In My Mailbox #3

It’s time for In My Mailbox! I’m finding this a fun excuse to talk about the books I just checked out. Though I may eventually subside with embarrassment as people find out how many books I actually check out but don’t get read and how far behind I am on writing reviews! This having a full-time job cuts down on blogging time, I’m afraid!

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

This week, the first batch of books I checked out is here:

Picture books: Zero, and The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark
Nonfiction: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Children’s Fiction: The Kneebone Boy, by Ellen Potter
Teen Fiction: The Amaranth Enchantment, by Julie Berry
Adult Fiction: Miss Hargreaves, by Frank Baker

Since I only review picture books I’m super excited about, I ended up turning those two back in unreviewed.

The next batch of books checked out:

Here we have:
Picture Books: Zen Ghosts, by Jon Muth, and Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick
Teen Fiction: A Wizard of Mars, by Diane Duane
Children’s Fiction: A Whole Nother Story, by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

Then on Saturday I went to the Zen of YA Literature Conference, where Catherine Gilbert Murdock was speaking. I purchased copies of Front and Center and Princess Ben, and got them signed.

Oh, I also checked out three audiobooks, and am listening to the first one: Carpe Diem.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned, but ever since I came home from ALA with an overabundance of review copies, I have started trying to discipline myself to alternate my fiction reading between a library book and a book I own. So this week I finished the library book Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld, and then read the book I own, Enchanted Ivy, by Sarah Beth Durst. Both were excellent, and Enchanted Ivy especially so! Reviews will be coming — some day! I also finished the audiobook Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen. It was very good, but I didn’t want it to end where it did.

This week I got one review posted and one review written.

It doesn’t take a math major to figure out that I am just getting further behind! My current score is I now have 31 books I have read and would like to review, and 16 books that I have written a review for, which need to be posted.

But at least I’m having fun!

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