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Saturday, October 23, 2010

In My Mailbox - October 23, 2010

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

Um...I think I might have went a little overboard at the Library Book Sale this week...hehehehe

Also go some cool extras! And bought too much (again :)

Wanna see?!?!

Thanks to a well timed tweet and the wonderfulness that is HarperCollins I was offered this awesome swag package!
HarperCollins is currently holding a Fancy Nancy photo contest.
If you have a little one who enjoys this series you should definitely check it out.

Have I ever told you folks how much I love bookmarks? I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to participate in this bookmark swap. Organized by Alyssa from The Shady Glade -- she put so much time and effort into this and the bookmarks I received are gorgeous!
I was very proud of the ones I made as well. Here's a picture of them before I shipped them out. Hope whoever got mine likes them!

For Review from Blog Tour hosted by Eleni of La Femme Readers
The Emerlad Talisman by Brenda Pandos
(from Goodreads)
To be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience--past and present. Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves.

For Review from the author - Thank you Steve!
Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman
(from Goodreads)
In Heart With Joy, fifteen-year-old Julian Hale’s life is turned upside down when his mother suddenly moves from North Carolina to Venice, Florida under the pretense of running her parents’ motel and finishing the novel she has been working on for years.  While Julian has always been closer to his mother and wants to go with her, she tells him he has to stay with his father until the end of the school year.
Six weeks after his mother leaves, Julian’s father decides to run a marathon.  This surprises Julian because he has never seen his father exercise, but once he agrees to help him train the two develop the sort of close relationship they’ve never had before.  Also, with the help of an elderly neighbor, Julian learns that the most important thing in life is to follow your heart.  And Julian’s heart leads him to a passion for cooking and a young cashier at the local grocery store.  By the end of the novel, Julian is forced to choose between staying with his father and going to live with his mother.
Heart With Joy is an uplifting coming of age novel about cooking and bird watching, about writing and pottery, and about falling in love and the sacrifices we all make.  But ultimately, it’s about the importance of following your heart and trusting that it will take you where you need to go.  

Scary Stories Treasury by Alvin Schwartz

Bought this one especially for my scary quest post for Lexie at Poisoned Rationality

Check it out - if you dare!

The Crossbones (Skeleton Creek Book 3) by Patrick Carman

Love this series!

Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

Did you know I met these guys! Ok - it was for all of 2 minutes at BEA last May but it was still awesome!

Won from Princess Bookie
The Witchy Worries of Abby Adams by Rhonda Hayter

Everyone should read this one - it's fabulous!

Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding
Hunter's Pray by Lilith Saintcrow
Dealing with Dragons by Patrica C. Wrede
Cut by Patricia McCormick
Sorcers Secretaries by Amy Kim Ganter
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
ttyl and L8r, g8r by Lauren Myracle
Hunger by Michael Grant
The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
You Are so Undead To Me by Stacey Jay
Bloom by Elizabeth Scott 
Ready or Not by Meg Cabot

By Christopher Pike:
Gimme a Kiss, The Grave, Final Friends 1 and 2, Last Act, Remember Me 2, The Immortal, The Lost Mind, and Road to Nowhere
By Lois Duncan:
Don't Look Behind You and Down a Dark Hall
By Caroline B. Cooney:
Wanted! and The Cheerleader
By A. Bates:
Party Line
By R.L. Stine
College Weekend, The Baby Sitter II, Blind Date and Ski Weekend

So, what's in your mailbox?


  1. Oh, I love library sales! You got some great stuff! Enjoy!

  2. Ok see our library sales where I live SUCK! Never any YA books and this year I could only find ONE book I wanted. Glad to see you had much better luck. I recognize some. Wanted by Cooney is really good. Read it years ago. I'm supposed to have Bloom on it's way from a contest. I have and need to read Jellicoe Road. Specials is my fave of the Uglies books. Cut, The Emerald Talisman, and The Witchy Worries of Abby Adams are on my wishlist. I reviewed Heart With Joy recently and it's a really great book! You got quite the haul this week and I hope you enjoy all of those awesome books! :D


  3. P.S. Love the bookmarks you got and made! I've recently started making bookmarks and may need to look into the bookmark swap thing. :D


  4. Wow those are some great library sale finds. Happy Reading!

  5. Whaaat? Library sale? I need to find one stat. Those are some awesome books you've found!!!!

  6. What an awesome haul from the library sale!! My local one isn't until April, and then I'm going to need to bring a lot of money because intend to go a little insane! :)

  7. Whoot! I saw C. Pike's books! They are marvelous! I think i need to read them again soon!

  8. Holy books Em! Wow, amazing. I can't wait to see your review of The Emerald Talisman! Hope you liked it. :P


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