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In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren; here we share with you, the lovely readers, what books came to us this week whether it be in the mail, from the library, purchased or borrowed.

This week is excellent; in addition to a few books, I GOT A NEW BOOKSHELF! It isn’t anything fancy but is double the size of the tiny one I have now and I am very excited about the presence it will add to my living room! But the bookshelf is only as awesome as the book that goes on them!

This week in books…

I bought…

  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld – Goodreads
  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris – Goodreads

Both of these are the first in their series and I have heard great things about them; was very happy to find them at Half Priced Books and use my coupon!

I borrowed…

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – Goodreads

My seventeen year old sister has not shut up about the impact this book has had on her; its her favorite book and I bummed it from her shelves.

I was gifted…

  • Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler – Goodreads

Happy Easter to my from my Grandmother! It was a tough selection between this, Wither, and The Hunger Games but I went with the one I hadn’t checked the library for; I have also heard good things about the Horsemen of the Apocalypse series. I was glad to have her gift me my first brand new book to christen my new bookshelf she also gifted.

That’s all I’ve got for this week! What have you gotten in your mailbox!?



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In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren; here we share with you, the lovely readers, what books came to us this week whether it be in the mail, from the library, purchased or borrowed.

I happened to see the library a couple days this week and have a small new stack of books this week:

From the Library…

  • White Cat by Holly Black – Goodreads
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – Goodreads
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – Goodreads
  • Crave by Laura Burns & Melinda Metz – Goodreads

I’m pretty excited about all of these titles. I picked up White Cat because it is the first in The Curse Workers and I really want to read Red Glove. A Great and Terrible Beauty was a selection that I found while browsing the stacks, I didn’t have this one in mind but when reading The Story Siren review on my iPhone Goodreads app (LOVE that thing!), I picked it up as it is the first in the series. I am going into reading Crave completely blind only having the synopsis to go on; this is an experiment, I know there are reviews out there for it. And last, the book on the top of my TBR due to its unrenewable loan status is The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I read great reviews on this series including the new and third book Dark and Hollow Places; unfortunately, this is not the series I was thinking it was, that being The Hunger Games which I really want to read.

Books Borrowed…

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen – Goodreads

My best friend let me borrow the books because she absolutely adores it; there is a moving starring Robert Pattinson releasing April 22 which is a movie to book adaptation of this selection. I can’t say that I know a lot about it going into it other than it is circus related or something, and that knowledge comes mainly from movie trailers. This is not necessarily a YA book as it voices strong, mature themes.

Speaking of book to movie adaptations; I also bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I Special Edition DVD. If you haven’t read this, do so; this movie really does the first half of the book a LOT of justice and is the best adaptation and best movie in the series! I also received an awesome exclusive Dobby button!

That’s all I’ve got for this week! Be sure to let me know what you got in your mailbox!


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In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a meme from The Story Siren that I will be using as a feature for this blog. I first discovered this on the Rant Page and then in my new found book blog love, have uncovered other book bloggers who participate like the writers of Novel Thoughts and Reading Teen. Sadly, unlike a lot of the book bloggers, I doubt I can do it every week as I don’t really have access to getting a lot of books in any given week; book buying is out of the question and I can only go to the library so many times! But anyways, I have re-connected with my love of reading (its funny how other addictions weed out things you love) and so as I have mentioned, books will be a featured topic here at TN: Eclectica so I will participate in IMM as much as I can! In my journey, perhaps I will have more from contests, book swaps, or maybe I will even be lucky enough for ARC’s someday.

I thought that since what I actually picked up this week is minimal that I would include a brief synopsis of my bookshelf as well! So without further ado…the books!

Books on the shelf…

  • Harry Potter 1-7 by J.K. Rowling (All Hardback US Editions) – Goodreads
  • Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer – Goodreads
  • Tales of Beetle the Bard by J.K. Rowling – Goodreads
  • Series of Unfortunate Events 1-10 by Lemony Snicket – Goodreads**
  • The Liars Club 1-5 by Celeste Bradley – Goodreads
  • The Royal Four 1-4 by Celeste Bradley – Goodreads
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown – Goodreads
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown – Goodreads**
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown – Goodreads**
  • The Giver by Lois Lowery – Goodreads
  • Stormrage by Richard Knaak – Goodreads**
  • The Color of Water by James McBride – Goodreads
  • The Marriage Contract by Cathy Maxwell – Goodreads
  • The Loner by Genell Dellin – Goodreads
  • Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice – Goodreads**
  • Night Huntress 1 & 2 by Jeaniene Frost – Goodreads
  • Games of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – Goodreads**
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini – Goodreads
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – Goodreads**

Books from the Library…

Marked by P.C. Cast + Kristin CastClockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare






    • Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast – Goodreads
    • Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare – Goodreads

    I would like to note that The Infernal Devices is a prequel series to another amazing series by Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments. I’ve requested that the library order City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare that released April 5, 2011 and is the fourth of six books in the The Mortal Instruments series.

    That’s all I have for today! Be sure to let me know if you had anything in your mailbox!

    **Denotes books owned but unread


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