In My Mailbox: Week 59


What is In My Mailbox?
In My Mailbox was started in November of 2008. What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved!

Week 59: Here’s what’s in my mailbox this week! Note that due to Sirengate, this may be my last week participating in this meme until I can figure out something better, as I have no wish to support someone who did what she did. :/

♡ GIVEN/BOUGHT/SWAPPED/LIBRARY:

1. “Bitterblue (Seven Realms #3)” by Kristin Cashore – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

2. “The Unnaturalists” by Tiffany Trent – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

3. “The Demon Catchers of Milan” by Kat Beyer – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

4. “The Hunt” by Andrew Fukuda – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

5. “Riese: Kingdom Falling” by Greg Cox (Thanks!)

BITTERBLUE. YES. That’s all I can say. Thank you, as always, to my partners at ARC swap – thank you, thank you, thank you! And I’m just as excited for “Demon Catchers”, “Unnaturalists”, and “Riese”! And of course, “The Hunt” was FABULOUS. I’m watching the original “Riese: Kingdom Falling” webseries right now (and you can too, through Syfy here!) and it’s just awesome. I can’t wait to get started on all of these!

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In My Mailbox ♡: Week 58


What is In My Mailbox?
In My Mailbox was started in November of 2008. What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved!

Week 58: Here’s what’s in my mailbox this week!

♡ GIVEN/BOUGHT/SWAPPED/LIBRARY:

1. “Batman: Super Villains Strike” by Michael Teitelbaum – via Tor/DC (thanks!)

2. “Hunter and Fox” by Philippa Ballentine – via Pyr/Prometheus (thanks!)

3. “False Covenant (Widdershins #2)” by Ari Marmell – via Pyr/Prometheus (thanks!)

4. “Invisible Sun (Black Hole Sun #2)” by  David Macinnis Gill – via ARC swap (thanks!)

5. “Darkness Before Dawn” by J.A. London – via ARC swap (thanks!)

6. “Above” by Leah Bobet – via ARC swap (thanks!)

7. “Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar” by Clay & Susan Griffith – via Pyr/Prometheus (thanks!)

8. “The Blade Itself” by Joe Abercrombie – via Pyr/Prometheus (thanks!)

Wow. My thanks to my ARC swap partners, Pyr/Prometheus, and Tor/DC for my mailbox this week! I’m excited for all of these titles – I’m glad I have a copy of “Invisible Sun” now and I’ve already started “Above” – it’s really magical so far but I can see why a lot of reviewers got lost in the prose. However, I adore it (what can I say? I’m a sucker for magical realism). I can’t wait to get to the rest of these!  Thank you to everyone who helped make this an awesome mailbox this week! ❤

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In My Mailbox ♡: Week 57


What is In My Mailbox?
In My Mailbox was started in November of 2008. What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved!

Week 57: Here’s what’s in my mailbox this week!

♡ GIVEN/BOUGHT/SWAPPED/LIBRARY:

1. “Loss (Horsemen Quartet #3)” by Jackie Morse Kessler – bought

2. “Monstrous Beauty” by Elizabeth Fama – via ARC swap (thanks!)

3. “This Is Not a Test” by Courtney Summers – via Librarything/St. Martin’s Griffin (thanks!)

4. “Once (Eve #2)” by Anna Carey – via HarperTeen (thanks!)

5. “Tiger Lily” by Jodi Lynn Anderson – via HarperTeen (thanks!)

6. “Something Strange & Deadly” by Susan Dennard – via HarperTeen (thanks!)

7. “Below Stairs: The Classic Maid’s Memoir That Inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey” by Margaret Powell – library

My huge thanks to librarything, HarperTeen, Macmillan, and my ARC swap partners this week – you guys are all awesome, because this is an awesome haul! I can’t wait to get started on “Tiger Lily”, “Once”, “Monstrous Beauty” and “Something Strange and Deadly”. I’ve finished “Loss” and “This Is Not A Test” and they were both AWESOME. Really wonderful books this week and I’m thankful for them. The library book was more of an impulse, I guess, because I’m counting down the days until the premiere of season 3 of “Downton Abbey”, so this should be interesting (I hope)! Thank you once again, everyone, for an awesome week!

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In My Mailbox ♡: Week 56


What is In My Mailbox?
In My Mailbox was started in November of 2008. What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved!

Week 56: Here’s what’s in my mailbox this week!

♡ GIVEN/BOUGHT/SWAPPED/LIBRARY:

1. “Loveless: Volume 9 (Original Japanese Edition)” by Kouga Yun – bought

2. “Sora no Otoshimono: Volume 2 (Heaven’s Lost Property: Volume 2 – Original Japanese Edition)” by Minazuki Suu – bought

3. “Kuroshitsuji: Volume 9 (Black Butler: Volume 9)” by Toboso Yana

4. “Thumped (Bumped #2)” by Megan McCafferty – via HarperTeen (thanks!)

5. “Faery Tales & Nightmares” by Melissa Marr – via ARC swap (thanks, guys!)

6. “Fated” by Alyson Noel – via ARC swap (thanks, guys!)

7. “Anna Dressed in Blood” by Kendare Blake – via Tor Teen/Macmillan (thanks!)

8. “The Fame Game” by Lauren Conrad (finished copy) – via HarperTeen (thanks!)

Happy Easter/Passover to all this weekend! Some love from my ARC swap partners and the publishers this week! My huge thanks as always to my partners and to Tor Teen/Macmillan and HarperTeen – you guys are awesome! As for the manga, I found all of those used at my local Book-Off for ridiculously cheap, so I couldn’t help myself. I’m excited to read all of these new volumes – and “Thumped” was great – so I better get reading!

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In My Mailbox ♡: Week 55


What is In My Mailbox?
In My Mailbox was started in November of 2008. What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved!

Week 55: Here’s what’s in my mailbox this week!

♡ GIVEN/BOUGHT/SWAPPED/LIBRARY:

1. “1Q84 (English Translated Edition” by Murakami Haruki – bought

2. “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick – library

3. “I Hunt Killers” by Barry Lyga – via ARC Swap (thanks, guys!)

4. “Black Heart (Curse Workers #3)” by Holly Black – via ARC Swap (thanks, guys!)

5. “Book Girl and the Corrupted Angel (Bungaku Shoujo to Aimei no Tenshi – Book Girl #4 – English Translated Edition)” by Nomura Mizuki – bought

 

♡ DVD:

1. “The Adventures of Tintin (2011)” – via Klout Perks (thanks!)

Holy crap awesome week, Batman! Bookman, one of my favorite used bookstores had both “1Q84” and “Book Girl #4” barely read and on sale  so I paid $5 for the lot of them between the sale and the credit I had! And what I’m most excited about – “BLACK HEART”. OMG, screaming. Thank you, thank you, thank you to my partners at ARC swap for being so kind to swap with me, because I’ve been dying to read this since I finished “Red Glove” last year! And yay for “I Hunt Killers”, which has been hailed as “Son of Dexter”. I can’t wait! Also, finally getting to read “Hugo” – I still haven’t seen it yet and I’m waiting in line at the library to get the DVD, so I’m hoping it’s good. And of course, thanks to Klout Perks for the shiny new Tintin movie! I like Tintin quite a bit so I’m excited to watch it. I better get reading, since “Black Heart” is just so very very tempting…

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In My Mailbox ♡: Week 54 (the Wondercon 2012 edition)


What is In My Mailbox?
In My Mailbox was started in November of 2008. What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved!

Week 54: Here’s what’s in my mailbox this week!

1. “Crucible of Gold (Temeraire #7)” by Naomi Novik (via Del Rey/Librarything – thanks, guys!)

2. “A Temptation of Angels” by Michelle Zink (via the author – and signed, too! Michelle, you’re far too good to me, and thanks for your postcard this week, too!)

3. “Uglies: Shay’s Story – Volume 1” by Scott Westerfeld (via Del Rey/Librarything! Thanks, guys!)

4. “Truth (XVI #2)” by Julia Karr (via ARC swap)

5. “Dogs: Bullets & Carnage – Volume 5 (English Translated Edition)” (bought)

 

NOT PICTURED:

6. “Elemental” by Emily White (via Spencer Hill Press – thanks!)

Hooray, my librarything winnings came in! I didn’t know I’d won “Crucible of Gold” but gave it a try and found that it wasn’t for me. The rest of this week’s haul was pretty awesome – I’m working on “Elemental” now and so far it’s pretty interesting – my thanks to Spencer Hill Press for sending me a copy, and to librarything/DelRey for sending me “Uglies” and “Crucible of Gold”! Also a huge hug to my bro Michelle Zink for sending me a fresh new signed finished copy of “Temptation of Angels”! It’s already on my shelf and damn, does it look nice there. As always, thanks to my partners at ARC swap, too! I better get reading!

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In My Mailbox ♡: Week 53


What is In My Mailbox?
In My Mailbox was started in November of 2008. What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved!

Week 53: Here’s what’s in my mailbox this week!

♡ GIVEN/BOUGHT/SWAPPED/LIBRARY:

1. “Dogs: Bullets & Carnage – Volume 6 (Original Japanese Edition)” by Miwa Shirow (bought)

2.”Dogs: Bullets & Carnage – Volume 4 (Original Japanese Edition)” by Miwa Shirow (bought)

3. “Little Master Carroll Alice in Wonderland: A Color Primer” by Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (via Quirk Books/Gibbs Smith – thanks so much!)

4. “Little Miss Bronte Jane Eyre: A Counting Primer” by Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (via Quirk Books/Gibbs Smith – thanks so much!)

5. “Gilt” by Katherine Longshore (via ARC swap – thanks so much!)

6. “Crystanthe” by Yves Meynard (via Tor – thanks so much!)

7. “Lightbringer” by K.D. McEntire (via Pyr/Prometheus Books – thanks so much!)

8. “Thief’s Covenant” by Ari Marmell (via Pyr/Prometheus Books – thanks so much!)

A lot of love from the publishers this week! My thanks to Pyr/Prometheus Books, and Quirk Books/Smith Gibbs Press for sending me those adorable Brilliant Baby Lit books! Thanks so much! And of course my usual thanks to my partners at ARC swap – I’m excited for all of these books! And yay for finding “Dogs: Bullets and Carnage” used – Book Off sadly didn’t have volume 5, but now I’m pretty much up to date on the series, and that’s always a happy thing. The Baby Lit books are SO adorable and my review will be out sometime next week – love them! I need to get reading!

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