Book Hunting Expeditions Paranormal and Carnivale Reading Themes

IMM (31): Book Off and Library Madness

Book Mania!

If there’s one thing that keeps us pumped up here at Gathering Books, it’s In My Mailbox, a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Today, I bring you my loot from Book Off along with titles I borrowed from the library for our bimonthly theme, Circus, Carnivale and Paranormal Twists.

1. Mister Monday by Garth Nix

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2. Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix

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3. Sir Thursday by Garth Nix

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Yes, I love the man!! I must hunt the rest of the series!!
4. The English Roses by Madonna

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I found out about this book through Myra. I bought the book with a slip cover for only $3!!
5. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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Been wanting to read this book. Almost bought it at its original price! Thank you, Book Off. =)
6. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H. by Robert C. O’Brien (which Myra reviewed here)

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7. Charles Dickens and Friends by Marcia Williams

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A cute comic strip version of 6 Dickens classics including Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Carol
8. Sawdust and Spangles: The Amazing Life of W.C. Coup by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills, Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Love, love, love this when I saw it at Book Off. Perfect for Nonfiction Monday, for the PB Reading Challenge, and our bimonthly theme.
9. The It-Doesn’t-Matter Suit by Sylvia Plath

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Yup, it’s a picture book from one of the world’s notable writers. A rare find, indeed!
10. Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind (Mikey’s book)

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The following are books borrowed from the library for our bimonthly theme (crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to finish the thick books on time):

1.  I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

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Our bimonthly theme is a good excuse to read books outside our comfort zone.
2. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

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Interesting title, plus the cover looks like the characters came out of a comic book.

3. The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman

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Interesting take on the Nazis.
4. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lovely

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Also perfect for Award-Winning Books Challenge.

5. Oh No, Not Ghosts! by Richard Michelson

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6. The Carnival of the Animals by Jack Prelutsky

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7. Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer

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8.  Ghost in the House by Daniel Cohen

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9. When the Circus Came to Town by Polly Horvath

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Polly Horvath is loooove!
10. Women of Illusion: A Circus Family’s Story by Donnalee Frega

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11. Modoc by Ralph Helfer

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12. The Secret Circus by Johanna Wright (which I recently reviewed)

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13. Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature by George Sullivan

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14. Dad Runs Away With the Circus by Etgar Keret

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Perfect for Reading the World, PoC, and PB reading challenges. Yay!!

Hope you found some interesting titles from this list. =)
What’s in YOUR mailbox this week?

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).

28 comments on “IMM (31): Book Off and Library Madness

  1. Hey baby girl! Nice collection you have here and great titles from your library – I’m glad you’re making better use of your San Diego library. The title by Sid Fleischman caught me – I also just recently borrowed his Houdini book – as I always say, great intentions should at least count for something, right????

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    • Yeah, I’m glad too. Of course that doesn’t stop me from buying books. Hehehe. I don’t remember reading anything by Sid Fleischman, but the story of The Entertainer and the Dybbuk is good so far. A double feature of Sid Fleischman would be good for our bimonthly theme. Separate reviews, of course, but 2 Fleischman books nevertheless.

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Cathee! I am not really into science fiction but, because of the bimonthly theme that we currently have – Circus, Carnivale, and Paranormal Twists – I will finally give it a try.

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  2. That’s a lot of books. I hope you enjoy them all! 🙂

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  3. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe looks AWESOME!

    AND big yay for all of those Garth Nix books. He is such a fantastic author!

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    • The Ghost of Thomas Kempe was published many years ago. Hence, the old-fashioned feel of the cover. I flipped through the pages and it should be a ver interesting read.

      Oh, I loooove Garth Nix!! I’ve been a fan since I read his Abhorsen trilogy which I love, love, love! Have you read them – Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen? Let me know your thoughts. I also have the first 3 books of his Seventh Tower series. =)

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  4. My students have always loved Garth Nix, and I use the Cisneros book often for writing lessons. Thanks for telling about the possible award winning books, too. What a good bunch of books you shared!

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    • Hi Linda! Thank you for dropping by. Yes, Garth Nix is fabulous. As for Cisneros, it should be an interesting read because this is my first encounter with her. I was pleased myself at the number of award-winning books I acquired this month. We shall see how things go.

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  5. Wow, that’s quite the haul. I actually really liked “I am Number Four” and its sequel. It was a fun action, sci fi series. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    • Hello Michelle! Glad to hear from someone who has read the book! I meant to borrow The Power of Six but I’m afraid I won’t have enough time for all the other books above. The series kind of reminds me of Tim Burton’s 9, only because of the way the characters were referred to as numbers.

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  6. AMAZING books this week!! They all look awesome!! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  7. Great mix of books this week! Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting My IMM

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

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  8. Oh wow! That’s quite a haul you got there! I remember reading it NIMH when I was really young… I may even still have my copy somewhere!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Happy reading:)

    jenn | my IMM

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    • Hi Jenn!! Thank you!! It IS quite a haul indeed. I kept holding off on NIMH because I know I’ll find a cheaper copy somewhere in the city – and find it I did! Getting it for $1 was totally worth it. I haven’t seen the movie version yet. Have you?

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  9. I have seen I Am Number Four the movie, but I have yet to read the book but I hear great things from it! I should really get on that…Great Haul this week! Looks like you will be busy reading.
    You can check out my IMM here.
    [:
    ShawnaLeAnn
    Dreaming In The Pages Enter My Giveaway

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    • Hi Shawna!! Thanks for dropping by. I’ve only seen the movie trailer, so the movie is something else I gotta look forwrard to. Yes, I will be very busy indeed. Have a great day!

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  10. I’ve heard Tom Thumb is really wonderful. Enjoy all your new reads & have a great week!

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    • Hi Lucy!! Glad to know that! I started reading it last night, with the little time I have left after an almost-entire-day of cleaning and doing laundry. Ha! I went as far as page 14 and I’m liking it. I like how this biography is turning out. Thank you, and you have a great week as well! =)

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  11. This is scary. I haven’t read a single one of these books! Where have I been?

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    • Hi Joanna! If it’s any comfort, I haven’t read a single one of them, either. I am familiar with some of them, though. I hope you liked some of the books featured in this IMM. =)

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  12. That’s one huge pile! Love them all, specially Garth Nix “week” series. I must check them out!

    Hope you enjoy all of your new books. Happy Reading!

    Ron

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    • Hello Ron! Thanks for dropping by! I didn’t think it was a huge pile until I posted them the other night! Yes, Garth Nix is love, love, love. =) Thank you!! Happy reading to you as well!

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