July 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (6)

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.

How fast this week has gone by, and now we're off for another IMM post. It is amazing how many books one can collect in a week's time without even realizing it. I am quite excited about quite a few of the books I've collected over the next week, and with school ticking ever so closer, I better get a move on reading these before it's too late.

From the library:

Come to the Edge by Christina Haag - one of my AP students read this for her final outside reading project, and through her review I decided I definitely wanted to add it to my "please read" pile, especially since I love biographies, especially ones told in unique ways.

From B&N:

A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine - I loved Ella Enchanted so much that I thought I would give this one a try. Cannot wait to read about Elodie's adventures 

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker - I have been waiting patiently for this one to arrive in stores. I've read nothing but strong reviews, and this seems like my cup of tea. Reminds me a little of Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature 

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - I teach Hemingway (briefly), so I am curious to see how the author approaches this novel. I'm always looking for contemporary novels about the authors/pieces I teach to try to give students a real-world approach. You know, like now I can say, "Hey guys, did you know there is a book just published about Hemingway and his wife?" 

The Other Countess by Eve Edwards - Again, this one looks right up my reading preferences. I love Queen Elizabeth I and researching that period, and this year I am going to teach a class of senior English, all Brit lit (yeah). See, here we go again with that real-world approach.

From NetGalley:

First, let me say that I am so grateful that I figured out how to get these books on my Nook and iPad. I was struggling with reading on the computer screen since I have awful eyesight.

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison - I've read so many mixed reviews of this novel, which was disheartening since I have been looking forward to reading it, but I'm still looking forward to reading it.

Ditched by Robin Mellom - This novel looks so amazingly cute. I cannot wait to read it.

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey - I saw this in a lot of mailboxes last week so I researched it. It really looks like something I would enjoy. I think my students will enjoy it as well.

Witches by Cheryl Christian - I love a great witch story, and I collect children's witch books. I cannot wait to read it. The cover alone makes this seem like it will be (1) worth my time and (2) worth an add to my collection.

 That's what I've got in my mailbox this week. What's in yours?


  1. I'll be interested to hear what you think about Cold Kiss. I read the summary and thought I would give it a pass since I don't do zombies. My students might enjoy it though.

    My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  2. I have A Tale of Two Castles and the net galley copy of Tris and Izzy though I haven't had the chance to read them yet.

    Love the cover on that Witches book it's adorable.

  3. Small Town Sinners looks ssoooooo good!! I've been seeing it in a lot of other mailboxes and now I really want to get it!! I hope you enjoy it and everything else you got! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)
    Old follower :)

  4. NetGalley's the best, right? Cold Kiss looks like it could be good. That Witches book is completely adorable. I almost requested it, except that I don't review picture books.

    Enjoy your books (from one librarian to a future librarian)!

  5. Great stuff this week! I'm on hold for Small Town Sinners at my library, but they haven't come in yet. Argh. Enjoy everything!

  6. I got Cold Kiss this week too! I hope you really like it! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Happy reading!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  7. I have Tris and Izzie to read from Net Galley as well. I hope its good. New follower :)


  8. You have a nice list of books in your mailbox this week. I have Tris & Izzie too but I haven't started reading it yet.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous


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