August 21, 2011

In My Mailbox (10)

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.

I have survived the first week of school, but my reading has suffered badly. Since my reading has suffered, so has looking for new, great reads. My husband says, "You already have too much to read already." I've tried to explain to him that there is no such thing as too much to read, but alas, here is what I was able to get my hands on this week.

 Won from JD Nichols Writes: 

My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff - I was so excited to win this. It's my first win on Twitter, and I have been working hard. I have several students that I know would love this book, so I am excited to gave a chance to share it with them.

Received in the mail:

Signed bookmarks from Lisa Schroeder - Lisa was very generous with the signed bookmarks. I have a YA book club for teachers in my school as well as lots of Schroeder readers, so I wanted to surprise them with their first piece of book "swag". I am excited to hand these out at our first book club meeting in September. Oops, I hope I didn't just ruin the surprise.

Purchased from B&N: 

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay - after speaking with my favorite B&N bookseller about this book, I decided I had to give it a try. Romeo & Juliet is taught to our freshmen, but I am always looking for Shakespearean retellings to help students connect with what they have been taught. I can't wait to dive into this and then share it with my students. 

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by C. M. Valente - I have had my eye on this novel for a while. Last school year I was hoping to find a librarian job, so I handed over my Mythology class to someone I thought would do a great job with it. This book would have been perfect to advertise to that class, but I love stories such as this anyway, so I can't wait to give it a try. A big bonus is the blurb on the cover by Gaiman (swoon). That had me sold on the novel as well.

An exciting one in my mailbox! Have you read any of the above? Any suggestions as to what I should add next?

That's it for my IMM - what's in yours? Comment and leave me a link. 

Happy reading everyone!


  1. I am so jealous that you (and like everyone else that has it) have Juliet Immortal, can't find a UK release date :(

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  2. I love your IMM this week! All three of these books are getting added to my TBR list :)

  3. Ooh! My Life, The Theatre and other Tradgeties sounds fab, I hope you enjoy :D

  4. I'm jealous of Juliet Immortal, I love that cover! Happy reading :)

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  5. I'm almost done with Juliet Immortal now, and it's nothing like the book I thought ti was going to be. I hope you get a chance to read it soon!
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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower here! :D And OH MY GOD you got The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland I've been desperately after that one for a LONG time now, enjoy!!

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  7. juliet Immortal is meant to be a crazy read i am so excited for it! you got some awesome swag

    please check my blog sometime I have IMM & just done a review for Anna sheehan's along long sleep!

  8. Juliet Immortal was really good! I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Juiet Immortal sounds good!

    Check out Em's IMM!
    Also, check out our giveaway of Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

  10. Juliet Immortal sounds sooooooo good! I'm so jealous you got it! I hope you enjoy it!! And thanks for stopping by my IMM :)


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