Saturday, July 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (45)


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

I'm Alison (on the off chance you couldn't guess that from the name of my blog). I review Young Adult novels with a few Middle Grade books and a weekly manga feature.

Library Stash


Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs


Ruby Red by Kerstin Geier


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
*Stayed up until 2 AM Thursday night/Friday morning finishing it. Very powerful.

66 comments:

  1. Oooh awesome stash. I've been meaning to read Ruby Red but I still haven't gotten around to it!

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  2. Some great books this week. Cant wait to hear your reviews on them.
    Please check my IMM tom. I got Fins are Forever a while back but havent had the chance to read it yet.

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  3. I'm curious about Ruby Red, but have been a bit irked by time-travel stories lately, so am waiting until I'm in a happier place with that kind of book before attempting it.

    Forgive My Fins turned me off with the too-bright cover. It sounded like you enjoyed that, so hopefully this sequel will be just as good!

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  4. I got Ruby Red from my library not that long ago, but didn't have time to actually read it. I'm hoping to soon though. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  5. I've heard whispers of Fins are Forever. Mermaids seem to be the new paranormal creature of choice. I hope you enjoy.

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  6. I have Ruby Red in my TBR mountain! Can't wait to read it either. But like I said it's a mountain and not sure when I'll get to that one! But I love the cover! Happy Reading!

    My IMM will go up tomorrow, be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Great IMM! Hope you enjoy all your books. [: I've love to hear your opinions on 'Ruby Red' in the future. I've been thinking about picking it up.

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

    my IMM: http://letsevaluate.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox-2.html

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  8. Awesome, Alison, you got Ruby Red this IMM, too! :D I still need to read Forgive My Fins, and I look forward to seeing your review on Fins are Forever. :) Happy reading!

    ~DJL
    My IMM

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  9. Great books! Fins are Forever looks good. Happy reading :)

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  10. Wow! Isn't it great to discover a book that keeps you up all night?!

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  11. Nice haul. Hope you enjoy them. These all look excellent. here's my Goodie Bag:

    http://livredeamour-booksoflove.blogspot.com/2011/07/goodie-bag-07232011.html

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  12. Ooh! I am dying to read Ruby Red. It is definitely going to be bought in my next Nook book shopping spree. Nice haul!

    My In My Mailbox

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  13. ruby red! i need to add that to my wish list!

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  14. I need to stop stalking your blog - you keep showing me MORE books i absolutely MUST have. Stop it! lol

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  15. Great books you got this week. Ruby Red looks really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  16. I really want to read Ruby Red! Great books this week. :)

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  17. I've heard great things about Ruby Red, I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it! Happy reading :)

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  18. Great IMM :D I really want to read Ruby Red too, I hope you enjoy it :D I can't wait for your review.

    Happy reading with all your books ;)

    Here is my IMM

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  19. I'm reading Ruby Red right now. The jury's still out on that one as to whether I like it or not. It's kind of slow going.

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  20. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier is supposed to be really good. It's a shame I haven't read it yet because she is German :P

    Here is my IMM: http://tinyurl.com/3lwood4
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  21. Great books. I've still got to read Forgive My Fins but I'm looking forward to picking up the new UK release of it. I love that cover for Ruby Red. I hope you enjoy them :)

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  22. I haven't read Forgive My Fins yet, but the covers in this series are so pretty! I love the cover of Fins Are Forever. Ruby Red looks great, and I've heard a lot of good things about it! Happy reading :).

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  23. Great IMM. I can't wait to read Fins are Forever. Happy Reading

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

    My IMM: http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox-16.html

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  24. I love your library - that is all :D

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  25. I have heard good things about Ruby Red. Happy reading.

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  26. I got fins are forever this week to :)

    You can see mine here if you want http://bookaholicsbkcl.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox-5.html

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  27. Unbroken looks like a very good read. I might be adding that to my TBR pile. And I've heard good things about Ruby Red too!

    Happy reading!

    In My Mailbox :]

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  28. Yay for getting books at the library! I've heard good things about Ruby Red so I hope you enjoy it.

    Here's my mailbox: http://bit.ly/om7Rfd

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  29. Stopping by from Pawing Through Books. Great IMM, hope you enjoy them all! I am now following you as well!

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  30. I really need to start reading the Fins series. They look so good, but I still haven't read the first book yet.

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  31. Ruby Red I won a while back hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  32. Ooh, good stuff this week! Have heard good things about both Fins are Forever & Ruby Red. Enjoy!

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  33. Fins are Forever sounds really cute! I've heard good things about Ruby Red too. Enjoy all of your books!

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  34. Fins are Forever looks like a great book! I can't wait to read your review on it. I hope you enjoy them all!

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  35. I read Fins are Forever last week, hope you like it!

    Happy reading!

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  36. You have a nice list of books in your mailbox this week. I still need to read Forgive My Fins.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  37. I've added 'Fins are Forever' to my to read list. I like most anything involving mermaids!

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  38. Very nice books :) I have Forgive My Fins - hope I get round to reading it soon :) Enjoy your books! :)
    My IMM

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  39. Girl... I had to keep strolling down forever to get to the comment section ;)

    Now ahh... Fins... fins as in mermaid?? Hmmm will have to hear what you thought on it next. Hope it's a swimming read ;P Sorry couldn't help myself ;O pk

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  40. hope you like fins are forever.

    http://forevertonowhere.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox_24.html

    also, your comment count is insane!

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  41. I never heard of Fins Are Forever - love the cover!

    Unbroken is on my iPod waiting to be listened to. I have heard that it is very good, and I was happy to see that you enjoyed it as well.

    I'm following you on GFC now, and I am interested in reading your review for Fins Are Forever!

    Enjoy!

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  42. Fins Are Forever is a book I have been dying to read for a long time. Since Borders is going out of business, it is on my list of books to look for at a good deal. Can't wait to see what you think about it.

    Happy Reading,

    DT. From http;//www.deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com

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  43. I love the cover Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs!
    Check out mine here!

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  44. Great books! Ruby Red is on my wishlist - I almost bought it the other day, but I had to restrain myself. Hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  45. I have Ruby Red in a stack of bought books I haven't gotten around to yet.

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  46. Good ones :)

    Here's mine:
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox_24.html

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  47. Interesting finds! I was impressed to find a couple of shelves of teen books in my local library :) Looking forward to working through those.

    Once Upon A Time

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  48. I've been wanting to read Fins Are Forever for so long, hope it's great!!!

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  49. A great collection. Thanks for dropping by at my blog!

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  50. Great mailbox! Super excited for Fins are Forever! Enjoy all of your books!

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  51. I've heard mixed things about Fins are Forever. Not having read it myself, though, I can't really say whether it's a good or bad read. I hope you enjoy it, though!

    (PS, thanks for commenting on my blog!)

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  52. I've heard a little about Ruby Red, it sounds pretty good! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!!

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  53. It's good to get a non YA related book every now and then. I'm glad to find someone who feels the same way :)

    Your library is awesome for carrying Ruby Red. Mine doesn't. Hope you enjoy it!

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

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  54. I have been wanting to read Ruby Red for a while! Isn't the library a wonderful place!? Enjoy! Thanks for checking out my IMM!

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  55. I've heard a lot about Unbroken. Glad to hear you liked it!

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  56. I really enjoyed Ruby Red. I hadn't really paid attention to any of the blogosphere stuff about it, so it was a nice surprise. That's the problem with being a blogger sometimes. You don't get to be surprised that often.

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  57. Ruby Red is another one that I almost threw onto my pile today to purchase. While I've seen it mentioned, there really hasn't been any discussion about it. If it's still there the next time I go to Borders it's coming home!

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  58. I got Ruby Red last week. I am excited to read it. The cover is gorgeous. Also, I have been dying to read more of Tera's writing! Happy reading :)
    -Katelyn

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  59. Great Books here! I need to read Ruby Red... Looks so awesome. Happy reading!

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  60. I really want to read Ruby Red. Isn't that cover gorgeous?

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  61. I've heard Ruby Red is really good. And I've been interested in reading Unbroken. I hope you enjoy your books!

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  62. These look like good reads! Where do you get/buy your books at?


    http://ramblingsofacoffeeaddictedwrter.blogspot.com

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  63. @Logan: I love Ruby Red's cover too.
    @Billy: I got all these from the library. That's where I get most of my books.

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  64. The cover of Ruby Red is just so luxe and pretty. I love it. I'd pick up the book just for that cover!
    Amanda

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  65. Hope you enjoy Ruby Red and the other lovely sounding books. =)

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