Saturday, August 13, 2011

In My Mailbox #6

This was a packed week for my mailbox! Lots of books arrived, which was both good and bad: due to marching band starting up and eight-hour days at band camp, I've had almost no time to read.

In other news, I was selected to be part of Book Trib's new Review Crew! Yet another source of books to make my shelves collapse.

For review:
J-Boys: Kazuo's World, Tokyo, 1965 by Shogo Oketani (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
Shadow of a Quarter Moon by Eileen Clymer Schwab (from the author)
North Carolina historical fiction!
One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina (GoodReads First Look)
Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez
I have no idea where this came from, but it's some kind of post-apocalyptic novel involving conservative fundamentalist religions, so I'm quite interested.
Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens and Sherri Browning Erwin (Gallery and Pocket Tours)

Won from The Book Cellar:
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Not normally something I'd be interested in, but it's a retelling of Lysistrata.
Shelter by Harlan Coben
Fateful by Claudia Gray
I actually didn't realize this one was a historical novel about the Titanic until I got it in the mail, so I'm very excited about it.

Won from elsewhere:
The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West (thanks, Reflections From the Hinterland!)
Another NYRB added to my collection. :) So far there's only three, but it'll grow!
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (thanks, Lady Critic's Library!)
This came with a XL t-shirt for Beautiful Creatures. Should fit my 5'2", 90 lb. body just fine, lol.


  1. I've heard about Fateful before, and I think it sounds really interesting and definitely one I'd love to read!

  2. I really enjoyed Shut Out--hopefully you do, too! I'm looking forward to reading Fateful and Glow, especially. Hope you enjoy all the books you got this week! :)
    My IMM

  3. YAY your books got there safely! Shut Out is so absolutely brilliant, I am confident you will love it :P Enjoy all your books!

  4. Shut Out, Fateful, and Glow are actually the three that I'm most looking forward to reading right now. :)

    I'm glad to hear the votes in favor of Shut Out. The whole hookup strike/sexual tension thing would normally turn me away from a book, but since it's based on an Aristophanes play...

  5. Great set! Shut Out and Glow sound very good.
    My IMM

  6. You got a nice list of books this week in your mailbox. I really want to read Shut Out.
    I hope you like your new books,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  7. i'll have to look up Fateful! enjoy your books!

  8. Woah shut out and fateful! I want to read those!

    Happy Reading!

  9. I'm not finding much time to read either! Annoy--iiiing. Hope you're having fun at camp! :D