In My Mailbox (8/29/10)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.  I love visiting my blogging friends' mailboxes and finding new books to read!

For Review:

Private by James Patterson (thank you Mom for passing this book on to me!)
 Witch and Wizard by James Patterson (thank you to Emma Michaels for the recommendation)

Thank You Note:
From Olivia Byrd Cooley, who wrote Miss Hildreth Wore Brown. She sent me the nicest thank you note, written in brown ink on pink and brown stationary (which coordinates with her book cover!).  It is the second thank-you note I've received from an author, which is very exciting.  I showed it to my mom and she said, "That's what good Southern manners are all about!"  
What's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Yay you got awesome books hun!! and i know lovely isnt it i got one recently and it made me smile, it really shows the effort and the kindness of an author :)

  2. Brilliant books, and that letter is so sweet. It's quite an honour and very validating to know they see and read what we write, eh? I'm interested to see what you think of Witch & be totally blunt, I truly disliked it haha and that's rare for me. Very, very rare.

  3. I am really interested in reading Plus. I think it sounds really intriguing.

  4. I love James Patterson but I haven't read either of those ones! Happy reading :)

  5. Plus looks like a really fun read, and I've heard lots of good things about Witch and Wizard! Hope you enjoy them all! :)

  6. Nice books, Plus looks like a good read. Hope you enjoy all your books this week.

  7. I love the look of your blog. It's so cute! I'm not a James Patterson fan. Plus and Everything Hurts looks really good. Enjoy your new reads.

  8. Some great books, and isn't it so nice when authors are appreciative! I always am so thankful to recieve books for review but then get an extra buzz when the author is so nice about it. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'd rather be reading all the time too :-)

  9. I need to get back into Ann Rinaldi. When I was in high school, I read all her books.
    Alison Can Read

  10. Loved the cover for Everything Hurts... that's what I look like since coming back from holidays. Ouch ouch ouch... no more dancing till the wee hours for fundraisers... Can't do the thang dance at my age so next time... will be the one clapping for others on the side.
    Great loot and can't wait to read the reviews.

  11. Hi Kelly,

    This is Bernadette, blogger over at the Plus by Veronica Chambers blog ( So awesome to hear that you've got your hands on Plus! We'll certainly keep an eye out, but if you get around to reading it and posting a review, give us a ring -- we'd love to check it out and possibly feature it on our site. E-mail us at & meanwhile, check out the blog!

    Bee, Vee (Veronica, of course) and Other Bee (Me, Bernadette!)


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