Saturday, January 15, 2011

In My Mailbox (24)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

I'm Alison. I've been blogging for seven months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

Last week, in response to the weekly question on Crazy-For-Books' Blog Hop, a lot of people listed Twilight as a book that influenced or changed their life. Many of these people were embarrassed to admit this. I was dismayed to see anyone feel the need to feel ashamed to like Twilight, or any book for that matter. In response, I wrote the following post:
I LOVE Twilight and I Am NOT ASHAMED!
It's gotten a lot of great comments. Check it out and weigh in!

Library Stash
-I was a good library customer this week.


Beat The Band by Dan Calame (Finished it today. Loved it!)


Hush by Eishes Chayil (Finished. Very powerful and interesting)


Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser (Been looking forward to this for months)


Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto (Picked this up after seeing the author's name in Anna And The French Kiss)

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer (This was highly recommended to me, so I picked it up)


Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires #3)


Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #2)

CD Stash


The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

57 comments :

  1. What an assortment you have there! Thanks for the follow, am following you back.

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  2. Haven't heard of any of those..Guess I have more books to look up!

    Happy Reading :)

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  3. Nice books. Love some of those covers! I've gotta couple of those on my list as well.

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Amy

    My IMM is:
    http://ladysbookstuff.blogspot.com/2011/01/imm-twenty-eleven.html

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  4. I've never heard of any of these this week Alison...too weird! I love that you picked one up though based on the reference in ANNA. Pretty cool!

    Here's what's in my mailboxthis week!

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  5. How can anyone be ashamed of liking Twilight? I enjoy the books. Anyways...I'm looking forward to Inconvenient! You had a very eclectic hall this week! Happy reading. Here's my IMM.

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  6. The Bloody Jack books are amazing! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of them. Happy reading!

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  7. Swim the Fly by Don Calame was such a crack up. I love recommending it to my boys because they always end up laughing out loud while they're reading. I'm excited for your review of Calame's Beat the Band!

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  8. What a cool mailbox this week. Hope you have fun reading :) You can find my IMM at The Bookishsnob

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  9. Lovely books this week. Enjoy :D

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  10. Great books you got this week. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  11. Inconvenient seems like a great read !! I hope you'll enjoy all your books !! =)

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  12. You got some winners here girl.

    Hush stands out so I'm going to have to take a peak at it next. Enjoy these books and keep me in the loop for Hush

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  13. I'm really looking forward to the Bloody Jack series, so I can't wait to read your review! You have a bunch of books here I haven't heard about. Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by! Great haul! Happy reading!

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  15. Bloody Jack has been appearing on my radar recently - especially as something to recommend to younger male readers or reluctant readers. I definitely want to read your thoughts on it. I'm such a Morganville fan girl - I love that series. You have such a great mix of books here.
    Happy Reading!
    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  16. Glad to see your local library got some loving this week. :) Happy reading. And thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Great bunch of books! Yay for the library! Inconvenient looks so pretty. I hope you enjoy all your books!

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  18. Your Twilight post was great. One of the best posts I've read all month. :D

    Looking forward to you posting your review for HUSH. And I still can't believe I haven't started the Chicagoland Vampires series. *be's full of fail*

    Great mailbox. So many books to enjoy. Happy Reading.

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  19. That Hush cover reminds me of the cover for The Unidentified. Bloody Jack is a great book, but if you have a chance to listen to it on audio, you should. It is one of the best audiobooks out there. It's like listening to a movie with you eyes closed. The narrator is very good. Ha, can you tell I liked it?

    Attack of the Book!

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  20. Yeah Friday Night Bites!!! Those books just keep getting better I think, you need to get to Twice Bitten, that's definitely my favorite of the three. I love all the tension between Ethan and Merit, you can almost reach out and touch it. And you got the 3rd Morganville book, I'm really enjoying that series too, they're just fun:)

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  21. Great books! I'm a new follower! And thanks for following my blog!

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  22. OMG. Friday Night Bites!!! I love the Chicagoland Vampries Series. I am addicted. I hope you enjoy =D

    Check out my IMM

    Mariya @ Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

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  23. I adore Twilight too. :) Have fun reading the books you got.

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  24. I have Hush but havne't read it yet. I keep hearing good things about it, so hopefully soon. Great mailbox this week. Thanks for following!

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  25. Haven't read any of these but I do want to try Chloe Neill's adult series. Happy raeding!

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  26. These look like some great books, can't wait to see what you think of them.

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  27. That's great that you picked up Banana Yoshimoto's book after reading the reference in Anna. I read Kitchen by that author long ago.
    You found some great books at the library! That's how I read the Morganville vampire series.
    Enjoy & happy reading!

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  28. Great IMM! I've never heard of these books! Thanks for putting them on my radar! :) Happy reading!

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  29. Great book week! I have Bloody Jack on my shelf, but I haven't read it yet.
    P.S. Twilight is one of the YA books that got me into being the YA fan I am today. I will wear my Team Edward shirt with pride ;)

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  30. I've been wanting to read Hush after reading some positive reviews. I've also been curious about the Bloody Jack series. I need to try it one of these days.

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  31. Oh, and I enjoyed your post on Twilight and decided to become a follower after reading it. You are absolutely right that people should not be made to feel ashamed of what they read!

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  32. Awesome set of books. I haven't heard of a lot of them but I'll have to look into them. I'm especially interested in Hush. Happy reading!

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  33. Great books. I liked Hush too!

    thanks for stopping by!
    Katie @ Novel Society

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  34. I know this isn't bookish but OMG ARCADE FIRE ARE AMAZING!!! Sorry about the fangirling... I've heard awesome things about Hush and all the Morganville books are awesome. Hope you enjoy :D

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  35. Hi Alison, I love your mailbox. They are all new to me apart from the Rachel Caine one. It's great to see new/different books appearing.

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  36. I took the advice of many bloggers last year and read Bloody Jack; it was fantastic. Hopefully you really enjoy it as well.
    Happy reading!

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  37. Hush and Inconvenient look sooo good!

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  38. The Bloody Jack book looks pretty interesting so I'm looking forward to your review of it.

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  39. Lots of great books and YAY for being a good library customer! :)

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  40. The cover for Inconvenient is gorgeous!=) I am new to the Morganville vamp series and look forward to reading on. Chicagoland vampires is on my must read list.

    I love the library and always borrow as many books as possible. It is definitely one of the best way to support.



    =) Great reads here. New follower as well!!

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  41. Bloody Jack is looove. Seriously. And Banana Yoshimoto, I just read this one of hers. It's not as good as Kitchen but I liked it anyway. Happy reading.

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  42. Oh you've got some great books this week :p.
    Incovenient seems great I love the cover !
    Happy reading :).

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  43. Cute books. Hope you have fun reading them.

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  44. Morganville series is awesome :) Hope you enjoy all your books, Happy Reading XD

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  45. Cool books! I haven't heard of any of them, but Hush sounds interesting. :)

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  46. Haven't heard of most of the books you have ... but I especially liked Hardboiled & Hard Luck's cover. Very cute.

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  47. Great mailbox this week! Happy reading!

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  48. I have heard so much about Yoshimoto and never read her books. Time I started I think. Enjoy your mailbox.

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  49. :D Ooh, I love the look of your blog! So pretty! Great books you got this week, they look really interesting, will be checking them out immediately!

    Happy Reading!

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  50. Great mailbox! I haven't read any of them, but they seem really interesting. Hope you enjoy them (:

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  51. You're right not to be ashamed of loving Twilight.One's opinion should always be respected.Maybe Twilight have not changed my life, but it introduced me to the YA world and for that,I will always be grateful.Anyone else that thinks that that's ridiculous, it's their problem.Not mine or yours.

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  52. yep. inconvenient is definitely a powerful read. i loved it! glad you did too. happy reading :)

    -michelle

    p.s. thanks for stopping by our imm post.

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  53. Great haul of books this week and I squeed a little when I saw the Arcade Fire cd in here too. LOVE them and it's such a great album! :)

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  54. Inconvenient looks fantastic! Can't wait to see your review for it. Happy reading! :)

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