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22 April 2012

In My Mailbox (29): Between Shades, Disenchantments, & Trolls

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers the chance to share what they’ve bought/borrowed/received!

Happy Sunday, everyone!. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I've had a pretty eventful week with plans almost every night. Also had the first meeting of Book Club (first rule of Book Club - don't talk about Book Club. Wait, that doesn't work.) and discussed the book A Discovery of Witches. I still have to finish my review but it was a good read. And Sat I went to the LA Festival of books where I picked up a few goodies. Read on to see what ended up in my mailbox this week. :)


My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson - This is a really lovely looking book about Mexican sweets and pastries. I've looked at it before and finally picked it up at the library this week.

Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1) by Julia Quinn - I have heard really good things about this one. I don't think I have read any Julia Quinn before and I was glad when I spotted this at the library.


Colors by Pantone - I am a sucker for all things Pantone and could not resist this cute looking picture book at the book fest this weekend.

Oddfellows Orphanage by Emily Winfred Martin - I am a fan of Emily's artwork and actually had this on NetGalley way back when. But it could only be read on Adobe Digital Editions and I had the worst laptop back then and never managed to finish it. Picked it up at a bookstore closing sale this week. I am a little disappointed to see that the illustrations are in black and white but we'll see.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - OK so this wasn't new but I did get signed by Deborah this weekend.

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour - Nina was signing at the book festival this weekend along with Gayle Foreman and Stephanie Perkins. I've been wanting to read her book for awhile now so it was great to pick up a copy. Nina was super sweet and adorable and cannot wait to read it!

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys - I keep hearing amazing this about this book and saw that it just came out in paperback. It is now MINE.

Deathless by Catherine M. Valente - Another one I picked up at the store closing sale. I've been eyeing this cover for awhile now, too, and snatched it up for half price.

Trolls In The Hamptons by Celia James - I am a fan of Dan Dos Santos and seen this cover around. I decided to pick it up when I spotted it at the Mysterious Galaxy Booth this weekend. I was intrigued by the idea of a female graphic novelist. And trolls.

So that's what I have this week. I still haven't managed to see Cabin in the Woods yet. Maybe tomorrow? We'll see. I hope you all have a great Sunday and rest of week. I'd love to hear your comments on my mailbox this week and leave links to your IMMs so I can hit you back. Bye for now!

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  1. Not heard of any of these expcet Between Shades of Grey, so this is a cool IMM. Trolls in The Hamptons sounds weird and like something I'd like :-)
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  2. Glad you had fun at the FOB! I wish I wasn't sick so I could go. So glad you got to meet Stephanie, Gayle and Nina. The Disenchantments is an interesting read. Between Shades of Grey is really powerful - can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. That is fun that you got Discovery of Witches signed right after you read it. Enjoy all your new books!

  3. I loved Between Shades of Grey. It is such a beautifully written book but a bit disturbing. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading! http://bookworm-meags222.blogspot.com

  4. It looks like you got some really nice books this week!

    Here's my IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Megan (new follower!)

  5. Great mailbox this week! I LOVE A Discovery of Witches - it's so awesome you got to have Deborah sign it!! Happy reading!

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  6. Nice haul! That's so cool that you got to go to the festival! I've been wanting to read the Disenchantments--it looks so good. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by my IMM! =)

  7. Lots of authors in that selection that I have not come across before - enjoy.

  8. I LOVED The Disenchantments!! It's so great. I hope you enjoy all your new books. :)

  9. I really want to try The Disenchantments. Trolls In The Hamptons has me intrigued I will have to check it out on Goodreads:) What a great book week! I hope you enjoy them all.


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