In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly feature hosted by The Story Siren for us to share the books that have come our way recently.

My aunt passed on to me a few old books that likely belonged to my great aunt when she was a girl.  I was never really into Nancy Drew as a kid (I may have tried reading her when I was too young), but am excited to add these pieces in my collection:

From left to right we have The Whispering Statue, The Bungalow Mystery, and The Secret of the Old Clock, all Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene.

And this is The Ghost at the Waterfall by Helen Wells, which comes from a mystery series that features a mystery-solving flight attendant.

I also continue to get a bunch of holds coming in from the library:

World War Z by Max Brooks

World War Z by Max Brooks

Starters by Lissa Price cover

Starters by Lissa Price

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi cover

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

What’s in your mailbox lately?

10 thoughts on “In My Mailbox (3)

    • I remember picking up Nancy Drew books from my elementary school library, but I think I was probably in the 2nd or 3rd grade when I tried to read them, so they may have been a little outside of my age range at the time. I thought they it would be fun to have them, not sure when I’ll get a chance to peak inside, though!

    • Thanks! I’m not sure about Shatter Me at this point… I started it and the language put me off. I set it aside for another day, so many people like it, I’d like to check it out for myself!

  1. I started reading my Mom’s old Nancy Drews when I was a kid. I liked them so much, even with their old 60’s references, that after reading all the ones she had, we went to Walden Books (when it was still around) and bought the updated versions of them with contemporary “lingo”.
    I see you got World War Z. I really hope you like it.
    I forgot to update my hold queue at the library, so I just got smashed with a wad of books. I just finished “Angels of Darkness” which is a short story compilation book that has four stories about angels. It’s by far one of the best compilation series I’ve read. It has a short by one of my favorite writing teams, Ilona Andrews (actually a husband and wife) who write the Kate Daniels series. The short is called Alphas: Origins. It’s a lot different than her Kate Daniels books but It’s been three or four days and I’m STILL thinking about it, still chewing on the story. I’m also reading “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume One, the Pox Party.” It’s set in the 1700s and written in period language, but once you get used to that it’s a great story. I”m also have Light by M. John Harrison (recommended by Neil Gaimon) The Adoration of Jenna Fox by May E Pearson. Rot and Ruin (which you may have recommended?) and Vacation by matthew Costello. Also a few more, but I don’t know where I put them at the moment.

  2. Oh, and Blood Red Road by Moira Young, which seems like something you might have read or someone else on this blog might have read. Both Dystopic AND YA. How can we resist?

    • Whoa! You’ve got a lot on your reading plate! I will look into the Angels of Darkness… I like short stories and am always looking for a good collection. I look forward to seeing what you thinking about Rot and Ruin– it was a little slow for me. Also, I can’t remember where I’ve seen Blood Red Road, but you’re right… dystopic and YA… sign me up!!

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