Saturday, October 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren and all you have to do is post about what books you received that week by mail, library, or store.

First of all, Happy Halloween! I hope yours will be better than mine. The hubs worked all day Saturday and I have to work Halloween If you dressed up, I would LOVE to see pictures so that way I can live through you. Mark these words, I WILL dress up next year.

I made two trips out solely for books this past week. Trip #1 had me going to Books-A-Million on Tuesday to pick up the newest David Levithan and Rachel Cohn collaboration titled Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. This book just sounds like it would be a fun read and I can't wait to get started on it. Also? The cover makes me happy. While at BAM I decided to browse the bargain section and came across Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, which I also purchased.

I had been jonesing to take another trip to that used bookstore I mentioned a few weeks ago, so Thursday ended up being that day. While there I made sure I limited myself to four books so that I could use my store credit without paying out of my pocket. I succeeded! I picked up Crank by Ellen Hopkins, Rebel Angels by Libba Bray, The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin, and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater.

While I was adding these new books to my shelves, I decided I needed to have an Excel sheet listing all my books (title, author, series, book #, signed copy) and while I was doing THAT, I decided that I needed to do a bit of rearranging. I might do a separate post later this week on that.

What do you think of the books I bought? Have you read any of them? Want to or not interested?


  1. You got some great books this week. I got Dash and Lily's Book of Dares too, I am so excited about this one. I loved their previous collaborations. Wintergirls and Crank are good ones too. I haven't read the others.

    Isn't it funny when you begin one project like making a list, you end up doing something more instead. I usually end up making a big mess of everything!

    Enjoy your books!

  2. Sounds like you got lots of good books this week! I've read the first few pages of both Wintergirls and Crank (they're on my tbr list) and both promise to be very good!

    I'm a new follower from IMM :-)

    Come see what's in my mailbox

  3. I recently finished Crank and thought it was a powerful story. Wintergirls was also very powerful and dark. You should probably read Dash and Lily's Book of Dares in between those two because although they are good stories, they can be kind of depressing! ;)

  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by - I did finish If I Stay, cried my eyes out in short order, and posted my review this morning - it's quite a bit different from what I normally post, but I hope you like it! Have a good week!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha