Sunday, May 29, 2011

In My Mailbox #11

My Addiction
IMM # 11
IMM is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, anyone can participate telling about what they bought, received or borrowed.

Leader: Would you like to introduce yourself and tell us why you are here

Me: ah shit <sigh> Okay... Hi, my name is Kristina and I am addicted to buying books. I fell off of the wagon hard this week. I have been working very hard not to buy too much, but I couldn't help myself this week. Borders had a 50% off coupon and Half Price Books had their 20% off EVERYTHING in the store sale and I went to 3 locations. I found so many amazing good deals, I just couldn't pass it up. But I did restrain myself from buying at least 6 books. I was trying to buy only books that continued with my series, I would be attending a signing or that I had been really wanting. So I did show some restraint while shopping.

From Half Price I Got
Adult Books
1) Vanished by Kat Richardson
Book 4 in the series
2) Labyrinth by Kat Richardson
Book 5 in the series
3) Taken by Lilith Saintcrow
Going the 3 author signing
4) Thoroughly Kissed by Kristine Grayson
I want all of her books, part of a series
5) (oops) Magic Bone by Devon Monk
Going to 3 author signing, I figured I would at least get book 1 of her series

YA Books
I have been hearing so much about this book and it was the first time I have seen it used
I have been really wanting this book
Part of the series
I probably shouldn't have gotten this book, but I have been hearing so many good things about it
3rd book to the series

From Borders I Got
I want to go to the signing, love this series
Have to have it!!
Another have to have

I also won some awesome books and they were delivered this week
I Won
Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance (signed)
I won this from Karen Chance, check her out Facebook Page. I was actually surprise because I thought it was going to be an ARC version not a finished a copy. I am very happy that it is a finished copy.
Releases June 7th

 Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (signed)
It also came with a postcard and a bookmark. I won this through vvb32 reads, the author was providing the books. Thanks to both for the book.

I won this through Fiktshun, thanks Rachel. She also sent me lots of awesome swag.

Me: Yes, I am a book addict and I love it. I just can't help getting and wanting everything that comes out!! 

This Weeks Outlook
My First To Read Book List
1) Divergent
2) Betrayal
3) Wings
4) Spells
5) Illusions
I am planning on going down to Portland on Tuesday for a multi author signing at Powell's Books
Ilona & Gordan Andrews
Devon Monk
Lilith Saint Crow
I am hoping I won't chicken out for the 3+ hour drive by myself, because I really really want to go to this signing. I have read everything of Ilona and Gordan, I have read book 1 of Strange Angels (waiting for the rest of the series to be published before I read it) and I haven't read Devon Monk's yet, I know I probably should, but I shouldn't take on another long series right now.

What did you get this week?
Please leave a link to your IMM posting


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9 comments:

Kayla said...

You got some really great books! And I see you're going to read Divergent, I can't wait to see how you like it, I haven't read it yet.

Brett @ Demons Read Too said...

You have a heap of good looking books there. I want to read Taken and Paranormalcy. I like the cover for Timeless.

Here's my IMM for the week

australianbookshelf said...

Wow what a great assortment of books! I have never read Leah Cypress before but i have her newest- Nightspell and am looking forward to checking it out! I'll keep my eye out for your review...

Check out my IMM @ http://australianbookshelf.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/in-my-mailbox-4/

Jayne

Fiktshun said...

Hahaha! Oh that's so funny about you and the wagon. That's the problem with trying to stay on it for so long when you're a book addict. When you fall, you fall hard.

Great books you grabbed. Sales can be sooo dangerous!

But at least a few of those books you did win so it's not quite as bad as it seems... With the wins, that's, what? 16 books? Not too bad!

I hope June is a relatively book buy free month, but with all the great releases I don't know how lucky you'll be :)

Book Sake said...

So many great books and great swag. I've wondered about the Kat Richardson series, but haven't given it a try yet.

Our Mailbox is at BookSake.

Kristina said...

@Kayla I can't wait to read Divergent, I have been hearing so many good things about it.

@Brett I can't wait to read all those books. I also love the cover to Timeless. currently my favorite cover is Die For Me, it is so gorgeous!

@Australianbookshelf I can't wait to try Leah Cypress's books

@Fiktshun This coming month won't be book buying free. I will be going to 3 signing coming up so I will be getting at least one book and supporting the event. Fingers crossed I won't buy too much besides that.

@Book Sake I'm looking forward to reading Kate Richardson I got her book initially when I was going to a double signing, she was the second author so I decided to get her book and I have just been collecting the rest of the series.

Jennifer A said...

O, so you are going to go tomorrow! Awesome! I'm not planning to go to that one, though. :/

Did you know alyson Noeel is coming the day after Dark Days? Were you the one that told me? LOL.

You got tons of books this week! I know what you mean. I just can't seem to stop buying books! I think having a blog makes it worse. :)

I've been dying to buy Paranormalcy! Yay for great sales!

How cool that you won Fiktshun's contest! I entered that one too. Yay for you!

I keep hearing great things about Silver Phoenix. I should pick that one up, too.

I'm going to read Divergent next, too! I'm going to try and do a marathon of reading and get wings read too.

Jennifer of Little Shelf

Kristina said...

@Jennifer Yep I told you about Alyson Noel, I think I will be staying down till Thursday night and heading home after that signing.
I love all the awesome books there are, I just want them all!

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