28 June, 2012

In My Mailbox (13)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren (inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie) where you can show off the books that you got last week.

I attended ALA Annual in Anaheim over the weekend. Before you jump all over me, librarians, please note:
  • I am an ALA Associate member
  • I am a YALSA member
  • I am a Games & Gaming Round Table supporter (though I could not make it to anything for GameRT--I always had another meeting going on) -- sorry, dudes!
  • I had an Exhibits Supreme pass--ok, I admit, I only got it because I wanted to go to the Imagineering Interest panel with GRRM. (It was worth it!)
  • I am a literacy advocate and work to connect kids to reading through Bridge to Books with my educator pal Alyson, often on our own dime. If by accident we make a profit, we pay it forward to the next event.
I'm a little disappointed that I have to provide a disclaimer before telling you what I got this weekend, but it's a hot topic at the moment. Say what you will in the comments. I welcome your dissent. :)

I don't have receipts for everything I bought, so if I put a couple of books on the wrong list, oops. All links go to Goodreads.


Purchased Finished Copy:

Picture Books:
Won Ton by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
A Strange Place to Call Home by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Ed Young
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long
A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long

Middle Grade:
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos


Young Adult:
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
Poison Most Vial by Benedict Carey
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
Grave Mercy by Robin L. LaFevers
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson
The Letter Q by Various authors (signed by David Levithan, Arthur A. Levine, and Brian Selznick)
Purity by Jackson Pearce
Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith



Promo copy received at ALA: 

Picture Books:
Jangles: A Big Fish Story by David Shannon**
Oh No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Dan Santat
Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley, illustrated by Dan Santat

Middle Grade:
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead****
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Phoenix (The Five Ancestors, Out of the Ashes) by Jeff Stone
Summer & Bird by Cat Mull
Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson
The City's Son (The Skyscraper Throne) by Tom Pollock
Stealing Air by Trent Reedy**
Drama by Raina Telgemeier**
The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens****



Young Adult:
Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride****
A Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
Farseed by Pamela Sargent
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
The Journey Back by Priscilla Cummings
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Body Slammed! by Ray Villareal
Escape Theory by Margaux Froley
Unwholly by Neal Shusterman****
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Pinned by Sharon G. Flake**
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer**
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron**
Crown of Embers by Rae Carson***
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce***
Have a Nice Day by Julie Halpern***
Passenger by Andrew Smith***
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
Skinny by Donna Cooner
Betrayal by Gregg Olsen
Rift by Andrea Cremer
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier (my friend and client, Marisa Calin, read the audiobook!)
The Diviners by Libba Bray

Adult:
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Year Zero by Rob Reid
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen


Not from ALA*:
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Skylark by Meagan Spooner
Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
Scorch by Gina Damico
Son by Lois Lowry****

Blake Charlton being awesome


Purchased for Kindle:
Spellwright by Blake Charlton

* From a dear author friend.
** From Scholastic Literary Brunch, to which I was invited
*** Received with purchase of a finished copy book
**** OMG!
***** I was wrong about percentage of bought to promo. But I did spend hefty wad of cash.

ALA12 Attendees, click here for a contest to win a Live to Read poster.
Visit the YA Book Council blog for more highlights from ALA.
Check out Cypress Park LAPL's updated "Strike a Reading Pose" blog post (scroll down to the end) 

Phew! I thought I'd never finish that. What's in your mailbox?

5 comments:

  1. It sucks that you even had to provide a disclaimer =/ (yeah I know about the duo who grabbed copies of tons of books)

    On the other hand, such a lovely haul! There are so many books in your list that I'm really looking forward to. :)

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    1. Yes! I am going to be reading like a maniac. We have a middle grade event and a YA event coming up in the fall and I'd like to be done with these so I can dangle them in front of kids and make them salivate for books. Here, readers readers readers...

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  2. Great haul!!! :) I am happy and excited about the books you got.

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  3. I have no idea what AlA is but you have some crazy awesome books. Happy, Happy reading!
    Janiera @ Books & Beauty

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  4. it's so funny that we got a lot of very different books. but that's great because i know we were all trying to be selective and i know i can always borrow yours (muahahahaha).

    i tried to catch dan santat all weekend but never managed it. :( i also really wanted the letter q but the line was super long and i had somewhere else i had to go.

    but it was really an amazing weekend. i hung out with and talked to so many awesome librarians, publishers, authors and book lovers. it was truly an unforgettable event.

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