Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox (18)

It's another Sunday, which means it's time for another edition of The Story Siren's In My Mailbox!
In My Mailbox
Again I hit up the Borders closing sale. I found it a little amusing that the fiction and literature was at a 35% discount but YA was only 30%. So for that reason I held off from buying any new YAs. There was still a ton of books, and there were new books from the last time I was there (even more surprising was the new releases), so I'll probably be hitting Borders up a few more times before the official close.

The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
I was so excited when I saw this book on the shelves only days after it had been released. I LOVED the first two books from the trilogy, and even did a Waiting on Wednesday post on the book. I'm already a few chapters in and so far I'm loving it!

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
I almost didn't recognize that this was The Carrie Diaries since I hadn't seen the cover before. But I realize now that's because it an English version. I guess we received shipments from closed English Borders? But definitely excited to read this one!

Courting Her Highness by Jean Plaidy
If you've been to From L.A. to LA long enough it shouldn't be a surprise that a Jean Plaidy book is here. This one if about Queen Anne, someone I knew little about before I started reading Plaidy's books. I do have a good idea of what to expect, and I'm always excited to read her book. But now that I have this one, I know there's still one least one recently published title of hers I don't have.

From Goodreads
Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen
This is I believe a memoir that tells the story of three generations of women living in or escaping from Tibet. I honestly don't know a lot about the conflict of Tibet, so I'm definitely looking forward to learning more from there.

But that's it for me this week, so tell me what's in your mailbox this Sunday?


  1. Glad to get an update on the latest Borders discount. I haven't been yet...still waiting for bigger discounts. I wonder when that will happen!

  2. Great set! Across Many Mountains sounds fabulous. I want to read the Jennifer Donnelly book.
    My IMM

  3. Boo for Borders closing, but horray for discounted books! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

    Nora, The Bookery

  4. You got a nice list of books this week in your mailbox. Courting Her Highness looks like a good book. I went to our Borders yesterday and YA was 30% but Romance was 50%. The YA was totally picked over but the Romance was still fully stocked.
    I hope you like your new books,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  5. The Carrie Diaries?! Oh man, I've got to get my hands on this one!

  6. Jennifer Donnelly is one of my favorite authors, though I've only read one of her books so far. Happy reading!

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  7. Those are some good books! I'm so annoyed with Borders being slow on their discounts! I mean their going out of business for goodness sake!

  8. I don't think I ever read the second in the Rose series, and now here is the third! I'll look for them. Also, I just read The Carrie Diaries and am now reading the sequel, Summer in the City....I heard they will be making them into movies too! Fun!