22 January, 2012

In My Mailbox (1)

I don't do memes all that often, but this week was a great book-acquisition week for me, so here goes!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers the chance to share what they’ve bought/borrowed/received!

Received for review:
The Fourth Stall Part II by Chris Rylander

You might not get the joke if you missed The Fourth Stall (which was basically The Godfather, but for elementary school ;), but I was really tickled to find this in my mailbox recently. I hope to read it this week!

Thanks, Walden Pond Press!
Borrowed from library:
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Reading this for the YA Book Council's February meeting. I didn't like the snippet of it I heard on Audible.com, otherwise I probably would have gotten it on audio. I never thought I'd say this, but there's just too much to read this month!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I've been lusting after this for ages, especially since a lot of my blogger friends were getting the ARC last summer. It's OK though--I finally bought it, and it looks lovely!

Bought at Once Upon a Time in Montrose

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

I already have this on Kindle, but it's not quite the same as having the book in your hand--especially with that great eye-candy cover!

Bought at Dark Delicacies in Burbank (ever-so-slightly not-family-friendly website ;)

Never Sit Down in a Hoop Skirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell by Crickett Rumley

It was totally IndieBound support week, this week. I attended the Popcorn and YA Writers event at The Last Bookstore in L.A. and could not resist picking this up! Sounds hilarious, and I love listening to Crickett talk.
Bought for a gift:
Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman

I've actually already read this on my Kindle--it was a good book, and better yet, my ex-cheerleader/dancer cousin is going to dig it. I'll have to get my own copy later when I have cash again!

Bought at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles
Approved on Netgalley:
The Fairy Ring by Mary Losure

I'm reading another story based on this tale, so I thought I'd snag this eGalley and compare a bit.

What's in your mailbox? 


  1. ooh you did imm this week. sweet! i totally got name of the star the other day, too. i've been meaning to read it for so long. mara dyer looks good, too. the faerie ring looks interesting. i totally have your kiki hamilton copy. :)

    1. Aaah I need to read that! Can I borrow my book back on Wednesday? Hahaha!

  2. I still need to read Mara Dyer and Name of the Star too. Hope you enjoy them! Loved the Near Witch- that's a good one to own in hardcover.
    Have heard good things about Dancergirl too.
    Nice that you visited so many great indie bookstores this week, and your library.
    Happy reading :)

    1. Go Indie! I'm really trying... it's hard paying full price sometimes but I figure I get enough crazy deals that it evens out. And I feel good about helping my local businesses :)

  3. Dang you did get some good reads! I saw someone else got The Name of the Star...the cover looks awesome...im going to have to check it out!

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  4. Great haul! I really liked Name of the Star and dancergirl. I have Near Witch on my wishlist!

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  5. the near witch is amazinggggg!!!!!

    I have a big ARC giveaway from ALA Midwinter! stop by and enter!


    1. Ooh, thanks Lindsay! I will definitely check that out.

  6. wonderful list. the near witch looks fantastic! :) happy reading

    1. Thanks, K! See you Wednesday at the Fracture signing :)

  7. Nice! I've got Mara Dyer on my TBR shelf and am looking forward to reading it as soon as I'm done with my review books. And I keep meaning to pick up something by Maureen Johnson but haven't yet. On my to-do list! Happy reading!

    1. Ooh let me know how Goddess, Interrupted is. I disliked the first book but I want to know how it plays out.

  8. Great set! Yay for Mara Dyer. I really want to read it. Hopefully I'll get it soon.
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    1. Thanks, Alison! I have Henrietta Lacks on my audible, but I've been craving silence lately at work :) I'll get to it soon! Probably after Mara.

  9. I recently finished dancergirl and was both amazed and disturbed - but I really enjoyed it. Hopefully your cousin does too!!

    Enjoy all your books and happy reading!


    1. Haha, you totally dissed one of my fave books in your IMM--it's ok, it's hard to tell sometimes. Katie Alender's Bad Girls Don't Die is one of my most favorite creepy books ever which cracks me up because she is a huge scaredy cat :)