"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Saturday IMM #16: The Big Pile

"In My Mailbox" is a weekly meme created by 
The idea is to post whatever 'books' you may have received from the week (before), whether you purchased them, gifted to you, borrowed, traded, etc.

Because I cannot resist super cool prices, I was able to get Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
and Looking for Alaska by John Green.

Funny story: Hubs called me from the store the other day asking me if I had read The Hungers Games... "yes, but only the first book, why?"... "because you never asked me to go see the movie!"... "whoops!"
And then he came home with the boxed hardcover set!!!
I guess I owe him a date now ;)

 And I got a finished hardcopy of This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel -  
You can see my review right HERE! 

For review! I received this book from ZonderKidz :)
The Enchanted Attic: Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame by L.L. Samson

And I won this book from Scholastic on Goodreads First!
Perception (Clarity 2) by Kim Harrington
Hmmm, guess I'll have to pick up book 1, Clarity, soon :)

And Amy of Book Loving Mom shared this arc with me :)
Thank you so much, Amy!!!
Destined (Wings #4) by Aprilynne Pike
... and you can see Amy's review of Destined here!
I have the first 3 on my Nook...
but now I think I may need physical copies for my new shelf ;)

AND, I also got some minicards done at moo.com! 
I couldn't resist these images! Aren't they bumble-y and fairy-tail-ish??? 

What my kiddos got this week :)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5 The Ugly Truth, #6 Cabin Fever and 
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney  

Phineas and Ferb's Guide to Life by Walt Disney Company

AND... we went to a book sale at the public library today
and look at all we got for $20!!! 

I am SO super excited to have been able to find a hardcopy in mint condition of
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor!
I have always wanted to read this series :)

And that was our stack for last week!
What was in your mailbox this week???


  1. Oooo Shatter Me is SOOOOOOO good! You'll love it! And I have Perception too, and like you I haven't read Clarity yet :p. And I love the cover of Destined. I really need to read the first three! Great haul!! :)

  2. Oh wow. Awesome stack. You go girl. Enjoy.

  3. I reallllllly want Shatter Me on audio.

  4. I absolutely loved Looking For Alaska. And This Dark Endeavour, though I didn't know that cover was in a hardcover version O_o

    Hope you enjoy!

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  5. OMG. You had a fabulous week. Old follower. Come visit me as well.


  6. Haha I love the story with your husband -- too cute! I'm also quite jealous of your new hardcover Hunger Games set. I only have them in paperback, but I'm a hardcover girl!

    Excellent haul from the public library! I'm insanely jealous. I greatly approve of The Golden Compass tucked away in there ;) One of my all time favourites!

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  7. What a lot of books! They are looking awesome! I hope you would enjoy reading all of them.

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  8. Shatter Me was aso amazing!!!!! I loved it to pieces:)) Also, I have to check your review of The Dark Endover, the cover looks great and I have to see what this book is about!

  9. You had a fabulous week! That's so sweet of your hubby! :) I need to read Clarity as well. Everyone raves about it. I LOVE your cards!! Moo is so awesome. Enjoy all your new books.

  10. Wow...great books ! And what a score at your library....the library by my work is having a sale tomorrow...hopefully I can get some great deals too!

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  11. Me too on the Looking Glass Wars! I'll have to check back and see what you think about it! A wrinkle in Time is just a wonderful book! I'm going to go check out moo.com now. I'm thinking we should have cards or bookmarks to go with our giveaways and for when we go to events. Dark Endeavor looks SO good! It's on my TBR list! GREAT mailbox this week! Here's our IMM this week! Happy reading!

  12. so cute/ buying you books
    enjoy all

  13. Awww... Your hubby is so sweet. Shatter Me was really awesome. Awesome haul this week!=D

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  14. OoooO I like the finished copy of Dark Endeavor better than the ARC copy cover. That cover makes me want to read it!

    Great list!


  15. What a lovely mixed bunch you've got. Great to pick up so many good books from the library sale as well. And what a lovely hub too, it seems :)

  16. Ohh great set of books this week. I loved This Dark Endeavor can't wait to read book 2!

  17. You definitely got a lot of goodies this week!! I hope you enjoy the rest of The Hunger Games!!!

  18. Oooh, I love your cards, they are so cute! I'm also a big fan of library sales. At ours, the paperbacks are $1 or if you go on Sunday, I think it's boxes of books for $10!

  19. wow you got so many good books at the library sale! And only for $20? That's insane. Shatter Me is one of my favorites! Hope you enjoy your books. My IMM

  20. i love the moo cards!! so many great books this week! you have a lot of fantastic reading ahead of you. enjoy :)

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  21. I love library sales. I get books for a bargain and the library makes money to buy more books. Here is my post: IMM

  22. Great set! So cool that you got Destined. I can't wait to read it.
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  23. Looks like you had a wonderful week! The books you got at your library sale - what a deal!! That is the only bad thing about where we moved to, the lack of libraries. There is one for the whole county and they don't have enough books to have a sale. :(

    Have a beautiful week,

  24. How lovely of your husband to buy you the set! I loooove those bee cards, they look adorable! And well done on your fantastic library stack, happy reading!

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  25. Awesome bunch! Hope you enjoy them :)


  26. You got so many great books!! I hope you enjoy them all!!

  27. OH. MY. GOSH. Shatter Me. OMG. Love that book! I'm going to a signing just to see Tahereh Mafi on Thursday. Cannot wait to hear her talk about Shatter Me. :) Great, great haul this week!

    Thanks for your comment on my IMM today!

  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :)

    Perception and Shatter Me look great! I hope you enjoy everything! Looks like you did well at your library sale too! :)


  29. Great mailbox this week! How nice of your hubs to surprise you with The Hunger Games set!! Shatter Me, Destined, and Perception?! Lucky girl!! Enjoy all your goodies!

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  30. Looking for Alaska was so good - I cried while reading it!

  31. I LOVE those cards. I think the images are adorable. I am so excited to read Destined. Enjoy all your great stuff.

  32. Wow! That's such a cool haul at unbelievable prices and your hubby is really sweet. Love the Moo cards. Very cute!

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  33. I love the bookmarks!! I'm kind of a bookmark junkie. That would be the only reason I don't like ereaders as well as paperbacks. *sigh* Great haul this week. Happy reading :)

  34. You have got a great haul of books yourself!!
    I love the kid's books, too!

    Thanks for visiting me,


  35. Ahhhhhw, those minicards are too cute! :D


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