29 January 2012

Thank You Mr. Postman: Audios & Collectibles

Airborn (borrowed from the library)




I cannot believe the weekend is almost over. Sweet Baby Whimsy kept us busy and I didn't get any reading done. But I did start Airborn by Canadian author Kenneth Oppel.
GreenBeanTeenQueen called it, "Treasure Island meets Around the World in 80 Days."
So tell me, what did the postman bring you this week?

*Vintage Reader's Digest Worlds Best Reading editions for my collection.

84 comments :

  1. Yay for Cinder! I've only heard incredible things about it so I hope you enjoy it! It's definitely on my to be read list! I hope you and Baby Whimsy are doing well! Have a great week Juju :)

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  2. I just finished Cinder this afternoon and LOVED IT. I'm about to start writing a gushing review. I don't know how she crammed so much stuff into that book, especially stuff I never would have thought could work together! I hope you enjoy it too!
    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

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    1. Yay. Awesome news. I'm off to check out your thoughts. :)

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  3. Cinder seems to be pretty big in today's IMM, lol!
    Enjoy!!!

    Here's my IMM:
    http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox-sunday-4.html

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  4. I loved Cinder and I hope you enjoy listening to it. I want to read The House of Mirth and The Buccaneers. The only Edith Wharton I've read is Ethan Frome and I need to remedy that!

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    1. I think I remember Ethan Frome. It's been years but I remember really liking it.

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  5. Perfectly thrilled that you are going to give The House of Mirth a go! Belle

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    1. Thanks :) I try to read a classic or two each year.

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  6. I loved Airborn!!! I hope the audio version is wonderful :) Happy new week to you and Baby Whimsy!

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  7. I really want to check out Cinder. I just read a wonderful review yesterday that has my expectations up.

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  8. Cinder sounds amazing. You had a baby when I was gone? Best. News. Ever! Congrats JuJu.

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    1. I did! Thank you :) I've missed you and am so glad you popped by today.

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  9. Great set! Yay for Cinder. I can't wait to read it.
    My IMM

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  10. Wahoo! Cinder! I think you're going to love it. I need to post a review for it very soon. I'm always so behind on things. :oP

    Have a fabulous week!

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    1. You're a mama machine! :) You're my inspiration! :)

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  11. Cinder just didn't look like my kind of book, so I wasn't interested in reading it. I've been hearing nothing but GREAT things about it, though, so now I'm considering giving it a chance.

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  12. I really enjoyed Cinder. Happy reading!

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  13. Have fun reading Cinder! Looks like a fantastic book.

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  14. Cinder sounds really good, even though at first I didn't think it was my cup of tea. Enjoy your new books!

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  15. Cinder's a great book! I've heard from a lot of people that Airborn is wonderful too,

    Hope you enjoy everything, Juju!

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  16. I loved Cinder...Baby Whimsey must keep you entertained 24/7!!!

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    1. She sure does :) In my spare moments I'm grooming the house or myself ;) LOL

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  17. I think that you'll enjoy Cinder. And I look forward to seeing what you think of Wharton...I've had that book sitting on my shelf for *gasp* decades! LOL

    ♥Melissa

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  18. My WONDERFUL contact at HarperCollins sent me ARCs of Pandemonium, Thumped, and Glimmer. *squee*

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  19. I just got Cinder at the library, and I can't wait to read it! Though I'm sure Baby Whimsy is even more entertaining. :)

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    1. Yay!

      She is pretty entertaining :) I was just reading to her yesterday.

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  20. "Treasure Island meets Around the World in 80 Days."

    What a WONDERFUL and tantalizing way to describe a book!

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  21. Oh, Cinder was a fun read :) Very creative and interesting. I hope you enjoy it!
    ♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

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  22. Ooo Cinder! I want to read that one! I know you'll let us know how it is. ;-) Hope you and baby Valentina are doing well!! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee C.

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  23. I've seen Cinder all around the blogosphere. I'll be interested in what you have to say about it.

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  24. Airborn sounds fascinating! I hope you enjoy the Audios you received.

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  25. Oh, I'd love to get a collector edition of House of Mirth.

    And I've been eying Cinder on Audiobook. Looking forward to your review of that one so I can know whether or not I'd like it.

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  26. I've heard great things about Cinder !! I'm hoping you will enjoy all your books !!
    Happy reading :)

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  27. I'm hearing wonderful things about Cinder all over the blog world. I bought a few books from Book-a-Million this weekend. They had a buy 2 get one free deal. One Julie Garwood and two Maya Banks.

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  28. Ooh, I hope you enjoy Airborn. I read it aloud a few times to my classes and they always love it! I'd love to hear the audio version. And I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Cinder - it sounds so intriguing. Happy reading - hope Baby Whimsy is enjoying all her books too! :)

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    1. Oh wow. Glad to hear. I'm really loving it so far.

      And thank you so much. She doesn't quite understand the gorgeous collection of book booty I'm building her yet but I was reading her Little House it the Big Woods yesterday. :)

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  29. Everyone seems to love Cinder - I hope you do too!

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  30. Oh lovely! Hope you get more reading done. I'm sure Baby Whimsy is more fun though :)

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    1. She is pretty fun. Especially now that she's starting to smile at her mama and papa :)

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  31. Looks great Juju! No worries on the lack of reading time...you and baby Whimsy will be sharing the bookish love soon enough. ^_^

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  32. fun reads!! i've been wanting to read cinder myself. can't wait to hear your thoughts :)

    -michelle

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  33. Oooh Cinder! I can't wait to see what you think of this one!

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  34. i got cinder recently too! can't wait to read it!

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  35. OOOHHH! BTW - my "reply" button works now!!!
    all of the sudden it started working!

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  36. I don't think I ever would have been interested in Airborn based on that cover. But based on that description you posted? TOTALLY WANT IT NOW! :D I hope you enjoy all your books! Congrats on snagging more of the vintage books for your collection.

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  37. Great IMM. I am dying to read Cinder!

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  38. Oh, I think you'll really enjoy Cinder! Fast-paced adventure with enough familiar and unique elements to keep the tension going.

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  39. I've been meaning to read Cinder! Excited to see what you'll think of it!

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  40. Ooh great haul! I can't wait to read my copy of Cinder!

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  41. You're going to really enjoy Cinder---it took me a little while to get into the story, but once I did I loved it!

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  42. no books in my mail, I have yet to read the 20 books on my nightstand. & I have only read about 10% from the Reader's Digest Worlds Best Reading list. It's too bad "Black Beauty" isn't on the list. That is such a wonderful book.

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    1. You're like me. I like having a small TBR.

      :)

      Oh and I'm with you. I have allllot of reading to do to catch up with that list. I figure I'll work on the collection and also work on reading one or two from it per year.

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  43. Can't wait to read Cinder. I've read nothing but great things! Nice classics. They never go out of style. Is that your typewriter?

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    1. Amen sister! I love my vintage book shelves. :)

      Good eye. That is our typewriter. It was my husband's grandmother's. We inherited it when she passed away. She adored teal. I want a pink one to put beside it.

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  44. Hope Airborne is going well. Enjoy them all when you have the time in between taking care of the adorable Valentina!

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    1. The Airborn audio is going great actually :)

      What I really wish and can't wait for is more time to sit and read your delicious book! :)

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  45. I will probably be getting Cinder soon too since the author has a signing my in area coming up. Happy reading!

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    1. You enjoy and take pictures :) I can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  46. Enjoy Cinder! There's been so much buzz over it, I now really want to read it. I'll probably pick it up when I see Marissa Meyer in a couple weeks - same event Jenny N.'s going to :)

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  47. I also downloaded some audiobooks from the library site for this week :)

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  48. I have been wondering about Cinder having seen it around - will look forward to your eventual review. =)

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