In My Mailbox (6)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme devoted to sharing the new books we've received, borrowed, or bought. For more information, visit IMM's fantastic host, The Story Siren. You can visit other blogs that are participating in this week's IMM here.

Bought from Borders:

Since all but two Chicago Borders stores are closing, we decided to go browsing to see what kind of deals were happening. All books were 20-40% off, which normally would send me into a frantic tailspin of purchasing chaos, but I showed impressive restraint. I'm trying to keep my house from getting overrun with books, so I bought only the books that both my husband and I would read, or that I thought I could give away, either on the blog or to Half Price Books, the library, or some other such place.

BooksRiordanPercy
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
(Books 2-4 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series)

My husband is not a big reader. He's pretty vocal about the fact that he's read fewer than 20 books in his life. One notable exception to his "I hate reading" mantra is the Harry Potter series. When the Percy Jackson series became a movie, I bought The Lightning Thief to read, and he ended up reading it as well and loved it. When he saw the other paperback series books on sale, he jumped at the chance to read them. I was happy to encourage more book reading from him, so they came home with us.

BooksHarrisFrostRollins
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
(Southern Vampire Mysteries #5)
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #1)
The Judas Strain by James Rollins (Sigma Force #4)

My other motivating factor for buying at Borders was that many of the titles were cheaper in store than as ebooks. Normally, I almost exclusively buy ebooks simply because they're cheaper. Dead as a Doornail is the next book I need to read in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I've been meaning to check out the Night Huntress series, so I picked up those two. The Rollins book I've already read and is one of my faves in his Sigma Force series, which I didn't happen to own yet in ebook form. I'll definitely re-read this one many times over.

BooksMoningFever
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
(Books 1-4 of the Fever series)

The entire blogosphere went crazy when Shadowfever was released last month, and I felt very left out since I have not read any of the Fever series yet. Romance books were 30% off at Borders, so I picked up books 1-4. I'd like to do a giveaway with them when I finish reading. I don't know how popular that will be on a mainly YA themed blog, but that just means people who enter will have more chances to win, right? :)

Bought for Kindle:

I also bought a few ebooks this week. It's been a few months, and these were all books I'd been meaning to buy for a long time. As it turns out, I should have checked these purchases before my Borders spree.


Yep, that's right. I bought Darkfever. You'll notice that I also bought it from Borders this week. I'm an idiot.


City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)

I want to finish this one before Book 4 comes out on April 5th. I went ahead and bought it to remind myself to GET READING ALREADY!


The Fallen Blade: Act One of the Assassini by John Courtenay Grimwood (Vampire Assassin Trilogy #1)

This series looks really interesting. Set in 1407 Venice, Duke Marco's chief assassin discovers a young vampire boy and decides to train him as his apprentice. Historical vampire ass-kicking novel? Um, okay.


Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #5)

My mom recommended this series to me a long time ago, and it quickly became my favorite urban fantasy series. Mercy Thompson is a Native American shapeshifter who can become a coyote at will. She is an auto mechanic who is tough, independent, but totally loveable. Her world involves fae, weres, vamps, and lots of suspense. It's awesome. I also love the fact that she can have a love interest with some major spark and chemistry without sex scenes. I don't always need my heroine and her man to get it on to make a compelling love story. Book 6, River Marked, comes out March 1st, so this purchase was another GET READING nudge.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oooh great haul! I hope you enjoy the Fever series. It consumed me for about a week!

I'm heading over to Borders tomorrow. I'm sad that two of my local stores are closing, but I'm definitely looking forward to see what kind of good deals I can find. Hopefully I can restrain myself from going TOO crazy, though, haha.

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Fabulous mailbox! I'm looking forward to reading the Fever series at some point (when my TBR pile gets under control!). Enjoy your books!

Diana @ Book of Secrets

Shoshanah said...

I too read the first Percy Jackson book when the movie came out but never got around to any more. But I think at point though I might try to get back into the series

BookGeek said...

You got a lot of reading ahead of you! I was thinking about hitting up the Borders that was going out of business in my area, but I have about 10 books on my TBR list, so I stopped myself! Have fun with all these books :)

Gina @ My Precious said...

That's quite a haul. I'm not familiar with most of the books you picked up. Hope you enjoy them.

Patricia Lynne said...

Oh, I want to read The Fallen Blade.

Aylee said...

So many books! It really is a shame to hear about Borders closing so many stores though. Happy reading!

A. Knight said...

Logan! How are you?

My sister swears by the Percy Jackson series, as she is a proud owner of nearly all of the books. And I see you've picked up some sexy reads, which includes that Fever series everybody's been raving about. And I can guarantee that if you enjoyed the previous two books in the TMI series, you're going to love City of Glass!

Be safe, have a wonderful week, and happy blogging! Enjoy all of your new reads!

Asher K. (In My Mailbox #11)

Logan E. Turner said...

@Stephanie - You were one of the reasons I told myself I had to start reading this sooner rather than later. I haven't heard a bad thing about the Fever series, so what am I waiting for?

@Diana - I know, my TBR is out of control. Maybe you can win this set from me and it will help you move them to the top of the list. :)

@Shoshanah - After the movie I just lost my motivation to read the rest of the series. I'm probably going to pick these up when the hubs is done with them.

@BookGeek - It was really hard to keep myself from just picking up every book I ever remotely wanted. Good luck if you go! :P

@Gina - Hopefully my forthcoming reviews will spark your interest to check some of them out!

@Patricia - Doesn't it look cool? I hope it's as good as it sounds.

@Aylee - It was so depressing to be there. Like vultures descending on a carcass. I just felt so awful for the employees. And the lines were unreal.

@Asher - I'm looking forward to City of Glass sooo much. In a way I think I'm delaying so that I can read it closer to the release of CoFA so I don't have to wait. :)

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