In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
Participants are encouraged to talk about anything bookish they received during the week.
Okay, I couldn't resist. I am really bad at this book-buying ban thing. I was out of town with my family for a couple of days this past week, and we found a wonderful little used bookstore in Ashland, Oregon, called The Book Exchange and I couldn't help picking up a couple books. They were really cheap, and in great condition. So, for this week, I bought...
Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede
I listened to the audiobook of Dealing With Dragons years ago, and I loved it so much, I checked it out again a few weeks later. I have since checked it out of the library several times, as well as the hard copy. I've wanted a hard copy of my own since forever, so, when I found it, I thought, why not? I just read two Patricia C. Wrede books in the last week, though, so I might wait a bit before reading this one. I thought about checking the audiobook out of the library to listen to as I'm re-reading it, since I remember loving this particular audiobook. If I remember correctly, it's a full cast, and it gets all the names right (which I never could manage while I was reading - I used to call Cimorene Cinemore). I'm excited to revisit this old favorite.
As you might have guessed from what I just wrote about Dealing With Dragons, I love Patricia C. Wrede's books. I've never tried this one, so I decided to give it a go.
Zombies Vs. Unicorns, by by Holly Black (Editor), Justine Larbalestier (Editor), Alaya Dawn Johnson, Maureen Johnson, Carrie Ryan, Scott Westerfeld, Meg Cabot, Garth Nix , Kathleen Duey, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, Diana Peterfreund, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare
This one seems like a ton of fun. I don't really have any expectations, except to enjoy reading it. I'm pretty sure I'm going to pass this along to my brother once I'm done, but I want to read it for my own enjoyment first. Of all the books I bought this week, this is the one I'm probably going to pick up first (after Warped, since I already finished that one on Friday).
Warped, by Maurissa Guibord
Read my review of Warped. This book has been on my to-read list for a very long time, so when I saw it in near-perfect condition, I couldn't resist picking it up. I read it on the plane home, and enjoyed every minute.
Tales of Grimm and Andersen, by Grimm and Andersen (wow, big surprise there)
This book doesn't get a picture because it's just plain old blue. Of all the books I bought, this is the most "used" but I really like it. I've always loved fairy tales (and fairy tale retellings, and twisted fairy tales, etc.), and I have wanted to get my hands on a copy of the original tales for a while. I've read abridged versions of the originals, but now I'm going to read the original originals. Yay. I'm excited.
This coming week I really will stop buying books. I hope.
What's in you mailbox?