Sunday, 5 June 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

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.

I feel like there should be some dramatic music playing right now as I venture into my very first IMM. I kind of obsessively like to check out other people's IMM posts so I've finally decided to do one of my own.

So, yesterday morning, my mailbox exploded (well, for me, anyways). My dad comes into the house with like a million brown packages with my name stamped across them and I like was like "YAY! HAPPY FACE!" Here's what I got:

(Sorry for the weird quality. It was really blurry since I took it with my iPod and then I had to brighten it to make it visible. Clearly my editing skills could use some practice.)

My horrible editing skills aside, ISN'T THIS AWESOME? I know that for some people, this is nothing, but I thought it was fabulous. Don't be expecting something this cool every week, guys.

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting is a book that I got from the library. I really loved The Body Finder so I was thrilled that this one came in!

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney was gifted to me as a R.A.K. from Ann over at Annabell's Book Nook. Thanks, Ann! I didn't know what you were sending me but I love it and I'm so excited to start reading.

White Cat by Holly Black was also gifted to me through the R.A.K. program. This one came from Memrie whose blog can be found right over here. I loved White Cat and it's fantastic to finally have my own copy. Thanks so much to Memrie!

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick is another library loan. I have been dying to read this one ever since I finished Hush, Hush so I'm glad that I'll finally get a chance to do so.

Entwined by Heather Dixon is a book that I won as part of a big prize pack from Elaina over at New Reading Mania. I love the original story this book is based on and the cover is stunning. This one will be proudly displayed on my shelf!

Die For Me by Amy Plum is another part of that prize pack I was talking about. I've heard such good things about this one so I'm really excited to dive into it. Thanks, Elaina!

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins is the last book from the Elaina's prize pack. Have I mentioned how much I love this girl? I haven't read Hex Hall yet but I've heard nothing but praise. I actually gave it to a friend for her birthday so I may have to steal it back to read it now ;)

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain is yet another library book (I think I have 30-something out right now). I haven't heard too much about this one other than it focuses on werewolves but that enough makes me want to read it so, hopefully I like it!

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell (thank you, library) looks like some really good historical fiction. I don't read too much historical but I've generally enjoyed the ones I have read. I've also read some really positive reviews by people I trust about The Vespertine so I'm interested to see what it's about (because I really have no idea at the moment).

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson - yeah, I still haven't read this one. It was actually supposed to have been taken away from the holds shelf and shipped off to another location because I took too long to get it but for some reason or another, it was left behind. I don't mind! I can't wait to read this one. The premise sounds awesome and I already love Maureen from Twitter (WSJ, anyone?).

(Not pictured e-books)
Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa - What do I even need to say? I haven't read this yet but WHEN I DO..! I can't wait for more Puck!

Legacy by Cayla Cluver is an e-galley that I got through Net Galley. Again, this one in historical, and it looks wonderful! I haven't heard too much about it but once I read the summary, I knew it was something I would be interested in.

So, that's all the books I got this week but I did receive some swag.

Cari over at Cari's Book Blog was having a random Twitter trivia and giveaway session and I managed to score that awesome The Body Finder tote bag. All I knew when I won was that I would be getting a tote bag - when I opened the package (or rather, my little sister did, thanks very much, Anita) I'll admit that I screamed a little.

Finally, a while back, I won a bookmark based on The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter from Marissa at Novels on the Run and it is PRETTY. Thanks, Marissa!

C'est la fin.

What'd you get in your mailbox?
Let me know because I wasn't really kidding when I said I stalk people to see what books they get each week. Don't worry though - I'm a friendly stalker! That leaves comments! Sometimes!


  1. Great haul this week! I LOVED The Dark Divine so I hope you do too and I keep hearing everyone talking about The Vespertine but have yet to even find out what it's about. It has a beautiful cover though! Which is reason enough for me to check it out lol. I just got Hex Hall this week so I'm super excited to get started on that and I really want Die for Me!! Happy reading! ;)

    My IMM

  2. Oh! And I absolutely LOVE your layout! ;)

  3. That was an awesome IMM! I've been dying for some of the books you got. I hope you really enjoy them!
    Happy reading!

    xo, Maria
    My IMM

  4. Welcome to IMM! Get ready though because once you start it's addictive to play along each week! I sadly haven't read any of these, but I did read Hex Hall recently and do plan on reading the sequel soon!

  5. What a great set! I loved Die For Me. I really want to read Entwined.
    New follower!
    My IMM

  6. Wow! I love getting books in the mail too and get super excited! Happy reading :)

  7. DEADLY DESIRES was soooo good! Happy reading! Don't be a stranger; stop by my blog and say hi!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  8. You have great books there. I love the US Demonglass cover so much more than the Raising Demons version they released here in Australia. I'm planning on starting White Cat this week, can't wait.

    Here's my IMM for the week

  9. All of those books look great. A lot of hard covers too (not sure why I prefer hard covers, but I do wish I had more of them). Congratulations on your book prizes, and happy reading!

    -Alisa @ the Novel Nook (my IMM)

  10. You got some awesome books this week!I loved DemonGlass and the Dark Divine. Happy Reading!
    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

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  11. Those are some very awesome books. Yay for library haul! Not enough bloggers make use of the library, so I'm always psyched to see library love.

  12. Wow...can I have all of these please? haha. GREAT IMM!

    My IMM is here:

  13. Wow that was some haul for your first IMM post :)
    Hope you enjoy all your books!

  14. Yay I'm so glad you loved the tote bag!

  15. Looking over what your received I have a sudden urge to hide in your mailbox. xD

    You received some great stuff. I'm particularily interested in hearing what you think about Die for Me, The Vespertine, and The Dark Divine. [All of which are on my wish list and I want to know if I need to move them up higher on said list!]

  16. Wow! 30 Library books? Man! I wish I could read that fast! I love my library...just wish we had more newer releases in ebook formats. Still love it though! Happy Reading!

    I loved Desires of the Dead. Intersted to see what you think of Dark Divine. :0)

  17. Wow, so lots of love for Desires of the Dead and The Dark Divine! Hopefully I'll get to those soon :)

    Alisa: Yeah, I prefer hardcover as well. I don't know - they just stay in such better shape and I feel more comfortable about lending them out.

    Ashley: Oh, I would be so lost without my library!

    Ash: NO! D: Then it will get stuck like yours and I won't have anymore books to read! NEVERRRR. Stay away from my wonderful little mailbox!

    Thanks everyone! :)

  18. Oh wow, you have quite the pile a fab books. I am excited for The Vespertine. And a countless few others.
    Here is my IMM
    Happy Reading!

  19. Great books this week! I loved 13 Little Blue Envelopes – it was so cute and amazing – and Die For Me and The Vespertine were both pretty good!
    Personally, I can’t wait to read Demonglass to find out what happens next!
    Great reads and Happy reading!

    Here's my IMM -