In My Mailbox (44) Or Why Hasn’t My House Collapsed Yet?

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. Basically you post about the books you got during the week.

Just a brief heads up before pictures – I have a contest for Possess, Virtuosity, Revolution and The Winter Rose here. Easy entry AND teachers/librarians get an extra entry!!

In My Mailbox, Penguin Book Sale, Books Haul

Lots and lots and lots of books! SO EXCITED TO READ THESE!


Fourth Grade Fairy by Eileen Cook (CYBILS)
The Secret Zoo: Riddles And Danger by Bryan Chick (CYBILS)

For Review:

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (Library Thing Early Reviewers)
Goddess Girls: Artemis The Brave by Joan Holub (CYBILS)
You Will Call Me Drog by Sue Cowing (CYBILS)
Justin Thyme by Panama Oxridge (CYBILS)
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (CYBILS)
Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls (CYBILS)
Darkwoods by Marta Stahlfeld (CYBILS)
The Mystic Phyles: Beasts by Stephanie Brockway (CYBILS)


Thou Shalt Not Road Trip by Antony John (thanks Shanyn!!)
The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg (I got this for going to Stages On Pages and buying books)


Stages On Pages signing:

Possess by Gretchen McNeil
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Vanished by Sheela Chari
Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe (My Review)

Penguin Putnam Warehouse Book Sale:

From The Notebooks Of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson
After Tupac And D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Factotum by DM Cornish
Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer
Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
All You Desire by Kiersten Miller
Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Between Shades Of Gray by Rupta Septys (My Review)
So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti
Back When You Were Easier To Love by Emily Wing Smith
Sweep vol. III by Cate Tiernan
Sweep vol. IV by Cate Tiernan
Changeling by Delia Sherman
The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
The Locket by Stacey Jay
Battle Dress by Amy Efaw
General Winston’s Daughter by Sharon Shinn
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
Fire From The Rock by Sharon Draper
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (My Review)
Five Flavors Of Dumb by Antony John (My Review)
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando
Sea by Heidi R. Kling (My Review)
Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen
Grace by Elizabeth Scott
The Extraordinary Secrets Of April, May, and June by Robin Benway (My Review)
A Lot Like Love by Julie James
Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase
Journey To The River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

I certainly have my work cut out for me.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Holy crap is that a lot of books. πŸ˜€ I’m so jealous about all the Jacqueline Woodson books you got!

  2. Wow. Dude. That is an AWESOME set of books. Like whoa!

  3. I have a copy of Dreamland Social Club somewhere I need to read….I’d forgotten about it!

    Also…yay for showing the Patrick Rothfuss love!

  4. Jealous! so much awesomesauce there!

    I’m especially jealous that you have Thou Shalt Not Road Trip, because I loved Five Flavors of DUMB.

  5. This is the most epic mailbox post ever. I wouldn’t even know where to begin. I am so jealous that you went to the Penguin Warehouse Sale- I’ve always wanted to go to something like that like. Enjoy all of your books!

  6. Living in the middle of nowhere stinks, always miss out on warehouse book sales. Kind of jealous that you got a copy of Pegasus by Robin McKinley because it is made of awesome. =)

    Awesome books this week- as usual! Happy reading. =)

  7. Jealous!Jealous!Jealous!Jealous! just kidding or am i

  8. Oh holy moly! First off – THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME. I’m really so excited to read that one! I read the sampler and the voice sounds amazing.
    I really need to buy a copy of BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, which I read as an ARC but gave away afterward. I so want to re-read it; it’s such a beautifully devastating book it makes me tear up inside.
    Loved ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, read that soon.
    Overall, a great book haul! You snagged so many great titles from the book sale. Care to divulge just how much all those books cost you?

  9. What an AMAZING haul. Have fun reading your way through!

  10. Oh my gosh – I love it!! I’m jealousy city over here. There’s nothing like getting a ton of books like that. My home library is upstairs and I wonder the same thing: Is my house going to collapse? One day I’ll be in the living room reading, and the next thing you know it’ll be raining books and ceiling tiles! LOL. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  11. Glad you received The Disenchantments from LT – that means mine is on it’s way too! I’m reading The Catastrophic History now. It’s cute so far. You really scored at the Penguin sale. Enjoy all your new reads!

  12. so much awesome. so so much.

  13. :O Just :O

  14. Yay! There’s someone who got more books than me this week πŸ™‚ You’ve got some awesome reads there. I definitely want to read Across the Universe.

    My IMM is here if you’d like a look πŸ™‚

  15. Wow.. It would take me years to read all those. I’m a fast reader, but life is just to busy! Good thing about books is.. they don’t go bad. πŸ™‚

    There are a ton of great titles in there. I have been on the fence about getting Pegasus by Robin McKinley. I have seen some mixed reviews. I heard All You Desire by Kiersten Miller is better then the first one.. I picked it up at boarders that last week.. haven’t gotten to it yet though!

    And yay for your house still standing! you probably have enough books to build towering supports just incase is starts to lean. lol.

  16. You’re ALMOST as bad as me! Lol…I have to go an a hiatus to get all these books read…but I keep trying. Enjoy!

  17. Mateja @ Lost Without Books says

    I’m wondering why your house hasn’t collapsed yet too. AMAZING book haul! i got the Sweep books too this week πŸ™‚

  18. That is an awesome haul you have there. I usually get one book a week from a contest I have won from somewhere or from amazon after I bought it.

  19. Oh wow, you got such a huge haul indeed – I lovelovelove warehouse sales. I’m hoping that there’d be another one here in Singapore sometime soon. Great titles as well. I’m sure you’re all geared up for the cybils reviews. πŸ™‚ Judging all these books must be awesome.

    Here’s my IMM for the week:

  20. Wow just wow. I think that about covers it. Yep wow.

  21. OMG. That’s a huge stash of books. I don’t know how you will find time to read all those books.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  22. That’s more books than a lot of people read in an entire year! (Or more than my husband has read in the past decade… LOL!)

    What an awesome haul!!

    Please check out what’s In My Mailbox!

  23. Uhm, clearly I need to move somewhere near publishing warehouses.

    Also, I spy with my little eyes Catastrophic and I am sooo envious (although Shanyn is totally awesome and sending me it soon)! Anddd the Sweep books. LOVE THEM. Granted, I read them when I was like 14 and am quite biased, but I’ve reread over and over again, haha.

    Hope you find time to read them all πŸ˜›

  24. Wow! That’s a lot of books!
    Happy Reading!
    My IMM

  25. Holy Geez!!! This mailbox is epic!! *faints*

    Xpresso Reads

  26. WOW April! That is just AMAZING! LOOK at all those books. You and I are both reading machines, so I know you are going to power right through that massive pile of book love!

  27. Holy moly April! You’re going to be a busy girl!

  28. So jealous.. That’s an amazing amount of books. πŸ˜€

  29. Holy cow! That is a huge IMM! You put mine to shame!

    Here is my IMM

  30. *gapes*

    OMG, APRIL. What did you DO? GEEZUS, it’s like you bought the warehouse XD

    No seriously this is one amazing haul. There are too many books I want to try out that I can’t even list them all.


    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  31. WOW! It looks like you had an excellent week!

    Happy Reading!


  32. Wow, epic purchases. On one hand, I’d love to go to a warehouse sale, but on the other, there’s no way I’d have enough room for all those books.

    Enjoy. πŸ™‚

  33. OMG ! That is amazing.