March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox (On My Porch, More Accurately)

Book CoverEarly in the week I noticed that A ROYAL MESS by Tyne O'Connell was on sale for the Kindle. It looked cute, but was clearly the second in a series. I looked up the first one, A ROYAL MATCH, and found that the paperback was both on sale and eligible for a 4-for-3 promotion. So I searched other eligible bargain books and decided to buy KLEPTO by Jenny Pollack and ALMOST FABULOUS and TOTALLY FABULOUS by Michelle Radford. Considering A ROYAL MESS and A ROYAL MATCH were originally published as four books, I bought seven books for less than ten dollars.

Then I got a package from Penguin! It included GILT by debut author Katherine Longshore. Historical fiction isn't really my thing, but GILT looks super swoony and I have a weak spot for King Henry VIII. (I blame CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY and Hampton Court.) There was also SOULBOUND, the first book in Heather Brewer's new series Legacy of Tril. I enjoyed The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, so I am excited for this one. But you know what's even more exciting?


Yep, I have BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore on my bookshelf. I might've gone crazy with joy for a few minutes when I opened the package. (But don't ask anything. My lips are sealed.)

I still had some Barnes & Noble giftcards left from Christmas, so I decided a visit to the bookstore was in order. I ended up at the 2-for-3 table. I decided on SWAMPLANDIA! by Karen Russell and A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD by Jennifer Egan because I keep hearing awesome things about both. I completed the deal with HOUSE OF THE SCORPION by Nancy Farmer, an old favorite.

What's in your mailbox this week?


  1. New follower. So jealous that you got Bitterblue. Come visit me as well.


  2. Fantastic post! It looks like you got some great books this week. I read Goon Squad last year and really enjoyed it, I hope you do too!

    Follow back/Check out my latest post @ Stepping Out of the Page

  3. Great books this week! And awesome deal on them!

    Happy Reading!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My IMM

  4. Very cool that you got Gilt! I'd love to read that when it comes out.

  5. What a great looking haul! I am going to have to check out some of those books...

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sounds like you got a bunch of exciting reads! Everyone's freaking out over Bitterblue... I haven't even read Graceling (but it's been on my shelf for years) yet! I should do that soon... lol

    Marie @ Marie Loves Books


Thanks for commenting! To reduce spam I moderate all posts older than 14 days.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...