Monday, June 1, 2009

In My Mailbox - June 1

This week's book's I've received, aka In My Mailbox, is brought to you courtesy of The Story Siren - check out her new blog design. Somehow this moved to Sunday night without me noticing...will take care of next week. Let's get right to books I bought, begged for, and books I'll tour.

Bought: I know I promised not buy so many books, but sometimes it's the only way to get what you want!

Looking for Alibrandri by Melina Marchetta
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

Hero Type by Barry Lyga
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shafer
Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler - Lots of fun activities coming up with this title. Today was the official release day and I'll be posting about a Twitter Party and other activities later today - stay tuned! It will be a blast! We'll be featuring activities throughout the month of June to celebrate!

Begged For:

School of Fear
by Gitty Daneshvari
Knowing I couldn't go to BEA I was afraid I wouldn't get this book - but Little, Brown tweeted about it and sent it to me! It releases September 1st and I am psyched to read it. It has a different phobia listed before each chapter. Great formatting. It's also a middle-grades novel which I'm looking to add to our collection.

The Actor and The Housewife by Shannon Hale
I received this one from Bloomsbury. I've already read it and it was fantastic. Sometimes I laughed out-loud, in public places! I cried quite a few times. Shannon's writing made me feel like I was the housewife going through this. Look for my review later this week.

Blog Tours:

The Vanishing Sculptor by Danita K. Paul
The Vanishing Sculptor releases June 2, 2009. I'll be touring June 22 - June 26, please stop by to hear more about this new fantasy for middle grades. I'll be giving away two copies of this book!

Ghostgirl:Homecoming by Tanya Hurley
Ghostgirl: homecoming releases July 1, 2009 and I get to interview Tonya Hurley!! I have two copies of ghostgirl and two copies of ghostgirl:homecoming to give away! Love the coffin books!

Well, those are the books in my mailbox. I'm thinking of doing all blog tour books separately...I'm going to have to get my calendar together so I keep track of everything! Some fun reading coming up as soon as I'm completely done with work!

What's in your mailbox?


  1. Hero Type looks like my type of book! And yayy for future giveaways!

  2. Great batch of books you have there! I hope you enjoy reading them all!

  3. Ooh, great week! I've heard really good things about Looking For Alibrandi - I'm looking forward to your review of that one!

  4. You got some really good books this week. Enjoy.

  5. I am excited about doing giveaways because I've never done that. I hope it's as fun as it seems!! I'm trying to find any books by Melina Marchetta now - I really enjoyed her writing in Jellicoe Road.

  6. Whoa! You got a lot of really great stuff. I've been wanting to read Boy Toy for a while. Maybe I'll pick it up this week.

    And I definitely need to read something by Melina Marchetta. Jellicoe Road is always checked out of the library when I go.

    Happy reading!

  7. Nice books you bought. I need to read Boy Toy still. And Ohhh School of Fear sounds awesome. Lucky you for getting a copy.


  8. Shalonda: Boy toy and Hero Type have been on my TBR pile for a while. I loved Fanboy and Goth Girl so I'm looking forward to reading these sometime soon!

    Lauren: I am quite excited about School of Fear! It's already been optioned for a movie! I am lucky -::knocks on wood::

  9. When are you interviewing Ghostgirl author Tonya Hurley???? Please ask her if there will be more books after homecoming!! i'm already dreading finishing it and not having anything to look forward too ;)

  10. You bought some great books. I loved all three. Looking forward to the new Ghostgirl and School of Fear looks like fun. I finished Melissa de La Cruz new book Girls Stay in the Picture. It didn't do much for me. I would suggest checking it out from the library before buying it.


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