2.28.2010

in my mailbox (15)

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

To the great dismay and horror surprise of my local librarians, I, the unrelenting Scourge of All Libraries, am now back in action! I've finally paid my massive, gigantic library fines* (why yes, it hurt very badly**). And I meant to check out a gazillion books in celebration but I thought about it and the pain was enough to limit me to fifteen. And here are the books I'm planning to review out of those:







1. Gone by Lisa McMann: Why hello, sentence fragments! I enjoyed both Wake and Fade, so I'm looking forward to reading this final book in the trilogy.

2.North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Hadley: Although this book has the same stock photo as one of my least favorite books, Evermore (review), I'm willing to give a try. It seems to be a good contemporary book with a great message.

3. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: I LOVE dystopian fiction. And this book has so much praise tacked onto it that it's mind-boggling. So, so excited.

4. After by Amy Efaw: The cover with all the white is pretty striking, and I've heard good things about this one as well.

5. Wish by Alexandra Bullen: This book has a cool, fun premise and I love how her dress disintegrates into stars. So pretty :)


*I love the library. I do. But it seems that I'm always either paying off fines of accumulating them. Gah.

** *waves goodbye to chunk of savings* But to tell the truth, if I'm going to have to pay fines for anything, I'm most happy to pay money to a library. At least my forgetfulness is leading to some good (more money for the library).

21 comments:

Lea said...

Ha, gotta love library fines....Awesome books! I hope you enjoy them all :)

Becky said...

Hey, the girl on The North of Beautiful is Selina Penaluna! Publishers should really get new pics. Hope you enjoy The Knife of Never Letting Go. It is amazing!

Dazzling Mage said...

Oooh, looking forward to what you think about After and Wish! Great books this week! And GONE! Ugh, I should really look for Fade and read it!

Anyway, happy reading!

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Great books! I almost bought a copy of Knife of Never Letting Go, it looks amazing. And Gone, really good! Hey, at my library, we let the 18 and under crown read off their fines in the library at $4 bucks an hour! Might want to suggest it to your librarian and see if the idea catches on! :)

Lisa Marie Miles said...

I just paid a big fine today at the library, like always. I look at it like it's cheaper than buying the books at Barnes and Noble. We just don't get to keep them. Well, the ones I can't find I do.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooooo Wish and TKOLG! :) I want those too :)

pirate penguin said...

Nice books this week! They all look really good :)

Hah, I have a fine to pay as well... I never even got to read the book though. So many tour books came through the mail that I ended up neglecting my poor little library book. Oh well! *sighs*

Christina T said...

I loved North of Beautiful. It was one of my favorites that I read last year. I hope you enjoy it too. I am hoping to read Wish. I've heard some good things about it.

Aren't libraries great? Fines, not so much, but think of it this way-you're fines are helping to support the library which in turn will mean more books for you to check out, read, and review!

Happy reading :)

Here's what's in my mailbox this week.

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

Great Hauls. LOL i just went to the library yesterday and paid 10 dollars of my 19.25 fee. But as long as its under 10 dollars I can check out books!!! Woot Woot!!! Happy Reading!!!
Chioma

Stephanie said...

Ooooh... The Knife of Never Letting Go looks interesting! I need to get on that one! :) Nice books this week!

bclement412 said...

Ooh nice books. I got Gone as well =) Happy Reading!

Kathy Martin said...

Great books! Wish is sitting on my TBR stack. I really want to read North of Beautiful too. Happy reading!

Michelle said...

Great titles! Happy Reading ;)

Peace


Michelle
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Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

I really enjoyed North of Beautiful! Not my favourite Headley novel, but it had Jacob and he was very crush-worthy, soooooo it was good. 8D Have fun reading!

Steph Su said...

LOL, this post made me laugh. Your library has such good books! And just think: all your fines are making their way to the buying of more books... :)

P.S. I agree with you about Evermore. *sigh*

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

I really can't wait for Gone. I'm hoping it comes in the mail this week!! the other books look really good especially the Knife of never letting go. Look forward to reading your reviews

Justine said...

:O THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO! I haven't read that one yet...but I heart it's very emotional and very very good. So I'll be reading your review on it. You have other great books as well. I hope you enjoy them all! :)

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Nice book haul! I've heard great things about The Knife of Never Letting Go and it's one of those sitting pretty on my shelf waiting to be read. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your books!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome books! North of Beautiful is awesome.

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-2-28-10.html

Have an awesome booktastic Monday! :D
The Bookie Bunch

pirate penguin said...

I did like Need. It was very cute. (and refreshing since it had absolutely NO VAMPIRES in it.) Or werewolves. But I haven't read so many books about werewolves that I'm sick of them yet... Anyhoo! Happy reading :)

brizmus said...

Congrats on limiting yourself to 15! A little self restraint never hurt anybody.
And can I just say - your library must be AWESOME! Because those are some SUPER books you got!

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