About

I live in New York City and I'm surrounded by books all day and when I go home I have more books waiting for me. Read my "About" page on top to see what I mean. I just want to share my book experiences and my love of all-things-books, with hopefully the occasional review thrown in. If you wish to contact me, the address is polishoutlanderATgmailDOTcom

In My Mailbox (51): The ALA Edition

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You know, everytime I go to conferences, I think I won’t be able to pick up anything since I’m in the booth all day. But I realized at ALA, that the best time to look at other booths and such is when I go to the [...]

In My Mailbox (49): The BEA Edition

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So I thought I’d do something slightly different. I want to show what I got at BEA, but I want to show the books that were not necessarily the ones that people stood in long lines for. Cause, just like last year, I stumbled upon some [...]

In My Mailbox (48)

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Got only one book this week! One! Must be a record. This is what I got from PBS:

Young Elizabeth Tudor lives in the shadow of her infamous mother, Anne Boleyn. Declared a bastard and banished from her father’s court, young princess Elizabeth has become [...]

In My Mailbox (47)

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What a great and quiet week. I went to see Isabel Allende on Monday night and got her newest book:

Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, ZaritÉ — known as TÉtÉ — is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one [...]

In My Mailbox (46)

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So in preparation for BEA, I thought I would try to at least not acquire any more books. I told myself, “No more buying!” Well, that ultimately failed this past week. Here’s what I ordered from bn.com:

Trust Dreams.
Trust your heart,
and trust your story.
A renowned storyteller whose [...]

In My Mailbox (45)

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So this week’s edition of IMM is a bit bigger than I had originally expected, and part of it can be called “In My Suitcase.” I got back from the TLA conference in San Antonio last Saturday very late at night. So on Sunday I was [...]

In My Mailbox (44)

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Got one book in the mail from PBS this week:

The sequel to Long Night Dance follows seventeen-year-old Kat as she goes to live with her mother’s people, who teach her the mysterious and powerful ways of women and Ouma, the [...]

In My Mailbox (43)

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Now, this is not a book below. But it is “book related” I guess. My current shoulder bag has clearly met its end. And unfortunately, I can’t find another one like it. So I went in search for another good and simple shoulder bag. I was [...]

In My Mailbox (42)

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So, Sunday afternoon was the huge signing over at Books of Wonder for the NYC Teen Book Festival. The authors signed in groups in shifts, which was quite helpful. I’m telling ya: Books of Wonder really knows how to organize good signings, with one author or [...]

In My Mailbox (41)

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First off, I’d like to share what the lovely Misty sent me, courtesy of her Mystery Box O’ Love, and what fantastic goodies were to be found in that package. It was perfect timing too. I was having a rough week at work, and since I [...]