In My Mailbox (46)

Just a brief reminder: I’m currently giving away 4 audiobooks here. Teachers and librarians get an extra entry!

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Every week you post about the awesome new books you obtained by library or review or purchase or gifted or borrow. It’s pretty fly.

Pile of books, library books, audiobooks

In My Mailbox

For Review:

East To Adonia by Jenny Bellington (CYBILS)
Prince Albert And The Doomsday Device (CYBILS)
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges (VINE) oh hell yes. I am excited for this one because GUYS RUSSIA! AND MAGIC!
Under The Same Sky by Genevieve Graham (accepted review copy for book tour) this is a romance and it looks damn good
The Fifth Specter by TS Welti (CYBILS)
Sally’s Bones by MacKenzie Cadenhead (CYBILS)
Star Academy: Dark Secrets by Edward Kay (CYBILS)
Winterling by Sarah Prineas (VINE)
Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau (CYBILS)
Inseparable by Dora Heldt (UNSOLICITED)
The Wikkeling by Steven Arntson (CYBILS)


Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Thanks Jen from Makeshift Bookmarks you are THE DEAL and a super star and the best EVERRRRR)


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selzinck from Tony’s Aunt. (We were watching tv and the commercial for Hugo came on and I started freaking out because I am a first class nerd and she’s all oh I have that have you read it? And I’m all sigh, not yet. And she’s all let me go get it. And now I have a borrowed copy! Huzzah!)


The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket audiobook -yo it’s read by Tim Curry who is the shit.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (recommended to me on twitter by Kyle at A Reader’s Pensieve)


The English Heiress by Roberta Gellis (Kindle for Free I think)
It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale (Kindle for cheap like, less that 3.99)
Bloody Jack by LA Meyer (Audible)
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (Audible)
A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres (Audible)


… again my mailbox explodes! But I’ve been making progress, Friday night I read Hallowed by Cynthia Hand and it was excellent. And during my downtime I’ve been reading Methland by Nick Reding. I audioed Noah Barleywater Runs Away as well.

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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. AWESOME IMM!!! I can’t wait to read your review for The Gathering Storm. That book is at the top of my to read list. Enjoy your goodies!

  2. Yay Hallowed — glad you enjoyed it. And hooray for Pandy. I think I’m going to need to reread Delirium first though…seems so long ago!

  3. Oh man! I can’t wait for Pandemonium to come out!! Awesome IMM and happy reading 🙂

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  4. Awesome IMM, that’s awesome that you got Pandemonium! It will definitely be an amazing read. Enjoy all your books!

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  5. Nice IMM! The Invention of Hugo Cabret is excellent. I also really want to read Pandemonium. Enjoy your new books!

  6. *DIES* I salivate every time I even THINK about The Gathering Storm. I am so obsessed with the Romanovs that I OWN that Anastasia cartoon. I can’t wait to read that one! Also, my mom read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and it sounded really incredible. Like one of those books that makes you gape and shake your head sometimes. Hooray for exploding mailboxes!

  7. I hope you enjoy everything especially Pandemonium! I cant wait to read that. Come check out my IMM!

  8. Wow, that’s a lot of books, especially Cybils reads. You have your judging work cut out for you! I’ve had A Thousand Lives sitting on my shelf for a while now, and I really need to make time to read it. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  9. Whoawhoawhoa – that is a shit ton of books! I admire you for finding the time! Looking forward to your reactions on The Immortal Life, Pandemonium and the CYBILS books.

  10. Awesome IMM,Looking forward to your thoughts on winterling

  11. Yay! Hope you like Henrietta Lacks; it’s a pretty incredible story and Rebecca Skloot does a great job with nonfiction narrative. Reads just like fiction and you won’t want to put it down.

    Also, PANDEMONIUM!!!! Hope you love it! I can’t wait until it comes out!!

  12. Wow your mailbox really did explode. Wakeling looks good. And yay for Hugo! I wish I knew where my copy was…great haul this week.

  13. Oh, I’m SO excited to read Pandemonium! Enjoy!

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  14. Great Mailbox this week!

    If you have a moment, please come and show your support for either Hermione or Katniss – Here
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  15. OH SNAP, Pandemonium!! The rest of your books are awesome — I’ve been curious about Henrietta Lacks so I will look forward to your thoughts on that one especially — but…Pandemonium! That one is epicness on its own. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your reads!

  16. ohhh so nice. What a great week.

  17. That’s an awesome stack of books!! I am dying for Pandemonium—the end of Delirium practically killed me! Glad to hear Hallowed is excellent, I’m planning to read that next!

  18. I got Pandemonium at NCTE a few weeks ago and I jumped up and down with glee when I saw it. Surprisingly, I haven’t torn into it yet, but I’m waiting till Christmas break when I have more time to just sit and digest it.

    I have always wanted to listen to the audiobook of The Bad Beginning because *gasp!* I’ve never actually read any of the Series of Unfortunate Events books. Telling me that Tim Curry is the narrator kind of gives me the kick in the pants I need to listen to it.

  19. Wow epic mailbox you had an amazing week!

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  20. Oh, yay! I got Gathering Storm this week too. And I read Real Mermaids a while back, it was awesome! Enjoy your books, April!!

  21. I just heard of the Hugo book this week … I was hoping to read it, but it’s quite backed up at the library. I’ve heard that the concept is quite good. Happy reading! 🙂

  22. What is that about Russia and Magic??? Awe my homeland! 😉


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  23. I’m jealous you got Hugo Cabret! The movie trailer is making me want to read it. Hope you enjoy it!

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  24. OH OH OH!!!! I want to read Hugo too!!! My little sister called dibs on the copy so I can’t read it until she finishes! I can’t wait. 🙂 Hope you like it. I loved his new book Wonderstruck.

  25. This post if filled with so much awesome. As well, as many titles I would love to get my hands on.

    Happy reading! =)

  26. I have to agree with what everyone just said – these are awesome titles. And yes you do have to read Hugo Cabret – I am mourning over the fact that the film won’t be screened here in Singapore until March next year!?! So not fair, but that’s how life is.

    You have LOADS OF STUFF to read for Cybils! Must be lots and lots and lots of fun!!! Haha. That isn’t work, that’s fun in the real sense of the word. I’ve seen Wikkeling but have not had the chance to read through everything. do let me know whether you enjoy it and like it.

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