Saturday, August 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (20)

It's Sunday, which means I'm again linking up the The Story Siren's in my mailbox!

Once again I hit up the Borders closing sale. The selection is starting to thin out, but if you're not completely picky about what you want great deals are easy to find. I have been completely taking advantage and stocking up, and I've told myself once the store if officially closed I'm on a book buying ban, but untill then...
In My Mailbox
Purchased
William and Kate by Christopher Andersen
I've been wanting to find a good Will & Kate book for a while now. This one of the most "novel-y" one I found, plus it still has cute color pictures instead.

It's a Book by Lane Smith
I don't normally, fine never would be the better description, buy children's books. But I've had my eye on this one for a while now. It's written by one of my favorite childhood authors (he worked on both The Stinky Cheese Man and Math Curse along with Jon Scieszka for those in the now.) And in my opinion this book pretty much illustrates the reason for Borders' fail. To quote the back cover, "Can it text? Blog? Scroll? Wi-Fi? Tweet? No... it's a book."

The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
I picked this book up on a whim, and reall it's $2.50 price. (50% off the clearance price) I think it looks like a cute book to read around holiday time. Plus it has cookie recipes inside. What I find interesting, is that there'a a Target sticker on the cover. I'm not quite sure how a book from Target is now at Borders, but if anyone has some insight of the book industry to explain this I'd love to hear!

Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
I've been wanting to read the sequal to L.A. Candy for a while now, and at $2.00 it's well worth the price.

Mrs. Astor Regrets by Meryl Gordon
This is another one that I might not have normally picked up, but at the price, it's more than worth it. It's a biography of Brooke Astor, who I have read about in the news, but besides that know little about.

Borrowed from a Friend
Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster
I really enjoyed Jen Lancster's first three memiors, and I'm excited to finally read this one. It's been about a year since I last read her, but I'm expecting this to be another laugh-out-loud adventures.

So that's it for me this week! What do you have in your mailbox today?

13 comments:

  1. Hmm, haven't heard of some of these, but they all look fun! Happy reading!

    Stop by my IMM

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  2. You've got a fantastic selection of books this week! :D

    Happy reading.

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  3. You've got a fantastic selection of books this week! :D

    Happy reading.

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  4. Well since the book is a Bargain book it was probably either over bought stock or didn't sell well at Target, so the product was than sold at a lower rate to Borders. Just a slightly educated guess.

    Happy reading

    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-24.html

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  5. The Christmas Cookie Club sounds adorable! and Sweet Little lies for $2.. Jealous! My Borders was one of the 1st to start closing down back in March, But it was SO unorganized and packed I only left with like 2 books. It was Definitely disappointing. Esp. Given I had, had surgery the day before and had to load up on percocet to be well enough to even go there in the 1st place.

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  6. Great haul! I've not heard much about any of these, but I hope you enjoy them!

    Books of Amber

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  7. I've been seeing Lauren Conrad's books around A LOT! I should finally get my hands on a copy!(:
    Enjoy your new books this week!

    lisa
    www.turningpages94.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow! you got great deals on those books. I think i want to read It's A Book too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    happy reading!

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  10. Lots of good books. I hope you enjoy them!
    thanks for stopping by The Bookish Babes!

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