Saturday, May 1, 2010

In My Mailbox (15)

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

Lots of fun stuff this week! My library had our quarterly book sale this week and I was pleasantly surprised to see some cool YA books there! Oh, and I did purchase one this week---Whisper!! I have been eagerly awaiting this one. I've decided preorder is the way to go for my most anticipated books...for one you usually get an even better price and for another thing, it takes away the temptation of me walking into a bookstore, seeing it at full price and absolutely NEEDING to buy it right then and there at full price!! (The word "need" used subjectively here!)
purchased:
Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis

library check-outs:
Shadow Mirror by Richie Tankersley Cusick
Lament by Maggie Steifvater
Wish by Alexandra Bullen
Aries Rising by Bonnie Hearn Hill

Library book sale!:
The Further You Run by Davida Wills Hurwin
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Named by Marianne Hurley
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

What was most exciting about the library book sale stuff is that when I bought them, I almost passed them up because they had all the library sticker and things blacked out and I hate having yucky looking books on my shelves. BUT I took them in to work with me the next day and with the magic of all my mending stuff, was able to make every single one of them look BRAND new. Well, except for the library stamp on the inside, but still. Love that!

Show me what you got!!

26 comments :

  1. Wow, what a great book week you've had! I'm glad you found some things at the library book sale. It is always nice to be able to support the library and get new books to read. Whisper, Shadow Mirror, and Aries Rising look really interesting. I liked Wish and Lament. Maggie Steifvater is such a talented writer.

    I hope you enjoy your books.

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  2. JELLICOE ROAD is my all-time favorite novel, so I sincerly hope that you love it! :)

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  3. I'm so jealous that you found Jellicoe Road at a used book sale! I'm pretty excited to read my copy.

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  4. Whoa awesome books this week! Your library has really good books. Aww I loved The Farther You Run. Happy reading! :D

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  5. Fantastic week! I hope you enjoy them all!

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  6. Been meaning to check out Jellicoe Road. Happy reading!

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  7. You have a great pile of books! I've heard that Jellicoe Road is magnificent, and I'm interested in Lament, too.

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  8. I got Jellicoe Road this week too! All of your other books look great, I hope you enjoy them!

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  9. Whisper looks pretty awesome, I can't wait to read it.

    Where abouts do you work that got rid of all the gunk on the covers of the library books?

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  10. Shadow Mirror was good; I really like that series. :) So awesome that you got Jellicoe Road! I love that book. Hope you enjoy all your books this week. :D

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  11. @Holly---at the library, of course! :) I just took off the plastic covers, scrubbed it with books cleaner and then used a goo-gone pen to remove all the stickers. Worked like a charm!

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  12. I loved Marianne's book Old Magic so I'm really looking forward to reading The Named and the rest of the series. Hope you enjoy them all! :) Here's my IMM

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  13. There are some great looking books there. Hope you enjoy reading these

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  14. I really want to read Whisper and Wish. Hope you enjoy all your books!

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  15. Ooh, I think I like your library very much! Great books! Also you got Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis, that's one on my tbr list. I hope it's good. Looking forward to your review.

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  16. I love Melina Marchetta's other book, Looking for Alibrandi. Jellicoe Road is on my wishlist too! Yes, you have really good books this week. Enjoy reading them! :)

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  17. oh awesome books! love book sales! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

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  18. ahh I love library sales. I usually end up buying a bunch more than I need, though. Happy reading!

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  19. Aren't book sales great? I really love Jellicoe Road. Hope you enjoy it, too!
    Here's what is IMM this week.

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  20. Gotta love the library book sales, you scored! Happy reading :)

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  21. Great new reads! I want Aries Rising and Whisper!

    My mailbox can be found here!

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  22. Congrats on all the goods! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my IMM! Lament is really awesome - my review should be up in the next few days and I can't wait to hear what you think of it. Your collection this week looks brilliant - I plan on picking up On The Jellicoe Road this week as it sounds really interesting. Enjoy!

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  24. Ahaha wow I so agree with your blog's slogan at the top of the page- baking and books are my favourite things in the world too!

    I pre-order all my "need to have" books as well- they're usually half the price or less (I ordered a hardback copy of Crescendo for $7! In Australia I'd usually have to pay around $25 at least). The only problem is that I usually don't get them until a week or so after they've been released, since they get posted to me. So then I have to resit the urge to buy another copy as I walk past the bookshops at the mall =P

    Have a great week!

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  25. I loved Wish! I also love Library Sales. I hope you enjoy your books!

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