Jan 29, 2012

In My Mailbox - ALA Edition

IMM is a meme brought to us from The Story Siren. Basically, it's a good way to add books to your TBR pile, get a head's up on what is coming soon, and to totally covet books. All cover photos will take you to the Goodreads page.

For review:
A Wrinkle In Time - 50th Anniversary Edition by Madeleine L'Engle
Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin
Won:

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday (thx, Books Obsession!)
From ALA:
Here are some of my favorite books from ALA. I consider myself lucky to get them considering everyone wanted a copy. There has been a lot of hoopla lately about who got what and if their piles were too high. I won't comment extensively on that. Others are saying great things in defense of the blogging community. 

I did, however, want to praise my blogging/librarian/author/publishing friends  for raising $101 dollars for the Freedom To Read Foundation during ALA. 75-80 book loving people came to a party I hosted on Friday night. We talked shop, passed around books, and rallied around our beloved Texas authors. Some of these same bloggers have been generous many times over. They donated 500 books to the Austin Children's Shelter and another 500 books to Safe Place last year in addition to their own local libraries and schools. Now, they are rallying around a Texas blogger who lost everything in a house fire during ALA. Thank you all for your generosity! 

Zee books:
Fall From Grace by Charles Benoit
Black Heart by Holly Black
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
See You At Harry's by Jo Knowles
The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney
Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
Auracle by Gina Rosati
The List by Siobhan Vivian
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Hope you guys got some great books this week - happy reading! 

Coming Soon:
Harbinger review & art reveal
Diversity post with Ashley Hope
Pretty Crocked book trailer

In case you missed it:
Interview & giveaway of Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith
YA Giveaway Hop - Ends 1/31
Review of Don't Breathe A Word by Holly Cupala
Review of Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for being so wonderful.

    Thanks for tweeting about Fake Mustache. I didn't get it signed, but I did get a copy. My Homework Haven kiddos are going to be so happy to get it.

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  2. Ooh, you got so many great books this week! Bitterblue looks spectacular so I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Happy reading! :)

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  3. OMG!!! You got Timepiece!!! So lucky! :)

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  4. The blogger dinner was the highlight of ALA for me!!

    My IMM

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  5. Looks like ALA treated you REALLY well. I've been seeing so many amazing ARCs on posts from the ALA but I love that a lot of the posts also show all the people the bloggers hung out with (including yours). Hope you really enjoy Deadly Cool. I loved that book!

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  6. Bitterblue...I'm green w/envy! My IMM http://marmaladelibby.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-3.html

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  7. Jen, you are so sweet & generous! I admire you woman :) Thank you again for putting together that blogger dinner at ALA.

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  8. Deadly Cool was awesome! and funny! I think I hunt Killer looks interesting.. Great IMM!
    my IMM is http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox3.html

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  9. Freshman Year and Unnatural Disasters*Eeeeekkkkk!!!* Excuse me but I'm so excited and jealous that you got that book. Enjoy your reads:D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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  10. Thanks for the shout-out. Librarians are so hot!

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