March 11, 2012 by Heidi
In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren in which you share the books you added to your collection in the past week.
Hi friends! This week I rocked free books with the library, and a book so old Kindle gives it away. As always, clicky for GoodReads, and let me know what you got in your mailbox this week!
Linger – Maggi Stiefvater
I listened to the first hour or so of Linger, enough to get at least 1-2 chapters from each perspective. It really wasn’t grabbing me the way Shiver did. So I’m thinking either it’s just the wrong time for me and this book, or that four different narrators is just too much for me. Setting this one aside, maybe I’ll return to it at some point.
Princess Academy – Shannon Hale
I recently read both of Shannon Hale’s works for adults, Austenland and Midnight in Austenland. I recognize that this is an odd place to start with Hale, since she’s primarily a MG author, so I decided it was high time to check out some of her MG! I picked up Princess Academy after determining Linger wasn’t going to do it for me. It’s been pushing out of my comfort zone as a book with different narrators for the character’s dialog, but I’m persevering and the story is really good!
As a fan of short stories, I was excited when my number came up for this one on the wait list at the library. Yes, Fallen is totes my guilty pleasure series. I can’t put them down, and am pretty excited for Rapture to finish the series up. I probably won’t be talking about any of these stories on the blog as it’s too far into the series. Looking forward to some reading without review obligations hanging over my head!
It occurred to me after Hale’s modern takes on Austen, and reading Angie’s review of the much anticipated For Darkness Shows the Stars, that it has been way too long since I read any Austen. Probably 10 years or so. That makes it time to revisit some classics that I’ll probably appreciate more as a grown ass woman than I did as a teen. So I picked up Persuasion on my Kindle since my physical copies are back in the parent’s house. It’s free!