Sunday, November 6, 2011

In My Mailbox (73)

Ok, so I’m writing this early Friday morning because I don’t know what my internet situation will be like this weekend since I’m going to Toronto for the Ontario Book Blogger Meet-up! Of course, this means that I also forgot my camera for the event... Ah well.
This entire week, though, I’ve been in London which means I’ve had at my disposal some of the most AMAZING used bookstores ever. Which also means I spent too much money on books and now have a huge bag full to deal with... which will probably be added to in the next few days (from writing this post) and has successfully shot my book ban all to hell.
So, without further ado I’m going to get into these books because it’s 3am and I need to be up in a few hours to drive into Toronto... where I will buy more books*.
Ok, so these books have come from Half-Priced Books, Chapters, a Value Village, a Goodwill book store, and four used book stores (the fifth was mysteriously closed).

Mississippi Jack, My Bonny Light Horseman, and Rapture of the Deep by L.A. Meyer
I blame Nicole from WORD for Teens for getting me into this series. And I know it’s probably blasphemous but I like these covers better – plus I like their larger paperback size.

The Stowaway by Melinda Metz and Turnabout by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin
ROSWELL BOOKS! The first is BRAND NEW and the second is an old library book and from a different Roswell series completely but still! Excited!

A Girls Guide to Vampires, Sex and the Single Vampire, and Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
The first two are replacements since I somehow (i.e. I think my old roommate stole them) misplaced my original copies. These are all in brand new condition though and I got them at a used book store!

Emily of New Moon and Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
I’ve started to accumulate these classic Canadian novels and I think I have most of them now.

The Penultimate Peril, The End, The Carnivorous Carnival, and The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
I thought that these were the last I needed in the series but apparently I’m missing one. Then again, I was still looped on the sedatives from the hospital because I insisted that my dad drive me across town in the wrong direction of home so that I could go to this particular used book store.

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
My Dessen collection is almost complete!
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
I’ve heard great things about this series so now I have books 1 and 2
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Another books I’ve heard good things about. It’s a lot thinner than I ever would have imagined it though.

So, as of Thursday this is what I’ve amassed this week. Oh, and a bunch of Sweet Valley Twins and Unicorn Club books for my collection but I’m too lazy to go looking for cover photos of them so I’m not bothering to show them.

Leave me a line and let me know what you got in your mailbox! And if you want more IMM fun check out The Story Siren where Kristi is the brains behind the whole thing!

*It really is a disease. Book ban will start ASAP as of Sunday night! (I hope)


Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

I totally didn't know there were Roswell books! That's amazing!

Giselle said...

Oh Sarah Dessen has been on my TBR list for a long time I've heard she was fantastic. Awesome mailbox this week!

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Christy (Love of Books) said...

lol... you're just going all over buying books. At least you're getting a lot of good ones! :)

Laura (All of Everything) said...

I love Sarah Dessen's books ^_^ haven't read that one yet though. I've heard that Living Dead girl is one of Scott's best, so looking forward to reading that! And I hope you love Vampire Academy, it really is an awesome series!
It was so great meeting you yesterday, can't wait for the next meetup :D

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Love those covers on the classics. They are really pretty and I wish I'd kept all of my books from when I was a child.
Thats a great haul this week. Enjoy!

Just a Lil Lost said...

I always think of a cover for the Buffy DVDs when I see the Frostbite cover.. lol.. I swear there's a DVD cover that looks very similar to it :)

Hope you had a great time at the meet-up! I know I did! :)

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Nicole @ All I Ever Read said...

Ugh...Living Dead Girl is a tough one. It's good but it did make me physically ill.

Enjoy your books and thanks for coming out yesterday!

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I love Sarah Dessen and Richelle Mead! I hope you enjoy all you got!

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Shoshanah said...

I used to love watching Roswell when it was on tv. I think I might have even read the first book in the series, but it's been so long I don't really remember. I'd love to be able to go back and read them now

Amanda Welling said...

I loved Roswell!! It use to be one of my favorite shows and I wish that they never cancelled it :(

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Alison Can Read said...

Great set! Be glad that Living Dead Girl is so short. It's great, but there's only so much awfulness you can take (in that the girl's experience is nightmarish). Love that you got LM Montgomery books.

Grace Fonseca said...

So many books. Some of these look like they will be fun reads. Enjoy Frostbite. I love the Vampire Academy novels.

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Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I love the Vampire Academy books! It's one of my favourite series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Nicole said...

I can forgive you for liking the crap covers because you like the books. :) (But the other covers! They're all scenes from the books! They're perfect and lovely and *flail*.)

Nina said...

Living Dead girl is amazing, but it's definitely not what I had expected from Elizabeth Scott after all her cute, easy teenage reads. Like Alison said over here, you should probably just be glad it's not longer.

A. Knight said...

I haven't read Someone Like you yet, but I really really want to as I love Sarah Dessen. And the Vampire Academy series is the STUFF. ENJOY(:

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