Sunday, January 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (17)

In My Mailbox is an Internet meme hosted by The Story Siren to share new books received, purchased, or borrowed.

So here's what I got this week!

Purchased for my nook:
  • Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
For review from publisher (Hyperion):
  • The Darlings are Forever by Melissa Kantor (read my review here!)
eGalleys from Simon & Schuster's Galley Grab:
  • Haven by Kristi Cook
  • Stay by Deb Caletti
  • Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult (not really YA but I love her stuff!)
ARC (gifted from collections department at work!):
  • Stork by Wendy Delsol
Work related:
  • I applied for and was granted ALA's Great Stories Club Round IV grant on behalf of my branch and the juvenile facility I visit monthly. My package arrived today, so I can start booktalking at my visit on Tuesday! I'm so excited to be able to give the students their own copies to read! And this year's choices were excellent, I thought: The Hate List by Jennifer Brown, Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers, and The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees. (and my phone actually takes halfway decent photos!)

Enjoy your reading!


  1. That grant is brilliant. Please let me know how the book talking goes.
    Great egalleys *sigh*
    I really enjoyed Stork I hoope you do. Do you know when the sequel is coming out???

  2. Thanks, guys! I was so excited that I was awarded the grant, my first! :o) And asamum, no, I don't know when the Stork sequel is coming out--before you mentioned that I wasn't aware there was a sequel LOL

  3. What do you do at the facility? A book club? I think that's pretty awesome! How'd you get started with that?

  4. @Peep: I visit the facility monthly, booktakl a title or two, bring the students books they've requested and take requests for other books. It's a program that I inherited when I started at this branch, but I have to say that visiting is one of the highlights of my job. :)

  5. Stay and Haven are both fantastic reads so I hope you enjoy them. Also, I've been curious about Stork, so I'll be looking forward to seeing your reivew for it. Happy reading! :)

  6. Will definitely have to read your review of THE DARLINGS ARE FOREVER...looks really cute!

    I've also heard good things about STAY!

  7. Oh you got fabulous books this week! I really want to read Haven, can't wait to see what you think of it. I've heard Slice of Cherry is deeply twisted so I'm looking forward to that one, and Stork is supposed to be great as well. Enjoy all your books!

  8. I've been seeing Slice of Cherry on a lot of IMM posts. I'll have to check it out :) And lucky grab with Haven! That's on my to-read list.

    Great books! Happy Reading :)

  9. What an interesting bevy of books! I'm a little leery of Slice of Cherry since Bleeding Violet was a little too crazy for me but interested in what you think. Enjoy all your fun books!

  10. I like a good horror every now and then, so I think I'll enjoy Slice of Cherry. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone, though!

  11. Oooh, I've been meaning to get a copy of Stork, the plot sounds so good~ I hope you enjoy your books!

  12. Nice! I've been eyeing Stork for a while now. I'm looking forward to seeing your reviews for these. Happy reading!

  13. Congrats on the grant!

    I can't wait to read Stay. I read Slice of Cherry but it was too twisted for me. Happy reading :)

  14. RE: The Book Club

    That's really awesome. We have a detention center around here and I do something similar on a much, much smaller scale. I've had the kids read books and some have written book reports in exchange for books they could own. They most recently read Finnikin of the Rock. About two of the boys read The Way of the King. I love it. Though, it would be awesome to do it on a larger scale.

  15. @Nic & everyone else who said Slice of Cherry was twisted: I started it yesterday and it's not quite what I expected. It's not bad, exactly, I thought it was going to be more horror-ish...hmmm...

    @Peep: I like that you can have the kids read and write reports. Most of my visits are a mad rush to pick up their books and place new holds. So I'm looking forward to using the grant books for hopefully some great discussions. You should look into the grant if they do it next year!


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