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Saturday, April 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

*In My Mailbox is meem created by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie

I'm starting In My Mailbox this week because I got a small mountain of books - some for review, some were prizes, some were gifts and some I bought (because I don't have enough books). I decided to tackle it in a vlog because I made a pact with Nicole at Word For Teens to do one and figured this was an easy way to kill two birds with one stone. (It's a ridiculously bad video thanks to a poorly lit office and a dying camera. And I look stupid to boot! Yay!)

Click the link below to see my sorry video...

People mentioned in this vlog:
Nicole at Word for Teens
Kristi at The Story Siren
Sharon at Sharon Loves Books & Cats
Suzanne (my critique partner) at Preternatura
Stacey at PageTurners Blog
Chelsea Campbell, author of Rise of Renegade X
Chelsea at The Page Flipper

Books for Review:
The Deathday Letter by Shaun Hutchinson
It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

Bought/Won/Trade/Gift Books:
Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (signed)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (signed)
Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell (signed)
Choppy Socky Blues by Ed Briant
The Buccaneer's Apprentice by V. Briceland
Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen
Dark Life by Kat Falls
The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer


  1. So many lovely books! Forgive My Fins looks so lovely! I have officially decreed you should vlog more often.

  2. O.M.G. RAISED BY WOLVES is one of my absolute favorite 2010 books! I really didn't know if I would like it, but ended up completely loving it! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Oooh, you got a lot of great books. I've really been wanting to read Raised by Wolves. Can't wait to see what you think about it. Great vlog! :)

  4. woohoo you did a vlog! i thought you said it was horrible... you lie! you did much better than i did my first time. hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  5. Awesome books! (PS I adore your blog!)

    Here's my IMM for the week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/04/in-my-mailbox-42410.html

    I hope you have an awesome Sunday!
    Laura from the Bookie Bunch ;D

  6. You got some good ones! I have been reading great reviews of This World We Live In and I plan to start that series soon. I also want to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson. And I enjoyed Leaving Gee's Bend. Have a great week!

  7. YAY! I'm so glad you got some great books for your birthday! Great job on the vlog! I've yet to one and am a little scared to do one. You have some amazing books. Happy Reading!

  8. You'll have to let us know how you feel about Darklife, because I have been wondering the same thing as you.

  9. Blog more!!! you're too cute!!! Great books and hope you enjoy them all!

  10. Woohoo amazing books this week! Your vlog was awesome, I second whoever above said you should continue vlogging!! :)

  11. You are so brave. I know I should take a crack at Vlogging, but....*runs and hides*

  12. Great week and awesome vlog! I loved it!!!!! :) And you made me LOL a few times which got me strange looks from my family, ha ha. And MAJOR ditto to books being hurt...
    My sister couldn't finish my copy of City of Glass because she crumbled under the pressure of my threat; "Not a single crease in that cover or your life as you know it will be over!!" (jokes but she still couldn't keep it, LOL...) :O

  13. Wow awesome new reads! Lucky you got a copy of Forgive My Fins!

    Yay for vlog!

  14. Okay, A - HOW DID I NOT KNOW IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY!? Happy Birthday! I feel like a jackass now, thanks. I have to buy you a belated present.

    Secondly, this IMM was adorable and you should do many, many more.

    Thirdly, Life As We Knew It!!!!!

  15. I really liked Darklife ... read the ARC with some hesitation, but found it to be pretty awesome. Plus the cover is really cool. Some of my enthusiasm for this book could be from my weird obsession with deep sea stuff and marine biology, and also with Sphere. : ) You're so natural in your "vlogging"! I'd be horrified to do that.