In My Mailbox was started as a YA book blog feature by The Story Siren in November 2009. Haul videos are nothing new; fashionistas have been posting them on YouTube since at least 2007.
If you're celebrating today -- Happy Easter!
Glad you stopped by -- what's more fun than talking about shiny new books?
For me, this week was an exciting combo of books bought, borrowed and won!
I bought these two at my favorite independent bookstore:
The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill Alexander.
Back in 2011 I raved on the blog about Jill Alexander's book Paradise in my Best Books of 2011 That You Might Not Have Read. This is an earlier book of hers and I'm excited to check it out.
Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe. Did you miss my review of the book? Click the red text to read it.
Then, as I mentioned Tuesday, I won a copy of Grave Mercy from Andrea @ Busy Bibliophile. I just finished reading that --it was good!
From the library, I got Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard.
How was your week? What did you read, and what's next on deck?
What's coming up this week on my blog?
Tuesday I'm continuing my new feature -- Hot off the Presses -- brand new YA releases for the coming week.
Thursday: my review of Grave Mercy (see above) AND a new feature...
Freebie Friday! Because who doesn't love free stuff?
Now... tell me what's new with you!
Awesome haul!! Cannot wait to read Grave MercyReplyDelete
I loved it!!!Delete
Woo Hoo, Wanderlove!!! Can't wait to hear all your thoughts, Jen! I'm checking out your review of Ghost Flower next! Happy Easter to you and yours!ReplyDelete
(How's the pigeon sitch working out?:)
I decided I can't harass a pigeon (or any feathered, furry, or fluffy creature) on Easter.Delete
The A/C unit comes out in about two months, so I may be stuck with my new roomies until then...
Nice books! I really enjoyed Grave Mercy too. Happy Reading :)ReplyDelete
I liked it -- review next Thursday!Delete
I've heard such great things about Grave Mercy! I need to get a copy! :)ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed it!Delete
I haven't read Grave Mercy yet because I heard some not good things about it from a blogger. But then everyone else loved it so I think I'm just gonna push through and read it anyways! And the Sweetheart of Prosper County was so cute! I read it last year and really enjoyed it! :) Looking forward to your review on Grave Mercy this week!!!ReplyDelete
If you like historical fiction, I think you'll like it.Delete
It's not really very YA-ish, so maybe that person just had different expectations. It happens!
Looking forward to my two country girl books: Sweetheart of PC and Queen of Kentucky. Maybe I'll review them together ;)
I'm so jealous that you got a physical copy of Grave Mercy! I want one so bad! I hope you enjoy everything & Here's my IMM!ReplyDelete
~Paige @ Comfort Books
Coming to check yours out right now!Delete
Lots of great books! I've just fiished reading Wanderlove and I think you'll really enjoy it :)ReplyDelete
Thanks -- you got great books last week too ;)Delete
I just finished Wanderlove last night and I loved it (ha!). I could have just been me but I really related to the characters and the story brought me back to the month I spent in Nicaragua. I wasn't a cool backpacker, I was just fulfilling my community service requirement for high school but my time there was thrilling and life changing and definitely changed my perspective about many things from then on.ReplyDelete
Anyway, I am excited to read your review of Grave Mercy. That book has been on my brain! And freebie Friday! Bring it on!
I think I'm going to read Wanderlove now!!Delete
Great mailbox! I can't wait to read Grave Mercy and Ghost Flower sound right up my alley! I'll have to check it out! Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
Happy Easter to you too!Delete
You got some great books! I just recently added Wanderlove after watching a Vlog review of the book. It didn't catch my attention until after I watched the review and now I really want to read it!ReplyDelete
Going to go read your review of Ghost Flower now! :-)
I decided to try it too!Delete
That's cool! Congrats on winning Grave Mercy!ReplyDelete
Your luck must still be rubbing off on me!Delete
Awesome books! I loved Grave Mercy ... I hope you love it, too! Same thing with Wanderlove ... made me want to travel. :)ReplyDelete
I did like Grave Mercy!Delete
Wanderlove was good too ;)
I have been hearing such great things about Grave Mercy! Can't wait for your review. :)ReplyDelete
It's going up on Thursday!Delete
Nice IMM! I haven't done my yet this week, because I took the fam to a lake water resort with indoor water park! Been too busy to do a lot of blogging! But today feeling a little run down, so just hanging out in the suite with a gorgeous view of the lake!ReplyDelete
Finished reading Balthazar by Claudia Gray today, review is up on my site! That's about it!
Glad to hear Grave Mercy is good, I pre-ordered that one! Happy Easter!
Oh, almost forgot, I got my ARC of the Last Echo in the mail earlier in the week--THANK YOU!!!Delete
That sounds so fun -- my kids and their cousins went to one of those parks in Wisconsin. It was really fun1Delete
Enjoy Last Echo -- hope you love it! You can use it for next weed's IMM...
I'm curious about Wanderlove and I still need to finish Grave Mercy. Ghost Flower sounded interesting. thanks for visiting My IMM!ReplyDelete
Grave Mercy does pick up a lot in pace -- do you usually like historical fiction??
Great Haul Jen! Grave Mercy looks total-kick ass! I neeed to get my own copy! :PReplyDelete
Here's my haul:http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-25.html
And excited for your news memes! :)
Patrick @ The Bookshelves
I did read your review of GHOST FLOWER thank you.ReplyDelete
The rooster on the cover of "The Sweetheart of Prosper County" by Jill Alexander has piqued my interest.
I'm excited to get to that one!Delete
Grave Mercy was so good! Wanderlove has been peaking my interest lately, I'll have to check it out. I hope you enjoy all your new reads this week and happy reading!ReplyDelete
Here's our mailbox
I enjoyed Wanderlove. Review probably on Sat.Delete
Sounds like a fun week coming up! I picked up two newly released books (When the Sea is Rising Red and The Catastrophic History of You and Me) from the library that I'm looking forward to reading. Hopefully they'll turn out to be good reads.ReplyDelete
Aaaaahhhh!!! DIVERGENT, DIVERGENT, DIVERGENT!!!ReplyDelete
That is all :D
Don't you mean: FOUR, FOUR, FOUR?Delete
Totally want to read Wanderlove!! I have heard it's so awesome. Can't wait to see your review of Grave Mercy. It started off iffy for me because I was not familiar with the time period, but once I searched it I was good. I loved your review of Ghost Flower. :)ReplyDelete