Tuesday, July 13, 2010

In My Mailbox, the fifth

Well, the Boy is feeling a bit better today. He had a long nap yesterday afternoon and had a good nights' sleep last night, and woke up cheerful and free of pain, so I'm hoping he's on the mend. Thank you all for comments yesterday!

Even though it hasn't been a great week for health in this house, it has been an excellent week for books :) Mostly via the book-swapping website... As ever, IMM is hosted by The Story Siren.

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories by Tim Burton
Mondays Are Red by Nicola Morgan
Scott Pilgrim Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley

I wasn't sure about the Scott Pilgrim film coming out soon with Michael Cera, but wanted to check out the graphic novels first. I've heard a lot of things about Jonathan Lethem. The Tim Burton book was swapped with on a whim. And Nicola Morgan intrigues me.

Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
Take Me There by Susane Colasanti
Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris

I'm very excited about these books. I loved When It Happens by Susane Colasanti that I read earlier in the year so can't wait to read more by her. The latest Sookie Stackhouse! And Amazon keep recommending Two Way Street to me. We'll see how it goes! :)

But also, a big thank you to asamum for sending me:

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Oh, you keep sending me such wonderful books that I'm dying to read, and it keeps messing up my TBR piles! Thank you though, you are fantastic.

Here are some books I picked up at charity shops:

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur

I think I remember seeing that Pretty Monsters is being re-released with a more YA cover. I was on the fence about it when I saw it in the charity shop and you know what tipped me over? A blurb by Neil Gaiman. And I've heard lots of things about Love, Aubrey. Mostly that it's sad and wonderful. It's been on my mental wish list for awhile!

And also, I did make a quick trip to the library this week:

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (not pictured)
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Pastworld by Ian Beck

Looking forward to all of these, but they keep being ignored as I'm trying to read my own books. N's complained about my towering piles of YA in the garage :( Really must do something about that. And that is it.

What came into your house this week? Have you read any of these books? Where should I start?


  1. Two-way Street, Take Me There and Love, Aubrey are all brilliant. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

  2. Susane Colasanti! Yaay I have read When It Happens and loved it, but I haven't read these two yet so I'm looking forward to what you think of them! Have a better health week this week and an even better book week, I hope!

  3. Lol you are welcome as always :D
    Yep you were right about picking up some that I would like *cunning plan*
    Speak soon - Take care :D

  4. Sisters Red was great so Id recommend to start with that. Linz x


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