Sunday, April 18, 2010

In My Mailbox (8) and Alabama Book Festival

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren and all you have to do is post about what books you received that week by mail, library, or store.

This weekend was the Alabama Book Festival and I had the pleasure of spending the day with some of my friends from my online book club and getting some fantastic books signed.

First up was Hex Hall. I'm starting to think I should be the official Hex Hall pimp or something because it feels like this book has been mentioned so much on my blog. The copy I bought this weekend was for my Super-Awesome-Alabama-Authors-Rock giveaway. I love what she wrote in it and I know you will too. By the way, if you have a chance to hear Rachel speak, go do it. She is freakin' HILARIOUS and her personality ended up selling a few extra copies of her books to my book nerd friends.

I also bought another copy of Irene Latham's book Leaving Gee's Bend for the giveaway. She was a great speaker and all I wanted to do was give her a hug because she seemed really nervous. When I was in line to get my books signed she said "I recognize you" so thanks Twitter :-D

The last book I bought at the festival was a copy of Daniel Wallace's Big Fish. Now I've seen the movie but haven't had a chance to read this book yet (even though it's been on my TBR list for years) but after hearing him speak, I want to start reading it ASAP. He also read us a story about his shittiest job ever as a Vet Tech. I was totally going to tell him at the signing that I had been thinking about being a Vet Tech but by this time I was starting to feel a little light headed and really wanted something to eat.

The next two books I acquired from Julie's bag of duplicate books. I've head a lot of things about The Historian and have kind of been wanting to read it so I now have a chance. I also snagged Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster. I can't wait to read this especially because I'll be going to her book signing in two weeks and I'm really excited.

Looking back, I really should've gone back and got that Book Slut t-shirt they had for sale at the festival.

I picked up John Green's An Abundance of Katherines at the library. Since Will Grayson, Will Grayson is on its way to California to get signed, I figured I could ease the want to read it by reading something else by John Green. I'm giddy to start reading this. This was a nice surprise because I didn't know it had come in because I originally went to the library to pick up Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers. I have heard such fantastic things about this book so here's to hoping I'll be jumping on the Some Girls Are bandwagon!

What books did you get this past week?

Do you have an opinion on any of the books I got?


  1. Nice books! Enjoy!

    Hex Hall has been popping up every where, I can't wait for the paperback release.

  2. I enjoyed paper towns by John Green much more than An Abundance of Katherines. I've also heard amazing things about Looking for Alaska.

  3. I have leaving gee's bend, it looks really good!

  4. Really great books. Loved Hex Hall too and can't wait for another book by Hawkins.



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