Saturday, March 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (March 28, 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.

For the first time that I remember, I added an equal amount of books to my Kindle as I purchased paper copies. I did add three books for the 2010 YA Debut Author Challenge because I intend to donate them to my HS Media Center after I finish reading them. Here thay are:

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Mistwood by Leah Cypess

I also added a couple more YA books that are the latest installments in series that I already read and love. These will most likely remain in my home library rather than be donated after reading. I'll be adding them to my next HS Media Center book orders for sure. Here thay are:

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane

More detailed information about these books including links to Amazon and the authors' websites can by found by visiting my other blog - Ms. Martin Teaches Media.

These adult books were added to my Kindle primarily from recommendations I received as I was checking out everyone else's IMM posts last week.

Cat's Cradle: String of Fate, Book 1 by Bianca D'Arc -- Here's the "warning" from Samhain: Warning: This book contains bad language, great sex, sometimes hostile, but always sexy, big cat shifters on the prowl, and lots of tuna for Chuck-wait a minute-tuna?

Sweeter Than Wine by Bianca D'Arc -- Again, here is Samhain's "warning": Warning, this title contains explicit sex, graphic language, menage a trois, hot neck biting and werecougar stroking.

I see that Bianca D'Arc has other books available too. I thought I would give these a try first.

When He Was Bad by Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden -- "Two of paranormal romance's bestselling authors combine their extraordinary talents and set the pages on fire with an after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had..."

Mind Games by Carolyn Crane -- I stumbled onto her blog, thought she was funny, learned she was from Minnesota, liked the concept of hypochondria as a super power, and had to give the book a try. She is a debut author.

Wolf Games: Granite Lake Wolves, Book 3 by Vivian Arend -- I have read and enjoyed the first two books and wanted to read this one. It was a short, fun read about werewolves and the women who love them.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke -- I like a good, cozy mystery once in a while. I read a review for a book later in the series and learned that it takes place in Minnesota. I had to backtrack and look for the first book. I see that there are currently 13 in the series.

And here is the only adult book that I actually received a paper copy of because I bought a used copy through Amazon Marketplace.

May Day by Jess Lourey is a cozy mystery that takes place in Minnesota.  She begins her series in the month of May and has just published September. So I have a few more months to catch up on if I like the series.

As I look over this week's additions, I seem to have been fixated on my home state. Have you ever done that?

This is what I bought this week. What did you get?


  1. Stopping by from the Saturday Network. I am now a follower!

  2. New follower from the Blog Hop.

  3. I like to look of Mistwood and Mind Games. Hypochondria?? Wow, I reckon that would be an interesting power. Great IMM

  4. All of the first 3 books are on my TBR list so I hope you enjoy them :) Here's Mine

  5. Great list of books this week! Have Mind Games on my wishlist, so looking forward to your review. Enjoy!

  6. A conspiracy of kings looks great!! enjoy all of your books!

  7. Inside Out looks pretty good, can't wait to read it.

    Check out my mailbox for the week :)

  8. Oooh a good week! I've been thinking about getting Brightly Woven. If it was available in eBook form I'd probably already have it lol. Excited to see what you think of these!

    Tara SG --

  9. I love the sound of A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - look forward to your review - enjoy!

  10. Mistwood is on my TBR list and I've got an ARC of Inside Out waiting to be read. I really enjoyed Maria Snyder's books for adults so I think I'll like this one too. Brightly Woven looks like a fantastic book.

    I hope you enjoy your books.

  11. I feel like one of the only people who hasn't read Megan Whalen Turner's books. I ought to fix that. Happy reading!

  12. Mistwood looks good, I'll be eager to hear your response. Brightly Woven will soon be on my tbr pile :)

  13. I can't wait to read Brightly Woven and now that I've read the warnings from Samhain Publishing I may have a few more titles for my tbr list! ;)



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