Sunday, March 1, 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Check out her blog for more YA bloggers and the books they received this week!

Once again I had a week where individual pictures of each book's cover cannot suffice. I need to stop find such great bargains, or pretty soon my TBR piles will overwhelm my room!

Perfect Fifths (ARC) by Megan McCafferty

I won this in Megan's Contest-Within-a-Contest! Couldn't believe my luck. I'm usually not that lucky. Have started to read this with trembling hands. Oh yeah, when I decided to open it Friday night in search of something good to read, I saw that she had signed and personalized the title page for me. Wow!

Perfect Fifths is coming out in hardcover on April 14, 2
009. Jessica Darling fans (and there are many of us out there), preorder your copy now! (This is the continuation of my shameless plug, which helped me win the ARC.)

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (given to me by my "secret psycher" for the swim meet last weekend)
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
Split by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja (given to me by the fantastic author herself when she saw me pining for it on another person's blog! Thank you so much, Luisa!)
Shug by Jenny Han
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (I'm collecting the entire Thursday Next series in hardcover...)
Love Undercover by Jo Edwards
Kissing Snowflakes (ARC) by Abby Sher
Kitty Kitty (ARC) by Michele Jaffe
True to Form by Elizabeth Berg

These 4 are from a deal I made with the wonderful Holly, whom I found on PaperBackSwap! Yay!

And here, Alea, because you asked for a slightly "before" picture of my big box o' fun that came from BookCloseouts:
A well-packed box that opened up to reveal...

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
Vampire Diaries Omnibux 2: The Fury and Dark Reunion by L. J. Smith
Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler
Evernight by Claudia Gray
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
Love, Meg by C. Leigh Purtill

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson
This Is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley

From the library:

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares
Wake by Lisa McMann

Whew. That was a lot of books. I'm kind of overwhelmed right now. Any suggestions as to which book(s) I should read next??


  1. Alea has been trying to tempt me to go to BookCloseouts. I have resisted thus far, but after seeing your pictures, I am growing weak.

    Of all of those, I would read Kitty, Kitty first.

  2. Ok first of all, Lenore comment is hilarious! Second of all yay for the pictures! They didn't seem to take a long time to show up! And thirdly, currently my list is 20 books so i'm still working on narrowing it down!

  3. Lenore, Alea and I know that you are going to break down REALLY soon, because who can resist 60 to 70 percent off list price deals on books? And hahahaha at your comment, Alea, because I totally know what you are going through right now. :)

  4. HAHAHA! I had it down to like 16, i was doing good and then I found more! I'd just buy them all but I have no where to put them!

  5. Amazing week! I hope you like Kitty Kitty, I am a huge fan of that series. They're so funny!

  6. Time to build another addition to the house! :)

  7. Wow great collection of books this week! :D

  8. "How to Ditch Your Fairy"! "How to Ditch Your Fairy"!! :) and from all these treasure i've only read "A Curse Dark as Gold" which i can say that it was very, very good! and also would love to see your reviews for "3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows", "Dragonhaven" and ofcourse "How to Ditch Your Fairy"

  9. Wow Book Closeouts is seriously SCREAMING my name right now, but I MUST resist. And I would read Split By A Kiss first because it sounds amazing and I am dying to read it.

  10. The Five People You Meet in Heaven was really good. You got sooo many books!

  11. I can't wait for my Bookcloseouts package to come soon! You got excellent books!

  12. Hey Steph! Are you on Paperback Swap? I think my screen name is AerinRose - or at least the email I use is

    And I would be quite happy to swap "Skin Hunger"!

    BTW - Read "Dragonhaven" last. It can wait. :)

  13. Wow, a lot of good books. Read WAKE. That book is really good, I loved it.

  14. Carol(ina), you know you're going to have to do the same and take lots and lots of pictures of the BookCloseouts box that all of your books come in :P

    Aerin I am indeed on PBS! Going to go search for you now, lol

  15. Steph Su ok I'll take pics of the box. I feel like ordering more books...I might :)

    When did the books arrive? Like what day?

  16. P.S I'm very jealous that you got Perfect Fifths.

  17. You're welcome! :)

    Ooh, I'd read Perfect Fifths first. I'm dying to read that. Congratulations for winning such an amazing prize!

    Happy reading!

  18. Carol(ina), the big box o' fun (as it shall henceforth be known as) arrived on Thursday. I placed my order about ten days before that. Not bad for such a hefty box!

  19. Ohhh you had a great week, such great books. What book are you going to start with first? I would just be overwhelmed with so many good books :)

  20. Look at these books. I'm so jealous! I love the first stack, looks colourful ^^

  21. Friends,

    Please come by and congratulate Steph on her second place win at Color Online's first BHMW Contest!

  22. Congratulations Steph!

    The judges said very cool things about you entry.

  23. Wow!

    I can't believe you got Perfect Fifths! Can't wait for your review of that one. And Split by a Kiss is brilliant.. hope you enjoy it!


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