I have just arrived this week in Singapore, and to welcome me back home I received several notices indicating that there are book packages awaiting my pick-up. Yipee! Such a wonderful way to welcome me home.
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is truly a pleasure to join this meme since it allows me as well to keep track of books that I (1) bought (2) were given to me as gifts (3) given to me for review (4) book prizes.
Here are my presents for the week:
I got the Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen in a book giveaway hosted by Zoe from Playing by the Book. Thanks so much for this, truly unexpected. I also thought that the book would be perfect for our Bimonthly theme this July/August on Fractured Fairy tales.
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes is also another book prize that I received from participating in the Person of Color Reading Challenge. I was among the winners selected for the month of April. I am happy to share that I have now received the book.
Now here are three more books that arrived unexpectedly in my mailbox this week: three lovely YA books from the prolific Australian Author, Ken Spillman. I met Ken during the recent AFCC here in Singapore and we have discussed the possibility of my featuring him for our Meet the Storyteller section, and he has generously said yes. These three books would be featured here as well.
The books also came with an enclosed note:
I am also happy to share that I have just received the books (all 18 kilos of them) that I bought while I was in the Philippines. Since I already did an IMM post for most of them, I will just be featuring the books that I received from the authors themselves along with their beautiful dedication:
How about you? What is your IMM for the week?
Lucky you!! I started reading Ninth Ward one afternoon and had to stay up into the wee hours of the next day to finish it. Guarantee that once you start you won’t be able to put it down. It is an absolutely amazing book and I still find myself thinking about it often! Definitely will be in my top 3 list from the books that I read in 2011.
Can’t wait to read it! Problem is how to find the time for all these yummy books!
What a mailbox! (I hope your postman has strong back!) Happy reading 🙂
Yup. Mailman has good arms. =) Thanks again Zoe for this lovely treat. Will link back to you when I post my review of The Good Little Wolf. =)
Great books! Really great ones. How was Singapore? 🙂
Hi Nina. Thanks for visiting. If not for this comment of yours I would not have noticed that I made an error in my post – I just arrived back home in Singapore is what I meant to say. =)
What a nice pile of books to come home too! Good haul!
Hi Mel. So soo true. Thanks for visiting!
Whoa, awesome pile of books! And it’s always nice to get notes along with books 🙂 Hope you enjoy all of these, happy reading!
I agree. Notes make books even more wonderful than they already are.
There’s really nothing that says welcome home like books waiting patiently for you to unpack them! 🙂 Looks like you got some great ones! And signed! Signed books are the best 🙂
Hi Daisy. Thanks for visiting. Truly a pleasant surprise.
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