In My Mailbox #17

Sunday, February 27, 2011

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.


GIFTED:

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta - This is an amazing gift from one of my all time favourite authors.  I already own and have read about 50 times the Australia edition but this is a signed copy of the US edition ~squeals with joy~.  I don't think I have ever hugged a book so tightly (actually I am still hugging it 4 days later). 

WON:

Laney - The Brookehaven Vampires by Joann J Martin Sowles - Thanks to Misha at My Love Affair with Books and Joann ((hugs)).  I won a signed copy plus some great bookmarks.  I am a big fan of a good vampire romance so I can't wait to get started!  

FOR REVIEW:


 Clean by Amy Reed - From S&S Galley Grab - YA realistic fiction.  I loved Beautiful by Reed and the wait for May for it to come in stores was killing me.  Thank goodness for Galley Grab.  And how gorgeous is that cover? 
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott - From S&S Galley Grab - YA contemp fiction.  Elizabeth Scott, need I say more!
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter - From Netgalley - YA paranormal.  Another gorgeous cover. This is a debut author of 2011.

BOUGHT:
Still on a book budget so I avoided all book stores last week.  It is so hard with all the awesome reviews everyone is writing but I will be visiting my favourite bookstore in just a few days.

GIVEAWAYS - Don't forget to check out my Fury giveaway.  Ends 1st March, 2011. (International)

BLOGS I HEART -  Leanna at Daisy Chain Books Reviews has an awesome feature called Delightful Debutantes.  Also their is a giveaway for UK residents of Across The Universe by Beth Revis.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?
Leave a comment and I will make sure to drop by your blog and check out your mailbox.

42 comments:

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Nic, help! I haven't been receiving the full newsletter for Galley Grab or something. I don't know what's happening, but certain titles haven't been popping up. Like Clean. Which I really want to read. And Between Here and Forever and Possession. I emailed S&S and so far, no reply. I am sad.

But congratulations with the gift from MM and the win! I know you're a huge, huge fan of Melina Marchetta so the whole "I've been hugging this book for 4 days straight" doesn't strike me as odd. ;) Happy reading!

Small Review said...

Oh wow, congrats on your gift! That is very cool, especially knowing how much you love her books. Congrats on your other win as well :)

Missie said...

Oh Em Squeeeee! How can I be so jelly and happy for you at the same time? I used to sleep with my ARC copy of TPS under my pillow, so I can totally understand you hugging your actual copy for days! I would too! So awesome!

Looks like you got a mailbox full of win, too! That is awesome. Looking forward to your reviews on Clean and Between Here and Forever.

Nomes said...

Oh ~ love your mail this week :) MM is kind of adorable for some reason :D

Also ~ I've pre-ordered between here and forever ~ won't get it until June though :( It will be an awesome read I can tell...

Chachic said...

A signed copy of The Piper's Son! I'm so jealous. This reminds me that I should pre-order the book from the Book Depository because the local bookstore didn't order copies of the book.

Braiden said...

Aww so happy that you got a signed Piper's Son. Melina seems like such an amazing and nice person. Hope I get to meet her sometime. Hopefully at Melbourne Writer's Festival this year.

I didn't get much either this week. It's depressing, and I too am in a spending strike against myself. Driving lessons + CS5 for my Mac isn't a wonderful combination to have in a week where I spent nearly $600 on them.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i've seen the goddess test around a lot, it looks interesting!

In the Hammock Blog

Jenny said...

Yay Nic you got the Goddess Test too, can't wait to see what you think of it! And congrats on your signed edition of the Piper's Son, that's awesome. It's amazing how much a brief message and a signature on an all time favorite book can mean:)

Rachel said...

Congrats on your Melina Marchetta book! I'm so happy for you - I know how much you love her :) I got The Goddess Test from NetGalley too, it sounds insanely awesome.

Here's my first ever IMM: http://crackaspinebookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-mailbox-1.html

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

Oh. My. God. Words can not express my envy of your gift!!! :p So very jealous but happy for you too! I would still be hugging it and rocking back and forth weeks later, methinks. Anyways, happy reading this week!!! *stares longingly at The Piper's son* *hopes this isn't getting creepy* hehe :)

nicole said...

oohhh elizabeth scott! i'm slightly green with envy! :)

Julie said...

Awesome signed copies! I can't wait to read The Goddess Test. Enjoy your books!

chelleyreads said...

fantastic books! so awesome you got a signed copy of the paper's son. i'm so excited for the piper's son and also the goddess test.

enjoy your many lovely books :)

Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

Jamie said...

Oh My Goodness! Great haul :) Happy Reading.

Here's the link to my IMM

http://jamielovesya.blogspot.com/2011/02/imm-feb-26.html

Marrion said...

That's so cool! Hope you enjoy all of your books! ^^

Here's my IMM

LMW said...

Your blog is wonderful!! It reminds me of a stamp set I have! I even have the same colored paper and ink to go with them! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your books! I hadn't heard of a couple of them so I danced on over to Goodreads to add them to my list! I hope you enjoy them! I'm a new follower too!
My IMM:
The Delusional Diaries

Rie Conley said...

Your blog is so beautiful!

That's super awesome that one of your favorite author gifted you a signed copy!

New follower!

IMM

Majanka Verstraete said...

I like the sound of The Goddess Test - I request an ARC for that novel as well. Laney sounds like an interesting novel; and I like the cover. Happy reading!

Take a look at what I found in my Mailbox this week.

MiaandSofia said...

A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting. Happy reading :)
Check out what's In My Mailbox

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Misha said...

What a fantastic gift! I have been dying to try Melina Marchetta's books.
I hope you enjoy all your books :)

Elodie said...

Wow !! Awesome week for you Nic !! I'm so jealous !! I really want to read The Piper's Son !! Enjoy all your books ;)

Alexa said...

Squeal! What an amazing gift, I can totally understand why you are hugging it!

Can't wait to hear what you think of Between Here and Now too, that looks so good!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Thanks for the mention, Nic!

You got great books this week. I must request The Goddess Test soon.

I wish the layout of GalleyGrab was a bit more user friendly - if they had a list of titles available on the site it would make things a lot easier! I only got The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder because a link was posted on twitter. It never actually showed up on my email.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

I hope you enjoy all your new books! :D My IMM is here. Happy Reading,

Zakiya LadyWings
Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
For the L♥ve of Reading

Christi the Teen Librarian said...

Great list this week! So jealous that you got Clean, I can't find it on the S&S Galley Grab newsletter. And congrats on the signed copies!

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Nic! Omg! Amazing, amazing mailbox! I love the sound of The Piper's Son, and I've been dying to read it for a while now. I'm so interested in comparing notes on The Goddess Test, by the way! Enjoy all your new reads :)

Alison said...

So jealous that you got Piper's Son! I can't wait to get that.
My IMM

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Yippee for signed books! They always make me smile! I've been seeing a ton of blogs posting about The Piper's Son lately, must be good!

bibliophile brouhaha said...

I totes understand about hugging that book!!!! Yay for you!! I hope it gets a place of honor on your bookshelf!

Lancey sounds interesting - had not heard of it before, and I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Great week, Nic!

-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

A.J. said...

EEK!! Signed Piper's Son! So awesome! Very happy for you, Nic! :D

Congrats also on the book you won, and curious to know what you think about The Goddess Test. :)

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Fabulous books! Clean sounds interesting and I can't wait to read The Goddess Test. Happy reading!

Christy @ReaderBee said...

Great book week!! I can't wait to read The Goddess Test!

Happy Reading!
http://readerbee.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-mailbox-3.html

Jenny N. said...

Some great books! I can't wait to see what you think of The Goddess Test, happy reading!

Jayme @ Horribly Bookish said...

Ugh, I"m going to have to head over to NetGalley and request The Goddess Test. I've seen it on several blogs and it looks like such a great book! Hope you enjoy all your books!

Miss Page-Turner said...

I got The Goddess Test aswell, the S&S programme is awesome! Wow and you loving the piper's son so much makes me really want to read it! Awesome that you got a signed copy:)

You can find my IMM post here !

A Canadian Girl said...

Yay for Elizabeth Scott! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about Clean and The Goddess Test because both are on my wishlist.

Congrats on winning a signed copy The Piper's Son!

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Oh!! A signed copy of The Piper's Son! I would still be holding to myself too!

I have the Goddess Test too, got it from NetGalley, I'm very excited about it.

Sasha Switz said...

All of these look like good books! Some I haven't heard of before, like The Piper's Son and Clean, but I'm gonna check 'em out now. Happy Reading! :)

Teddyree said...

I am green with envy you have Between Here and Forever. I fell in love with Elizabeth Scott's writing after reading Living Dead Girl. The Piper's Son is also on my must read list! Enjoy your books!

Teen Book Fiend said...

http://teenbookfiend.blogspot.com/

What kind of reader are you?
The Book Whore
Your a collector. You buy and buy (or borrow) books like your life depends on it. Your constantly broke and have a book on you at all times. Your running out of bookshelf space and your always reading a book. Sometime more than one! Your never without, whether at dinner, at work, hanging with friends, etc. You even have an emergency book stashed in your car! You want to read any and all books as possible.

The Book Tease
You try and try, but can never finish, or in some cases start a book. But it looks so dang pretty as a shelf ornament. You buy books that sound interesting, but when it comes down to it, you'd rather do something else with your time. You love books, but hate reading. The next time you decide to buy a book, just save your money because you know you'll never read it.

The Committer
You read. You enjoy reading. But you can never find that one AWESOME book that you've read before. So instead of trying to find a book just as good, you'll read that awesome book over and over until you've worn it out to the spine. You love that book so much you feel like a cheater when you find another book that's just as awesome.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Thanks for all the comments.

Some of you asked about the galley grab saying they were missing from your newsletter. I found those other titles via the author's blog or tweet. I hope that helps :)

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