Saturday, July 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox at The Story Siren

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and inspired by her friend, Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. It's a way to share the books that you've received over the past week. They could come from the bookstore, the library, a friend, your mailbox or wherever. It gives us all a chance to showcase the books that we've gotten, and maybe give others an idea for the book they want to read or buy next. :)

So...this is my first IMM ever! I was going to do one last week, but I didn't get around to it, so I decided to include the books I received last week too! So, these are the books I've received over the last two weeks. :D

From ABRAMS Books:

Misfit by Jon Skovron
Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga #2) by Colleen Houck
Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga #3) by Colleen Houch
 Deviant by Adrian McKinty

* I haven't started the Tiger Saga yet and I ordered a copy of Tiger's Curse, so I'll definitely have to read that one first! :D I'm pretty excited for these ones! They came in 2 weeks ago. :)

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From Simon and Schuster Canada:

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

*I haven't read anything by Ellen Hopkins yet, so I'm definitely looking forward to this one. :D

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From Hachette Book Group Canada:

Pure by Julianna Baggott
Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray
The Shattering by Karen Healey


*So excited for all three of these! They all sound so amazing! Pure, especially...oh how I love dystopian! :D

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Won:

A Dark Matter by Peter Straub - from Curiousity Killed the Bookworm
Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham/Sophie Kinsella - from Curiousity Killed the Bookworm

*I won these a few weeks ago...before the Canada Post strike, and I'm finally getting them now. :P

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From NetGalley:

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Melom
Beyond the Grave (Past Midnight #3) by Mara Purnhagen
Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson
Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan
The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
The Way We Fall byMegan Crewe

*NetGalley had AMAZING titles over the last two weeks...obviously I couldn't resist! haha I finished the Iron Knight yesterday, and it was amazing! So awesome! And I just started Vanish, I'm loving it so far! :D

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From Simon and Schuster's GalleyGrab:

Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst

*I was so excited when I saw this in the GalleyGrab newsletter, it looks hilarious! :D

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Books I Bought:

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver - The Book Depository
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Walmart
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - Walmart
Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne - The Book Depository
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger - The Book Depository
Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt - The Book Depository
Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs - The Book Depository
Forgotten by Cat Patrick - The Book Depository
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica #1)by Beth Fantaskey - The Book Depository
Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater - Walmart

*All of these ones that I had order from The Book Depository were from before the mail strike, so once again, just getting them now. So glad that they finally came! :D Oh, and I haven't actually started the Iron Druid Chronicles or Parson Protectorate Series. I had both of them on pre-order. I'm excited to read both series, they sound amazing! :D And I already have an ARC copy of both Divergent and Forever, but I wanted finished copies, so I picked them up after work the other day. :)

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So, these last two weeks were definitely not typical for me. I definitely got more than usual! Now I just have to find time to read them all! :D

I'd like to thank ABRAMS, Hachette Book Group Canada, Simon and Schuster/Simon and Schuster Canada, and NetGalley for the books I've received. I'd also like to thank Ellie from Curiousity Killed the Bookworm, who I won a couple of books from. :)


What did you get in your mailbox?? :)

Happy Reading!!!

♪♫ Ambur

17 comments:

  1. Great mail box, Ambur! I didn't know Hachette already had review copies of Shattering and Pure.

    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

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  2. You received an insanely big amount of books this week! And you got Tiger's Voyage! Wow! I am now officially envious of you! :)

    Check out what I got in my mailbox this week!

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  3. @Mocha: Thanks, Mocha! :D

    @Kai: I know! I was kind of shocked when I realized how much there actually was. haha Awe, shucks! :)

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  4. i really want to read the tiger series and falling for hamlet! enjoy!

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  5. Wow thats a huge mailbox and looks like you'll have lots of great books to read :)

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  6. That's a ton of great stuff!! I loved Forgotten, it was pretty amazing. Excited to see what you think of Pure and The Shattering---I'm looking forward to reading both of those!

    Happy reading!

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  7. what a great haul for your first IMM! NetGalley titles nowadays are to-die-for :) Read Divergent and Delirium first!

    my IMM:
    http://bookchilla.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/in-my-mailbox-7/

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  8. Great mailbox! You have a lot on your list that I'm really looking forward to reading. Enjoy!!

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  9. Well that's some inaugural IMM!
    I want to read Falling For Hamlet - I saw it at the bookstore yesterday and it's sounds cute.
    I have an Ellen Hokins book too (Perfect) I haven't read anything by her before either,
    Question - How do you get all your book covers in one picture like that?

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  10. @Carrie: I'm excited to read it. I can't wait for my copy of Tiger's Curse to show up in the mail! :D

    @Jenny N.: I can't wait to read them! :D

    @Little Miss Becky: I'm glad to hear that you loved Forgotten! :D Me too! I'm going to have to read them soon just to sate myself. :P

    @bookchilla: They so are! I've already read Divergent, and I loved it! I'm so excited for Delirium though, I've been wanting to read it for forever! :D

    @Christy @TheReaderBee: Thanks Christy! :D

    @Karen: My mailbox definitely exploded this week! :D haha I used paint.net :)

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  11. Wow - now that's a mailbox! What are you most excited to read? I'd dive into Pure first. I've had my eye on that one for awhile. Falling for Hamlet looks great too.

    I have Heartless, Forever, and The Iron Knight in my mailbox too. So many good books out now.
    Enjoy your great reads!

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  12. Amazing haul this week! Ditched sounds really cute, and I love the sound of Fall For Hamlet! Plus so excited for The Iron Knight, it looks awesome. Happy reading :).

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  13. That's a lot of awesome books!! Hope you enjoy them! :)

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  14. Great IMM! I see a lot of books I have to look up and add to my wish list. :)

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  15. Wow. Now THAT is how you start off IMM ;) Haha, now you've set a precedent for yourself.. I hope you get this many books every week!

    I'm so glad that the mail strike is over - it's great to get books in my mailbox again. So many great books this week!

    Happy reading :)

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  16. @Lucy: Thanks! :D Hmmm, I'm definitely super excited for Pure, too! I might wait a bit to read it though because I have other ARCs with release dates that are closer too. :)
    There are! It's insane!
    Thanks, enjoy yours too! :D

    @Liz. R: Thanks! I thought so too, and same here! I love the whole modern Hamlet, but from Ophelia's POV aspect! :D Me too! I finished it already, and I'm still so excited! haha Thanks, Happy Reading to you too! :D

    @Jess: Thanks! :D

    @Jessica Rabbit: Thanks, Jessica! :D I'm glad I could give you ideas for some new books to read. :D

    @The Story Queen: haha I know! Now I'll have all this pressure! haha :P

    Me too! I was getting to be so grouchy...I'm like an angry grizzly woken from hibernation when I know I have mail and just can't get it. haha It definitely is! :D
    Happy Reading to you too! :D

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  17. a sneak peek web site is up for PURE: http://pure-book.com/

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