Mailbox Monday #145 and Library Loot #7

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Amused by Books.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received this week:

1.  To Join the Lost by Seth Steinzor for a TLC Book Tour in November.

2.  The Time in Between by Maria Duenas from Shelf Awareness.

3. Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson and Marshall Karp from my mother.

4. I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson, which I won from Caribousmom during BBAW.

5. Tracks by Eric D. Goodman, which I received for review from the author.

6. Ladybug Girl Dresses Up! by David Soman and Jacky Davis, which I picked up from Penguin at the National Book Festival — first time books were given away for free.

7. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner, which I also picked up from Penguin for “Wiggles.”

8. Stagecoach Sal by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Carson Ellis, which is signed by the author and given away to 100 attendees at the Penguin tent.

9. The Chameleon Couch by Yusef Komunyakaa, which I purchased at the National Book Festival and got signed by one of my favorite poets.

Library Loot:

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

1.  Does the Noise in my Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler

What did you get this week?


  1. I liked it, but the names are so long to read aloud…and tongue twisters when you are tired. LOL

  2. Rachel@FictionalFantasy says

    Great books 🙂

    Have a great week,

    Rachel @ Fictional Fantasy

    PS – Come and check out my IMM if you get a chance!

  3. Lenasledgeblog.com says

    Great selection of books. Sadly, I hadn’t heard of any of them. But I have now! 🙂 thanks for sharing some great selections. Have fun reading them.

  4. Great mailbox!

  5. hmmm what is this I curse the River of time…. Sweet win and now you’ve piqued my curiosity. looking it up next. enjoy the reads 🙂

  6. What great books! I love the cover of that Skippyjon Jones book!

  7. That is a good haul!
    All the covers look interesting to me. Have a great reading week.

    Come look at my haul this week!!

    Here is my post!

  8. I’m sure the poetry book by Yusef Komenyakaa is one of your prized possessions now. It’s terrific he was at the National Book Festival.

    You received some great books thia week. The Time in Between and Tracks look especially interesting. I have a copy of I Curse the River of Time on my shelf. I think it looks quite good and I like Per Petterson’s writing.

    It’s great you were able to get the children’s books at the National Festival.

  9. The Time In Between sounds very good. It has been in many mailboxes. The cover reminds me a bit of Maisie Dobbs.

  10. You had an amazing week! I can’t wait to hear more about the National Book Festival!

  11. I was so tired I didn’t even add The Girl’s festival books to my MM post. Oops. We read Stagecoach Sal yesterday so I could get ready to send it to my nephew, and it was interesting. She really enjoyed doing the singing parts, and since Jerry was watching baseball and fuming about the Sox, I think we really annoyed him. 😉

    Enjoy all your new books!

  12. I wish I could say I have read this or that or this or that is interesting. But I can’t do either. Hope you enjoy reading these.

  13. I’m hoping it will arrive today Eunoia by Christian Bok which sounds interesting.

  14. A great mailbox.