Sunday, December 23, 2012

In My Mailbox (115)

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--it was a huge book week for me! 

Borrowed from the library:
  • The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottell Boyce (award-nominee-possibility)
  • If I Could Fly by Judith Ortiz Cofer (another potential nominee)
  • Past Perfect by Leila Sales (another potential nominee)
  • A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull (another potential nominee)
  • The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara (summer reading list potential.
  • Starters by Lissa Price (more summer reading potential. I'm determined to have my assigned books for January read before Christmas, so all my winter break reading can be "for fun!")
  • The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner (while I won a signed copy in the YA for NJ auction, I want to make sure I have time to re-read it--we'll be having a virtual chat with Gae at my library at the end of January!)
Won in the YA for NJ auctions: I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I dropped a boatload of money for the recent YA for NJ auctions to raise money for the Community FoodBank of NJ, hosted by Kieran Scott. Seriously, don't look up how much I spent. I'm not kidding. All the money is going to a great cause, so that's my defense. All of my winnings came this week:
  • Ferocity Summer, signed by Alissa Grosso (that's right, I now have two signed copies!)

  • From Gae Polisner: I won an autographed copy of The Pull of Gravity, and because Gae loves me so much :), has also offered to send me a paperback copy when it releases in February! I heart her so much. We're also going to *attempt* a virtual chat with my book club at the end of January, so Gae also sent a ton of goodies to share with my teens:

Gae was so generous--look at all the goodies she sent to share with my teens!
These are cherry cola gummies for the teens to snack on during her virtual visit!
  • And this Mother of All Winnings: every book Elizabeth Scott has published to date, signed TO ME! Squee! PLUS two bonus books PLUS something cool in her next book! I love her so, so much. When I saw this lot, I knew I had to have it, no matter the cost. I have all of her books already, but most are hardcover, so now I have everything TWICE. Does that make me a stalker? 
Every book is signed. TO ME.
The bonus books

I suspect that next week will be a very quiet,  if not non-existent, IMM, as I'm not expecting any packages and I'm not working so won't have any library books to report. 
What did you get?
Enjoy your holidays!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow you got so many books this week! I loved Living Dead Girl. That is an epic win if I ever saw one! I have to say I'm a little jealous :)

    Have a great holiday :)

    Pretty Deadly Reviews


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