February 12, 2012

In My Mailbox (21)

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Hope everyone is staying warm on this chilly Sunday morning! I am quite excited about the books I've added to my mound of reads. Finding new reads and getting my hands on reads I've been waiting for makes me soooo happy!

Purchased from B&N:

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion - I have already read this, loved this, and am now even more ready for the movie. There are no spoilers, just a lot of interesting "behind the scenes" notes and great pictures. I'm still not sold on Hutcherson as Peeta, but Collins says he is the right fit, so I will trust her author instinct.

The Rivals (Daisy Whitney) - I've been waiting for this to come out ever since reading The Mockingbirds. I will say that I do NOT like this cover. It is not working for me at all, and now it does not match the first book, which is a peeve of mine.

Tempest (Julie Cross) - I love the cover, even though I've read that it does not fit the novel. On that note, very few covers actually do, but I think I am going to enjoy the storyline.

Born Wicked (Jessica Spotswood) - I saw this as I was heading to the register. The cover attracted me first, and I am a sucker for a witchy read, especially a series. I immediately checked out the feedback on Goodreads and was satisfied enough to add it to my pile.

Checked out from the library:

Enter Three Witches (Cooney) - This year I am teaching senior English, including Macbeth. I love finding YA novels dealing with Shakespeare from different points of view. It allows me a fresh look at the play, and a bit of insight as I teach it.

The Future of Us audio (Asher & Mackler) - Love both of these authors and am excited to find this as an audio. I've been doing Audible, which is fine, but I prefer having CDs to play in my car as I drive all over town.

Subway Girl (Converse) - The cover attracted me to this novel. It reminded me a bit of Love & Leftovers, so I hope I enjoy it as much as I enjoyed that novel.

Well, that's it for this week's IMM. Have you read any of the above? Any books you think I should add to my list of reads?

Happy Reading!


  1. I want to read BORN WICKED sooooo bad!!!! :) Come check out my IMM


  2. Great mailbox this week! I want to read Born Wicked so I hope you enjoy it and everything you've got :D

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  3. Fabulous mailbox!! Born Wicked is such an awesome looking book!

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    Lindsay :)
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  4. Enjoy all your books this week! :)

  5. I'm excited to read The Rivals too. I don't have it yet, but it's on my wish list. I'm loving all of the books about The Hunger Games - I loved the series and can't wait to see the movie.

    Enjoy your books!

  6. Enter Three Witches looks particularly entertaining and a good supplementary material if you are teaching Shakespeare. I can't believe they already have a film companion out for The Hunger Games - I am desperately hoping that the movie would live up to its hype. I am more interested though to read the film companion of HUGO as adapted by Martin Scorcese. Enjoy your reads this week.

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  7. Great books this week. I loved Born Wicked and Tempest so I hope you do too. Enjoy all your books! Happy reading!

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  8. Great Mailbox!! New follower here :)

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    Amber @ Fall Into Books

  9. Wow. What a nice YA mailbox filled with good titles. Come check out my mailbox.

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  10. Eeek, Born Wicked! I need to get that one. I heard there is a very drool-worthy love interest in there...

    Enjoy (:
    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
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  11. Great books! I got Born Wicked too. I need to get Tempest. It sounds so good. Happy reading!

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  12. Great stuff this week! Sorry about the Rivals cover--I read an ARC months ago and it had a purple dog on the cover, it really went nicely with the original Mockingbirds cover. Sad they changed it--now I guess you have to get the Mockingbirds paperback if you're really set on having them match. :) Oh, and just to discuss the covers a little more, my ARC of the Mockingbirds had a red bird on it, not blue.

    Anyway, have a great week!

  13. I still havent read the Future of Us! Really need to get on that! And Born Wicked! Ah, I want that book! Enjoy!


  14. Great haul!!Born Wicked looks awesome!! The Future of Us is really good!!


  15. Born Wicked and Temptest look amazing if I may say so (: I need to buy them! Hope you enjoy reading, Great IMM
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  16. New follower! :) A lot of your books are on my to-read list too! Tempest, Born Wicked, Enter Three Witches, The Future of Us... can't wait to see how you like them all!

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  17. Tempest is an amazing read! I really enjoyed the time-travel aspect and the acute emotion welling from Jackson's past. Also, *gasps* BORN WICKED. Geez o peetz, I can't wait to get my hands on my own copy!!!

    With all this talk of the Rivals, I'm starting The Mockingbirds and hopefully I'll enjoy it :) The Future of Us is another one I really want to get into at some point.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  18. Great set! I can't wait to read Rivals. Soon hopefully. The Future of Us is on my list too.
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  19. I love the cover of Born Wicked and Enter Three Witches. Enjoy reading!

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  20. Sweet! I'm dying to read Born Wicked and Tempest is the next one on my to-read pile. Great mailbox!

    Happy Reading!


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