Sunday, 28 August 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, in which book bloggers post about the books they've bought, borrowed or received in the past week.

I just got back from vacation a few hours ago and I'm very happy to be home! My family and I have been camping in Northern Michigan and Northern Ontario (around Lake Superior) for the past two weeks and two days. We started off our trip by visiting my elderly great uncle for a few days, which was terrible, since he is rude, racist, sexist and just mean. I dealt with this by buying a lot of stuff in the US, including some books!

I went to Borders for their closing sale and bought Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Sputnik Sweetheart by Hurkui Murakami and Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. I read Imaginary Girls a few days ago and liked it (review on its way.) I've already read Anna and the French Kiss and liked it enough to buy it now that it's out in paper back, and I'm reading Cat's Cradle right now.

I also went to Barnes and Noble for the first time, which was amazing! I bought Markus Zusak's Underdogs, which he wrote prior to The Book Thief and I am the Messenger. The book includes the trilogy about the Wolfe Brothers. I read the first book, Underdog, and really liked it. I also bought The Maze Runner by James Dashner and loved it! Reviews coming for both books. With my receipt they printed a little piece of paper with some book recommendations, based on what I bought. The books recommended were The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, Gone by Michael Grant, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I thought that was very cool- I wish they did that in Canada.  


  1. Great set! I'm glad you liked Anna and the FK enough to buy it. I did the same. I want to read Imaginary Girls.
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  2. Oooh, The Maze Runner and Imaginary Girls! Two books I really want to give a go. Seems like you've had a great week. :)

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  3. Nice set of books this week. Imaginary Girls looks like a good book.
    Happy reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  4. I REALLY want to buy Anna and the French Kiss. I've wanted it for months... I should just go for it even though I'm on a ban!

    That recommendation thing is a really good idea. I wish they did that here too.

  5. You should definitely just buy Anna and the French Kiss! It's really good!



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