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Saturday, September 26, 2009

In My Mailbox - 9/6/9

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

So, I was visiting family last weekend and didn't get a chance to post my mailbox loot.
What does that mean?
This weeks IMM is HUGE! Woo hoo!
The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman -- I read a review of this somewhere and it sounded really good.
Jinx by Meg Cabot -- My first Meg Cabot book. I don't know why I have been avoiding her. This one looks interesting.
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter -- 2nd in a series that I bought on sale because I can't resist a sale :) Looking for the first one now.
A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence -- 1st in a series that looks amazing.
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix -- After picking up her Shadow Children series I have been on a Haddix kick.
Found: The Missing Book 1 by Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Antoher Haddix series book and this one was on sale, hehe.
Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix -- A stand alone that looks great!
Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen -- Youth book I got from my daughter's school. Never read Paulsen before and I thought it wasabout time.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen -- Another Paulsen first for me. For some reason I love the word hatchet :)
Bought from a fellow blogger
Valiant by Holly Black -- 2nd in the series. I can't wait to start it! See my review of Tithe, the first book, here.
Ironside by Holly Black -- 3rd (and final?) in the series.
The Devil’s Kiss (ARC) by Sarwat Chadda -- woo hoo! Been wanting to read this one for a while. I'm giving it away when I'm done so stay tuned!
Switch by Carol Snow -- Ive heard that this books is great! Another first author read for me.
Meridian by Amber Kizer -- Been wanting this since I first heard of it.
The Devouring by Simon Holt -- This looks great. I can't wait to start it. (how many books do you think I can read at once! I can't decide!)
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis -- Another great one!
Bought Used
The Tower Room by Adele Geras -- Total impulse buy but I started it and it's pretty good.
The Vampire Diaries The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith -- Ok, so I'm giving in and rereading these. I first read them in the 90s
when they first came out. We'll see how I like them the second time around.
Borrowed (thanks sis!)
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner -- Started this one and it's more of a dystopian story then I thought it would be. Very interesting so far.
Ghosts I have Been by Richard Peck -- Another one for my Peck collection. I love him and hope to own everything he has ever written at some point.
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld -- I have all three in the series so now I can start reading them :)
White is for Magic by Laurie faria Stolarz -- Just need 'Red' and I'm all set to start this series as well.
Ok - So that's all!
Do you guys like the pictures? It look a long time to get them all looking right (and I'm sure after I actually post some will still be a little wonky :) but I'm a very visual person and love seeing my pretty books looking back at me!
So, What's in your Mailbox?


  1. So many great books (I happen to have read a good chunk of the books you got). Hope you enjoy the Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, Ally Carter, and L.J. Smith books. :)

    Happy reading.

  2. Woe that is a big listing. I have been seeing Margaret Peterson Haddix's name a lot lately. I think I need to go read something of hers.

  3. Those huge weeks are so awesome when they come around. I hope you enjoy all of your books.

    Happy reading!

  4. That is an amazing amount of books! I read Jinx recently on the recommendation of a student (I had been avoiding Meg Cabot Too). I actually really enjoyed it and got completely absorbed. I surprised myself!

  5. You got a load of books! I really want to read Meridian, Devil's Kiss, and Bones of Faerie. Pretties is good. Actually I love the whole series. Well I haven't read Extras but I don't really count it. lol. Happy reading. :D


  6. Impressive!
    I recently read and LOVED Meridian.

  7. Mary Peterson Haddix is indeed awesome!

    Nice haul this week :-D

  8. wow! what a ton of books! and lost of great titles! you'll be busy reading! hope you enjoy them all!

  9. I want to read alot of the books you got. Pretties was really good. Enjoy!!

  10. Oh, wow! That's a lot of books! I hope you have fun reading! (and Meg Cabot is great, you'll love Jinx!)

  11. You had a great week! Happy reading. ;)

  12. What a great haul. The Laurie Faria Stolarz books are SO good, better than I expected. There is another book: Black is for Beginnings, in graphic novel format that came out just recently. Great great books. Happy reading!

  13. Whoa, you've got some reading! Running Out of Time is my favorite Haddix book. I love it so much. I picked up Double Identity a month ago myself, but I've not finished it. What I read was good (it got put on the backburner due to review books needing to be read first).

    Blogger is terrible sometimes when it comes to images, I do like all of the pictures. Happy reads!


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