Saturday, July 30, 2011

In My Mailbox #23

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.  The idea behind IMM is not only to put new books on our radars but to encourage blogger interaction.  IMM explores the weekly contents of our mailboxes: books bought, received, won, and borrowed, along with other goodies and swag.

Since my last IMM, I've become addicted to a new manga series, discovered the Japanese Hunger Games (sort of), and gone kind of steampunk crazy.  Needless to say, my wallet has suffered as a result.  And the tbr shelf's white spaces just keep on shrinking.  But it's not like any of that's a bad thing.  ;)

Here's what I got:
Won: 



Bought:



For Review:



-- Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
--The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch 
-- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Afterschool Charisma Volumes # 1-3 by Kumiko Suekane
--The Wind-up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
-- Out of Breath by Blair Richmond


Thanks to: 
-- Ashland Creek Press
-- Bloomsbury & My Bookish Ways

Recent Reviews: 

So, what's in your mailbox this weekend?

15 comments:

Khadija said...

The Windup Girl and Haunting Violet both look really good.

Hope you enjoy all the awesome books ^-^

http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

Lux (The Paperback Heart) said...

I really want to read Haunting Violet! Great haul this week!

Here's my IMM

Cait said...

I loved haunting violet!!! I hope you enjoy it =]

The Cait Files

Annette said...

I'll be interested to hear what you say about Windup Girl. I really liked his YA novel, Ship Breaker, but not sure about this one. Happy Reading!

Alexa said...

Thank you for commenting on Pages of Forbidden Love. It was an amazing comment to read that you think Johnny and I have one of the better mailbox videos you have seen in a long time. I really appreciate you watching that whole video. :)

This new manga series that you just got into sounds awesome. I just recently got into manga books so I will certainly have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!

Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Following back! Good luck with Lord of the Flies in your class...
I've heard great things about Afterschool Charisma...I really need to read it. And as for Battle Royale....I thought it's amazing. Hope you do too.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Haunting Violet! SO want that

Grace Fonseca said...

Very nice selection of books. Come visit me if you have the chance. Like the new layout.

Kat said...

@Annette-- I really loved Ship Breaker, too! That was one of the main reasons I bought the Wind-up Girl, though the title sold me as well. I'm brimming with curiosity-- will let you know if it's as fantastic as Ship Breaker. :)

@Nina-- I can't wait to read Battle Royale. It's one of those books I want to spirit to the top of my tbr pile... huh, maybe I will. Thanks for following back!

@Alexa-- Yes, you guys' IMM was fantastic! Normally I don't watch an entire 10 minute vlog, just kind of skim through, but you two were awesome and entertaining. You really do have a great dynamic going on.

Sounds like I was lucky indeed to win Haunting Violet, from you guys' comments!

Jenny said...

I've heard Haunting Violet is really good, I can't wait to read that one Kat! Looking forward to your thoughts on it:)

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Haunting Violet looks so good! I'm so jealous you won it! I hope you enjoy it and everything else you got! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

-Jessica (Peace Love Books)

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I really want to read Haunting Violet. Afterschool Charisma looks good too.
My IMM

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

OOO! Haunting Violet looks awesome, that cover certainly is eye-catching. Enjoy your books :)

My IMM

Reading Angel said...

Great week! Haunting Violet looks good.
Thanks for stopping by My Mailbox.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great stack of books! Alexyandra Harvey is one of my favourite authors. I hope you enjoy Haunting Violet!

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