In My Mailbox (15): More Library Love

Amazing that this is now our 15th post for In My Mailbox, a Sunday Meme hosted by The Story Siren. Once again, I have a self-imposed rule to not buy any more books in the coming months (well, not until the next huge book sale, that is). This week, I shall share some of the books my nine year old daughter and I have borrowed from the library and a surprise present in my mailbox all the way from the UK!

My Library Loot

The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco is a book that has been recommended to me by Kerry Aradhya from Picture Books & Pirouettes. I squealed in delight upon seeing this book in our community library’s shelves. I have a feeling I’d be featuring this for Nonfiction Monday very soon.

D is for Dahl is a must-have book for all fans of Roald Dahl. Since we are also doing an every-other-Wednesday feature on little tidbits and trivia about Dahl’s life, this book becomes even more indispensable.

Sweethearts of Rhythm is another book that I am hoping to feature for Nonfiction Monday. Ever since we did a feature on Duke Ellington several weeks back, I wanted to feature something musical yet again. This book seemed a perfect choice.

My favorite finds for the week would be these two lovely books: The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and illustrated by Peter Sis. I really thought that this was a picture book – when I got some of the comments/recommendations from fellow bloggers – I’ve always thought that this was a fairly quick read. Lo and behold, it’s a huge thick YA book (ok, fine with a lot of white spaces in between and lovely layout). Then again, I hope I get to read it.

Inspired by Fats’ Nonfiction Monday post on Odd Boy Out by Don Brown, I took it upon myself to look for his books here – and I found another one that I could feature for Nonfiction Monday as well: Young Jim Thorpe, Bright Path. I am sure I’d enjoy my first Don Brown reading.

My nine year old’s book choice from her school’s library

For some reason, my daughter has taken a liking to Jerry Spinelli (to my great delight of course). However, whether or not she finishes the book is another matter altogether. I like her choice for the week though: Report to the Principal’s Office.

Book Purchases made in the Philippines two months back (a much delayed posting)

I know, I know. Way delayed, yes. However, I can not help myself. I have seen the archives of the IMM posts I have done while I was in the Philippines and I noted that I missed posting these books. For the sake of posterity and documentation, I thought that I should include it:

I know that there is a TV series on Emily the Strange but I have not seen any as yet. I have a feeling I am going to enjoy these books. The strange, the odd, the surreal (and the occasionally dark) somewhat appeal to me.

I have a copy of the first two books and I know that I could not miss this third installment to Pseudonymous Bosch’s series entitled This Book is Not Good for You. I also found Book 4 while in the Philippines but it is still mighty expensive being hardbound and all. I am waiting for the paperback copy to come out.

Canvas Bag from Emma Reynolds! Yay!

I received this lovely canvas bag from Emma Reynolds, a talented artist from Manchester UK for being her 100th Twitter Follower. Yes, Twitter does these amazing things, really. She asked me to give her three words from which she would base her illustration/artwork for this canvas bag. Naturally, the words I chose were: Gathering Books Rocks! Haha. Click here to be taken to Emma’s post about how she used these three words to make this fantabulous design – and how much research work she needed to do to conceptualize everything. Thanks Emma!

How about you? What’s your IMM for the week?

7 comments on “In My Mailbox (15): More Library Love

  1. That canvas bag is so cute. That’s a wonderful win for you! Libraries are the best, aren’t they? Enjoy all your new reads.


  2. What a cute bag! And I love the covers of those Emily The Strange books.

    Happy reading 🙂


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  4. Ooh, I love Emily the Strange! She’s so wonderful! Nice IMM–hope you enjoy all your new reads. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    Kindle Fever


  5. where did you get emily the strange books? ive been looking for that. its out of stock in national bookstore…plese help me that’s my daughter’s favorite book. thanks.


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