Saturday, September 29, 2012

In My Mailbox: Birthday Books!

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In My Mailbox is a feature started by Kristi at The Story Siren.  I haven't done it before, but I was pretty excited about what showed up this week!

As I mentioned before, I had a birthday recently.  And since I have the world's greatest husband, I had a pretty exciting week of mail.  Here's the stack:

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, The Cavendish Home For Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand, The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, and Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.  Also, my Taylor Swift perfume, a gift from my MIL, because T-Swift is my GIRL.
And here are the lovely covers:

All gifts from Mr. S except The Raven Boys, which was my present to myself.  I pre-ordered a signed copy from Maggie Stiefvater's local indie bookstore.  (They have signed copies of her other books, too, plus a selection of other signed YA!)  Because I pre-ordered, she not only signed it, but she drew a raven in it, and included a bookplate of some of the artwork from the trailer--which she did herself.  And the little insert from the bookstore tells all about how she got their attention initially by offering to play Christmas carols on her harp if they would let her do a signing there.  WHAT.  Maggie, you are my hero.

Look how pretty:
I'm in the middle of it--I'm reading slowly.  At first that was because it's so literary in style that it took some time for me to adjust (much like when I make the switch from YA to adult) and now it's because I am loving being in this story.

So, clearly, I am a very happy gal.  Oh--and we're going on Saturday to pick up our gift from my mom and step-dad: a new bookcase!  Is that perfect or what?


  1. I picked up a copy of THE RAVEN BOYS too, and I'm looking forward to getting started. I'm in the middle of THE NIGHT CIRCUS and loving it. Mr. S did a fantastic job! :)

  2. Yeah, I have a good husband :). Off fo try and finish THE RAVEN BOYS for tomorrow's write-up!


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