16 June, 2013

Stacked (11)

Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature.
In My Mailbox is now hosted at The Mod Podge Bookshelf!

Click on the text links to view the books' descriptions on Goodreads.


I went to the Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Warehouse sale this week and picked up quite a stack! It's their annual event where they give 40-70% off everything in stock. If you're in the SoCal area, definitely sign up for their newsletter to get an alert for the next one! You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Picture books:
Someone pointed out that some of my purchases make a book spine poem. Totally by accident! (Try it out; but read the last 3 lines as questions.)

Middle Grade and Young Adult*:
I also attended Elizabeth Ross's Belle Epoque launch party at Skylight Books, so I came away with a copy of that and also the picture book The Mighty Lalouche. The party was great and they served delectable chocolate and strawberry macarons from McCall's on Hillhurst. I didn't take a photo of the strawberry macarons; I was too busy eating them! And Aly was nervous about mispronouncing "macaron".

How to pronounce macaron:

Just kidding! Here's the real one, though they give the English pronunciation and not the French:

And just because it's beautiful, the Belle Epoque trailer.

For review:

The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones
The Scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones
Thanks to Delacorte BFYR

Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
I actually got an extra one from Berkley, so I'll be running another giveaway!

Special announcement:

If you're in Los Angeles, remember to stop by Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena around 7 pm on Thursday, June 20 for The Wig in the Window launch party! Kristen Kittscher has an especially fun program planned and I am so excited to see her book finally come out. And for those of you following the blog tour, catch up with recent posts (now linked directly!) here.

What's in your mailbox?


  1. nice haul! they did have a lot of really awesome picture books. i had to really refrain. i just need a bigger shelf for picture books. the one i have is full up. and yum - macarons! see you later at vromans!

  2. Yeah, see you Thursday! :D I had to sneak my PBs onto a computer book shelf. Shhh!

  3. hahah nice! good thing jason doesn't keep up with the blog. see you thursday!

  4. Amazing haul! I love the spine for the Cavendish Home for Boys & Girls. I hope you really enjoy everything! :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian