Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (Jan. 31. 2010)

The weekly In My Mailbox post is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is fun to see what everyone else gets in their mailboxes, shopping bags, and library visits.

Click on the link to The Story Siren's site to see the rules and join in the fun. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.

I got an interesting variety this week. First, one of my students lent me two books because he knows that I am a big fan of John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series. I have often bemoaned the fact that they are being published in Australia before the US (which is not altogether surprising given that Mr. Flanagan is Australian). His parents bought him books 8 and 9 in the series for Christmas (eBay, I think he said) and he just lent them to me.
Book number 8 is The Kings of Clonmel and book number 9 is Halt's Peril. Naturally, I had to drop everything to read these. My books can wait. I am currently in the middle of The Kings of Clonmel and loving the adventure.

I added these YA books this week:

You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay is the first book in this series. I think I got the second one -- Undead Much -- last week. I am trying to overcome my zombie prejudice by reading these.

Darklight by Lesley Livingston is the sequel to Wondrous Strange which is also sitting in my TBR pile.

The Beauty and the Bully got a glowing review on one of the blogs I read last week when I was checking out other people's IMM posts. Amazon let me get a used but in very good condition copy for a small amount of money. So I added it to my TBR stack.

I added these adult books this week:

Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson also was highly recommended on someone's IMM post last week and was also available for a good price. Reviews say that this one is funny. I am looking forward to getting to it.

Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass is a new paranormal. Since this is the genre I currently love the most, I added it to the stack.

I also added some books to my Kindle this week:

Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan is the first in the Charlotte McNally mystery series. I haven't read any mysteries lately and this one sounded good.

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck was only $1.00 and is a paranormal. This one is supposed to also be YA. It sounded interesting.

Duality (Guardians of the Light, Book 1) by Renee Wildes was a free offering for the Kindle earlier this week. The main character is a half-dragon mage working as a healer who gets involved with a runaway Elven prince. Sounds exciting and the price was right. Of course, it looks like there are at least two more books in the series (which are not free) if I get hooked on this one.

Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep has been getting a lot of good buzz on the paranormal and urban fantasy blogs I follow. I'm really looking forward to this one.

Well, that's it for me this week. What is in your mailbox?


  1. Lots of good books this week! I wasn't expecting to find Flirt in stores yet, but apparently it's been shelved in most of the Canadian stores before the release date.

    I have a contest running on my blog right now for the book Break by Hannah Moskowitz. Feel free to check it out. :)

  2. You received several excellent books this week! And how nice of your student to lend you two of his own books. You must be pretty popular!

    You Are So Undead To Me is supposed to be good, and I'm waiting for my copy of Darklight and excited to read it.


  3. Great books! Wow! I really want to read Darklight!

  4. WOW! you had many amazing books this week. DARKLIGHT is absolutely amazing. I LOVE that book.

    Enjoy your reads

  5. Wow looks like you had a good week. I Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  6. You Are So Undead to Me is brilliant. I hope it gets you over your zombie prejudice!

  7. Wow, you got loads of great books this week! They should keep you busy for a while!

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  8. Enjoy all your great books!! I read Fools Rush In, It was pretty good!

    Please stop by my blog and check out mine! :)

  9. Diverse group of books! :D Happy Reading!

  10. I might have check out Duality cause it sounds intriguing. Again, You are So Undead to Me was a great zombie read, and I hope it alleviates your zombie prejudice, cause it really was fun. :) Happy reading!

  11. These look terrific, and I LOVE the cover of Tiger's Curse. Enjoy!

  12. I really want to read Darklight. I've heard great things about Fools Rush In! Enjoy!

  13. Lots of great books! YASUTM looks fun (for a zombie book!).

    Hope you enjoy them all! :)


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