In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox lets you peek into the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. I am listing all the lovely books that I have aquired this week. If you would like to participate and have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information here on the Story Siren's blog, where it all began..(This post was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.)

This week was a good week, not very busy but I am ok with that. After last week's landslide of yummy books I am practically up to my neck with awesome books. Today I am seeing Laurie Halse Anderson at Kepler's books, my favorite book store and I will post about that event on Monday....

Please read the end of this post for a big celebration treat :)

Tempo Change by Barbara Hall
Pub Date: June 9, 2009

Blanche Kelly's dad is a famous indie rock icon, but not many people at the private school she attends on scholarship know this. Her father left when she was in the first grade, and she can’t quite forgive her mom for not understanding that an artist like her dad needs the time and space to connect to his muse.

When Blanche creates an all-girl rock band, their sound captures a wide audience and the band is invited to compete at the Coachella Music Festival. Blanche feels this could be the perfect time for a reunion with her father. Won’t he be proud to hear her band? Won’t he be happy to get to know his only daughter?
Author Barbara Hall sensitively explores the expectations between parents and teens, as well as the value of learning about your past to make your own future.

Spring Breakup by Stephanie Hale
Pub Date: June 9, 2009

Twisted Sisters’s Aspen Brooks can’t catch a break—even during spring break…

Aspen Brooks trades in sand between her toes for shopping on The Strip when she agrees to go to Las Vegas for spring break with her boyfriend, Rand, her bff, Angel, and Angel’s bf, Lucas. Their hotel is hosting the Miss Teen Queen Pageant and surgically enhanced beauty contestants are everywhere. But when Miss Illinois goes AWOL, it’s up to Aspen to represent her home state and find out what’s really going on. Even if it means putting down the suntan lotion and ignoring Angel’s meltdown over breaking up with Lucas.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson’s award-winning, highly acclaimed, and controversial novel about a teenager who chooses not to speak rather than to give voice to what really happened to her marks ten years in print with this special anniversary edition. Bonus material created for this edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, resources, and discussion guide. Will also include a preview of Anderson’s newest book, Wintergirls. The quintessential edition for all fans of this powerfully moving book.

Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer by Catherine Hardwicke

A personal, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the blockbuster film Twilight from groundbreaking director Catherine Hardwicke!

This intimate full-color "notebook", designed to replicate the one director Catherine Hardwicke kept on and off the set, takes you through the creative process that went into making Stephenie Meyer's breathtaking novel come alive on screen - from casting to costumes, stunts to story boards. With never-before-seen notes, sketches, and photographs taken directly from the visionary director's personal notebook, this book includes everything from her visual inspirations, to step-by-step breakdowns of action sequences, to a behind the scenes look at some of the most pivotal moments in the creation of the film, and much more.

OK...I was not going to purchase this book, but while at Target I started to look thru it and found 2 pictures of me at the premiere on the back pages and had to have it. I am forever immortalized in print.

So what was in your mailbox this week?

THIS WEEK Vania and I are having a massive, I mean MASSIVE City of Glass Blog Party Celebration Funness.

What does that even mean?
Good question, young shadowhunter.
We are having posts everyday related to City of Glass and Cassandra Clare.
All things Mortal Instruments
Book Reviews
Book SigningDetails
Book Signing Swag
Lisa McMann (who's touring with CC) book giveaway (signed,of course)
and much much more.
Come back tomorrow for our opening ceremonies, of sorts.

Excited, yet?


  1. I know I'm Excited!!! WHOO HOO!

    btw i saw the director's notebook, it looks really neat.

  2. Tempo Change sounds sooooo good, you lucky devil.

  3. I'm really stoked for Tempo Change!

  4. Speak anniversary edition- nicceee!
    Blog parties are def. exciting too!

  5. Tempo Change looks awesome! I have to get that book! And I'm excited to see what you two have in store for us!

  6. Oooh I really want the Director's Notebook. I saw it at B&N, it was really cool!

  7. The Director's Notebook?! Lucky ;)

  8. ooo you should definitely Tempo change soon! I want to know what you thought of it. :)

  9. I'm excited for your CoG week! Yey!

    And cool that you got the Twilight Notebook, I got it too, and love it! Though forgot to include it in my mailbox post.. woops..

  10. Great books! :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too... As for The Host, I haven't read more than about a chapter because I have yet to pick it back up again. I've heard it gets off to a slow start then gets better, so I hope that's true. I have it with me here in Florida, so maybe I'll get back into it.

  11. Yes, the Host is a bit slow but half way thru it picks up speed and gets to be amazing.

  12. Speak is excellent! I love it!

  13. nice!! and your in the book! no way! that is so cool! i would have to buy it too! i think i'm going to buy it myself and i'm sure there will be no pics of me in it!

  14. I want to read Tempo Change!

    It sounds great...though kind of like I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE.

  15. omg i am going to BN and buying the director's notebook... ima have u on my bookshelf forever. lol

  16. OK, let me know about the directors notebook. Keep looking at it. Keep looking at it.


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