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Sunday, August 7, 2011

In My Mailbox #7-Library Edition & Something Cool

Well I did not get anything in the mail this week (besides bills). But I did make a trip to the library, and it was epic. In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren.

See, I told you it was epic. Okay, so it was only five books. But I have SO many books to get read by the end of this month. I just hope that I can get them all done!


The Duff by Kody Keplinger-This book has been on my radar for a while, and when I saw it I picked it up, without thinking about it. It was that easy.

Jane by April Linder- I have heard that this is a modern day retelling of Jane Eyre, which I haven't read, and I really really want to. I actually wanted to read Jane Eyre before this one, but this was just sitting on the shelf calling my name-I may not read it yet. We'll see.

Clarity by Kim Harrington- This book is on my wishlist and has been for a while. This is another one that I saw sitting on the shelf, and picked up without thought. I can't wait to get to it.

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry- I received Dust & Decay a couple months ago from Simon and Schuster, but I had never read Rot & Ruin. I have never read a zombie book before (I am not sure it's my thing), but Ashley over at The Bookish Brunette was raving about this one (the day I picked it up actually), also Pam over at  Midnyte Reader had good things to say about it. So this is also high up on my list of books to read.

The Romantics by Galt Neiderhoffer- This was the book I originally went to the library to pick up. I had put a hold on it. I saw the trailer for the movie adaptation of this book, and I wanted to read the book. So now I have it, and have no idea if I'll get to it. Hopefully I can get to it.

Something Cool

This is a poster of Divergent by Veronica Roth- My local library is having this wicked cool contest. The poster is made up of many other mini pictures, and the pictures are YA book covers. There is a chance to win the poster all you have to do is name the poster and  the author, and also name five titles that made up the poster's image. I thought this was a fantastic concept. It was only open to 13-17 years old (boo erns). But I tried anyway.

The Divergent poster consisted of:

-Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
-The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
-Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
-Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton, and
-The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

There were three other posters as well. City of Fallen Angels, Speak and another one about a Scorpion that I had never heard of.

I thought this was really cool, and I wanted to share it with you all.  Please make sure to leave a link to your mailboxes so that I can take a look.

~Happy Reading Everyone!  


  1. Oh, great haul from the library! I really liked The DUFF and Clarity! And that Divergent poster is SO COOL! It's too bad you weren't able to enter to win it... Anyways, happy reading!

  2. Awesome books! I liked Clarity a lot. And that poster idea is so freaking cool! Here's what I got this week. Happy reading!

  3. 'Clarity' was a really enjoyable book, and I definitely want to pick up 'Jane' from the library at some point.

    Enjoy! =)

  4. That poster is soooo cool!!! And Clarity looks awesome too. I hope you enjoy all you got!

    Here's my IMM! Happy reading!

  5. Thank you for introducing a few new titles to me.

  6. I also need to read Rot & Ruin before Dust & Decay, I just haven't found the time yet! But I've heard it's absolutely amazing too. And that poster is very cool!

  7. Loved Clarity. Such a great debut! Hope you like it!
    My IMM

  8. They look like great reads.

    I just put up my in my mailbox for this week:

    Mazz @ Words on the self

  9. Ooh, DUFF! I've been really wanting to read that, I've read Shut Out her second novel recently for an ARC Tour I'm part of and it was pretty good give or take a couple of things. And Clarity has been on my list for some time now, as well as Jane.

    Definitely a new follower for sure!

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  10. YAY for libraries!!!!

    I hope you like Jane, I read it last year and I thought it was very good.
    And I think recently saw the movie based on The Romantics. The movie wasn't good but I heard the book is! I hope so.

    Enjoy your library loot! :D

  11. Oooo .... you'll love Rot and Ruin. Happy reading.

  12. Wow! That sounds like a great library. :) I love the sound of that contest. :P

    Haha, the other book you were talking about is The House of the Scorpion. It's a great book actually!


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