In My Mailbox (#17)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

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. Kristy is taking a break from IMM, but will be bringing it back later this year.

This IMM is actually covering two weeks, so there is a lot to share!
I got a few things for Christmas: The big book in the background is probably the coolest present I’ve ever received from a student – especially because it shows that he really knows me! The book is an American History coloring big book. All of the pages are line drawings that can be colored in, but they depict different scenes from the very beginning of colonization through landing on the moon. I’m actually thinking about breaking the book apart and using them as posters in my classroom.
The other things are:
The Hunger Games boxed set (!!!) – Suzanne Collins
Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
Eclipse (the movie)
Bones Season 3 (this show is my new TV addiction)
The Presidents Little Instruction Book (I actually got 2 of these)

Then last week, I went to Half Price Books because they were having a 20% off of everything sale, and I left with 7 books for only $13! Two are for my collection, and five are for my classroom. Ballad – Maggie Stiefvater
Founding Brothers – Joseph Ellis
Pictures of Hollis Woods – Patricial Reilly Giff
The Best School Year Ever – Barbara Robinson
Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
The Witches – Roald Dahl
Ginger Pye – Eleanor Estes

I also have to share a present that I got from my sister-in-law for Christmas. It’s called Things We Can Learn from a Dog. It has very cute advice and that is a picture of my puppy on her first Christmas (she’s three and a half now).

That sums up my week in books…what did you get?

2 comments:

Nina said...

I love the Witches!! Such a fun story. :)

Amelia Robinson said...

You got some AWESOME books this week! I remember reading "Pictures of Hollis Woods" when I was in elementary school and loved it to bits. I still have my copy actually.

HALF PRICE BOOKS! I was there last week when I visited family in Kentucky! That 20% off sale though actually broke my bank. Went to KY with 39 dollars and left with 45 cents--alllll because of Half-Price Books. They need that store down here in Charlotte. I'd be one happy camper.

I can't wait to read "Ballad".

Hurray for Hunger Games! ^_^

HAPPY READING!

-Amelia
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