In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme sponsored by The Story Siren.  It’s a way for bloggers to share what books they’ve received for review, borrowed from the library, or bought from the store. 

**As I’m typing this I realized this week’s IMM turned out to be a bunch of banned books purchases!**

Bought from the Store: I finally bought my copy of Fallout by Ellen Hopkins 😀  I was really looking forward to reading it, but one of my freshmen boys discovered Ellen’s books during SSR.  I wasn’t expecting him to be ready for Fallout so quickly (and neither was he!), but the day after I bought it he finished Glass.  A little bummed I didn’t get to read it first, but all too happy to let one of my students enjoy it before me!

Bought to Replace Missing Copies: These were lost by students last school year and I’m only just replacing them.  I always try to hold out before buying a new copy because sometimes they books magically reappear!  At least with these books, the students gave me money to buy new copies.  I replaced Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (this series is my guilty pleasure), The Chocolate War by Rober Cormier (LOVE this book!) and Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (surprisingly popular last year). 

I don’t have personal pictures of these because I already put them on my shelf to be borrowed.  So, this isn’t exactly the most exciting IMM, but I know next week’s will be!!  So many good books are released this coming Tuesday 🙂

What did you buy/receive this week?  Happy Reading!!


  1. I just bought Crank and Glass so I am really excited to read Fallout afterwards. That was really nice of you to lend it out before reading it 🙂 I see that you attended CMU – I went to Ferris State!

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      Small world! Both my parents graduated from Ferris State and my mom’s family lives up there 🙂 I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Crank. I bought it and read it in one night… I’m pretty sure my student will be done with Fallout by tomorrow, so I’ll hopefully get to start it soon.

  2. Great books this week! I haven’t read any of Ellen Hopkins’s books yet, but she’s on my list which just keeps getting longer and longer:) Happy Reading!

  3. That’s wonderful you lend your books to students! One of the biggest honors in school for me was when a teacher lent me a book.

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      Thank you 🙂 All the books I buy and read get put on my shelf for my students to borrow. It’s turned into a great way for me to connect with them.

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