Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and is a chance for bloggers to see what others are reading, add more to our "To Be Read Piles," and brag about what we were able to get during the week. I like to also add in what I am reading and what I plan to start soon as well :)

I was so excited on Friday when the UPS truck showed up with this ARC from Simon & Schuster:

If you saw my post over the weekend I explained how bummed I was because this is the third book in The Skinjacker Trilogy and I haven't read the first two - darn, now I have to buy more books :)

My kids got tons of books this week, as we visited the aquarium and it was Easter, but I didn't order anything (much to my husband's amusement!)

I was also able to snag a free Nookbook:

I am currently reading One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin :

Story: When a mysterious man arrives one day on Orange Street, the children who live on the block try to find out who he is and why he’s there. Little do they know that his story—and the story of a very old orange tree—connects to each of their personal worries in ways they never could have imagined. From impressing friends to dealing with an expanding family to understanding a younger sibling’s illness, the characters’ storylines come together around that orange tree.

Taking place over the course of a day and a half, Joanne Rocklin’s masterful novel deftly builds a story about family, childhood anxieties, and the importance of connection. In the end the fate of the tree (and the kids who care for it) reminds us of the magic of the everyday and of the rich history all around us.

Story behind the story: A note from author Joanne Rocklin:
"I wanted to write about the magic of the ordinary. So I began with an old orange tree, like the one in my L.A. backyard.
I wanted to write about kids with secrets. I myself was once a kid with secrets.

I wanted to write about pets, birds, insects, rodents. About forgetting, and remembering again.

I wanted to write about the history of a place, how a street is like a book of stories, all different, yet bound together.

Surprise! One amazing morning, these stories became intertwined. A surprise to me, too, which is what makes writing itself so magical."

Happy Reading!


  1. What a great list of books! I got 13 Blue Envelopes a couple of weeks ago. Can't wait to read it.

    I'd love to get a copy of Everfound. My daughter read the first two and LOVED them.

  2. I loved seeing the books you gave your boys for Easter. I think we'll be doing that next year. We didn't know our one year old was going to have a HUGE sweet-tooth... so trinkets and books next year, and only a few little pieces of candy. LOL

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  3. A great selection! You managed to get quite a few books this week, I hope you enjoy.

    Happy reading,

  4. I grabbed 13 Little Blue Envelopes too - it's supposed to be really good! I hope you love your new books!

  5. I buy books for my niece at Xmas time. She already has wayyy too many! So instead for Easter I got her some Scooby-Doo stickers and Season 3 of Scooby-Doo Where are You? Love my little niece because she loves both books and Scooby-Doo! What more can an aunt ask for? :)

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    Happy Reading!

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  6. Isn't it lovely when the book that arrives is exactly the one you've been waiting for? Enjoy!

  7. Great list of books, enjoy them.

    Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

  8. I missed 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I tried to download it this morning but it was no longer free. It looks very cute. I'll wait to see what everyone thinks of it before purchasing it. Enjoy all your new reads.

  9. I seems that 13 Little Blue Envelopes is very popular!! :)
    New Follower!

  10. I think 13 Little Blue Envelopes sounds good!