Saturday, February 11, 2012

In My Mailbox (61)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

For review:
Vampire's Kiss (The Watchers #2) by Veronica Wolff
Thanks Penguin/New American Library!

Used bookstore finds:

The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

From the library:
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I love the irony of buying a Nicholas Sparks book and checking out Anna and the French Kiss in the same week since Perkins basically trashes Sparks in her book.

Picture Books:

If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and Pssst! by Adam Rex

  • I am also quite proud and honored that the awesome Audrey Vernick interviewed me this week on her blog Literary Friendships.
  • Also don't forget to check out my Follwer Love giveaway: Dracula in Love by Karen Essex (ends 2/14)
What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. I adored Anna and the French Kiss and I just loved (and cried) when I read The Last Song!

    I totes love your mailbox this week. I hope you have a happy time reading those books! They all look wonderful :)

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  2. I received Vampire's Kiss too - have you read the first in the series? I have to read the first one before I can even think about reading this one.

    And yes it is funny that you got The Last Song and Anna in the same week! Anna was such a great book. I have The Last Song too but haven't read it yet. I'm saving it for the summer - I'm not sure why other than it seems like a summer is a good time to read a Nicholas Sparks book.

    Enjoy your books!

    1. I have not read the first book in the series. I honestly didn't even know about it so I'll definitely have to check the first book out.

      The Last Song is a good summer read. I listened to the audiobook of it actually and it was amazing because of the musical aspect of the book, the audibook producers did an awesome job of setting the mood musically.

  3. Look at your used book store haul. UM SCORE! Seriously, The Kite Runner is amazing! AND I LOVED The Secret Life Of Bees.


    I mean, I read Anna And The French Kiss and Entwined in book form, but they both were excellent. So, yes, happy reading :-D

    1. April, I listened to The Secret Life of Bees and The Last Song on audio and when I saw them, I knew they'd be great for my classroom library. Despite being "adult" books, I think both of them appeal to YA readers simply because of the main characters' ages.

      I read Anna and the French Kiss but I loved it so much, I had to check out the audiobook too. :)

  4. I like the cover for Vampire's Kiss - I hadn't realized it was the second in a series.
    You will LOVE Anna and the French Kiss! At least, I hope you will, I certainly did.

    1. Madigan, I've actually already read Anna. I loved it so much I had to listen to the audiobook too. :)

  5. Secret Life of Bees was AMAZING!! Enjoy!

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    Happy Reading

    Lindsay :)
    Turning the Pages

  6. That's hilarious what you said about Anna & French Kiss and Nic Sparks---I'd forgotten all about that. Guess that means its time to revisit Anna for a reread, huh?? :)

    Great mailbox! Enjoy!

  7. The Secret Life of Bees was one of those books that I didn't expect to love, but totally devoured in a sitting. I hope you enjoy!

  8. Vampire's Kiss and Entwined have gorgeous covers. Enjoy reading!

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  9. Great mailbox! Vampires Kiss looks really good. Enjoy!

  10. I LOVED Anna and the French Kiss! Just finished it and it was amazing!