In My Mailbox (1)

I've long enjoyed reading posts from others who have contributed to the "In My Mailbox" meme. (See this post from IMM creator The Story Siren for details and suggestions.) I've thought about joining in the fray for some time, and have decided to add my mailbox contents this week.

This was a bit of a light week for books for me, so I guess this is a great time to start. I received two books in my home mailbox (school is another story, but those books are not as fun to talk about!). I woke up on this rainy morning and decided to lug my two books back down to my mailbox and snap a photo for this post. Here are the two books I received this week:

The Season
by Sarah MacLean. I won this paperback from Karin the Librarian as part of the Spring Break Reading Challenge. I won for the last activity (#10)(which was funny because I live in snow and ice most of the year, so I guess I should know about winter-inspired reads!) and still got to choose the book I wanted. That was just awesome. Why did I want this title? I love to read a historical fiction title every now and again. And, this kinda had a English high-society meets Gossip Girls feel to it. This is going to be a perfect rainy day read!

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. I saved up Buzz Bucks (45,000 of them!) from Teens@Random to win a copy of this title. I loved the first book in the Gemma Doyle series, A Great and Terrible Beauty. So, I found the third on this site and now I just need to grab a copy of the second book in this series, Rebel Angels. I love Libba Bray's writing style and her characters. I can't wait to find out what happens to Gemma and Pippa! Another historical fiction read for a rainy day.

So, I'd just like to say that my dog, Shady, is a huge fan of my participation in this meme. He was so excited to get an extra walk this morning. He didn't exactly understand what we were doing at the mailbox, but he was totally supportive. Here he is, waiting for me to catch up to him: