Friday, February 17, 2012

In My Mailbox (74)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to share what books you purchased, received for review, or checked out from the library during the past week.


While I am technically supposed to be on a book buying ban, I have heard so many times how wonderful this book is and there is a quite a waiting list for it at the library so I decided to go ahead and buy it-even if it means eating scrambled eggs every day for the rest of the month (I get free eggs from my parents b/c of my dad's job). It will be the first John Green book I read so my expectations are high.

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

This book has even more holds (over 300) and I am pretty far down the list so I went ahead and bought it too. This of course means I will be eating scrambled eggs everyday in March too.

Glitches by Marissa Meyer

I couldn't pass up this prequel to Cinder. It is only 99 cents as an e-book for Kindle and Nook!

For review:

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

I was so very excited to get an ARC of this book as it will be my very first Adriana Trigiani book. Plus the story is based on the lives of her own grandparents and it was my WoW pick last week.

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

I hadn't heard of this book before I received the ARC from the publisher but I am very interested in reading it. It is a historical fiction novel about the treatment of Japanese Americans during WWII and what happens when the protagonist decides to marry the Japanese American guy she loves against the wishes of her family just on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack...

The Expats by Chris Pavone

I have heard mixed things about this book but it sounded intriguing when I read reviews in either LJ or Booklist

How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue

I don't need instructions for how to devour cupcakes but I love the premise (and cupcakes). I think this will be more women's fiction rather than chick lit and I hope there will be recipes too.

Restoration by Olaf Olafsson

I don't remember requesting this book but I love that it is set in Tuscany and the cover is beautiful.

From the library:

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Incredibly excited about this book! I love the legend of Robin Hood and this has a unique twist of making the Will Scarlet character a girl.

The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig

Not so sure about Augustus Whittlesby as the love interest in this book but hopefully bad poetry aside, he will be up to the challenge!

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

I loved Austenland and am eager to begin this one after reading an excerpt. I wouldn't want to go to Pembroke Park myself (I prefer experiencing Regency England through books rather than living it in an "authentic" reenactment) but I will enjoy reading about it vicariously.

Frommer's Philadelphia and the Amish Country

I am going to PLA (ALA conference for public libraries) next month and hope to do some touristy stuff while I am there too so I picked up this guidebook. I've always wanted to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall  and I really hope I get to do that at least.


  1. Lucky you got the new Lauren Willig already! I'm waiting for it to arrive at my library, which will hopefully be very soon!

  2. Nice! Cool stack. You've peaked my interest on Glitches.
    Can't wait for your Cupcake review! :)

  3. The Fault in Our Stars!! Hope you like it.

  4. i'm reading the garden intrigue, and i'm loving augustus so far :))

  5. You've got some great books. I really want to read The Fault in Our Stars- can't wait to hear your thoughts. Also, I didn't know that Trigiani had a new book coming out! I love her! I'll keep my eye out for your review. Enjoy!

  6. The Fault in Our Stars has been showing up on a lot of top ten lists. I can't wait to see what you think of it. I will have to give it a try. Enjoy.

    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

  7. I'm reading Restoration right now, and it's fascinating :)

  8. Those are some great books! I have Home Front on my TBR as well and am looking forward to reading! Enjoy

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    Happy Reading,
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  9. I love the cover for Home Front - so serene and pretty! And I've heard that Scarlet is wonderful,

    Happy reading, Christina! :)

  10. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of The Fault In Our Stars and I love the cover of Bridge of Scarlet Leaves. Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)


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