Sunday, October 9, 2011

In My Mailbox: Sunday October 9

First of all, how is it October 9th already?  It still barely feels like September let alone nearly mid-October!  But since the calendar (and the newly started hockey season!) says so, it's time for another installment of The Story Siren's In My Mailbox meme where we get to talk about the books we got our hands on this past week.

This week was a much quieter one for me, but it meant I got to read a lot of the books I've picked up over the past few weeks.


Bought:
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Experienced by Lucy Silag (for Kindle)

Borrowed from Library
Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne


What books did you guys get this week?  Leave me a link to your mailbox so I can see!

29 comments:

  1. I don't think I've heard of any of these...eep! I was wondering myself how it's already week 2 of October...2 of my friends have started hockey again too and I thought 'didn't hockey just end and now it's starting again?' How'd that happen?? Happy reading Emily!
    My IMM if you'd like to stop by: http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-week-10.html

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  2. I got the Son of Neptune as well but I haven't read book #1 yet :)

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  3. Great IMM, I want to read Thief too...looking forward to seeing your review for that!


    check out my IMM: http://shortandsweetreviews.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-13.html

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  4. Son of Neptune seems to be the book of the week! And Spoiled is another one I've had my eye on. Enjoy your new reads & have a great week!

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  5. I got the son of Neptune to hooray! I love that series :) I've not heard of the rest lol hope you enjoy them though

    Here's my IMM

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  6. Oh, you totally got The Thief! This is now the second week you've got a 'book I'm really interested in but haven't heard enough about in the blogosphere to finally commit to buying'. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. I'm interested in Spoiled, too.

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  7. Another week and more amazing books! Have fun reading all of your new editions! :)

    Come visit my IMM!

    Amanda
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  8. Ever since I saw the Percy Jackson movie and then realized it was based on a series, I've been dying to read the books!

    http://jaimeliredeslivres.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox.html

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  9. Emily (Red House Books)October 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Ooo - thanks for the note about the cliff hanger ending of The Son of Neptune :) I haven't read book 1 yet so maybe I should wait until book 3 comes around. My mom hates when I give her series books to read and she has to wait for more :)

    Happy Reading!

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  10. I just finished Spoiled last night, and it's a totally adorable piece of fluff. And as hilarious as you'd expect coming from the Fug Girls!

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  11. I think you might like The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet! It's a MG book, but the whole premise seems hysterical!

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  12. Well, get on that! ;) Though really, it might be best to wait since SoN has a nice cliffhangery ending.

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  13. That's exactly where I was on The Thief, and then I saw it laying out of place at the library and figured it must be fate! Spoiled was a lot of fun - I just finished it last night so hope to do a review shortly. :D

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  14. In my opinion (obviously!), the series is way better than the movie! But then I read them first so I might be biased. I think one of the biggest changes is that in The Lightning Thief, Percy is so much younger - only about 12, and then he and his friends grow up during the course of the books.

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  15. Any time! I'm glad I've read them, but if I hadn't already started, I'd probably wait too. And I have a friend like that. She wouldn't even read Harry Potter until all the books were out!

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  16. Hannah @ Paperback TreasuresOctober 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Thanks for commenting on my IMM (:

    Great books this week - I really want to read Spoiled. Hope you enjoy all of them!

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  17. Nice haul! I really want to read The Thief, but been finding it difficult getting my hands on it!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading:)

    jenn | my IMM
    Check out my Birthday Bash Giveaway!

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  18. Happy Reading! I can't believe its mid october already either! However it means not long till my birthday LOL.

    My IMM: http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.com/2011/10/imm-18.html

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  19. Nice books! I liked The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet and The Thief. And, please, isn't it just early October? We're still having great weather here in Minnesota. Happy reading!

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  20. I need to start pestering my libraries to carry Spoiled. I love their blog. Its hilarious, so hopefully it passes through to the book.

    The Thief was pretty good, but I didn't love it.

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  21. I still need to read something by Rick RIordan. People always recommend him to me, I just need to find the time I guess!

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  22. Ooh, good reason for it to be mid-October! I'm just happy hockey season started, but still! Where did the year run off to?

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  23. I hope you find yourself a copy! I stumbled across one on accident and decided it was fate. :D

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  24. We're having great weather in Michigan too, and I seriously love it! October's version of summer is always my favourite. I'm so glad to hear that you liked Total Tragedy and The Thief. I haven't heard much of either!

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  25. Both the hilarity and the snark definitely make their way through to Spoiled! I just finished it last night, and it was a hilarious piece of fluffyness.

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  26. I can definitely see why they recommend it to you since you're a Potter fan! The first few are a fast read - more MG than YA. I hope you get a chance to check them out!

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  27. I want to read all three of the books you have out from the library, but especially THE THIEF!

    I really enjoyed SON OF NEPTUNE. I'm flirting with posting my review tomorrow (which is why I won't read yours yet..I never read a review until I've finished my own) or waiting if I manage to finish EVERNEATH tonight (Which depends on what time WAITING FOR SUPERMAN ends...)

    I'm with you--I also can't wait for THE MARK OF ATHENA. Oh, Rick, what do you do to us? Especially since I know I'll want four and then five...

    Did you see the news that his next series will be Norse mythology? He announced it on his blog the other day and there was a great link to an article!

    Are you a member of galleygrab? If you read e-books, you should sign up! I'll definitely post a review of THE ALWAYS WAR when I read it :)

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  28. Oh, and looking at what you're reading or have recently r&r, I think we like a lot of the same books :) *follows*

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  29. I think I'm going to have to start reading The Thief tonight because it keeps calling to me and who cares if I have a bunch of other books ahead of it in line!

    I got a little frustrated with SON OF NEPTUNE but that might've been because I wanted book 3 SO BADLY. I kind of had through that book 2 was going to be what book 3 apparently is? Oops. But just the title of MARK OF ATHENA makes me excited! And the Norse mythology thing is pretty cool. I hope his Norse gods are as insane and violent as they are in the mythology!

    I requested membership in galleygrab, and it was granted immediately, but...I don't actually know what to do now. It doesn't seem to be the same as netgalley where you request books? I'm guessing you have to wait for them to be offered? I'm totally not sure and any advice you have would be appreciated!

    I'm so totally following you too. I love your reviews!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I read and adore each one.