In My Mailbox (14)

Thursday, October 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.


I got an awesome haul of books through the library, gifted, or on sale this week. This is the frugal edition of IMM!

Bought:
The Iron Duke (Iron Seas #1) by Meljean Brook
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Deception (Haunting Emma #1) by Lee Nichols
First Draft in 30 Days and From First Draft to Finished Novel by Karen S. Wiesner

Received for ARC tour:
When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen from Around the World Tours



I make a habit of checking Amazon's Bargain Books every few weeks to see if anything good pops up, and this week I jumped on sale prices for The Iron Duke, Prophecy of the Sisters, and Deception. I've wanted to read all of them for a long time, so I'm glad I got them on the cheap. :) Dearly, Departed was a pre-order that arrived on Tuesday (happy release day to Lia Habel!), and the two writing books are for outline help pre-NaNoWriMo. I had a coupon for Writer's Digest Shop, so hooray for discounts!

Borrowed from the library:
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa M. Klein
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel by Diana Gabaldon and Hoang Nguyen
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


Graphic novels borrowed from the library:
Criminal Vol. 1: Coward, Vol. 2: Lawless, and Vol. 3: The Dead and the Dying by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Fables: Legends in Exile (Vol. 1) and Fables: Animal Farm (Vol. 2) by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Mark Buckingham
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned and Vol. 2: Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr.


I'm trying to make better use of my library, considering it is so close to my house. They have a well-stocked young adult section for a small branch, and this week I stumbled upon an excellent stash of graphic novels that included some titles I've been DYING to read but wasn't sure I wanted to buy. I've been getting a bit crazycakes with buying comics, so I'm happy that I can get a lot of great titles from my local library instead of spending money on them.

Fall Book Exchange:
Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn


I participated in the Fall Book Exchange hosted by Ruby's Reads and I received these two ebooks gifted through Amazon from my Santa: Mickey at imabookshark! I told her to surprise me from my wish list and I was so happy to receive these titles as I've been meaning to read them both for a reeeeeeally long time. And just in time for next week's Bout of Books Read-a-thon!

A huge, mega, universe-sized thank you to Mickey for these books and to Ruby for hosting the exchange!

That's it for now. What books did you get recently?

12 comments:

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Dearly Departed is THICK! I need to check and see how many pages that thing is! I'm starting that one sometime today! Grave Witch is one I've been wanting to read! :) Great haul! :)

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

You haven't read Nightshade yet?!? Glad you have it in your pile. :) Hope you like it! Oh! Oh! The Exile!! :D Again, love that one! I've had The Iron Duke and Michelle Zink's books in my TBR stack for a while...I should really get to those. Can't wait to hear what you think of all these!!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Dearly Departed and The Iron Duke are both superb reads! Very jealous of When The Sea is Rising Red, really want to read it! Fantastic mailbox!

Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

I just picked up Grave Witch and started reading it last night. :)

Small Review said...

whoa Dearly Departed is long! I'm curious about The Iron Duke and When the Sea is Rising Red.

I loved Deception and I really liked Cate of the Lost Colony, but I struggled with Prophecy of the Sisters (and the sequel even more).

I hope you like your books!

Logan E. Turner said...

@Jacinda - I was surprised at how thick it was, too! But it is short for a hardcover, so I think the small page size led to lots of pages.

@Jess - I know, can you believe it? I kept putting it off and now here we are, months after the sequel was released. *hides in shame*

@Kara-Karina - I'm really looking forward to those!

@Amanda - Ooh, how do you like it so far?

@Small - I hope I like the Zink books more than you. ;)

Midnyte Reader said...

I just got Dearly Departed at Comic Con. Yay. Have fun with your books.

Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

@Logan, I finished Grave Witch. It was really an "I liked it, but..." book for me.

Tina said...

Its IMM on Thursday...AWESOME...:)

I just bought Imaginary Girls and Dearly Departed...cant wait to read them..!!

Logan E. Turner said...

@Midnyte Reader - I can't wait to hear about NYCC! I'm jealous. :)

@Amanda - Hmmm. Looking forward to the review, them.

@Tina - Awesome! I thought no one else still hadn't read Imaginary Girls. Whew!

Missie said...

*squeeeeeee* I love love love The Iron Duke! I hope you like it too.

I'm always checking out the bargain book bin on Amazon too. Such a bad habit.

Curious to hear your thoughts on Nightshade. I know you won't hold back.

A. Knight said...

Dearly Departed is one of my most highly anticipated reads of this year! Can't wait to hear what you think! It was hard for me to finish The Prophecy of the Sisters, though. I liked Nightshade, despite the fact that not many people did. And Cate of the Lost Colony sounds excellent! I've heard wonderful things about the Deception series, so I've been curious about it for awhile. I'm excited for the matching reviews to crop up! And happy reading, Logan!

(P.S. Really like the new layout! Prettyful.)

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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