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Tasty Treats (1)

Howdy!

A few weeks ago I decided not to participate in the In My Mailbox meme.  Not out of protest but out of personal conviction regarding my obsessive blogger behavior.  You can read that post in full here.

So, while I will no longer be writing a weekly post about what books I received, I will be posting about this randomly…or better yet, whenever I feel like it! :)  The posts will be called Tasty Treats.  I tend to view all books as tasty treats just waiting to be devoured, so why not just call it that?!

Now let me just tell you that May was a busy month for my digital mailbox as well as the physical one.  I somehow managed to win like three giveaways and received some really exciting books from authors and publishers!  I’ve already posted about some of the books I got this month here. So, today I am showing off  the second group of tasty treats I got during May!

Insurgent by Veronica RothFirst let me show off an audiobook I received from Harper Audio- Insurgent by Veronica Roth!  I just finished it yesterday in the car and am already ready for the third book in the series! It was sooo good! Thanks to Harper Audio!

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

A huge thanks to author Joanne Levy for sending me a review copy of her debut novel Small Medium at Large and the book marks (not shown).  I can’t wait to share them with my students!

Birthmarked and Born Wicked

Also, thanks to Kare at Ex Libris for the two books I won in one of her recent giveaways!  Above you see Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien and Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood.  Now I have two copies of Born Wicked- one of which will go to my school library.

Lexapros and Cons and Lost in the River of Grass

Also, I snagged a copy of Lost in the River of Grass by Giny Rorby from my Media Center since it’s on the Sunshine State list this year.   And finally, a big thanks to Heidi at YA Bibliophile for Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo, which I won in one of her recent giveaways!

You can see I got some really rad looking books over the past few weeks!  I can’t wait to get started on them and it’s going to be soon because school is almost out for the summer! YAY!

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Waiting On Wednesday: Small Medium at Large

Hello everyone!

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, where book bloggers get to showcase the upcoming titles they’re excited about.  I love this meme because it helps me know what soon to be released books to add to my To Read List!

The book I’m highlighting this week is Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy.  A few months ago I saw this book get some notice on a few other blogs so I’ve had my eye on it for a little while now and it is scheduled to be released July 3, 2012  (my husband’s birthday!!).

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there’s her over opinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to—and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with—her crush, Andrew Finkel.

Doesn’t this sound like a cute middle grades read?  I love the idea of gaining a supernatural gift a lightning strike – it sounds so superhero-esque!
Now, I do have a review Advanced Reader Copy that the lovely Joanne Levy sent my way (THANKS SO MUCH!)  so keep your eye posted in July for a Small Medium at Large Giveaway and interview with the author!  I can’t wait to get started reading this one!

In the mean time, check out Joanne Levy’s blog and website for more news on Small Medium at Large!