Sunday, June 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

This meme is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It's awesome, so feel free to join in!

This week, I got a whole ton of books! I'm only showing the ones that I received from sources other than my own pocketbook (which took up a whole book bag). These are the ones that truly came to me In My Mailbox, so I'll just be showing these ones off.

Once again, my amazing niece Sophia spent the weekend. We had lots and lots of great times, including a bonfire (her first ever), the roasting of gigantic marshmallows, and sparklers. Good summer fun!

This morning, Sophie and Shady helped me to truck my week's worth of books back to my mailbox. Sophie was excited to help with this meme again, and happily enlisted the help of Baby Bop (thank goodness we don't watch Barney anymore!). 

Here's a list of what I found in my mailbox:

Shamra Divided by Barry Hoffman: This title came to me from the author for review. It looks really engaging and features a strong female lead character. We need more of these!

Split by Swati Avasthi: I received this ARC for review from Random House. I've been looking at it for some time, so I started reading it right away. I actually finished it in less than three days, which is awesome considering that I've been writing finals and going to graduations, and finalizing my grades. It is an amazing book. I should be able to finish the review soon.

Folly by Marthe Jocelyn: This is another title that I received from Random House. Thanks, Random Buzz! I haven't started it yet, but it is a historical fiction set in Victorian London. I've read that it intertwines the lives of three characters. I love this type of structure, especially in historical fiction, because I get to learn about different roles and expectations in a past society. 

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson: I won this from the YA Addict! I am so excited to read this title. I love the cover and am having a bit of a werewolf fetish right now. Maybe it's the cycle of the moon? Or the fact that Linger is coming out soon? I don't know. Either way, I cannot wait to read this one! Thanks Jami!

The Snowball Effect by Holly Nicole Hoxter: I won this book as part of a contest to rename a section of Teenreads.com. My submission was "Readers React" but I'm not sure what the winning entry was. Either way, it looks like I got an awesome book for free! And, I love the teenreads site. I've been a member for about ten years. It's a great place for information and they have lots of reviews and such. It's a great site for all of your YA needs.

9 comments:

  1. Claire de Lune was pretty good. I understand your werewolf addiction as I suffer from it too. I hope you enjoy the other books you got too. Happy reading!

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  2. Great score this week. Can't wait for your review on Claire de Lune still wanting to read it. Congrats on your wins.

    Sounds like you and Sophia had a great night. It has been a long time since I roasted marshmallows.

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  3. fantastic books this week! and what cute helpers you have! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

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  4. Nice collection. I actually have a question...are you a middle school teacher? If so, email me here: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

    I'm on the lookout for middle school teachers that blog for an author. :)

    Lauren

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  5. I love your blog and I love learning about new books!

    I would like to be in your house because that is a whole lot of books I'd love to get my hands on!

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  6. I really liked Claire de Lune. Split and Folly are both on my TBR list. I am glad you liked Split. I haven't heard of Shamra Divided. I will have to look it up on GoodReads.

    Your niece is adorable. Bonfires are so much fun. I'm glad you had a good time and were able to share that experience with her. I hope you enjoy your reading!

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  7. Looks like a great week. Check out my IMMB if you want here

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  8. I'm looking forward to Claire de Lune. Have fun!

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  9. Awesome IMM!=) I got Claire De Lune last week but have not started it yet!=) I cant wait to!

    Enjoy your reads this week!

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