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In My Mailbox (14): Quickstop at Barnes & Noble

I meant to buy more books this week, but illness struck me like lightning. Thus, I only managed to include 4 new picture books for today’s In My Mailbox. This is our 14th contribution to the fabulous weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

I haven’t been to Barnes & Noble for ages. Opportunity knocked on the door when I did some bank errands a few days ago. I didn’t even mean to go to Barnes & Noble that day, until my friend requested for a tall brewed coffee from Starbucks. (I love the discounts I get from the B&N Cafe, so I decided to drop by and glance at books while I was there.)

I left the store with 4 new picture books in hand! Don Brown’s Odd Boy Out and Kathleen Krull’s The Boy On Fairfield Street are perfect for Nonfiction Monday. The third book, Which Witch’s Wand Works? by Poly Bernatene, is a goofy story of two witches who decided to have a contest to find out who is the better witch. It’s only September and barely time for Halloween, but nothing is too early here at GatheringBooks, especially for our bimonthly theme Everything Dahl and Magical. And speaking of Dahl, I was fortunate to find Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile, the last copy on the shelf! It was truly a wonderful addition to my Dahl collection, and fitting for our Dahl feature these next two months.

As of this morning, I am still recovering from this horrible sickness. Hoping to regain my full strength (and full regalia) by the middle of next week. For now, I must continue the battle against sore throat and that horrible “blah” feeling when one is sick. I must emerge as the victor the soonest because I certainly don’t get along well with throat lozenges and cough syrup. Heh. =)

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

18 comments on “In My Mailbox (14): Quickstop at Barnes & Noble

  1. I love ODD BOY OUT! I’m not sure if we have that book here, but I was thinking that it would have been perfect for my graduate class on gifted ed!!!

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  2. Cute books! Perfect time of year for Which Witch’s Wand Works. Hope you feel better soon!

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    • Hi Lucy! Thanks for dropping by! Yes, it is. I enjoyed the story, and the illustrations are goofy and wonderful at the same time. Thank you. I am feeling better, I think. =)

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  3. Oohh! Those look so cute. I’ll have to look into them for my nephew.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

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    • Hi Amanda! Thank you for dropping by! They are wonderful books to share with kids. I hope your nephew would enjoy them! =)

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  5. Love finding fun surprises at the bookstore! And Roald Dahl’s books are amazine. Feel better soon!

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    • Hello Alexia! Thanks for visiting! I couldn’t agree with you more. What’s funny about this whole shopping trip was that I never meant to buy those in the first place! I was browsing through the YA fiction and grabbed a few books already until I found these! So glad I bought them. Yes, Roald Dahl and his books are amazing. Stay tuned for our reviews on his delectable tales! I feel much better now, thank you. =)

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  6. Great books! I hope you enjoy reading them! 🙂

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    • Hello Christy! Thank you for dropping by! I finished them in one sitting! Needless to say, I enjoyed reading all of them. =)

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  7. Please get well soon. The changing season has brought sickness to my house as well so I know what you’re going through. I’m so happy you got some luck at Barnes and Noble!

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    • Hello Katelyn! Thank you! I got sick because of the AC at work. I work graveyard shift, and I had the misfortune of not bringing my sweater to work that night. And yes add to that is the changing season. I feel better now, although still having some sneezing and coughing episodes. I hope you and your family are better! =)

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  8. Hahah I love the Which Witch… book, lol. Nice IMM! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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    • Hello bex! =) Thank you for visiting! The Witch book is funny. I love the text and illustrations. =)

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