July 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme sponsored by The Story Siren.  It is a way for bloggers to network and share what books they are reviewing, borrowing, and/or buying.

It has been a slow reading week for me for a variety of reasons, but I am excited about adding these three books to my "mound" of reads. 

From B&N:
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai - The books on the cover drew me to pick up this book, but what made me purchase it was the opening line on the dust jacket: "Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home." It looks like a great adult read about accepting and loving our children just as they are.

The Book of Elsewhere: Spellbound by Jacqueline West - I love the magic of a great children's series, and I really enjoyed the first novel,  The Shadows

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater - one of the most anticipated releases this summer, especially because of the way Linger ended, and I am curious to see how Maggie ends the story of Sam and Grace.

What did you get this week? Have you read any of these novels and loved/liked/hated them?

Happy reading to all!


  1. I haven't even started the Shiver series yet, but I've heard good things. Hope you enjoy Forever. The Book of Elsewhere sounds good. I like the cover on that one :D

  2. AnonymousJuly 17, 2011

    Good reads! Especially Forever by Maggie. I love that book!
    I am a new follower and i'm looking forward to reading future posts!

    Check Mine out! :)

  3. Linger has been on my TBR list for a while but I just haven't been able to get around to it! I hope you enjoy what you got this week! Here's My IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

    PS. I'm a new follower and I'm starting college this fall to become a high school English teacher too :)

  4. Forever is on my stack too. I hope to get to one of her signings next week. Happy reading!

  5. Great set! Yay for Forever. I can't wait to pick it up.
    My IMM

  6. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    I'm still waiting for my Forever copy *bites nails*
    Thanks for stopping by on my blog, I'm following you now ;-)

  7. Nice mailbox this week. I cannot wait to read Forever.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  8. I read Forever last week and really, really enjoyed it. It's a bittersweet ending but still well-worth a read. The Borrower looks really interesting as well. Can't wait to see your review for it! Happy reading! :)


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