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Sunday, November 1, 2009

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox
is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren . In My Mailbox explores the books that have been delivered to our mailbox on a weekly basis. Since I rarely receive books for review, unlike many other book bloggers, my In My Mailbox post will mostly contain books that I purchased, books I looted from the library and books I traded with friends.

First of all Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy!

I had been pretty busy reading books, writing two reviews for the last two books I've read and updating and reading blogs. I really didn't have much time to go out and raid the bookstores. But I still have four new books this week.

Books Purchased Online:

1) Graceling by Kristin Cashore (I would have wanted the UK Cover version, but I couldn't find it anywhere.)
2) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
3) One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake

Book Traded with a Friend:

1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (I happily traded my Twilight and New Moon books for The Book Thief.)

So what books are in your mailbox for this week?


  1. The Book Thief is such a great read! Enjoy.

  2. You have a great week, the books you got look great.

    ENjoy reading the books you got.

    Here's mine:

  3. I hope u enjoy the Book Thief as much as i did.

  4. The Book Thief is amazing! You did the right thing by exchanging those two books for it, hehe! Hope you like it! :)

  5. The Book Thief is an incredibly book, I don't think you'll regret trading for it. Graceling is excellent as well- if you end up liking it I think you'll like her newest book, Fire, as well. Enjoy!

  6. @ Marg,

    This book had been recommended to me since last year. I'm looking forward to start reading it. :)

  7. @ Nina

    Thanks for dropping by Nina. Have fun reading! I've browsed your In My Mailbox Post and you have a wonderful reading ahead of you.

  8. @ Diane

    I'm hoping too Diane. I've read so many good reviews about this book.

  9. @ Bookalicious

    Thanks for dropping by Bookalicious! I was so eager to remove the two Stephenie Meyer books from my shelf and I'm so lucky my friend was wiling to exchange her copy of The Book Thief with the books I had.

  10. @ Emily

    Thanks Emily! I was eager to remove those two books from my shelf. And luckily, I found someone who was willing to exchange those two books for a copy of The Book Thief.

    I'll be reading Graceling later tonight. And hopefully after that, I can also read Fire.

    Have fun reading.♥

  11. The Book Thief is definitely one of those books that lives up to the hype. I read it last year and was just floored by it. Such an amazing read. Good trade :) Happy reading!

  12. Aww look at that cute mailbox pic! I am so glad you traded in the Meyer books for the Book Thief, you definitely got the better end of the deal!

    The Book Thief is one of my favourite books ever, I hope you enjoy it :)


  13. Looks like you have a good week of reading ahead of you.

  14. great week for you, your books look awesome!
    Happy reading

    P.s here is mine if you have time to take a peek

  15. @ PolishOutlander

    Thanks for visiting my blog. And I love your name! A lot of fellow booklovers tell me that this book is a must read! I'm very excited to know why everybody is raving about this book.

  16. @ Aimee

    I'm so happy to get rid of those two books. Finally!

    And I'm very excited to read The Book Thief. A lot of fellow bloggers are telling me that it is a must read. :)

  17. @ Esme

    Thanks for dropping by! Happy reading! :)

  18. @ Tena

    Thanks for dropping by Tena. I also dropped by your blog. You have wonderful books as well.

    Have fun reading! :)

  19. Great books you got this week. I loved Graceling, it's really good. Enjoy.

  20. @Rebecca

    Thank you Rebecca. Have fun reading as well.