Saturday, July 16, 2011

In My Mailbox #22

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.

Lots of great books in my mailbox this week: a healthy, chaotic blend of steampunk, horror, and the more literary (some of which is for my upcoming lit class.)  I seem to be almost unconsciously moving away from YA these days, though I currently have a lot of YA reviews lined up.  Stay tuned.  :)

Here's what I got: 
From the Library:

For Review: 
Bought for Lit Class:

-- Queen of Kings: The Immortal Story of Cleopatra by Maria Dauvana Headley
-- Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
--Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker by Syrie James
-- Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
-- The Crowded Shadows (The Moorhawk Trilogy #2) by Celine Kiernan
-- Goliath (Leviathan #3) by Scott Westerfeld
-- The Isle of Blood (The Monstrumologist #3) by Rick Yancey
-- The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
-- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Thanks to: 
-- Simon & Schuster
-- the Gaston-Lincoln Library Branch

Recent Reviews: 

So, what's in your mailbox this weekend?


Unknown said...

The Rapture of Canaan is on my to-read list; I'd like to hear later how you like it.

Annette Mills said...

You got Goliath! That's awesome. Happy Reading!

Anonymous said...

Great stash of reads. Hope you enjoy them =)

-Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

Valia Lind said...

I have the first two books from S. Westerfeld's series!!! I still need to start those but I've heard great things!! Enjoy Goliath!!! :)


Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Some goodies here!

Jen Bigheart said...

Love that you utilize your library! Great reads!


Anonymous said...

I had to read The Kite Runner for my English lit course, it's fanastic!

Brodie said...

Ooh, you grabbed some really cool books this week! I'm kind of ashamed that I STILL haven't started the Leviathan series. I've heard such great things about it.

Happy reading! :)

GatheringBooks said...

I like the books that you borrowed from the library. I've had Like Water for Chocolate for a long time (I've also watched the film), but I haven't gotten around to reading the book yet. I also bought Esquivel's Malinche - and it seems promising, but again... too many books, too little time. =(

I've also read Kite Runner (and seen the film too) by Khaled Hosseini - I would recommend that you also read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseini - really great. If you're in a Middle East fix, I'd also recommend the semi-autobiographical novel of Azar Nafisi: "Reading Lolita in Tehran" - really riveting.

Enjoy your loot!

Here's my IMM:

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said...

Nice mailbox this week. Kite Runner is on my list of books to read.
Book Sniffers Anonymous

Sugar and Snark said...

Wow what a mailbox! Enjoy :)

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