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.
Last weekend, I attended the NCTE conference in Chicago and was inundated with a gargantuan number of books, both from author signings and from the generous publishers giving away ARCs. Thankfully we drove to Chicago because when I got home and started pulling books out of bags, I counted almost 100 books!
This is what our backseat looked like on our drive home:
These are all the books I got signed:
And these are all the free books I got:
Oh, and this one deserves its own picture:
Bringing all these books into my classroom for my students and seeing their reaction at getting to read books that were signed by authors or before they're even published was so exciting. This was my first NCTE conference but it will definitely not be my last. I'm already hoping to go next year when it will be held in Las Vegas.