May 13, 2012

In My Mailbox (16)

In My Mailbox (16)
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 post is covering the past couple of weeks as I’ve been being good and not collecting quite so many books as of late.  I’m invoking a library moratorium on myself until I get a good chunk of these lovelies that I actually own read.  We’ll see how that goes…

book cover of White Horse by Alex Adamsbook cover of Touch by Jus Accardobook cover of Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corralbook cover of Meant to Be by Lauren Morrillpapperback book cover of Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

From the Library:
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath [Amazon|GoodReads]
I know I just said library moratorium, right?  Well, there are still some books I need.  I plan to keep getting the series I’m in the middle of (Kate Daniels and Jessica Darling), and this!  A while back I picked up an ARC of the companion novel to Everything on a Waffle, One Year in Coal Harbor, and of course I wanted to read the first one first!  Particularly because this is also a Newberry award winner.  Plus, isn’t the paperback cover adorable?  She looks so much like my little redheaded niece, I love it…also it makes me hungry.

For review:
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill [Amazon|GoodReads]
I am loving this dreamy cover people, and since it involves London, sounds super cute, and I’ve heard wonderful things from those who’ve already read it, I’m excited to check it out!  Requested via NetGalley, thanks Delacorte!

White Horse by Alex Adams [Amazon|GoodReads]
The lovely Janice from Janicu’s Book Blog and I had a weird meet cute on Twitter where we realized we had a mutual friend in real life who happens to live about halfway between the two of us.  After finishing White Horse (you can read her review here), she offered to let me borrow it and we used our mutual friend as a book mule and halfway house.  Thanks to both of you!

Won…I’ve been super lucky lately. I’d better be careful or people will want to start taking me on dangerous adventures:
Touch by Jus Accardo [Amazon|GoodReads]
So does everyone remember back to the YA March Madness tournament?  Touch was this book I’d never heard of, and yet it kept trouncing other books.  Jacinda from The Reading Housewives of Indiana had such enthusiasm for Touch (read her review here) that it was catching.  She, and the lovely people at Entangled Publishing offered up a copy of Touch, and I was lucky enough to snag it!  After the tournament, and this awesome interview with Jus where she and the cast of Touch took on My Little Pony, I can’t wait to read it.  Thanks to all those involved!

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral  [Amazon|GoodReads]
I’ve been fascinated with the concept of this book ever since I first heard of this book through the author, Gayle Forman, who cited it as an example of where she thought the future of YA might be headed.  I read this one in about an hour one evening this past week, and thought it was awesomely innovative (though quite frankly the ending will have me ‘wtf’ing for days.  Thanks so much to the charming Anna from Anna Reads for hosting the giveaway, and to Razorbill for the book!

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The False Prince by Jennifer Nielson [Amazon|GoodReads]
What’s that you say?  Didn’t you get The False Prince from the library in your last IMM?  Why yes, yes I did.  I got it from the library, read it, loved it, and was ecstatic about winning Jennifer Nielson’s Twitter contest for a signed copy of the book!  As someone who rereads a lot, especially as series come out, I love owning books I enjoy.  I was so happy to put this one on my shelf, especially since Jennifer was kind enough to sign it for me!

My bunburying as of late

Neversink by Barry Wolverton
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Fracture by Megan Miranda
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
Faery Tales and Nightmares by Melissa Marr
How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeves
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

That’s it for me these days, let me know what’s up around your corner of the world these days!


  1. ACK! The False Prince!! SIGNED!! I have to read this ASAP. Sometime soon I'm going to do a "read the book you spent money on, fool!" mini-challenge for myself, and that book is going to be first up. I've heard such good things. And I have One Year in Coal Harbor, too! I'll have to snag this adorable looking book to read first as well!

  2. Nice haul and the cover of false prince looks amazing I want it. Want to see my IMM follow the link.

  3. Ahh! Meant To Be! I'm so jealous. :) Seems like an awesome book. I hope you enjoy!

  4. Oooo that signed book is lovellly! I wish more authors came my way to sign books or I was luckier in giveaways! I would love to own more! I am intrigued by Chopsticks too...if it was as quick a read as you say I may have to get it! x

  5. I've had a copy of Touch for quite some time now, but I always end up choosing something else, so when I was offered the short story between books to review, I had to decline. Maybe we'll both read it soon so we can compare notes.

    I've heard really great things about The False Prince. Happy reading!

  6. I want to read my copy of Meant To Be, like yesterday. I almost started it and then put it down and picked up something else. There's just something telling me to wait a little longer.

    AND A SIGNED COPY OF THE FALSE PRINCE. You lucky goose. I want that book so bad, it's unreal. And signed on top of that! I'm wading in my own jelly right now. XD

  7. You got some GREAT books! I'm excited to read your review of Chopsticks- I flipped through a copy of it at a bookstore and thought it looked really neat.

  8. Oh cool, Chopsticks. There's actually a copy at my Half Price for only $10, but I'm not sure if I can justify spending so much on a book that will take me all of a few hours to read. Awesome that you won it, and the other two as well :]

  9. YES Touch! Make sure you tweet me about it! I'm happy you enjoyed the My Little Pony guest post :)

    I'm happy you enjoyed Chopsticks as well :) Such a fun, new and interesting way to read.


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