Saturday, July 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

This is my first time participating in In My Mailbox, hosted by The Story Siren, so I'm a bit nervous. It's a meme where you share what books you've gotten for review, bought, traded for, or acquired in some way. We'll see how this goes.

So as everyone knows, Borders is going under, so I stopped by yesterday and picked up two books. I received one book to read from Harper Perennial so I can participate in a book discussion with the author over the course of August on Goodreads. I picked up six today at the used book store! So I think overall, good haul this week.

Skinny by Diana Spechler
: A woman dealing with the loss of her obese father (and some body issues) becomes a camp counselor at a weight loss camp. I needed some chick lit in my life and I'm reading this now. Thanks Harper Perennial! I'm reading this for an author discussion hosted by The Next Best Book Blog next month on Goodreads. Kudos to this book for a Carolina Hurricanes shout out.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray:
I've been wanting to read this for awhile since it's about mad cow. I wanted to be a virologist for a few months in high school so this is up my alley.

White Cat by Holly Black: I've been putting this off for some reason, but I bought it and will read it soon. After I read Bossypants and Bad Taste in Boys I think.

Tithe by Holly Black
Party Monster by James St. James
Clair Voyant by Saralee Rosenberg
You Dropped a Blonde on Me by Dakota Cassidy
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Evermore by Alyson Noel
Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

I'm a bit wary about the last three (one of my friends is on a crusade against Evermore, for instance), but I picked them up since it was buy 2 get one free today!
(And I got Pathfinder with Karl Urban since it's probably the only Karl Urban movie besides Priest I haven't seen, and I'm seeing that this week FINALLY.)

So what did everyone else get? I'm excited to know!

PS! Once I get to 100 followers I plan on doing a mini giveaway (I'm poor, have no job, and owe the US government $90K, so nothing extravagant). The prize will be a signed book, some swag left over from NYCC, and a handmade beaded bookmark. So tell your friends, tell your neighbors, once I get to 100 followers, the entry form will go up!


  1. Ooh you got quite a bit of books this week! See some that I've read and some I haven't! Hope you enjoy all of them! Happy Reading!

    My IMM will go up tomorrow, be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Great collection there. I enjoyed Wicked Lovely last month, and White Cat has been one of my favourites so far this year.

    Here's my IMM this week

  3. That's an awesome haul! I didn't like Evermore much, but I've read many positive reviews, so that might just be me PMSing lol

    Skinny looks very interesting. And I think I need to live whereever it is you live. We don't have used book stores. *sniff*

    Fell in love with your blog! (New Follower!)

    Happy Reading,

  4. Awesome books you got this week. Going Bovine is really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  5. Ooh great books this week! Going Bovine is fantastic. I love all of Libba Bray's books. I really need to start Evermore too. I own half of the series now, so hopefully they're good :) Hope you enjoy your books and yay for nearly reacing 100 followers!

  6. Great books this week! I hope you enjoy them all! Ive not read any Libba Bray but heard such good things so her books are definitely high up on my wishlist!

  7. Looks like you have some reading ahead of you. Have fun!

  8. I heard great things about Going Bovine by Libba Bray, so I hope you will enjoy that one. ;) And I love the cover. So fun! :)

  9. Great mailbox! I loved White Cat! It's a great series. Enjoy!

  10. Great books. I really enjoyed the Wicked Lovely series, and hear that Tithe is reallly good.
    Happy reading.
    New Follower.

  11. You have a nice list of books in your mailbox this week.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  12. Nice IMM!! A lot of books to read. Happy reading

    Here's my IMM:

  13. Looks like you've got a lot of great books to go through! :)

  14. Goooood grief! That's a pretty sweet pile of books you got there! I just finished White Cat...I used the link for the free audio book download and finished the last half at work. I have Red Glove on my shelf waiting. haha. Enjoy your books!!


  15. Great haul this week! I've had Evermore for a while and have yet to read it... Thanks for your comment on my blog!

  16. I recently read Evermore and while I liked the first book, the subsequent books are just all over the place and a bit of a mess, really. It's really a case of a great idea for a series but the execution not being quite there.

    I got White Cat today, too! I've heard so much about this Cassel that I decided to see for myself. :)

  17. Great selection! I love White Cat... I haven't read Red Glove yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
    I loved Wicked Lovely as well! I'm kind of stalled out on the fourth book in that series, but the first book especially was just fantastic.