Monday, December 27, 2010

In My Mailbox: Santa Edition

This is a special edition of In My Mailbox.  I am including the books that Santa brought to my house this year, as well as the books we got from the library, book swaps, and of course, the books I received for review.
This is a weekly meme started by The Story Siren, who was inspired by an idea from Pop Culture Junkie. The idea is to share books I receive for review, books I purchase and books I borrow from the library, as well as find out what other readers are receiving, purchasing and borrowing!

This goes hand in hand with the It's Monday, What Are You Reading? meme. Now, not only will you see what I'm reading, but what books are waiting on my bookshelf too.

Children's Books

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected DiversionThunder CakeDogs and Puppies (Usborne First Pets Series)

Childrens Encyclopedia: The Usborne Internet-Linked (First Encyclopedias)World's Worst Wedgie #3 (George Brown, Class Clown)Fluffy Saves Christmas (level 3) (Scholastic Reader)Clifford The Big Red Dog

Middle Grade (Ages 8-12)

HeroSPHDZ Book #2! (Spaceheadz)1001 Horrible FactsThe Usborne Geography Encyclopedia: With Complete World AtlasStar Wars, Classic (Ultimate Sticker Books)
HolesJames and the Giant PeachGuinness World Records 2011LEGO Brickmaster: Star Wars
Young Adult (ages 12 and up)

The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)The Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen)The Iron Queen (Harlequin Teen)A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy)


JANE AUSTEN SEVEN NOVELS: Deluxe Leather Bound Gilt-edged EditionMy Reading Life

My boys got some amazing books this Christmas! 

The Jane Austen collection I received from my sister.  It is slightly different from the one in the photo, but it's a beautiful leather-bound collection, which I absolutely love. 

Pat Conroy's My Reading Life is a gift I gave to myself.  Merry Christmas to me!

What books did Santa bring you this Christmas??

What Are You Reading?

Today is Monday, December 27, 2010...What Are You Reading?

Everyone please raise your egg nog to Sheila, our favorite book elf at Book Journey, who is the host of this weekly meme.  Merry Christmas, Sheila!

I am still recovering from the weekend, so I'll get right to it.

Books I Completed Last week:

The Dark DivineThe Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen)The Iron Queen (Harlequin Teen)

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (11/23/10, EgmontUSA)
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (1/25/11, Harlequin Teen)
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (8/1/10, Harlequin Teen)

Books I am Currently Reading:

SapphiqueCleopatra: A Life

Sapphiqe by Catherine Fisher (12/28/10, Dial)
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff (11/1/10, Little,Brown)

Books I Plan to Read This Week:

My Reading LifeHolesThe Search for WondLa

My Reading Life by Pat Conroy (11/2/10, Nan A. Talese)
Holes by Louis Sachar (8/2/98, Bloomsbury)
The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi (9/21/10, Simon & Schuster)
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