In My Mailbox #1: Christmas in July!

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren as a way to showcase all the books she receieved on a weekly basis.  It has since spread across the book blogging community, and I'm so excited about what I've recently received that I want to share with all of you.


One of my favorite things at the end of the day is to open my mailbox and find I have wonderful things waiting for me.  Not bills, not the slew of credit card applications and advertisements for new garage doors – FUN things.  Over the last week, I have come home to a full mailbox nearly every day.  It’s been like Christmas with all the books I’ve received.  Here is my lovely recent haul.


Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon
(from Lisa at A Casual Reader’s Blog)


Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
(from Lisa at Alive on the Shelves)


The Human Race by OC Heaton
(from OC Heaton at A Rush of Green)



I went a little crazy around the holidays with purchases.  Between Amazon’s usual 4-for-3 sale and the clearance items, I did a bit of damage.


Heartless by Gail Carriger
The Devil You Know by Mike Carey (Book 1 of the Felix Castor series)
The Native Star by MK Hobson
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde
Lockdown: Escape from Furnance by Alexander Gordon Smith

How gorgeously creepy is that cover for Lockdown?  I had to get that one even though I’d never even heard of it before.


Then I found out Barnes & Noble were having their summer sale, so I went even more crazy.  The box these came in nearly didn’t fit in the package mailbox!

Spike: Shadow Puppets by Brian Lynch and Franco Urru
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Vicious Circle by Mike Carey (another Felix Castor book, I believe)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
Darkborn by Alison Sinclair (Darkborn Trilogy #1)
Captain Freedom: A Superhero’s Quest for Trust, Justice and the Celebrity He So Richly Deserves by G. Xavier Robillard


I think I have to lay off the book buying for a while.  By the time Fernando returned home from his overseas trip, our living room looked like I’d turned it into a library.  Oops…