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In My Mailbox (7) Nov ’12

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“In My Mailbox” is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren that allows book bloggers to share the books they’ve received in the past week. They can be your own purchases, borrowed from friends, library checkouts, from publishers, won from a contest, etc.”

 

The Other Bolyn Girl

By Phillipa Gregory. Been waiting a long time to get my hands on this. I have already seen the movie, but I am still interested to read the book. I love this time era and especially the stories surrounding King Henry the 8th.

The Last Wife of King Henry the VIII

By Carolly Erickson. Just like The Other Bolyn Girl it’s this same era and another telling of the story. Found out about this book about a week or two ago. I had entered a giveaway for it but didn’t win. The book souded interesting and I happened to find it yesterday. Happy I did.

Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Another book I’ve been thinking about recently. Finally found it at an independent bookstore. Which is where I got all three of these books by the way. I do plan on reading all of these fairy tales maybe I will do tiny reviews on the individual fairy tales. Who knows. Excited for all of the books I’ve gotten recently.

Sisters Red

By Jackson Pierce. A retelling of Red Riding Hood. I am excited for this book and have been waiting to get my hands on it for a long, long time. I received this book from someone in Guam via Paperbackswap.

 

In My Mailbox (6) Oct ’12

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“In My Mailbox” is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren that allows book bloggers to share the books they’ve received in the past week. They can be your own purchases, borrowed from friends, library checkouts, from publishers, won from a contest, etc.”

Ashes

By Ilsa J. Bick. I’ve been wanted to get my hands on this for awhile. Happy I finally have a copy. Will hopefully read this soon.

It could happen tomorrow . . .

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.

Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.

For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.

Rot and Ruin

By Jonathan Mayberry. Heard some good things. Been wanted another zombie book to read.

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

The Sky Is Everywhere

By Jandy Nelson. I’ve read wonderful reviews about this book. The synopsis sounds great. Can’t wait to read this.

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life – and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.

This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.

Hit List (Adult)

By Laurell K. Hamilton. #20 in the Anita Blake series. Yes, I have read all previous books. I am currently reading Bullet which I am enjoying so far.

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A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect “monsters” are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.

In My Mailbox (5) May ’12

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“In My Mailbox” is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren that allows book bloggers to share the books they’ve received in the past week. They can be your own purchases, borrowed from friends, library checkouts, from publishers, won from a contest, etc.”

Nightshade

by Andrea Kremer. I bought this book from Barnes and Noble with a gift card that I got for Christmas. I’ve heard good things about this series so I thought I would give it a try.

DarkFever (Adult)

by Karen Marie Moning. I’ve heard good things about this series from my romance blogging friends.

Wicked & Son of a Witch

by Gregory Maquire. I’ve seen & heard about this series for awhile, and I found it for about three dollars each. Figured I couldn’t go wrong.

The Virgin Lover

by Philippa Gregory. I love this period in history and I’ve been watching shows and reading about it for awhile. I’ve heard good things about Gregory’s writing so I’m looking forward to reading some of her books.

The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini. I’ve been planning on getting this book for awhile and found it for about four dollars and bought it.

Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury. I found it at an old bookstore, I loved the bookstore and plan on going back. Excited to finally have a copy of this book and plan on reading it sometime this year.

In My Mailbox (4) – March ’12

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“In My Mailbox” is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren that allows book bloggers to share the books they’ve received in the past week. They can be your own purchases, borrowed from friends, library checkouts, from publishers, won from a contest, etc.”

Before I get started I just want to say Happy Easter! If you celebrate and if not I still hope you have a good Sunday.

The Book Thief

by Markus Suzak, I’ve heard such good things about this book I’m happy to finally have it. I received this book from Paperbackswap. I will hopefullly be getting around to this book in May.

Skin Hunger

by Kathleen Duey, I’ve heard this is a really dark book but that it is good if you can handle a dark book. I’m all up for it! I also received this book from Paperbackswap.

In My Mailbox (3) – Video

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Sorry I haven’t made a video in a long time. I have some planned in the near future.

This is my updated IMM, but there is 1 or 2 more books from when I posted my February IMM.

Hope you enjoy, did you get anything exciting lately?

In My Mailbox (2) February 2012

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IMM was created by The Story Siren.

How IMM works:

  1. Make your own IMM post! I post every week, but you don’t have to. You can do one week out of the month or every other week it’s up to you. Be sure to link back to The Story Siren blog, so that other people wanting to participate know where to get the information to do so!
  2. I post my IMM on Sunday, but choose a day of the week that works for you.
  3. Once you have your IMM posted, come back to The Story Siren on Sunday and add your link to the list.
  4. Try to post a comment on other bloggers IMM posts. I don’t expect you to post a comment on every single one, but pick a few!
  5. All book bloggers are welcome, while I’d like to keep the theme to YA literature it’s NOT a requirement.

There is no right or wrong way to do In My Mailbox, you can vlog, you can take fun picture, you can use the books cover art, it’s up to you!

Been a long time since I did an IMM. (I’ve been slacking I know.) I really to get back into doing these.

So…I broke my book buying ban. But! I was really close to completing it. I needed to finish 1 more book.

But I received 3 books in February. 2 I bought from Ollies and 1 I received from PaperbackSwap.

“The Download was supposed to change the world. It was supposed to mean the end of aging the end of death, the birth of a new humanity. But it wasn’t supposed to happen to someone like Lia Kahn. And it wasn’t supposed to ruin her life. Lia knows she should be grateful she didn’t die in the accident. The Download saved her–but it also changed her, forever. She can deal with being a freak. She can deal with the fear in her parents’ eyes and the way her boyfriend flinches at her touch. But she can’t deal with what she knows, deep down, every time she forces herself to look in the mirror: She’s not the same person she used to be. Maybe she’s not even a person at all.”

“Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself. But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them…starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous–everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn. This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.”

“She is pretty and talented – sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But… they are brother and sister. Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.”

In My Mailbox (1) Oct ’11

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“In My Mailbox” is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren that allows book bloggers to share the books they’ve received in the past week. They can be your own purchases, borrowed from friends, library checkouts, from publishers, won from a contest, etc.

 I am going to do a spin off sort of for this Meme, I am going to do it Monthly. So today is November 1, I am going to do my IMM, today for October. I don’t want to overcrowd my blog with Meme’s so I plan to do them monthly instead of weekly.

Noah and the Ark (My first Bible Stories)
It’s by Louis Rock, and I bought it for my Sign Language class.

City of Ashes & City of Glass 
By Cassandra Clare, and I bought these because I haven’t read anything by Clare and I’ve heard so many good reviews and I’m really interested to read her books. These are the 2nd and 3rd books in the Mortal Instruments series.


Clockwork Angel
Another book by Cassandra Clare, this is the first book in the Infernal Devices series. The prequel series to the Mortal Instruments series.


Cryer’s Cross
Written by Lisa McMann, I’ve read good reviews about this book and I’m excited to read it.

Wither
By Lauren Destefano, a dystopian novel that I am so excited to read. Almost everyone has been talking about this book. I finally got a hold of it and I can’t wait to read it. It will probably be one of the next books I read.

Edgar Allen Poe Complete Tales & Poems
I was so excited to find this book, I had been planning to ask for it as a gift or save for it. I love Poe and plan to read all his works.

The Red Queen
By Margaret Drabble, a friend let me borrow this.

Eon
By Alison Goodman. I am excited about this book. It’s the first in the series. I don’t think I’ve ever read a dragon book so I’m interested to read this. And I plan to pick up Eona eventually. 

Birthmarked
Written by Caragh O’ Brien. I read the first couple chapters in the sample that I downloaded for my nook. I loved the first couple chapters and I hope the rest of the book is just as good. The first book in the series.

Reckless
By Cornelia Funke, I bought this and it sounds interesting. Again a first in a series.  




I got a bunch of books this month, although it is my birthday month so that helped. the last three I bought for my birthday the other were bought when I was at a discount store.

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