In My Mailbox #8

Posted August 21, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

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This is kind of the addendum to my earlier IMM. This is everything else I have gotten over the last couple of weeks. 
First up, I won a copy of The Looking Glass Wars from a giveaway and I wish I remember the blog I won it from. I usually save the emails, but for some reason this one disappeared. So if it was you, please comment so I can give you credit!!
The Looking Glass Wars
I also won the Joe Ledger Series Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel, from Kristin at My Bookish Ways.
Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger NovelThe King of Plagues: A Joe Ledger Novel (Joe Ledger Novels)The Dragon Factory
I can’t wait to read these. Zombies!! Brains!!
I also must give thanks to Macmillan and Farrar, Straus, and Giroux for a physical ARC of All These Things I’ve Done (Birthright).
All These Things I've Done (Birthright)
From NetGalley, I have been approved to read:
Light from a Distant Star: A NovelThe Night Strangers: A NovelThe Goat Woman of Largo Bay: A NovelThe Lantern: A Novel
The Sixes: A NovelAmbitious (Kimani Tru)WanderloveShattered Dreams: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel
1. Light from a Distant Star: A Novel by Mary McGarry Morris
2. The Night Strangers: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
4. The Lantern: A Novel by Deborah Lawrenson
5. The Sixes: A Novel by Kate White
6. Ambitious (Kimani Tru) by Monica McKayhan
7. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
From Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab, I picked out:
Past PerfectVirtuosity
1. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
2. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Then, yesterday I took a trip to Books-A-Million. I seriously intended to not spend that much, but when you stick me in front of a bunch of shiny and new books, I guess I can’t resist. I learned the hard way. And now I am on a serious book buying ban until I get through some of these. Anyway, here is what I bought:
Song of the Silk Road13 TreasuresHow to Be an American HousewifeThe Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms ($9.99 ed.)The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A NovelThe Tower, the Zoo, and the TortoiseA & L Do Summer
Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries)Shanghai Girls: A NovelGirl in TranslationThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
The Girl in the Garden
1. Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip
2. 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
3. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
4. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
5. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama
6. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
8. A & L Do Summer by Jan Blazanin
10. Shanghai Girls: A Novel by Lisa See
11. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
13. The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
See what I mean? The good thing is that they were all softcovers except the last one, which means they were cheaper. Still a small fortune, hence the book buying ban. I am also extremely lucky that I have an amazing husband who supports my addiction and eccentricities.  So that’s it for the last couple of weeks. What’s in your mailbox?

2 responses to “In My Mailbox #8

  1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a good one, I hope you enjoy it! I actually didn’t especially like it as I was reading it, but it’s grown on me. šŸ™‚

    I just got done with All These Things I’ve Done, and I must say it didn’t live up to my expectations. It was an enjoyable, quick read, though.

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