Saturday, February 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (Feb. 14, 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.

Here are the books I added to my Kindle this week:

Jeaniene Frost's First Drop of Crimson -- because I love the Cat and Bones series and really like the character of Spade.

Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan -- This was recommended on someone's IMM last week.

Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear -- I like werewolf books but have never read this author. I read about her new book on a blog this week and decided to try her out by reading the first in the series.

I got these new YA books this week:

I received an ARC of Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald as part of LibraryThing's early reviewer program.

I read a great review of Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten on someone's IMM post last weekend and wanted to read it.

I got these assorted maybe-adult, maybe-YA books too:

There was a lot of buzz recently when Kage Baker passed away after a bout with cancer. I had never read her books and decided to give her a try. In the Garden of Iden is her first book in The Company series.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin sounded really good when I read about it on a few blogs recently. I like fantasy.

Truly, Madly by Heather Webber also is a paranormal romance about matchmaking. Sounded cute.

I thought I was doing so well in not buying too many this week and finally having a chance to reduce my TBR pile. But then this box came:

I won one of the prizes in the Comment Challenge hosted by MotherReader and Lee Wind and received these four Cybils Award finalists this week too:

I have wanted to read Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson for a while so I was very excited that this was in my box.

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford was in my last book order for my HS Media Center. My paraprofessional grabbed it to read before I could. Now I have a copy of my own.

Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney was a new title for me. I don't remember seeing anything about it on the blogs I usually read.

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford has a very intriguing title. I am looking forward to reading it.

Thanks so much to MotherReader and Lee Wind for the wonderful books.

That's my mailbox. What did you get?



  1. You got some amazing titles! I just won Truly Madly in a contest and am still awaiting its arrival. I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it!

  2. Awesome books you got this week. Wintergirls is a really awesome book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  3. You've got a great selection this week :o) I really want to get First Drop of Crimson & I've heard loads of great things about Terry Spear's new book so have Heart of the Wolf on my wishlist!

    Hope you have a great week :o)

  4. You got First Drop of Crimson! So can't wait for that. Enjoy your new books! :)

  5. Lots of good books in your mailbox this week! I enjoyed Truly Madly, but haven't read any of the others.


  6. Great books you got there. Wherever Nina Lies sounds and looks good. Have fun and enjoy!

  7. These look good! I love the cover of Heart of the Wolf. And I'm really interested in reading Wintergirls and Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots.

  8. WhOoOp WhOoOP.... this week I got that Jeaniene Frost book as well!!=)
    I am dying to read Terry Spears so I hope you enjoy that one too!!

  9. You got some pretty awesome books! Happy Reading!

  10. Looks like you got some great books this week - happy reading :)

    You can see my mailbox here:

  11. I saw A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms too somewhere and it looks really good. Happy reading!

  12. I've been hearing a lot about the Cat and Bones series, but haven't read any myself. I wonder if we have any at the library. Wintergirls is on my TBR list. Have a great reading week!

  13. Fantastic books! I've only ever heard fantastic things about Wintergirls. Enjoy!

  14. Great books this week! I've seen Wherever Nina Lies pop up on a few different blogs, and will have to check back for your review. Happy reading!

  15. Awesome books! I've heard that BPS is really good,

    Hope you enjoy all of your books! :D

  16. You have some good books to read.

  17. Oh wow, your YA books are making me drool, ahah. I can't wait for Truly Madly. That one sounds good. Enjoy your other books! :D

  18. Ooh, I'd love to read Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots! Hope you enjoy these books!

  19. I NEED to read where Nina lies.

    My friend said it was past amazing!!

    ♥Happy Valentines Day♥

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I caved and bought myself a copy of First Drop of Crimson this week and can't wait to dive in. Enjoy your books!

    What Book is That?

  21. I loved Where Nina Lies. It was one of those books where you think it's pretty predictable, and then it turns out it's not. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  22. First drop of crimson looks good!! Happy Reading!!

  23. You have some great reading. Terry Spear is one of my favorites as well as Frost. Here's Mine


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