Sunday, August 16, 2009

In My Mailbox Sunday


This week was exciting. I received a copy of Pete Hautman's newest, How to Steal a Car, which I've just finished. It should have been 70 pages longer at the least, full review to come.

I love surprise mail because when I requested this Pete Hautman title I was also sent three other titles from Scholastic that they thought I might like. There was no note, however, which is okay (reps are busy and I appreciate everything they do for our store). But, I was also sent Hannah: Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky. Incidentally, her name sounded SO familiar to me. Then I looked her up and she's the writer of The Guardians of Ga'hoole and some Royal Diaries books. Hannah looks like a mermaid/selkie story, which is awesome. I heart mermaids.

Also, I was sent How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford. Which I was coveting on a few other blogs I read! I love synchronicity. Although it happens often because I am around SO many books. Scholastic also sent me another title which I left at work for now and I absolutely forget the title of. Tacky, sorry. I'll make an addendum blog post on Monday.

And, I now have a copy of After by Amy Efaw, which again I was coveting elsewhere. After is published by Viking via Penguin.
Ha. I just peeked on the back to see the marketing campaign info for this book and it states that they've sent it out to "industry big mouths". And I thought I was just blahblahblah-ing.

And that's my week in books recieved in big lovely yellow envelopes which make my eyes water when I see them. Seriously, our delivery person thinks I have a crush on him, the looks I give.

I hope everyone else found some great books this week!
Mandy
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren

10 comments:

Alyce said...

I have been seeing info about After around the internet, and it's one of those books I will be reading as soon as I get a chance. You got some great books this week!

Lizzy said...

I've heard good things about After, so I'll definitely be picking it up. Hope you enjoy it!

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Enjoy your books. Happy Reading!

Peace
Michelle

Jaime said...

Looks like a lot of fun books! I will be diving in to After soon!

Enjoy!

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prophecygirl said...

How to Say Goodbye In Robot sounds like a really fun, I can't wait to read it! Have a great week!

Katie said...

Oooh, "How to Say Goodbye in Robot" looks really good. I'll have to add it to my list!

Happy reading!

Mandy said...

Thanks for the visit, guys! I will check out all your links and blogs. :)
I have to take a quick break to read The Secret History but then I'll probably dive into After.

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I like the sound of After and How to Say Goodbye in Robot. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

gautami tripathy said...

Have a great reading week!

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The Story Siren said...

Great week! Me want How to Say Goodbye In Robot! they all sound fab! i hope you enjoy, happy reading!

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