Sunday, May 20, 2012

In My Mailbox (16)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

It's been a while since I've done an IMM. So I figured I would share with you guys what I didn't get in my mailbox, because I actually went to Half-Priced Books and got these.



Pictured above: The Book Thief, Someone Like You, Dreamland, The House of the Scorpion, Thirteen Reasons Why.

I know, I know. I've never read The Book Thief. Try not to freak out. And those aren't the only Sarah Dessen novels I got, either. I got one on my Kindle as well.


THE BOOK PICTURED ABOVE PISSED ME OFF. Let me explain. I went into my local library about a week or so ago. I grabbed this copy of Matched because I hadn't read the sequel yet. Let me repeat that: I grabbed this copy of Matched because I hadn't read the sequel yet. When I got home and sat down to read it I realized my mistake. Matched is the first book, Crossed is the second.

I was completely worked up and ready to read the sequel, only to realize I had picked up the one I had already read. I face palmed for a good five minutes. This isn't even the first time I've done it (at one point in my life I had three copies of the same book).

Anyways. Have a happy Sunday.

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    1. It'll probably be what I read after Thirteen Reasons Why. I expect a lot since it has so much praise attached to it.

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  2. 13 reasons Why is so good. One of my favorites.

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    1. I heard good things. I'm not a huge Jay Asher fan, though. My first encounter was with The Future of Us... which I found to be less than stellar.

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  3. Aww, we all make mistakes! I've read both matched and crossed. I loved Matched but i honestly hated crossed so much! It was so bad.

    I'm a new follower! I'll be back to see waht you think of Crossed when you get it!

    My Post!

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    1. I already have Crossed. After this incident I decide to just get it on my Kindle. You say you hated it means that I might bump it up in my TBR.

      Welcome to my blog!

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  4. I own at least two books out your mailbox, nice selection want to see what I got click on my name.

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    1. Thank you!

      Just saw your description on your blog... I love Doctor Who!

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  5. This makes me so happy! I have some of these on my shelf but the only one I've read is The Book Thief. You know me and those issue books, ugh. I also have A Northern Light on my shelf so I'm ready to see what you have to say about that one.

    And I approve of the library thing you did because I have my laugh for today!

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    1. Is it an issue book? I wasn't aware... I have just been told to read it, so I didn't read the description or anything.

      You know, this happens more often than you think.

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    2. No, not The Book Thief, it's awesome. Those Dessens and the Asher = Issues.

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  6. we all goof sometimes
    enjoy bro

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    1. I'm sure this won't be the last time. I will!

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  7. Great books you got there! Hope you'll enjoy them :)

    Happy Reading!
    Filia @ Anima Libri - Booksoul

    My IMM

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  8. I loved Thirteen Reasons Why! My box of tissues and I had a really awesome time. I believe that ALL high school students should read that book.

    Yay for more Dessen! Dreamland...argh! It is one that you wish you could reach through the pages and slap the main character awake. Stupid girls who think they can't live without a boyfriend and take the crap that's dished out. You'll see!

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    1. If it's going to make me cry I'm going to skip it. Well, wait, I don't cry, I tear up.

      Idk what Dreamland is even about, but if it's about a dumb character I will rag on the book for months (I'm just now getting over The Future of Us).

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  9. Seriously, WHY can't publishers put a series number on the spine for all of their books?

    That could be a What The Fuck Friday right there. Or a What The Fuck FOREVER because we all know that isn't going to change, no matter how hard we nerdrage on the internet about it. Bah.

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    1. I have so many ideas and rants for WTFF that I will probably never run out. There are so many series books that I can never get them straight, and I have to look up guides online just to see which one I'm reading. It's a bit perplexing.

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  10. I've read the book Thief and all the Dessen novels. I'm interested in what you think of them. I loved them. The Book Thief got to me and there were tears.

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    1. That's what I hear. I'm hoping for no tears.

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  11. Oooooh... House of the Scorpion is SO FREAKIN' GOOD. Like, really, really, REALLY good. Plus, anything Sarah Dessen writes is GOLD. And the Book Thief positively BLEW my mind ... great book haul!

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    1. The lady at Half Priced Books just threw it at me when she found out I hadn't read it yet, so I'm looking forward to it. I need some science fiction-y stuff right now.

      Thanks! (but don't thank me, thank the girl at Half-Priced Books, she helped me).

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  12. *snicker* at your Matched snafu. And I haven't read The Book Thief yet, either!

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    1. Happens to me a lot.

      I was surprised to find out that The Book Thief is required reading for some students and I hadn't even heard of it until I became a blogger. So is The Giver.

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  13. Awesome book haul! Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher has long been on our TBR list. Still need to snag a copy now that we think about it, anyways let us know what your thoughts on the book was! :)

    -Calamity & Chaos

    http://mugglemadnesss.blogspot.ca/2012/05/in-my-our-mailbox-imm-2.html

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    1. Thanks! (nice name)

      I'll probably finish it Tuesday and post about it Wednesday.

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  14. Great new reads! Dreamland was just ehhh for me though.

    Check out what I got this week here!

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    1. I've heard a lot about Dreamland not being great so far. I'm not looking forward to it now.

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    2. It's not awful or anything haha but I just wished it went into a little more detail. It felt like skimming the surface in a way.

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  15. Great variety. Loved The Book Thief. Fascinating choice of narrator. I learned some German swear words too.

    I agree with Lisa about needing series numbers on books! Especially when all the covers and titles match!! Do you ever read the jacket copy before checking out the book? That's often the only way to tell where it lands in the line-up. And when I get it in my head to read a book, nothing much can stop me. So I totally would have gotten impatient and just purchased Crossed on my kindle too.

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    1. Thanks!

      I need a guide. Seriously. All of the Star Trek books (my real guilty pleasure) are numbered by series. Discworld? No. Other books? No.

      I just admitted defeat at the hands of my own incompetence and purchased it.

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  16. Same thing just happened to me! I borrowed Passion by Lauren Kate thinking it was Fallen...
    The Book Thief is also on my TBR list, I am determined to read it by this year! :)

    Happy reading!
    My IMM post this week.

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    1. All the books need numbers on them. All of them.

      I'm so glad I'm not the last person on the planet to read The Book Thief.

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  17. Hope you like the books thief... might spend more money on kleenex than you did on the book, though!

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    1. I will invest in a hefty roll. Or take some from work.

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  18. You. Are. Not. Alone. I haven't read The Book Theif either. In fact, I took it out from the library, renewed it a bunch of times, and still never got to it. Thankfully Magan lent me hers so now I can hold on to it indefinitely (ha) until I have a chance to pick it up.

    Oh! I haven't read Dreamland, but I love that name. (Probably because I'm reading a book about Coney Island right now. haha)

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    1. Thank freakin' God! I have been putting it off for the past few months, and I finally got a copy, and I finally feel like I'm almost in the loop on this one.

      I've heard mixed things about Dreamland, so it's going to be an interesting read either way.

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  19. I'm disappointed! How could you not have read 'The Book Thief'? That's like my pretty much favorite book ever. Like at one time in my life, I actually faced the conflict wherein I had to decide whether I liked John Green books or The Book Thief better. I chose The Book Thief. That tells you something.

    Also, Crossed before matched, nerd fail (do those exist?). Although I'm also surprised you liked Crossed enough to get the sequel. I liked Matched but it was Crossed that turned me off.

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    1. It just slipped my mind all these years. Seriously. I kept meaning to get a copy, or order one, and never got around to it.

      Nerd fails exist. I had one the other day where I confused two starship captains. That just does not happen to me normally. I've heard that Cross turned a lot of people off. It's made me question whether or not I even want to read it anymore.

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  20. The book thief is my favorite book ever. It's SO good, nothing like I've ever read before. It's heartbreaking and touching, filled with beautiful lines you want to quote :)

    I bought Dreamland a couple of days ago! Haven't read it yet.

    Happy reading! :D
    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-sunday-4.html

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