In My Mailbox is one of them there memes thats all the rage with the young folk. A lot of bloggers get free books from publishers and use IMM to rub it in our faces, but it's cool. Its not like I've been sending hundreds of letters of Penguin, HarperCollins, and Simon and Shuster, each one begging for just one lowly ARC, each envelope sealed with the tears of my dismay.
No, it's not like that at all.
BUT I did find a bookstore here in Austin that sells overstock library books for the price of Ramen noodles. So against the wishes of a TBR pile that would make most World of Warcraft fanatics say, "Dude, you need to get out more," I stocked up.
Here are some of my TBR highlights:
I've been excited about this one for a while. It came highly recommended to me by my brain. It's been described as Oceans Eleven meets Robin Hood.
For those of you unfamiliar with Gaiman's work, he wrote "Stardust" and "Coraline." This is the companion to "American Gods" which is one of my favorite fantasy books ever. VERY excited about this one.
Please, holster your judgement guns for the moment. And no, I didn't upload the wrong image. Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky) did a signing at the bookstore by me, and I really wanted to network a bit and see if I could get either of them to come to one of the author breakfasts we're having. I didn't want to seem as poor as I am by going up to them empty handed, so I sucked it up and bought both books. Veronica was super nice and I'm actually really enjoying her book. This book however, came in as an advance copy to Barnes and Noble , and I tried a few pages and it certainly wasn't for me. I don't like to badmouth books that I haven't read more than 10 pages of, so I wont. But 17.99 got me a personalized copy and a chance to ask her about the BEA.
Which neither are going to. Go figure.
THE GIVER HAS A COMPANION NOVEL?!?!?!? BUH-WHATTT! WHY DID I NOT KNOW? If anyone needs me I'm going to be in my shame corner for the foreseeable future.
What about you? What's in your TBR pile?