Saturday, December 4, 2010

In My Mailbox {45}

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where we all share what we got during the week!

So,...major haul this week. Why? Because the Sacramento Friends of the Library has the BEST warehouse sales. Because I happened to be in Concord so I had to stop by Half-Price Books. Because Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Hyperion are made of awesome. That's why.

You know, the coolest part about buying all these $1 books at the sale is, I get them home, remove the library plastic covers and see that they are almost always in near-perfect condition. I don't know how, but they are. If not for the small library stamp inside, I'd think they were brand spankin' new books!

Ok, on with the show...

For Review:
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Oooh, anything set in the 20's has my interest. :)

Wither by Lauren DeStephano
Second copy---I'll either be putting this one up for trade or holding a giveaway.

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Eek!! This was official "happy dance" book of the week!!

The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes
Been curious about this one for awhile now. Those eyes looking through the mask creep my out, though!

The House of Power (Atherton #1) by Patrick Carman
The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman
I must be drawn to this author's books,...when I bought them I didn't even realize they were by the same author!
Library check-outs:
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
The cover got me on this one...the look on the girl's face is so determined and set. I love it.

The Swan Kingdom by Zöe Marriott
I am highly anticipating Zöe's 2011 release, Shadows on the Moon, so I thought I would check out some of her previous works.

Book Sale Scores!! Each of these was $1 each!!!
Jinx by Meg Cabot
Ok, I admit it...I've never read a Meg Cabot. So I'm excited to try this one out.
A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
Bird by Rita Murphy

And lastly, from Netgalley:
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
SO excited to read this one!!
Many thanks to Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hyperion, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt---and also the Sacramento FOL for holding such amazing book sales!!

(hehe, I decided not to comment on every single book sale book---this post would have been a mile long!)

Hope everyone has a fantastic week!!


  1. You've had an awesome haul this week! I wont buy Jumbee for that exact reason, the cover totally freaks me out. After the first time I saw it I had a nightmare. Seriously. *shivers*

  2. Eeeek! Vixen and Demonglass! Lucky, lucky, lucky!

    It's at times like this I wish I was a US blogger! :)

  3. @Little Miss Becky,

    Wow, you DID get a BUNCH of books! That's so great! I'm also excited to read Lost Voices, among other books you've mentioned. And thanks for mentioning some of those other books, because I haven't heard of them, so now I MUST check 'em out! Great pile and I hope you enjoy all of your books! Happy Sunday!


  4. Wow- you have a ton of amazing books. I am so excited to read Whither. I hope it's as incredible as it sounds. Vixen also looks good too. Enjoy all of your books!

  5. I got Lost Voices from Net Galley too. It look so good!! enjoy your books, they all look amazing. And how great that you got a lot of them so cheaply.

  6. Wow, you got a whole lot of novels this week. I hope you have time to finish them all! I was lucky enough to get a hard copy of Lost voices and I can't wait to read it. Happy reading!

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  7. Wow! Awesome haul this week! I'm jealous you got all those hardcovers for only $1 each! What an awesome deal!

  8. So many good ones! Oh...but you have Wither! Jeal.OUS!

  9. You hit the jackpot with the Booksale, wait... you just hit a major BONUS with the Mailbox period! WOW! Smiling miles of pearly whites looking at your page. WOW :)

    Aisle B got MATCHED! happy dance time :)

  10. Oooh, I'm jealous you got Vixen! That one's at the top of my Christmas list. :)

  11. Wow you did get the mother of all mailbox hauls for the week. The three books you received for review are all to die for. Will look very forward to your reviews.

  12. Nice haul!
    I really liked Princess of the Midnight Ball.

  13. Oh I totally hope you'll hold a contest for Wither, I'd love to read it :)
    I started Dreamhunter on audiobook once and it was pretty awesome but too hard to follow for me. I'm going to give this another try in real book format though. And good choice on the Kai Meyer book, I read the whole series, it was pretty cool but the first book was the best, so I hope you'll enjoy it :)

  14. I really enjoyed The Jumbee! It was an interesting take on Phantom of the Opera. Looks like you have some great reads this week.

  15. why that was ALOT of books :) I wish that I got that many books aswell