Saturday, March 3, 2012

In My Mailbox (64)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
This week's vlog features my dogs trying to steal the spotlight, or my lap anyway.
For Review:
What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World by Taylor Mali
Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
So You Want to be a Rock Star by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Kristie Edmunds

Used bookstore finds:
Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
See You Later Gladiator by Jon Scieszka
Blackthorn Winter by Kathryn Reiss
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

From the library:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (audiobook)
The Book with a Hole by Herve Tullet

If you've never seen the poem "What Teachers Make" by Taylor Mali, you need to watch it now:


  1. I love The Phantom Tollbooth!

    AND yay Taylor Mali. He is so awesome. I saw him perform a few years ago and if you ever get the change, I totally recommend it.

    Happy reading, Beth! :-D

  2. The Taylor Mali book and his performance looks great. Sounds like the perfect book for a teacher!

    I just picked up Pandemonium and it will be the next book I read. Glad to hear you loved it.

    And yes to The Fault in Our Stars! One of my all-time favorites too. I read it and listened the the John Green narrated audiobook. But I would also like to listen to the non-John Green audio for comparison.

    Happy reading!

  3. I can't wait to read Pandemonium and The Fault in Our Stars. I keep hearing wonderful things about both books! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

  4. I LOVE Taylor Mali! Thanks for posting!

  5. So You Want To Be A Rockstar sounds so cool. Great haul!

    Drop by my IMM?

  6. That's a great video. I've seen it before and almost every time I see the word "definitely" written I think of the video! That's cool that he wrote a book! I'll have to check it out. And I have not read The Phantom Tollbooth, but I really need to! And I still have to read Delirium, too! Great haul! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog! ;) Happy reading!

  7. Great set! Yay for John Green's book. I've always meant to read Phantom Tollbooth.
    My IMM

  8. I really need to check out a lot of these books! I'm desperate to read The Fault in Our Stars, I just haven't had the time lately, unfortunately. Looking forward to seeing what you think of them! Enjoy!

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  9. Hi Beth, how are you?

    Of those books you've received I read one: Pandemonium,is much better than the first!I really hope you enjoy reading.
    I'm following your blog. Please "like" my page on facebook. It's there on my blog
    Have a nice weekend.

    Mariana - World of tori Vega.

  10. Enjoy your books. I really enjoyed the Phantom Tollbooth!

    IMM @ Megan Likes Books

  11. Oh, you are going to LOVE The Fault in Our Stars! I haven't met one person that doesn't fall for it:) Great books for you this week (wish my copy of Pandemonium would hurry and get here!)

  12. I totally blanked when I saw Pandemonium. It has that effect on me, despite the fact that I just bought it myself *LOL*

    I hope you enjoy all of those books! And fabulous vlog!


  13. Hi Beth, you seem to have great finds this week. Like you, I also make an almost weekly-pilgrimage to our used bookstore here in Singapore, and I get rewarded on occasion. What Teachers Make sounds like the perfect book I can recommend for my teacher-students here in Singapore, so I should definitely check that one out. I have the Phantom Tollbooth which I also got from a book bargain sale here, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Your loot here reminded me that I should get around to reading that soon!

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks: