Saturday, April 30, 2011

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme started by The Story Siren, and we bloggers share what books we have either received or purchased that week.

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Don't miss New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's fun, romantic, and hilarious European adventure, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, now with an excerpt from the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope.

Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.

+I've heard really great things about 13 Little Blue Envelopes & I believe the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope, was released April 26th so I have to catch up :).
+I already read & reviewed Warm Bodies here

(But don't be deceived into thinking that I've caught up... still too many books left!  I really do need to stop purchasing so many books regardless of whether or not I get them used or new.  Any tips on book buying bans :D?)

What's in your mailbox?


  1. i've had 'blue envelopes' for awhile, I still need to read it!

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  2. A great mailbox! They all seem great. I'm still waiting for my 13 little blue envelopes to arrive :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  3. I still need to read 13 little blue envelopes but looking forward to what you'll think of it.

  4. 13 Little Blue Envelopes is really fun, enjoy!

  5. Warm Bodies looks really good! It sounds kinda creepy, especially the title! :L Happy reading!

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  6. 13BLE's is pretty good and a must if you're a Maureen Johnson fan.

    I have the same book buying problem. Lately I've had a lot of vet bills, so not so much book buying for me lately. My suggestions are the library and used bookstore. It is especially nice when your used bookstores will give you credit to buy books when you sell some to them.

    Happy Reading!

  7. I just recently read 13 Little Blue Envelopes and really enjoyed it. I hope you like it!

  8. Oh 13 Blue Envelopes looks like a winner. Cool, enjoy!

  9. awesome books this week. warm bodies look really interesting. enjoy :)

  10. Great books this week. I loved 13LBE I have the sequel on my tbr pile.
    Happy reading.

  11. I have 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and I've heard wonderful things about Warm Bodies!

  12. @ Devan - I checked the library at my college just for fun. The only YA books they had were Twilight, New Moon, etc. :(. Used bookstores work too, but I don't know very many :( nor any near me. [Are there any "famous" ones? I buy books used off Amazon whenever I can, but sometimes they're even more expensive than the new copy.]

    @everybody else - Looks like 13 Little Blue Envelops is quite a hit ;). Got to get on that!

  13. great mailbox!

    check out ours too :


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