Monday, December 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (December 12th-18th 2010)

At first this week seemed like it was bound to be an empty mailbox- by Friday morning only two books had arrived. Then I got a parcel notice and it turned out packages from Harper Collins and Penguin were waiting for me at the post office, woo! 

{For Review}

Under The Mercy Trees by Heather Newton (ARC) (TLC Tours)
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (TLC Tours)
Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle (Thomas Allen)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Penguin Canada)
XVI by Julia Karr (ARC) (Penguin Canada)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (ARC) (Penguin Canada)

So one of the funny (to me) things about the books I received this week is that Under the Mercy Trees actually uses a quote from McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes, on its cover. I was really unimpressed with the Under The Mercy Trees ARC copy though, it keeps falling apart and I've tried to tape it together but that hasn't really been very successful. Forget passing this book onto somebody else- it'll be going straight in the recycling when I'm done reading it, even if I love it in which case I'll buy a better copy. I was also really excited about the YA books from Penguin, as they are all titles I have really wanted to read and I was really excited to get Where She Went so far in advance. Even though the first book, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, wasn't my favourite it definitely had a lot of potential and Where She Went looks really good- that review will be posted in April when the book is released.


Finding Rose by Stephanie Humphreys (Thanks to the author and Kathy!)

Anyway this week will be insanely busy as I have an exam to moderate and then mark with 240 students in it before I get to head back to Montreal and Nova Scotia for the holidays leaving early Thursday morning. I've already packed a suitcase full of books to take with me! I can't wait to dig into all the books I haven't gotten a chance to read over the last twelve months, 2010 is almost over and it's time to buckle down. I'm particularly excited to finally read Room, it has been on my shelf for over two months now. Is there anything you are looking forward to reading over your vacation?


  1. Sure ARCs aren't the highest quality versions of books, but I can't say I've ever had one literally fall apart. And mine take quite a beating, traveling to and from work in my purse. That must be aggravating.

    I put Will Grayson, Will Grayson on my Christmas list. Hope I find it under my tree, and then I'll be reading *that* during my (brief) Christmas vacation!

    Enjoy your loot! =D

  2. I am SO envious about the Gayle Forman. I had mixed feelings while reading If I Stay, but by the end was wholly into it and am dying to read the sequel. Looking forward to your review.

  3. Congrats on your winning! Finding Rose has such a nice cover :) Ooh, and you've got Will Grayson, Will Grayson! I've been pining for that for a while now :D Happy reading!

  4. I love the cover of Finding Rose (isn't it fun to get some signed books?)... congratulations on your win! Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  5. What awesome stuff! Haven't read Will Grayson yet, can't wait to read Where She Went and XVI. I'm jealous!

  6. I have Will Grayson in my huge TBR pile and I'm so jealous that you have Where She Went!

    Here's my Mailbox

  7. I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson, have Going Away Shoes waiting for me, and have Where She Went on my TBR list...great books!

    My holiday reading is going to be trying to finish up a few commitments before 2010 is over. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, though!

  8. I'm just excited to be reading anything that's not a textbook!

  9. What a great selection! Enjoy all your new reads!


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