Sunday, January 1, 2012

In My Mailbox #40

End of the Year Christmas Addition
IMM#40
IMM is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, anyone can participate telling about what they bought, borrowed or received fro the week.

ARC Tour
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
I got this from Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads I have already read, reviewed (haven't published yet) and passed it along for the next person to read. Thanks Mindy
Mindy is going to be hosting a few ARC Tours for her books, if you haven't visited her website you should and check it out.

For Review
Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
This is signed and I got it from the author. I was talking to her about needing to read her books since she is a fellow Washingtonian and meet her at her signing. I sent her my blog review information and she ended up sending me an ARC of the next book to be published in April. I haven't decided if I'm going to keep this ARC or pass it along since I would be able to see her and get a finished copy signed. Still deciding.

Won
Blood Bound by  Rachel Vincent
I won this from Lucy @ Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf from her Blogoversary giveaway. Thanks Lucy I can't wait to read it, I heard so many great things about the book.

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
I won this from Random House Newsletter monthly giveaway. I actually had no idea I won a book until I got the package in the mail. I got the paperback copy and I already have a hardcover of the book. I will either be giving this as a gift to a friend or family member or doing a giveaway or trade with it. I love this authors books, they are so wonderful, I like to describe them being like Simply Irresistible with Sarah Michelle Geller.

Christmas Gifts
1) The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Got from my mom
2) The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
From my youngest sister
3) The Fallen: End of Days by Thomas E. Sniegoski
From my middle sister
4) Twilight Graphic Novel Vol. 2 by Stephenie Meyer
From my husband

Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity and Personal Style by Alain Briot
I'm super excited about this book, my teacher recommended it so what better time to ask for it for christmas.

Christmas Gifts From Authors
eBook of Emotionally Charged by Selina Fenech
She was gifting this eBook on Christmas only for fans

eBook of Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
A Christmas Gift to their readers, you can still get it for another week for free. I read it already and I love it.

eBook of The Initiate by Megg Jensen
A christmas gift for signing up for her email newsletter

Bought
at Barnes and Noble
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

I will be meeting her for a signing on the 10th, I better get reading.

Bought
at Half Price Books for their 20% off sale
With my gift card from my Grandparents
1) Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
Yes I now have 3 or 4 copies of this book, but I will eventually be giving them to people who love the books, they are hard to find and when I find one I buy it. Plus it was only $6 w/20% off
2) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
I actually bought this for a friend only to find out once I purchased it she already has it. I might either return it or hold on to it and give it away.
3) Beautiful Chaos by Garcia & Stohl
I still haven't read the series yet so I'm just collecting the books
4) Wither by Lauren DeStefano
5) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
I just had to have it, it was only $8 for an older version. I read it for the 1st time in one sitting.

My Reviews
Season of Eden

Dragonswood

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Bookography
Children's Christmas Books

2011 Favorites Book Recap
1) Read
2) Covers
3) Boyfriends
4) Characters
5) Next Year Desires & Recap

Signing Events I'm Attending
I just found 2 new events I will be attending in the new year
Marissa Meyer and Andrea Cremer
I'm so excited for both of these events even though I haven't read either of their books yet I can't wait to start them.

Reading List
1) Nightshade
2) Wolfsbane

Cover Reveal
On Monday I will be helping to reveal the cover & blurb to Toxic by Jus Accardo, the sequel to Touch which I completely loved. Touch made 4 of my 2011 Favorite Lists: Read, Boyfriend, Cover and Desire to Read. I will also be doing a little giveaway with the cover reveal for a signed Touch postcard, signed Touch bookmark and a Touch magnet. So check back on my blog on Monday to enter and see the cover, oh I will open it up internationally.

What did you get in your mailbox?
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15 comments:

Susanne said...

Nice haul! I really liked Wither. Really looking forward to Hallowed. Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!

Kah Cherub said...

You got so many goodies this Christmas! :)
The Peach Keeper has such a pretty cover.
thanks for stopping by my post.

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

Wow! So many awesome books! I just finished Blood Bound, and yes I verify awesomeness. I really liked the unique world Rachel Vincent build in that novel! I hope you enjoy all those amazing books! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my IMM!

Grace Fonseca said...

Just so many good books. I still have to get the Jus Accardo book. Great book selection. Really awesome books. Come visit me as well.

Grace
Livre De Amour-Books of Love

Tasha said...

Great mailbox!! I forgot all about HPB having a 20% off sale :( I guess that meant I needed to stay out of the bookstore lol...Happy reading!

Van Pham said...

Wow so many great books! Still need to get my hands on a couple of them >.<

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

The Reading Enchantress said...

Awesome mailbox! I'm very jealous of all the great reads! Enjoy and Happy Reading!

Claire said...

Awesome haul! Wither is an incredible read and I can't wait for The Pledge to come out in the UK. And yay for Blood Bound and Beautiful Chaos lol :)


Thanks for stopping by Project to be Read :)

Elodie said...

What a great haul :) !!
I'm a new follower, thanks for stopping by my blog !!
I'm so jealous you got Hallowed, I loved Unhearthly and I'm dying to read the second book :)!!
Blood Bound was pretty good, I hope you'll enjoy it !!
Happy reading and .. happy new year :) !!

Becky said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You got a great haul of books! Glimmer sounds like a great read! Happy Reading!

Gwenny said...

So many yummy books! Congrats on your haul! Now to just decide what to read next! Thanks for stopping by my IMM.

Jessirae said...

So many awesome books you got this week! So lucky you got Hallowed! I want that so bad!

I hope you enjoy all of them! Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by my IMM for this week!

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Jessirae @ Words, pages and books
http://jessiraelloyd.blogspot.com/

Ang said...

Wow! What a great haul this week! Glimmer sounds good :)

Angie @ Beneath the Jacket said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wow, what a collection of books this week! My work has Glimmer but I haven't picked it up yet. It sounds awesome. And if you haven't read Rachel Vincent (you may have) before you're in for a treat. I haven't specifically read Blood Bound yet, but it's in my TBR pile.

New follower! :)

Kat said...

Really great haul. :) The photography book looks awesome, I think I need to pick that one up because I still don't know how to use my camera!
And I still need to read the Pledge!
Happy reading!