Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Belated "In My Mailbox!"

Okay, I was kind of excited about In My Mailbox this time and even though it's almost Wednesday, I still want to share what I got with you!

On Friday, Avery, Jack, and I took the train to the down town library after school where they were having their fall book sale-- everything was already half-off, and most books were priced pretty low to start with.  I came home with these ones and I'm incredibly excited to get started on reading them!

"Last Week's Apocalypse" by Douglas Lain
 Of course I read the description on the back, that was what tipped the scale in the right direction, but I fell in love with this cover.  I'm really excited to read this one!  It's a series of short stories, which should be really interesting.  I've been getting into those lately... you'll see why.
"Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt
 Again, I picked it up because of the cover.  Also, I recognized the title from a list of books that are highly recommended for teens (it's the length of a thick novel filled with over 700 book possibilities... I'm making this my second project, although I'm not giving myself a time-limit in that case).  After I read this, if I like it, I might have to see the movie.  I love that it's a memoir too!
 "A Four-Sided Bed" by Elizabeth Searle
I'm not quite sure what to expect of this one, but I thought the title and cover were interesting.  I'll have to see how it goes.
 "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver
One thing that I love is that if I borrow something from the library and like it, I eventually get it for my own personal bookshelf.  I loved this so much, and now I get to read it and dog-ear my own copy!
 "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
Another book that I read and loved to pieces.  The lady that sold me these books took one look at it and said, "Now don't you go running off to Italy, now!"  To which I responded, "I think I've already made up my mind about that." :)
 "Tell Me Another Morning" by Zdena Berger
Please, could someone tell me how to pronounce the name of the author?  I'd really appreciate that...
Again, I don't really know what to expect, but we'll hope for the best, won't we?
"The Grasshopper King" by Jordan Ellenberg
Avery actually found this one and tossed it over the shelf for me to check out (okay, not really 'toss,' but I digress...).  The cover was pretty spiffy and I remember that the description sounded interesting too.

I also got one more, but there were literally no pictures on Google Images.  Disappointment... so when I read and review it, I'll have to scan the cover of the book so that I won't have a boring-looking review post.

"The Fathergod Experiment" by L.A. Taylor
I'll tell you that the cover is a little eerie... one might go so far as to say horrifying, or at least creepy.  I was on the fence about this one, so hopefully whatever assumptions I have will be incorrect.

I have a large pile of books just waiting for me to read, so I have no idea when I'll be able to get to these books, but they will be read and reviewed eventually, I can assure you this much.

What else should I put on my reading list?

That's all for me!  Thanks for reading!



  1. oohh i loveddddd delirium!

    stop by my waiting on wednesday post and add it to your tbr list!! :)


  2. I hope you enjoy my short story collection, and I since you review books I'd be glad to send you my latest novella to read and review as well if you like. Good reading. -Doug


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