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30 October 2011

In My Mailbox 35: Its October and it SNOWED!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren, in which we post about the books (or bookish swag) we were sent, bought, borrowed, stole out of baby carriages, etc.

As for the snow, we got about 4-5 inches here in the Shenandoah Valley (Virginia).  Many of my friends were without power on Saturday.  The roads weren't bad, but I suspect that if this had happened during the school week, we would have had the day off because of so many power outages.
My car about 7:30 Saturday morning, and as you can see, the lot isn't that bad.  It was just slushy.
Just a tree in our backyard.  I thought it looked pretty.
This week was a banner week at Maestra Amanda's Bookshelf.  Not only was I sent Clatter Bash: A Day of the Dead Celebration by Richard Clemenson Keep by Peachtree Publishers (muchas gracias!)
but I also attended the second meeting of the year for the Virginia Reader's Choice selection committee that I'm on, and picked up these books:
 *Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston
*Liesl and Po (ARC) by Lauren Oliver
*EllRay Jakes is NOT a chicken! by Sally Warner
*Zapato Power, Freddy Ramos Takes Off! by Jacqueline Jules
*3-D Thrillers!  Bugs and the World's Creepiest Microbugs by Paul Harrison
*Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
*Bad Kitty Meets The Baby by Nick Bruel
*Marty McGuire by Kate Messner
*Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins
*Shark Wars by EJ Altbacker
*Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes (ARC) by Jonathan Auxier
*The Book of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West
*Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon
 *Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be by John Harris
*I am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend by Wendy Henrichs
*The Unforgettable Season: The Story of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and the Record Setting Summer of '41 by Phil Bildner
*Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo
*Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds
*My Uncle Martin's Words for America by Angela Farris Watkins, PhD
*The Ice Bear by Jackie Morris
*We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart by Walter Dean Myers
*The Story of Emma Lazarus: Liberty's Voice by Erica Silverman
*Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud (Galley) by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain

They were sent to our committee chairperson by publishers as books they felt we should consider.  A huge thank you to all the publishers and to our chairperson for bringing them.

What was in your mailbox?


  1. I can't wait to read Liesl & Po. It looks so good! The Worst of Friends looks really cute. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

  2. Wonderful haul! Liesl & Po is fantastic! Hope you like it!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. Nice haul! And yes, snow was prominent over here too. It was crazy on Saturday!

  4. no way! Liesl&Po!!!! I want that one so bad !! is not even funny! enjoy have fun with first the snow!!~insert envy aura here~ it doesn't snow in my country T_T and then with the ton of books you've got!! happy reading!

    blogger isn't letting me post anything but if you'd like here's my imm

  5. Great books this week and the snow looks so pretty. Pls visit my IMM for this week.

  6. Oh my! Snow already?! I hope we don't get any for a while. What a great bunch of books. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Oh wow, what an amazing mailbox!
    Enjoy :)


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