2. I LOVE Jen Calonita! I really want to read Hunger Games and Death by Bikini looks really interesting.

  3. Mercy, you have some good ones! Jimmy has Susan Fine's book to read and I want to read it after him.

  4. Nice week! I just read Vamped - it's great! And The Hunger Games is amazing, as we all know :)

  5. Initiation and Vamped both sound really good.


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