In My Mailbox (49) / Stacking the Shelves (4)

20 Oct

in my mailbox stacking the shelvesOctober 20, 2012

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It’s awesome. Every week, we all get a chance to tell everyone what new books we’ve gotten so that we can tell you guys and we can all drool and squee together! Huzzah for squees! Stacking the Shelves is another weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. They’re both awesome memes and I love meeting all of you through them!

LOTS of good stuff to shout out, friends! Some awesome-sounding contemporaries and a SUPER sounding MG. All in all, a good week for me, my dears.


book cover for eleanor & park by Rainbow Rowell

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (March 15, 2013 from St. Martin’s Press). A contemp set in 1986 is always going to snatch my attention right up. I was a super-cool kindergartener in 1986, so I can’t say that I was having serious talks about Bono during that school year, but grown-up Amy is still DYING to read this book. It seriously sounds amazing.

book cover for uses for boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

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Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt (January 15, 2013 from St. Martin’s Press). Another contemp that sounds pretty stellar. I am really looking forward to reading this one, about a girl with a stinky home life who befriends boys over other girls, and who suffers the brunt of that truly horrible brand of teenage judgement where kids assume a girl who likes to be around boys all the time is a slut. Subvert, Anna!


Book cover for Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara

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Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara. Sigh. This book sounds like something right up my alley. A girl retreats to the woods (LOVE the woods) to regroup after a horrible car accident and meets a boy there who’s dealing with his own troubles and the two of them connect. Sounds deep. Also, I read the little snippet on the cover flap. Guys? THE WORDS ARE PRETTY.

book cover for Justin Thyme by Panama Oxridge

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Justin Thyme: The Tartan of Time #1 by Panama Oxridge. Scottish time-traveling, middle grade adventure?!? STOP IT RIGHT NOW.Guys, I’m so excited that I found this book. This book has a CAST OF CHARACTERS page, featuring a Laird of Thyme named Willoughby, a butler named Peregrine Knightly, and a computer-savvy GORILLA (!) named Eliza. ALSO, it has a map/illustration of the castle where Justin, our MC, lives. I DIE A BAZILLION TIMES.

SO STOKED! Hope you guys love your hauls this week!


9 Responses to “In My Mailbox (49) / Stacking the Shelves (4)”

  1. Bookworm1858 October 21, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    I got those two books from Netgalley too-hope we both love them!

  2. Grace Fonseca (@princessgrace10) October 21, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Very nice sweetie. Seems like everyone got Uses for Boys this week. Great haul. Come visit me as well.


  3. Lisa October 21, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Just the cover for Eleanor & Park is giving me lots of feels.

    And GOOD JOB getting the design up! It looks lovely. 🙂

  4. Crystal Grant (@CrystalBookSnob) October 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Lovely Dark and Deep sounds really awesome! I hope you love it 🙂 Check out my STS:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  5. picturemereading October 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Like the new design! Very cute..and nice book haul!

  6. April Books & Wine October 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Castles? YES PLEASE.

    And I love the cover for Lovely Dark And Deep.


  7. Dina @ All The Stacks October 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Love the cover of Elanor & Park!

    Will be adding Justin Tyme to my TBR list because it sounds awesome and I am married to a man named Justin.

  8. Tara @ Hobbitsies October 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    Dude, I really need to read my copy of Uses for Boys. SOUNDS AMAZING. And Lovely Dark and Deep! I’m going to read that one soon for sure. BADASS LAYOUT LOVE IT.

  9. megtao October 22, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Uses for Boys makes me a little nervous because it makes it sound like it’s being, like, advancing (?) for women, but I think it might depend on why she’s choosing to be friends with guys over girls because I think there are some equally bad stereotypes that need to be addressed on that front (on the girl friends front). Idk…I’ll try to withhold opinions until I can read it for myself or hear more about it…

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