In My Mailbox (3)
In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren. It is a list of what books you have received over the previous week, either for review, from the library, from the bookstore, etc.
How serendipitous! Moments after I posted my Waiting on Wednesday piece featuring Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston, HarperCollinsCanada announced they were giving away an ARC on Twitter…and I won! Yay! The book arrived last week, but was accidentally delivered to my upstairs neighbour and didn’t make it into my hands until this morning.
At work (a.k.a the library), I checked out Fire by Kristen Cashore. This is a sort of prequel/companion book to Cashore’s Graceling. It appeared on quite a few “Best of” lists for 2009, and was the winner of the 2010 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.
I also borrowed Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. This book has been on my radar for months, but of course, I was at the mercy of the holds queue. I’ve heard that it is reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, which is one of my all-time favourite classics.
My third library book of the week was Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield. I want to try to read most (or all) of this year’s Governor General’s Award nominees for children’s text. Tyranny is a bit of an anomaly in this category in that it’s actually a graphic novel.
For review, I received Annexed by Sharon Dogar. This book tells a fictionalized account of the Anne Frank story from the point-of-view of Peter van Pel, the teenage boy who was in hiding with the Frank family. This definitely piqued my interest since not too long ago I worked as Research Assistant on a project exploring Holocaust literature for children. This may go to the top of my To Read pile. Thanks to Thomas Allen & Sons for sending it to me. I’ll definitely be reviewing this on Erin Explores YA in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.
That’s all for this week. What did you get?