In My Mailbox (#10)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that talks about books that have been bought, swapped, received for review, or borrowed from the library. It is hosted by Kristy at The Story Siren.

I have been working on reading through my TBR pile this week, so I didn’t get too many new books. HOWEVER, my birthday was this week, so I decided to use a Barnes and Noble gift card from one of my students to order myself some birthday gifts. I ordered them on the 23rd thinking that they would be here for my birthday (on the 29th) but they didn’t get here until Friday.

They Were:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (review) - This book actually spurred my entry into the book blogging world, but I never bought it, so I decided to get it before all of the hard covers became unavailable. It was my first review, so I’m sorry if it’s terrible!
Jumping to Confusions by Liz Rettig (This cover is actually MUCH cooler than it looks here. The blue in the background is metallic and shiny!) - I’ll be posting a review for this book on the 22nd for BI&SP Month, and Liz Rettig will be here for a guest post on the 23rd!
Lenka (self titled CD) - I know this isn’t a book, but I was excited about it. I have loved her song, “The Show” for a while, and I think the whole cd is good, too – which is great, because sometimes when you buy a cd for one song, it doesn’t work out well.

Other Stuff:
I’ve been working on a lot of reviews for Body Image and Self Perception Month, and if you haven’t heard about this month, you should check it out! The main info is available at Once Upon a Bookcase and my initial post (explaining how I’ll be participating) is here.

This week, I actually made a header for this blog. I got the image from shabby blogs, which has a ton of free blog stuff. If if you like it, you can see their other things there.

I've also been working on a project for grad school (a Masters in Reading). If you teach, or are just interested, my other blog "the bookish advantage" has information about what I've been doing for class.

That sums up my week. Stop back for Body Image and Self Perception Month posts throughout July!

I hope you got some great things too!


Karen said...

Love the cover for the Lenka CD. I download music so much now that I don't always get to appreciate the cover art anymore.

Amelia said...

Hey Molly!
Love the header - too beautiful!
And I hope you like SHIVER (that's on the schedule for July)
Happy reading :D

My name is Patricia said...

Lenka is amazing! I love her music!
Shiver is also on my "To Read Next" list :)

asamum said...

Shiver is just awesome :D
Jumping to Confusions sounds really interesting, looking forward to your review :D BI&SP month is such a terrific idea, well done for taking part :D

Kim said...

I really enjoyed Shiver...even more than Twilight. I'm looking forward to reading Linger:-)

brandileigh2003 said...

Happy late birthday! Happy Reading! Here’s mine if you wanna check it out.

Amelia Robinson said...

Looks like you had an awesome week! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (My birthday was on the 23rd, saw that you ordered your books on that day. -_^)

I absolutely loved Shiver. It's one of my favorite books. I'm heading over to your review of it right now. :)

(Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D)


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