Saturday, March 3, 2012

In My Mailbox #23 - with commentary

Well, I got a ton of great books this week! A couple came for review, a couple wins, a couple from Amazon, and a bunch from a local used bookstore. So many exciting choices for things to read...

For review:
Behind the Masks (Dear America) by Susan Patron - thanks, Scholastic!
I love Scholastic's Dear America series! I'm so happy I got a review copy for one of their latest releases!
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker - GoodReads First Look
Am I alone in thinking this looks like a YA version of Salvation City? Either way, it sounds interesting as a sci-fi coming-of-age novel.
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce #4) by Alan Bradley - LibraryThing Member Giveaways
Um, I haven't read any of the other Flavia de Luce books. Sad, I know.

The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees - thanks, Suzanne @ Preternatura!
This one's a chunkster!
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) by Pittacus Lore - thanks, Izzy @ Quirky Girls Read!
Squee!!!! I've been wanting to read this series for so long!!

For book club:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Not my usual reading, but others in the group wanted to read it.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson
I have the sequel, but I've been waiting to read it until I could get this one.
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
I always get this and The Master and Margarita mixed up as to which one is Faustian and which is not...
Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
This one actually is Faustian, and I was correct in assuming from the sparse cover description that it's sci-fi. :)
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Gotta love some Vonnegut...
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
I absolutely adored Babbitt and have been trying to acquire cheap copies of Lewis' other novels.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Magical realism, hoorah!
Honey for the Bears by Anthony Burgess
I haven't read A Clockwork Orange yet, but this satire looked like fun.
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
I haven't tried Carter yet, either, but I'm interested in more fantasy like hers.

 What did you get this week?


  1. Looks like you got some awesome books. And I also like your little comments on them. It's really nice to get an impression of why you bought this book or what you're looking forward to read.

    If you want to, feel free to check out my first IMM ever here.

  2. I really want to read The Adoration of Jenna Fox. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  3. Great haul week! :D
    I've heard that I am Number Four is really good and am looking forward to reading it myself so I hope you enjoy it!
    Happy reading all of your new reads (:

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week!

    Faye (: