August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox (9)

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.

This past week I have been busy with workshops, preparing my classroom, and open house. It is now officially the start of the school year, and I will welcome students back into my classroom tomorrow (yikes). Where did the summer go? 

While I didn't have a lot of time to read, I was able to get my hands on four great books. Here they are!


This week I am a winner - yes, you read that correctly. I never win, so when I learned that I was one of twenty people Barry Lyga picked from the "Be A Superhero" Archvillain contest, I was ecstatic! I love Lyga and I love that he thought my superhero costume was awesome. So what did I win? A signed copy of Archvillain, which I've been dying to read.

From B&N

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz - First I noticed that this novel was on quite a few IMM posts over the last few weeks, so I was anxious to find it in the book store. Then I saw that Rachel Hawkins had a blurb on the cover. Since I love Rachel and so many seemed to enjoy it, I thought I would give it a shot. And now it is in my ever-growing "to be read" pile.

Between by Jessica Warman - The cover drew me to this novel as well as seeing it on a few IMM posts last weekend. After reading the first chapter I was hooked. Cannot wait to really get into this one.

The Lady if the Rivers by Philippa Gregory (advanced reader) - My husband works for B&N, and every now and again they get ARCs. If he sees one he thinks I will enjoy, he grabs it for me. I love that man! I cannot wait to read Gregory's latest. While her writing can be dense, I learn so many interesting tidbits to bring into my classroom.

That's it for this week. Have you read any of the above books? Care to share what you thought? Comment and leave your link. I love seeing what others have received mainly because it helps my own reading list. It also gives me suggestions to make to my high school juniors and seniors.

Happy reading everyone!


  1. Between looks sooooo good!!! Everything you got looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy all you got!

  2. Great mailbox. I've added a couple to my wish list. :)



  3. Great set! I especially want to read Spellbound and Between.
    My IMM

  4. Great mailbox! I can't wait to hear what you think of "The Lady of the Rivers".

  5. I have Between in my TBR pile, though I haven't gotten around to it yet. I've heard some pretty good things about it, though. Enjoy :)

    Stop by my IMM

  6. Nice mailbox! Love your B&N haul!

    Here's my IMM!

    Nora, The Bookery

  7. spellbound looks so good ive read a few good things about it... great titles! thanks for sharing you IMM enjoy them.

  8. You got a nice list of books this week in your mailbox. Between's cover looks a lot like unlovable, minus the clouds.
    I hope you like your new books,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  9. Nice IMM! Congratulations on your win. :)

    I just got Between from the library this weekend, and I managed to find Spellbound at a Borders. Looking forward to reading both. I hope you enjoy them as well!

    My IMM

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    Nice IMM - Spellbound looks good :) Enjoy!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) you got some great books this week. I read Spellbound a few months back for a review and it was really good. A lot better than I had originally anticipated. Enjoy!

  12. I want Between! got Spellbound from NetGalley and i still haven't read it :(

    hopping back, thank you!

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