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My name is Joyce and this is my humble playground in cyberspace where my insanity runs amok. I created this book blog with the intention of using it for my thoughts,opinions, and reviews on the books I've read and the books I want to read. This is also where I'll keep a tab of all the reading challenges I decide to participate in, and interesting excerpts from the books I'm reading, as well as any odds and ends related to books and reading.

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I’m a voracious reader and I enjoy a variety of genres including young-adult, romance, classics, mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

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.

It was payday last Thursday so I went on a book shopping spree at Fully Booked and Powerbooks, my two favorite bookstores in town.

Books Purchased

1) The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
2) Beastly by Alex Flinn
3) Ain't Too Proud to Beg by Susan Donovan
4) Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas
5) Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

So what books are in your mailbox for this week? Please leave a comment with either the link to your own In My Mailbox post, or share your In My Mailbox in a comment here if you don’t have a blog. Thank you.


  1. Awesome books this week! I LOVE Sarah Dessen. And the other books look good too. Happy reading (: And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've read Beastly and The Truth about Forever. Both great!
    Enjoy your books!! Happy Reading :)

  3. These look really great! I hope you enjoy them all---Beauty was really good. :)

    I see Never Let Me Go on your Books to Read Before You Die list!! I agree, you must read it! It's an incredible story and one of my favorites! :)

  4. Even though most of the books I buy are ordered over the internet now, nothing beats going crazy at my local bookstore and actually getting to pick out your own copy of the book (I know people give me weird looks as I shift through 10 copies of the one book just to pick the nicest, least damaged one...)
    Beastly was really good- I can't wait to see what they do to it at the movies (I'm a little apprehensive about Vanessa Hudgens but we'll see!)

  5. awesome books!! love sarah dessen! i hope you enjoy them all! happy readin!

  6. i STILL have to read a sarah dessen novel... i've been trying to get my hands on one since f.o.r.e.v.e.r!!

    happy reading!

    here's what i got this week: http://bclement412.blogspot.com/

  7. Great books! Hope you have fun. I'm enjoying Beastly right now.

  8. Looks like a great week: Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

  9. i always wanted to read Beastly... Can't wait for your review.