In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren in which you share the books you added to your collection in the past week.
Hi friends! This week was all about the puffin love! So….here’s a little fact you may not know about me: I love puffins. I adore them. They are my all time favorite birds, and one of my overall favorite animals. I make my boyfriend divert down the organic isle at the grocery store just so I can squee at the cartoon puffin on the Puffin brand cereal boxes (though I’ve been quite put out since they reduced the size and visibility of said puffin). My dream vacation is to this island in Scotland where there are lots of puffins and otters (another of my favorite animals). One of our first dates was to Sea World, where my boyfriend let me spend an inordinate amount of time in the puffin section. I honestly don’t know why so many people are into penguins when there’s puffins in the world—they swim and fly which makes them far superior in my mind.
ANYWAY this week I get to express my puffin love in my mailbox! First off, I got to pick up Neversink by Barry Wolverton from the library, a MG title I have been dying for as of course it has a puffin protagonist. And then this evening I came home from dinner to find a Puffin post card from Chachic! Chachic, of Chachic’s Book Nook, is one of the sweetest bloggers out there, and because I got so excited when I saw she’d picked up the Puffin Books postcard package, she was kind enough to send me one starring my beloved bird!
I also picked up two audiobooks:
American on Purpose: the Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig Ferguson
I’ve been wanting to read the memoirs of one of my favorite comedians, and absolutely favorite show host for some time. Then, Jac of For Love and Books posted a review of the audiobook a couple weeks back, and I realized that since Craig Ferguson reads it himself, of course this was the format for me! I’ve already started in on this one.
The Disreputable History of Franki Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
This is my book club’s selection for May. I’ve never listened to an audiobook for book club instead of reading it, but I’m going to give it a go this time round. This will be my first E. Lockhart.
This week of Bunburying
Review: Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriot
Top Ten Favorite Fairy Tales/Retellings
Salute Your Shorts: Winter’s Passage: An Iron Fey novella by Julie Kagawa
Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
Review: Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
Audio Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Review: Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Oh, it’s on! Dewey’s Readathon
This week I’ve participated in two events that I’ve loved, including my first Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and Fairy Tale Fortnight. I encourage you to check out the fun, particularly Fairy Tale Fortnight which will continue through the end of the month! What about you, are you participating in the Readathon? Which books have you conquered?