In My Mailbox - August 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

It has been a great month for getting new books for me, and I am excited to dig into these new books! Hopefully this new and tougher semester in nursing won't leave them in the unread pile for too long.

Borrowed from the library:
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Wither by Lauren de Stefano

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Works of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton
Essays - First Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson (for Transcendentalist month - woohoo!)

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray from my wonderful Nana. :)

Daniel's Garden by Meg North from Jillian

For review:
The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry
Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey (which is the most beautiful name ever, in my opinion)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Alfred Conan Doyle
Tina's Mouth by Keshni Kashyap

Obviously, I have plenty of work to do. Thank you Story Siren for hosting this meme.

Also, in somewhat-unrelated news, I have been a dirty slacker as far as responding to comments goes. With the stress from starting this semester and being out of town for two weeks, it slipped off my radar and I haven't responded in about a month. I want to sincerely apologize for not being a good blogger in that way, and tell you that starting today, I am going to respond on a nightly basis to comments. I am also not going to respond to any comments that went un-responded to from the last month. I really appreciate them and read them all. If you are enraged by my lack of response, let me know here and I will go back and specially respond to yours. Thank you for your patience; hopefully I will do a better job in the future!


  1. So many books on your list I hope to read soon: Madame Tussaud, Wither, Shanghai Girls, something Edith Wharton (haven't decided what!), Beauty Queens. I also see that you are listening to One Amazing Thing -- I hope you are enjoying it! It was one of my favorites from last year.

  2. I am loving Madame Tussaud so far! And One Amazing Thing was fantastic. I need to take it off the side because I finished it but I don't have anything else to put up there so... for now I'm too lazy to remove it. I've loved everything I've read by Edith Wharton so far - I'm excited to see your thoughts on it when you get to one of her novels. :)

  3. I'm curious to see what you think of Madame Tussaud. I have seen it at the bookstore for a long time and just blew it off as something I wouldn't want to read. I finally read the summary yesterday, and it sounds quite interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my IMM: Annabell's Book Nook

  4. Wither is great! Happy reading.

  5. so many books! i hope you enjoy WITHER. it's one of my favorites.

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  6. Great week of books! I also have Beauty Queens on my tbr pile, hopefully I will get to it soon. [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate
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  7. @Annabell - I honestly loved Madame Tussaud - it captured my attention much more than I was expecting, considering my experience with the last Michelle Moran book i read (which wasn't bad, but was a mediocre experience for me). Hope you like it!

    @Melina - I just finished it! It was fantastic. I read it in two days!

    @Sash & Em - I loved it too! I couldn't get through it quickly enough!

    @Ashelynn - It was such a fun read and had a great spooky feel for fall. Also, I have to say that your name is so cute. Love it!

    @Let's evaluate - It is a fun read! Definitely snarky. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. Some good books. It seems like you had a very good week with lots of books. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love.

  9. @Grace - Thanks for stopping by! It has been a great month of books - now I just have to read them all!


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