In My Mailbox (54) / Stacking the Shelves (9)

1 Dec

in my mailbox stacking the shelvesWeek of December 1, 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!

I CANNOT believe it’s December already, friends. Honestly. WHAT HAPPENED TO 2012??? It disappeared super fast. At least I have these books to console me! They all look and sound wonderful!

NETGALLEY

Book cover for Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

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Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt (March 26, 2013 from Bloomsbury). To this day, Lindsey Leavitt’s debut, SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD remains one of the most wonderfully surprising YA books I’ve ever read. (BOOM!) And from the looks of it, GOING VINTAGE is going to be more of the same, except this time I won’t be surprised by how awesome it surely is: it’s the story of a girl who swears off boys when her BF is caught cheating. Except not only does she swear off boys, she basically swears off 21st century gadgets and stuff, too. SOUNDS SUPER FUN.

Book cover for Me, Him, Them and It by Caela Carter

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Me, Him, Them and It by Caela Carter (February 5, 2013 from Bloomsbury). This one is a 2013 debut, friends, and it sounds really thought-provoking and tug-at-my-heartstrings-ish. It’s about a young girl who has a crappy life at home and so she goes around acting wild and winds up getting pregnant. Her parents suck, the baby daddy ditches her, and so she’s living with other relatives. Sounds like a good, deep story about family and love and all that gushy stuff that I ADORE.


YAforNJSo that’s all I got this week, friends. But before I close up, I wanted to give a shout out to this AWESOME auction going on right now on Ebay, YA for NJ. Maybe you’ve heard, maybe not, but I live in New Jersey. Have lived here my whole life, and so have my parents, and generations of my fam before them, too. There are parts of Jersey that were special for so many people, and important to me and my life that, up until Hurricane (excuse me, “Superstorm”) Sandy, had been the same for decades or more but are now totally gone. And even though this storm came through a month ago, there are people who are still not able to live in their own homes, and people who still don’t have heat, and power lines and trees down everywhere. It’s a big bummer, especially going into the holiday season.

This rocking auction is putting up some EXCELLENT items for bid from so many awesome YA authors, and all of the proceeds go to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. It’s a good cause, friends. Plus. Some of this swag? LEGIT. You should check it out.

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7 Responses to “In My Mailbox (54) / Stacking the Shelves (9)”

  1. Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best December 2, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    AHHH YOU GOT GOING VINTAGE! I want that book SO BADLY! Enjoy what you got!

  2. Becky @ Stories & Sweeties December 2, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    LOVE the cover for Going Vintage!!

  3. Dina December 2, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Going Vintage looks really good. I plan on reading Me, Him, Them, And It for the Debut Author Challenge,

    Hope you enjoy!

  4. Bookworm1858 December 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Did not realize Going Vintage was on Netgalley-I hope I get approved because I absolutely adore Leavitt’s writing!

  5. Cassy @ Reading and Rising With the Sun December 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I really want to read Me, Him, Them, and It. I was a pregnant teen (I’m 19 and have a 2 year old), and I want to see if the author portrayed teen pregnancy well.

    My STS

  6. caffeinejunkie01 December 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    Awesome haul! My STS.

  7. Lisa December 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Me Him Them and It looks good and sounds amazing! I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Lisa
    My Current Giveaway: http://turningpages94.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-holiday-giveaway.html

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