Saturday, August 25, 2012

In My Mailbox #45

Saturday, August 25, 2012 with 10 comments

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  It's a weekly meme where we all get to brag about the books and swag we got in the mail, for review, won in contests, etc.

Does anyone else live with the fear of not getting anything new to read, only to sigh with relief when the mailman arrives with a package?  And then that relief turns into resignation once you remember you already have a ton of books on your shelf that you still haven't read?  It's a vicious cycle.  But I'm grateful for it.  :D

For Review/Won:

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate/Michael Grant
The Diviners by Libba Bray, won from Claire Legrand, author of The Cavendish Home For Boys and Girls in her #ARCAPALOOZA giveaway on Twitter


Thanks to Macmillan for the review copies!!


The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, $3.99 for Nook | Kindle
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss on DVD/BluRay for my daughter, though I've already watched it w/ her about 100 times
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins on DVD/BluRay 'cause my husband hasn't seen it yet & I've already made every else I know fall in love with this story


Not a bad week, if I do say so myself.  How'd your mailbox fare?

The Week in Review:

On Tuesday, I teased you with a few lines from Burn Bright from Australian author Marianne de Pierres.  It was strange and otherworldy but such a captivating read.  I hope Random House decides to publish it in the states soon or I may have to shell out a pretty penny to obtain the rest of the series myself.

After I read Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes last year, I knew I would read anything this author brought to the table.  So, you know that I put Nobody on my wishlist as soon as I heard about it.

The Feed Your Reader (Ebook only) Giveaway Hop is still going strong, so stop by and enter for your chance to win your choice of any YA August new release for Nook or Kindle.  This is an international giveaway.  :0)

On Thursday, I reviewed Defiance by C.J. Redwine.  It's a little fantasy-light, but I think any reader can appreciate the story.

My stop on the Inbetween Blog Tour was on Friday, and in addition to my review and an excerpt, there's also a giveaway for a signed copy of the novel!

The Week Ahead:

On Monday, I'll be hosting the one and only Cynthia Hand for my stop on the Authors are Rockstars Blog Tour, hosted by Fiktshun and Two Chicks on Books.  There's a fabulous interview and giveaway involved, so be sure to check it out!

Lots of reviews!  I'm STILL trying to catch up after participating in the Summer Wrap-up Read-a-thon and I haven't reviewed many of those titles yet!  o.O

My stop on the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century Blog Tour is on Friday.  I'll have a review and excerpt for you.

I'll also be participating in the 2nd Annual Back to the Books Giveaway Hop, which starts at the end of the week.  Good luck to all the students returning to school soon, and parents, take a breather!  ;0)


  1. Loved Crewel! And I'm also going to be reading Eve and Adam and the Diviners.

    CYNTHIA HAND -- I am such a fan of her books. Can't wait for your post!!

  2. Awesome haul this week! I got Crewel and Eve & Adam too. AHH THE DIVINERS. I'm so jealous you got that!! It looks freaking amazing. I own Jenny Han's first book but I haven't gotten around to it yet. :( Happy reading!

  3. I'm dying to read Eve & Adam but holing myself back. I want to get The Hunger Games Blu Ray!!! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  4. I totally need to buy HG movie! Loved it.
    Happy reading and watching.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  5. I loved Crewel!! soo good!! <3 the Hunger Games!!

  6. I love the Summer Series so much. The first and third books were my favorite. Enjoy!

  7. I have the Summer series, but havent read it yet. Sigh... I'm supposed to be receiving The Diviners from the publisher, I can't wait to see what you think of it. The Lorax is awesome. I still haven't watched THG. Enjoy everything!

  8. Crewel looks amazing! Also, Eve and Adam sound really interesting :) I'm so excited to see your review of the Summer series! Great haul :)

  9. I have the Summer series but I need to read it. I've heard good things. I loved The Diviners, really long but good. Great haul Jen. :)

  10. The Diviners, wow! =D I think I need to request Eve & Adam up on NetGalley now =D


    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile


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