Saturday, May 28, 2011

In My Mailbox (31)

 In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.  The books you share do not have to be ones you actually received in the mail.  They can be ones you bought at the book store, checked out at the library, or downloaded to your e-reader.  The idea is just to share what's on your TBR pile for the upcoming week.

Holy Wow! This was a week of epic book finds! I might not have been able to attend BEA, but I still got some awesomeness this week.

My library has a used book store that's open a couple days a week. I always go every Tuesday because that's when they replenish their stock. This week I bought an insane amount of books for less than $15, which is awesome to me since that's less than the cost of a hardcover book.

These are all the hardcovers I bought:

East by Edith Pattou
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey
Peak by Roland Smith
Before, After, and Somebody in Between by Jeannine Garsee
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Holding at Third by Linda Zinnen
A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Replay by Sharon Creech
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
Dingers! A Short History of the Long Ball by Peter Keating
Burned by Ellen Hopkins

And these are the paperbacks:

The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer
Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney
The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
Thunder from the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Zia by Scott O'Dell
Choosing Up Sides by John H. Ritter
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
You Don't Know Me by David Klass
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson
Hoops by Walter Dean Myers

Yeah, all that for less than $15. I hope my student appreciate all the hard work I put into allowing them to have a classroom library made of awesome!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Wow! How did you manage to get that lot home?! You got quite a few books I want to get my hands on!

    ComaCalm's Corner

  2. All that for $15? I'm still wondering how that's possible. Great finds!

  3. Erika, I'm still wondering how it was possible too! All I can say is the same lady works there on Tuesdays when I go there and since she knows I'm a teacher she hooks me up.

  4. The Dairy Queen trilogy is seriously awesome. Seriously.

  5. Lots of great ones! I love the Westerfeld series! Enjoy...


  6. Jealous! Wish I had access to a store like that for my students.