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Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox 10

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For more info on IMM click here.  In My Mailbox was started as a YA book blog feature by The Story Siren in November 2009. Haul videos are nothing new; fashionistas have been posting them on YouTube since at least 2007.

I bought two books this week:
Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont
Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Then I got the happy news that I'd been approved for these on NetGalley:

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolfe

Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolfe

Huge thanks to Dial/Penguin Young Readers, KTeen and Bloomsbury!

Finally, one from the library, Bewitched by Alex Flinn.


Yesterday I went to volunteer -- I sorted mountains of books so that teachers and librarians at underfunded public schools could come and pick out things for their students.
Here's the pile of books I donated:





Here's a photo of the event. It was crazy. I spent three hours sorting mountains of books: board, picture, chapter, YA.

The most fun was hand-selling the YA -- some of the participants weren't all that familiar with current YA fiction, so I was suggesting stuff that I thought reluctant readers might like. Zombies! Sword fighting!





What's new on your TBR pile this week?

41 comments:

  1. Great haul!! I am looking forward to reading those books!! Awesome donation!!

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-35-surprise-edition.html

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    1. Hi Amanda,
      You got good stuff too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Ohh you got The Treachery of Beautiful Things!! I got Breaking Beautiful too. It sounds really good. Wow that's a bunch of books that you donated. You are so awesome!! It looks like they got a ton of books.

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    1. I know -- I'd hit a NetGalley dry spell and then found a bunch of stuff that I wanted. Still waiting to hear on a couple things :(

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  3. Is Breath of Eyre a Jane Eyre inspired book?

    I love having the opportunity to talk to people who are reluctant about some of the new and fun books out there. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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    1. It is!!

      And I know -- that's the reason I blog -- to rave about books. I keep thinking I should go to library school.

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  4. Wow, that's a lot of books you donated! That's really great of you to do. :)

    And i love your IMM this week! I've been wanting to read Dark Frost too! :D

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    1. I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Estep!! Very excited to get to that one, but I have some April stuff to read first :)

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  5. I just gave a bunch of books away for schools too! Feels good to do something like that. :)
    http://www.autumnreview.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-311.html

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    1. I know -- I feel like I lost ten pounds and I know that the kids will love the books!

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  6. I have an ARC of Breaking Beautiful too. It looks so good and I can't wait to read it. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

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  7. That is a great pile of donated books! Good job!

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    1. Thanks! Let's just say I needed to clear out some stuff :)

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  8. I received a copy of Breaking Beautiful, too. I can't wait to start it. My TBR pile is crazy, but I am enjoying having so many books to read.

    Here is my IMM.

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  9. OMG!!! TrEACHERY! *runs around screaming* On Netgalley??? BRB *ahem* I totally need sleep. Anyhoo...I loved Siobahn's The List and now I want to read all her other books. I look forward to your review on ...gosh can't remember the name *points* that one up there^^^ And Bewitching and A Breath of Eyre too. I love the covers of both! And WOW did you donate tons. Your so good at that! :) Okay now seriously...I am going to sleep this time. But GREAT books this week! :)

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  10. Such a good week for you Jen! You got some great books and you spread the love and donated some great books, that's awesome:) So all your commenter's are raving about The Treachery of Beautiful Things, and I haven't heard of it, I'm going to check it out on Goodreads right now! Breath of Eyre looks amazing, I am looking forward to your review:)

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    1. *hides face* Embarrassed to say I had never heard of The Treachery of Beautiful things but loved the cover and the description sounded right up my alley. I'm excited! But I think it's my ARC that comes out last of all of them, so I'll wait to read it.

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  11. I'm so jealous of Bewitching! I can't wait to read that. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-25.html


    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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    1. I liked Beastly so am excited to read more about Kendra. I was surprised to learn that the book is separate stories, not a novel. So I'm not sure how I feel about that!

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  12. Netgalley is like an addiction for me. I just can't stop. Great haul. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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    1. I know. I try not to go crazy, because I have to have time to review them.

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  13. I've had my eye on Breaking Beautiful for awhile. If definitely is on my TBR list.

    I am super SUPER behind on my reading, so much so that I actually had to take two books back to the library today because my time was up and someone else had a hold on them. Sigh. But I did get to enjoy Bookfest at my library, my son got to read with Wags For Hope, and he picked up some great books for his TBR list!

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    1. The cover is prettyprettypretty but the story sounds super-cool too!

      Bookfest sounds so fun -- hope your son got great books too!

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  14. Ohh I also received The Treachery of Beautiful Things! I'm really excited although I have to wait awhile to read it since I'm so behind on my review books. Bewitching also sounds great. WOW you donated a ton of books! Good for you. I try to donate back things I will not be re-reading.
    My IMM

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    1. Yay! Yeah, Treachery doesn't come out until the summer, so I must restrain myself.

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  15. A BREATH OF EYRE and THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS top my wish list this week.

    Introducing people to new genres & authors is brilliant. This is why I love reading blogs. My reading world has exploded.

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    1. I know -- it's so much fun. I love hearing what you guys are reading too. So tell me next time you comment!!

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  16. You are AWESOME! That is such a cool event.

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    1. It was really fun. All the teachers and librarians brought huge rolling suitcases and filled them with books.

      And there was some GOOD stuff there!!

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  17. Nice books :) Woo! Is that the one you donated to when u did the donate a book for each comment thing? I see pink books :) hehe

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  18. Not That Kind of Girl was such a fun book to read. I especially loved Connor he was such a sweety. Breath of Eyre and The Treachery of Beautiful Things are definitely two books I can't wait to read. I think Treachery more because it's been in my TBR list much longer.

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    1. Now you've got me all excited to read Not That Kind of Girl!!!!

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    2. Its a very good book. I look forward to your review. I hope you like it.

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    3. Love her writing so I'm sure I will!!

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  19. Jen I love reading your posts! I loved to see all those titles you donated- You rock lady! :)

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    1. You're so sweet!!
      It was fun to help out and I don't want to end up on that Hoarders show!!

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  20. Awesome haul! Breaking Beautiful sounds really good. Can't wait to read your thoughts on it. Enjoy all of those fab goodies.

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