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Saturday, December 26, 2009

In My Mailbox - (10) and the presents list 12/27/2009

(Meme from The Story Siren)


Will discuss books from Top to Bottom, Left to Right.

Malice by Chris Wooding (bought) - Because I missed Wooding's stuff, and it was selling at $8.99. I'm curious about how the half-comic aspect of this novel works out. =D

Swoon by Nina Malkin (bought) - Bought this with the giftcard I got. lol a little present to myself. The forbidden aspect of this romance looks like just my thing. =D

Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger (bought) - Because I love Meminger's blog, and I liked what I read of this novel before I was obliged to return this book back to the library or suffer fines to my account. I am definitely gonna finish this novel before Meminger comes to the T.O. signing. *determined face*

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe (bought) - Because after having loved it and wrote up my review, how could I not own my own copy? =D

In My Humble Opinion Journal (present) - =DDDDDDDDDDDDD The Most Awesome Journal Ever. It's So Awesome, I Have To Talk About It With Caps On All My Words.

The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw (bought) - Actually I heard some not-so-positive reviews for this novel, but any novel that has a Malaysia setting warrants a must-buy from me. Also, it was only $5.99~ =D

Usurper of the Sun by Housuke Nojiro (bought) - I finally bought a book from Viz's Haikasoru publishing line! I'm really excited about Haikasoru and am happy to support the works they put out. I read the first half of this novel and I'm really enjoying it so far. Also, the translation was good, a fluid read. =D

Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata (bought) - I figured I owned all of Kadohata's other YA novels, I might as well buy this to finish off my Kadohata YA collection. =D

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (bought) - Okay, having obsessed with this novel and raved about it in my review, I had to have it in my bookshelf.

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton (present) - Never heard of this novel but the synopsis looks appealing. Thanks ninefly~

And here are the books I bought for people as presents:

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Soon I Will be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson
Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Tenderness by Robert Cormier
Anne of Green Gables, the 3 movies boxset (okay that's not a book, but it's ~*related*~)

13 comments:

booksploring said...

Wow! You did well! Enjoy all your new books :-)

Sapphire Pyro said...

Enjoy your new books~

I didn't a new book during the holidays because I already have so many unread books in my shelves xD haha

but I want more. Damnit.

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

great books, enjoy!

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I really enjoyed Shine, Coconut Moon! It was one of the first books I reviewed on my blog. Enjoy all your great books.
Mine is here

Becky said...

I finished Swoon a couple of weeks ago and I have to tell you I thought it was dreadful. As in, I gave it 1 star! Maybe you will get it. I certainly didn't!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! Give Up the Ghost and Swoon look really good.

Here's what I got: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-haul-christmas-edition.html

Have a great New Year!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Give Up The Ghost sounds so good! I love that you bought your won copy!

MissAttitude said...

You bought Shine, Coconut Moon, hurray!!! It is such a wonderful book, it's also one of the books I first reviewed :)
Crazy coincidence I almost bought Outside beauty. It sounds really good and I liked Kira, Kira, but I'm trying to not buy any books for the month of January so I can dedicate myself to finals =/ and my scarily huge tbr pile!
Happy reading =)

robin_titan said...

Those all sound awesome! I love that you gave someone The Arrival, it's such a great book with incredible illustrations :)

Enjoy!

GardenofEdee said...

Wow so many books! Enjoy!!

Cleverly Inked said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas

Michelle said...

I'm a little (okay, so more than just a little) late on this comment, but I just HAD to leave one after seeing your reason for buying Tash Aw's book. I quite liked it, though not as much as I had hoped. But then again, it's set in Malaysia, written by a Malaysian. So what the heck, right? lol..

Have you read/come across Tan Twan Eng's The Gift of Rain? Now that book, I loved.

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

@Michelle,

There's noooo such thing as a late comment. ^.~ Your words about Harmony Silk Factory comfort me. Hmm, I think I'll make time to read a bit of it tonight before I sleep...

I haven't even heard of The Gift of Rain, but I shall remedy this horrendous error right now. *googles it*