Saturday, 6 August 2011

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren which gives bloggers a chance to share the books, swag, etc. that they've received each week.
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Only 2 books this week! It's probably for the best though since I actually had to return some library books unread which I HATE doing. I guess I'll just have to put them on hold again... *drawn-out sigh*

First, I got Withering Tights by Louise Rennison from my fantastic library. (Goodreads profile)


HELLO, CUTEST BOOK EVER.

Well, the cover at least. Seriously though, doesn't it look totally adorable? There's pink and stripes and an OWL and green and just... love. I haven't read it yet because I have some other books I need to get to first but I'm reaaaally excited to read it. It looks cute. I like cute <3

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Next, we have The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente which I won from Peace, Love & Reviews. (Goodreads profile)


Alright, STORY TIME!

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Sonia. She was on Goodreads when a book title caught her eye. This title was super long and super interesting and just super COOL. So she admired it. THEN she noticed the blurbers (is that a word?): Neil Gaiman, Tamora Pierce and Holly Black. Her brain nearly EXPLODED with the awesome because oh my gosh, if someone was going to blurb her book, SHE WOULD WANT THEM.

Anyways. A while later, she noticed a giveaway on someone's blog. Then another one. Then another one. She kept entering until finally, she was like, "how many giveaways for this book ARE there right now?!" So she Googled it.

After the deadline for the giveaway had passed, her inbox was blessed with not one, not two or three, but FOUR e-mails saying she'd won.

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I KNOW, RIGHT? So, I won 4 copies. After I'd sent off my mailing details to the first though, I just told the second and third to draw a new winner because really, what kind of greedy person needs 3 copies of the same book when other people could get the chance to have it? (No offence if you've done that.. LOL.) For the fourth though, I asked on Twitter if anyone (US/Canada) wanted it and then just gave the person their mailing info. WHEW. Anyways, totally stoked to read this book. My little sister started it and she's really liking it so far.

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I love how even when I only get 2 books, I still manage to have a gigantic IMM post. This is why I don't vlog... can you imagine how much rambling you would be subjected to?

What's in your mailbox this week? I'd love to see!

16 comments:

  1. Whoa, to win four copies of the same book must be some kind of record right? That's insanely lucky. I hope you enjoy both of them, and look forward to your reviews.

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  2. LOL. Can't believe you won four copies. Only you, Sonia :P. I hate returning books to the library unread too, it makes me feel sad! :P Withering Tights looks great, I loved Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series. Happy reading :)

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  3. Hem, hem. That's why you shouldn't take out so many library books at the one time.... :P

    LOL I officially love the word 'blurbers' way cooler than just saying 'blurbs'. But dude, you're KIDDING me?! How freaking lucky can you get?! Clearly you were meant to read it! Withering Tights looks cute too! Enjoy :D

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  4. they both look so cute!! love the covers!

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  5. I really liked Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging so I've gotta check it out Withering Tights. It looks hilarious!

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  6. new follower :)

    Wow you got some great books, can't wait to check it out!

    check out my in my mailbox!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-6.html

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  7. LOL *four* copies? immense. I do love the title though. I haven't read wuthering tights but I did love the georgia nicholson series when I was younger! I returned library books fairly unread too =[ I read the first chapter of each and just couldn't get into them sadly

    The Cait Files

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  8. Oh I'm a new follower btw, I've been following you on twitter forever and didn't realise I didn't follow your blog too *hangs head in shame*

    The Cait Files

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  9. Hi, new follower! Nice Haul! The Girl Who... sounds really good! If you can, please check out my IMM at: Pawing Through Books

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  10. Wow, I can't believe you won four copies of the same book! I rarely ever win, but it's fun to enter! Great books this week - Wuthering Tights does look very cute. Hope you enjoy!

    New follower :)

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  11. Kathy: Haha, must be! Honestly though, there were SO many giveaways being sponsored by the publisher for the book.

    Liz: I know, right? :P I enter way too many giveaways. I haven't read any of her other books but people have been telling me they're hilarious.

    Brodie: *hangs head* Sorry, Professor Umbridge.

    That's right. DESTINY.

    Carrie: Me too! :)

    Laura: I liked um, that movie... I really hate saying that I've seen a movie but not read the book LOL. I'll have to fix that!

    Sarah: Thanks! Can't wait to see what you got.

    Cait: I know, isn't it awesome? Just flipping through the book, I can see that the chapter titles are the same.

    That's okay! :D Thanks for following.

    Peggy: Hi! I'll be sure to check it out, thanks :)

    Christin: Aww, well good luck in the future! Thank you!

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  12. Haha, you won the same book FOUR times??? That's crazy!! I hope you enjoy all you got!

    Here's my IMM! Happy reading!

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  13. Withering Tights looks too cute!! Happy reading. =)

    My IMM

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  14. Withering Tights is SUPER cute.

    Check out mine! My IMM!

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  15. Withering Tights looks way too cute :D

    Here's my IMM: http://theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-august-7th.html

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  16. Withering Tights does look cute, I've heard it is a good read, but I haven't read it yet. Haven't heard anything on the second book, though.

    But whoa to four copies! I have entered a lot of copies for the same book before, but never one all of them or even more than one, ha-ha! You got some great luck there!

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