Monday, February 15, 2010
In My Mailbox This Week!
This weekend has gotten away from me. I'm a little late with my Mailbox post. Although I've been reading more than blogging, which should happen more often for me! This weekend I've finished up Lament by Maggie Stiefvater for a book blogging post with Kiirstin from A Book A Week (more to come). And I'm finishing up Flawless by Sara Shepard because I just felt like reading the second Pretty Little Liars book, even though I have a huge list of things I should otherwise be reading. The second book is pretty good.
This week I received the new Guy Gavriel Kay book, Under Heaven. I'm really very excited about it. I hope *fingers crossed* that we have an author reading with Guy hosted by our store sometime in the Spring. The ARC is so heavy. The book is like 600 pages. Under Heaven is set in the Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China, and it looks like a stand-alone outside of his previous books' worlds.
And I also got The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman, which I didn't know anything about. The author's name sounds familiar....oh, her other book is Enthusiasm. I think I've seen a review or two. I really like the cover for Grimm Legacy. Elizabeth is lonely at her new school until she stumbles upon a secret room in the basement of the school where objects from the Grimm Tales are kept. When they start to go missing, Elizabeth and her friends search for the thief, before they're accused of the crime themselves. It looks fun.
I wanted to get to the library this weekend too, which never happened. My library is a five minute walk away, which makes the whole thing sadder. My absolute favourite way to pick up new books is by randoming choosing them from the shelves at the library. Maybe I'll get some time this week.
What books did you get this week?
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.