Saturday, May 15, 2010

In My Mailbox (17) or Holy Booksale, Batman!

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

So I had a super, fantastic book week!!

~I did buy two books this week, but they were both paperbacks so just 8.99 each, not too bad. Plus, I have to give a shout out to Barnes and Noble. I am SOOO impressed with their online service. Members get free express shipping,..I put in an order on Thursday and got them on Friday morning. WOW. I've been a member for years, I highly recommend it if you buy alot of books. You get your discount all the time and not just collecting points that can only be used one time of year like some bookstores..cough, Borders, cough, cough. Plus if you are like me and a bonafide Starbucks addict, you can even use your member discount at their in-store cafe. (Note: I'm not an employee or an affiliate of Barnes..just love the store!)

~Oh and...Hello, my name is Becky, and I am officially addicted to library book sales. Or maybe I've just gotten lucky at the two that I've been to in the last few weeks, but I am smitten. The books I got this week at the Sacramento FoL book sale were in excellent condition and once I took the plastic and barcodes off, the covers were like new. Yay!

So, here we go...
Bought:
We Hear the Dead by Dianne Salerni
Prophecy of Days by Christy Raedeke

Passed on to me:
(thanks, Amy!)
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

For Review:
Stork by Wendy Delsol (read it already, it's fantastic, review to come soon!)
A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler

Library Book Sale Loot!
Vacation from Hell by Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, et al.
The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam
The Wish House by Celia Rees
Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
Garden Spells by Sarah Allen Addison (not YA, but I recommend this author to anyone!)
Second Fiddle, or How to Tell a Blackbird from a Sausage by Siobhan Parkinson
The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgewick
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
The Garden by Elsie V. Aidinoff

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowery
Gifts by Ursula K. LeGuin
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliet
Tithe by Holly Black (this one had a bent and worn cover, but I've been wanting to read it!)

Library Check-Outs:
Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green

Phew! Well that's all for me! What did you get in your mailbox?? :)

22 comments :

  1. I bought We Hear the Dead this week too! Wow, you got a ton this week! Stork looks really good, and I'm glad you liked it! Happy Reading!

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  2. I love library sales, they are the best, although I never know when they are going to happen. Great Haul, Enjoy =)

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  3. Great loot! I occasionally shop at B&N when I visit my sister (it is where she gets all her books since she refuses to set foot in a library-shameful as the sister of a librarian!) but I usually buy books from Amazon.com

    I am glad you were able to get some great books at the library book sale. The libraries in my area have their book sales in late May/early June.

    Prophecy of Days is on my TBR list. I've heard really good things about Garden Spells too. I hope you enjoy your many interesting books!

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  4. Oh WOW you got so many great books this week! I see a few of my faves in those pics. :) I'm looking forward to reading A Blue So Dark and Stork. Can't wait for your review of the latter. Enjoy all your books Becki!!

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  5. Wow, lots of fantastic looking books. Prophecy of the Days looks interesting. Enjoy your awesome books! Happy reading! =D

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  6. Awesome collection! Very jealous of Prophecy of Days. It looks so interesting. Hope you have a good week!

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  7. Great new stuff! I didn't know Prophecy of Days was already out!

    My mailbox is here!

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  8. Will Grayson is amazing, hope you enjoy it!

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  9. I love love love Magic or Madness. It has one of the most perfect first chapters ever. And The Forest of Hands and Teeth is one of my all time favourites too. You have some awesome reading ahead of you!

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  10. Oh my goodness that is a massive amount of books! I wish my local libraries had book sales, or sold books as awesome as those. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one yet to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth too!

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  11. Lots of great books that I hadn't heard of! Will be checking them out... Happy reading!

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  12. Very nice! I hope you loooove Garden Spells.

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  13. Umm, Wow! Lots of awesome books! Hope you enjoy them all! :)

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  14. Wow! Tons of great books. Have fun!

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  15. Wow, you had a great week! Tithe is brilliant and I love TFOHAT paperback cover so much. Happy reading!

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  16. Great books this week! I really want to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Prophecy of Days. Hope you enjoy them all!
    Here's my mailbox

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  17. I really liked The Wish House. Just in general, I really like Celia Rees. Enjoy all the great books!

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  18. RYC: AHHHHH that's so amazing! I'm going next Sunday. The guy who plays Fiyero for SF is my favorite person in the entire world! Hehe. Are you going to go to Stage Door after the show?

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  19. Wow wow wow, lots of books! I don't think I've read any of them. Hope you enjoy!
    Here's what's IMM.

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  20. Wooow I I envy your loot! Enjoy them!

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  21. Wow! You have so many incredible books! I saw you have We Hear the Dead. I've had my eye on that one- esp. b/c the writer is an author that lives near me and is a teacher in the district over! Enjoy all your books! I am jealous!

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  22. Wow... what a great set up of books!=)

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