Monday, August 10, 2009

In my mailbox, a most exciting day!

A lot of people are blogging each week about what they have received in their mailbox, or bought, or found at the library, book-wise. I found out about In My Mailbox via The Story Siren and think I'll try it out.

Just today I received these beauties:

Thanks Simon and Schuster!

Ice looks gorgeous. I am in love with the East of the Sun, West of the Moon fairy tale (and really any classic fairy tale. I have a growing collection of fairy tale books for my neice, including 5 or 6 different re-tellings of The Snow Queen, my favourite), so I can't wait to get into this one. I'm also excited about the new Scott Westerfeld as it is intended for a slightly younger audience. It has great steampunk illustrations and seems to be a similar book to Philip Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles, which is fine by me. And Everwild is the sequel to Shusterman's Everlost, which apparently is going to be made into a movie. If these two are as good as Unwind, I will be delighted. All three books are available in the fall.
We also had a floating copy of Hiromi Goto's Half World,which is available now with beautiful and haunting illustrations by Jillian Tamaki, of Skim fame (which should be the next graphic novel you read!), kicking around the office and which came with glowing reviews from a co-worker. I'm reading it currently, so keep an eye out for the review.
When books are mailed to me at work I actually call out "It's for meee!" and lunge at the package. My favourite part of books in the mail are the occassional handwritten note I get from our publishing reps wishing me happy reading or just sending along some words. No note this week, but thanks again S&S for the lovely titles (and Penguin, a belated thank you for Half World which I think we received a few months ago at least--I just never got around to it).
What new books have you found/bought/been given this week? Have you read any of the books I've listed?


Unknown said...

Congrats on the new books! I am dying to read all of these. Happy Reading.

Mandy said...

Kate: Me too! I may wait until they are released in the fall to review them, but stay tuned.

Unknown said...

I'd not heard of Ice yet but I'm really looking forward to what you have to say about it... ;) The Westerfeld I've already ordered for myself -- a blogger I like compared it to Airborn and that completely sealed the deal.

Re: East of the Sun, West of the Moon -- I have a copy of Mercer Meyer's version of that fairytale and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It is my favourite picture book and that is saying a lot.

Mandy said...

Kiirstin: Yeah, I still really need to get to Airborn.
Re: Mayer's fairty tales, *checking* NOOO! Mayer's East of the Sun is out of print! The cover looks gorgeous. It looks like something I would go out of my way to have (I'll check for copies on ABE Books) Thanks!
That said, I DO have a copy of Mayer's Beauty and the Beast which is lovely:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

*gasp* Leviathan! I love Scott Westerfeld' books. Happy reading!

Mandy said...

So Many: I know! I was so excited to receive this!

Anonymous said...

OOOH, I tried to get Leviathan at Book Expo but they were all out. Looking forward to that one.


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