Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (15, part II)

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter!  We went to an outdoor service this morning with my parents and siblings and then to a wonderful lunch at my parents' house.  We even dyed a few easter eggs.  And then took wonderful naps.  I am still trying to get all the books I got at the library sale arranged and posted AND Luke and I went to the used book store yesterday, and I had quite a few books to trade in for store credit.  So here is some of this week's haul, along with the books I received for review, my anniversary present, and an exchange gift I received!

For our third anniversary, Luke got me a piano!  Here it is in our library...

For Review:

This is MG fantasy, obviously, and has the cutest cover.

Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax - sent by TLC Tours (Yes, that's a kitty tail on the book - Sly insisted on helping me with the pictures)

Quarantine by Rahul Mehta - sent by Harper Perennial (short stories about the experience of being gay in the Indian culture)
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin - sent by Harper Collins

Books I traded for at McKays

The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble (I've read her others and like her for a fun, light read)
Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog (wanted to read it since I read it was hilarious in an old issue of Book Page - and found it on sale for .50!)

The Kalahari Typing School for Men and Morality for Beautiful Girls both by Alexander McCall Smith to add to my series of No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Half A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (she's an African author I'm a fan of)
Someday My Prince Will Come (memoir about a girl who always wanted to marry a prince and moves to Europe to try to find one)

Given to me:

Some of my friends and I did a spring exchange where we sent each other flip flops and books.  Lauren sent me The Girl Who Was On Fire (an anthology of essays on my favorite YA series ever - The Hunger Games), Living Dead Girl, and The Sky Is Everywhere.

And some adorable nautical-ish flip flops!  I love them!

What's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Awww! Your kitty is so cute. :)

    What a pretty piano! I love the fabric on the bench.

    THe author of The Girl Who Cicumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (such a long title) will be in doing a signing here next month, and I think I might try to go to it. Her book looks so cute.

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  2. Cute flipflops! I really liked The Readng Group. It was the first one of hers that i READ!

  3. Congratulations on the piano!!! How awesome of him! And happy anniversary! :)

  4. Congrats on the piano! What an amazing gift? Do you already play or are you going to learn?

    I love the idea of the flip flop and book swap! Too cute :)