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“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” ~ Mark Twain

Saturday, September 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (87)

In My Mailbox (87)
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information on the books.

For Review:

Received a copy of Loose Diamonds from the publisher for review, via Shelf Awareness. I've read some of Amy's work before and enjoyed it enough to give her book a try.

Loose Diamonds by Amy Ephron
by Amy Ephron


Went to Borders for one last goodbye and was surprised how many good books were left! Could easily have filled up a shopping cart with books as I wanted to give them all a good home, but contented myself with this batch (still on a book buying ban, but this was a mission of mercy!)


Green-Eyed Envy by Kasey MacKenzie
Forgotten Truth by Dawn Cook
Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk
Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Mob Rules by Cameron Haley
Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe
Bewere the Night anthology

Looking forward to seeing what everyone got in their mailboxes this week! Think there will be more than one mailbox full of Border books!


  1. I miss Borders. When ours closed there wasn't a lot left to choose from. We cleaned them out. Too bad it took a closing sale to get people to buy things there. *sigh*

    Great haul and I look forward to your reviews!

  2. i have one of the books by kelly gay but i haven't had a chance to read it yet. enjoy your books!

  3. Amy - Wasn't it sad? I loved my local Borders, as it was spacious and welcoming and the booksellers were so nice! Was shocked that they had so many good books left, as I could have easily bought four times as many titles. Proud of myself for the restraint, but kicking myself for passing up such great bargains! *L*

  4. Carrie - Oh, you need to try Kelly, as she's awesome!

  5. I made one last trip on Tues. but there wasn't much left. I did get4 books though.

  6. Ah yes....a bitter sweet fairwell indeed. My Borders loot was posted last week but I know what you mean....I hated to leave anything behind. Sad seeing any book without a home. Anywho...great choices, happy reading! ^_^

  7. I went at the end when ours closed last winter and still managed to come away with a whole bag of books, but I think that is me, I can always find something that looks good to read! Enjoy your books!

  8. I know how you feel. Going on a book buying ban starting now. Hope you enjoy the books. Will miss Borders very much.

  9. Ryan - When I first walked in, I thought I was too late as there were only a few shelves left. But was amazed at all the treasures I found! Guess urban fantasy isn't popular in my neck of the woods...

    GMR - Yes, very bittersweet, as that particular store was my favorite.

    Jill - I know exactly what you mean! :)

    Grace - Book buying bans are easy so long as you don't go into bookstores! That was my big mistake! *L*

  10. Love Borders too and at least we still have their online site. Never had a local Borders only a Barnes and Noble. Very sad it went away.
    Here is my IMM

  11. Your Borders did have some good ones left! When I went last week there wasn't much left at ours. Yay for good deals!

  12. Interesting finds you have here. I have to admit though that most of the titles are quite unfamilar to me. I'd be interested to see how you like most of them.

    Our IMM post for the week is also about stuff Fats (another of our blogger-contributors) got from Borders in San Diego. Here it is:

  13. I wish I had a Borders here... you got some great deals and ahhhh still looking at the books in your pile :)

  14. Cassandra - There's a Barnes & Noble a few towns over, but it's not as close as my Borders was. They will be missed.

    Candance - Sounds like I was lucky, as I was surprised how many good books they had left!

    Myra - Most of these are urban fantasy. One I bought just because it was a Luna imprint and I've always had good luck with them. Love Luna!

    Aisle B - Checked out your IMM and you got some great books this week too! Happy reading!

  15. hmmm. i haven't read any of those books but they seem nice! great imm!

  16. What a stack there! :) Yep, I had to do my last Borders trip a few weeks ago. It's a shame. But did get several great books cheap. ;D Hope you have a wonderful week!

  17. What a good collection. Enjoy them all.

  18. Love your mission of mercy! The books sound good!

  19. Wow, what a book haul! I just love the feel of a new book :)


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