In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that talks about books that have been bought, swapped, received for review or borrowed from the library.
This week I went a bit crazy at the bookstore! The beginning of the week was a bit rough, between classes and work and then my oven decided to stop working (Yikes). So, it was time for some retail therapy. I've been trying to stick to a monthly book buying budget, but this week I ended up buying 8 books and ordering a few more - using my whole budget for March!
I have a great excuse for buying two of the books, because Lauren Oliver did a signing at the Borders down the block from the library and of course I had to go! She is so lovely, she read from two different sections of Before I Fall and then answered questions. She offered lollipops and chocolate to anyone who asked a questions! It definitely worked because people were asking really good questions. She also gave great advice to aspiring writers. At the signing I also got to meet Sharon of Sharon Loves Books and Cats. It was very cool to meet and talk with a blogger that lives in the same area. And Sharon gave me some awesome blogging/Twitter/BEA advice! Thanks Sharon :-)
Lately, I have been going to this great independent book store called The Village Bookstore. The owners are so wonderful. They have helped me find a lot of different books from current releases to older, hard to find titles. They know that I'm a librarian, so whenever I'm there we always chat about books and authors. This week, when I popped in to pick up Hex Hall we started talking about ARCs and they offered to let me take home some of the ones they had. After careful consideration, I only took one:
The cover just seemed like was something that I would have picked up in 4th or 5th grade so I had to bring it home with me. It looks very cute, so I'm very excited to read it and hopefully buy a copy for the library collection
I love Alice in Wonderland. I loved it as a child and read my copy so many times that it started falling apart. A few years ago, I found an annotated version (I think its this one with a different cover) and just fell in love with the story all over again.