In My Mailbox (11)

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.

For my Students Want to Know feature:
This was a GREAT week for my students.  I received an ARC of The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski and some signed bookmarks on Valentine’s Day!  On Thursday I received a bunch of super cool buttons from Randy Russell to go along with his book Dead Rules.  Those buttons were HOT with my freshmen!  Thank you Christina and Randy!  You two are wonderful 🙂

Bought at a launch party:
Yesterday my alumni book club and I drove to Lansing for Courtney Moulton’s launch party for her debut novel Angelfire. I bought a copy and had it signed, plus a couple extra copies to put in my class library.  Courtney was really fun to listen to!  She had a couple giveaways, served root beer floats (delicious!), and was awesome in general.  Quite a few bloggers were there along with a couple authors, but it was pretty hectic and I didn’t get to meet any of them :/

The party was held at Schuler’s Books and Music, an indie bookseller.  I’ve been searching for a couple copies Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer, but I haven’t been able to find them at either Borders of Barnes & Noble.  There were five copies at Schulers!  So I bought two copies 🙂  I of course want to read it, but my students are going to interview Sara for my Students Want to Know feature which means I need a couple copies to spread around.  Yay indie booksellers!!



  1. Yay indie booksellers is right! Hope your kids enjoy the book! Wish I could have made it to Courtney’s launch!

  2. Sounds like you had a good week. I am looking forward to reading Angelfire and I want to get The Sweetest Thing when it somes out.

  3. I’m super jealous that you got to go to the launch party! I bet it was a ton of fun. And I love the Dead Rules swag! So awesome! 🙂

  4. Loved Angelfire and jealous you were at the launch party! I saw a pic with other bloggers there! Sweetest thing cover intrigues me, wasn’t a big fan of Rival…

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  5. You got such an awesome mailbox this week =] The Sweetest Thing & Dead Rules stuff from the authors, awesome!
    p.s. your’s and Caroline’s heads are in all sorts of pictures on people’s blogs today from the launch!

  6. I keep seeing The Sweetest Thing, but I haven’t even read a synopsis yet. I’ll be looking for your review of it.

  7. I really want to read Angelfire and Rival. Thanks for stopping by my IMM.

    Hope the launch party was fun!


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