Monday, August 29, 2011

In My Mailbox #1

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I meant to post this yesterday, but didn't get a chance...

I wasn't expecting to be buying any books at a bookstore, since I order online most of the time.  However, things worked out so that I was able to visit not one, but two local bookstores -- Barnes & Noble, and Borders!  So I decided to go ahead and post my very first "In My Mailbox" post.

I couldn't help but feel sad, though, when I stepped into Borders and saw all the "Going Out of Business" signs, along with the "50% - 70% off" signs... The store was crowded, and I went around, looking at all the messed-up shelves, trying very hard not to cry...but my eyes were moist the entire time.  When I finally joined the long line, I had picked out five books.  (I had already bought one at B&N.)

These are the books I brought home:

Alberto Manguel
 Trade Paperback, Grove Press, 2007

Maria V. Snyder
Trade Paperback, Mira, 2008

Tera Lyn Childs
Hardcover, Katherine Tegen Books,

Jennifer Donnelly
Hardcover, Delacorte Press, 2010

Mary Balogh
Hardcover, Delacorte Press, 2011

(Marion Zimmer Bradley Avalon Series)
Diana L. Paxson
Hardcover, Viking, 2007

What did all of you get this week?


  1. Nice haul :) I've got Sea Glass but still havent read it. Looking forward to seeing whar you think of it :)

  2. All those look amazing. I'm just getting started on Cassandra Clare's City of Fallen Angels.

    Also, I have given you a few awards over at my blog. Go check 'em out! :D

  3. Nice set of books this week. AH! I am falling so behind. I still need to read Forgive My Fins.
    Happy reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous


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