In My Mailbox (1)

In My Maibox (or IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It enables bloggers to mention the books they have acquired during the week. Read more about it HERE.

From the library:

  • River Secrets, by Shannon Hale
  • The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood
  • Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  • The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm #2), by Michael Buckley
  • The Lost Garden, Helen Humphrey
  • The Year of Secret Assignments, Jaclyn Moriarty

  • Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
  • The Iron Witch, by Karen Mahoney (Debut Novel)
  • The False Princess, by Eilis O'Neal (Debut Novel)


  1. Glad I'm not the only one who gets a pile of books from the library each week. :)
    The only one I've read on here is River Secrets. Basically I read it because my sister got it from the library and I had read the other books in the series so I figured I might as well read it. But I did like it - Razo makes for an amusing narrator!

  2. The False Princess sounds quite good! I'll probably get it from the library sometime.

    Also, I definitely need to read some Shannon Hale sometime.

  3. I'm really looking forward to the new Karen Russell. Will you read it anytime soon?

  4. @Melee
    I've been away from libraries for a long time due to travelling and now that I have access to one again, I'm going a bit crazy :) I'm am interested to see what happens to Razon in River Secrets.

    I was looking at debut novels for the Debut Challenge and came across this one. It sounded interesting, but still I haven't seen it talked about anywhere, so I thought I would give it a change. Do read The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale. I really really loved it.

    Oh, I am looking forward to it too! I think I might read River Secrets first (as it is due soon at the library), but I'll read Swamlandia! after. In a week or so I imagine. I'm really excited about it :)

  5. Welcome to your first week! What a great collection of books! Here is My Week if you are interested.

  6. I like that we are both into some of the same books, MJ. :) I just started reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, too. I have and have read a number of Shannon Hales books and have throughly enjoyed them AND I just checked out Swamplandia! We are book soul sisters, I think. :)

    - Mari

  7. @Lisa
    Thank you!

    I always love you book selection (I always think they are slighly more sophiticated than mine :) )
    I am very excited about The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, although right now I am taking my time with Swamplandia!
    I love Shannon Hale. I can't really explain why. River Secrets was really good (although I think my favourite is still The Goose Girl)
    p.s. I'm so glad you follow my blog! When I saw you comment it mademe very happy :)

  8. My favorite is The Goose Girl, too. It was the first one of hers I read. Well, I'm so glad you started this blog! I like how you can write reviews and write them so well. I really don't have the patience for writing reviews and I normally don't like to read reviews at all but of course I would follow a friend's reviews, especially one whose opinion I know I can trust! Anytime I feature books on my blog I usually copy and paste from the Amazon description, haha! Not very unique but as I said writing reviews is out of my league. Yay to you for doing this! :)