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In My Mailbox (2)


This is my second In My Mailbox post! This week is not flashy as last time because I didn’t get much. I have been really busy lately! In My Mailbox is an internet meme hosted by The Story Siren.

The first thing I got was the book Girl Parts by John M. Cusick. I bought it because I found the phrase on the back funny and it made me want to read it. On the back it says, “Hello, David. My name is Rose. It is a pleasure to meet you. We are now entering minute two of our friendship. According to my Intimacy Clock, a handshake is now appropriate.”

I found it cute and funny, so I bought it. I came home to watch the trailer however, and the trailer isn’t my favorite. It made the book seem less intriguing. I am still excited to read it though. 🙂

The second thing I got, isn’t a book. I got a troll in the mail from Gae Polisner author of The Pull of Gravity. (Featured all over my blog this month with Wax Lips and Trolls except for on Monday, February 7th where my dads birthday is featured) I had the opportunity to read the ARC for that book and I loved it! I definitely recommend it. If you look at the picture you can see part of where Gae signed the tiny troll, and on the other side she wrote my name. ♥

That’s all I got in my mailbox this week, what did you get?


Signatures ♥


Ok, maybe I am lame but I like getting signed items from authors. (and ARC’s) Anyway, yesterday I got a belated-Christmas-present from my former teacher. (The mailman was taking his sweet time) She got me some signed items from Neil Shusterman! His novel Unwind is one of my favorite books. 😀 I was/am super ecstatic! Now I have quite a few signed items! (even if the majority is all from the same author)



These are the lovely signed bookmarks I got! 🙂 I got ten of them, and they are promoting Shusterman’s book Antsy Does Time. I have no idea what to do with ten of them, but I still love them!


This is the signed brochure I got! He talks about himself and the back features some of his books. Loved reading it!


These are the fabulous signed postcards I got! They feature Unwind, which was already stated that it is one of my favorite books.



I also got these Simon and Schuster Children’s Pulishing index cards that he signed!! Woo!! Needless to say, I loved this Christmas present. 🙂

This is the post card I got from Kirsten Hubbard last week for her book Like Mandarin. I was excited to get this in the mail!




This is another signed bookmark I got. This is signed by Mindi Scott for her book Freefall. I also got this from my former teacher but not as a Christmas present.



This is the book Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson that I got signed after we had a Skype chat with her in my Y. A. Literature class.

In My Mailbox (1)


This is my first In My Mailbox. I decided last month that I was going to attempt it this year….so here we go.

For those of you who don’t know, In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. All of my books were bought from the store this week. I am also currently very distracted so I am going to keep it short and simple.

On Monday this week, I received a postcard for Like Mandarin from Kirsten Hubbard.  On the back she wrote “Never stop searching for beauty!” I was super excited when I got it in the mail!! The book Like Mandarin comes out on March 8th, 2011. I’m pretty excited to read it. 🙂

Tuesday I went to the bookstore and bought Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I have heard really good things about this debut and can’t wait to dive into it! On top of that I got Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, which has a very pretty cover! The third one I got was The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger. I have also heard great things about this one and meant to buy it a while back. The last book I bought was XVI by Julia Karr. This is also on my debut author challenge list!!

On the fantastic Friday (while at book club) I got Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal, and Gone by Lisa McMann. Other Words for Love is on my debut list also, and Gone is what my book club is reading.

In reality, I am excited to read all of these and hope that I can get through them quickly because my list of to-read’s just keeps getting longer and longer!



I have been trying to decide what to post this blog about, and I think I decided on books. Again. Yeah well they’re cool so Pfft at the rest of you. Anyways, I still can’t wait for the 2011 DAC to begin. I’m hoping there are more awesome books coming out this year and that I am able to get in more books next year than I was this year. Granted for just starting reading this year, I did get a whole bunch in! On top of just starting this year I am in a book club, now have a blog, (clearly) have a signed book, and am receiving an ARC (that has not yet made it through the mail I might add.)
Since this year is almost over, I think I should share my favorites of 2010.

The first one that trumps all the others is ♥Nightshade♥ by Andrea Cremer. Definitely left me in awe and DYING for the next one. Must I wait until July?!?!? I got my cousin to read this and she loved it and is out to buy her own copy. 🙂

In second I think would have to be… Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. Also left me wanting the next one asap. This is next to send over to my cousin, I hope she likes this one too.

Third and fourth are tight and cannot decide if it is Unwind by Neil Shusterman or The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Sorry Twilight but you just don’t make the cut on my list, I still think you are amazing though. There is so much more to the book/blogging world than I ever originally thought. Both BEA and the conventions people go to make me want to minor in teaching so I can go, or post many more reviews on books so I can at least make it to BEA. That may take me awhile though, especially considering some of the die hard dedicated people out there. I definitely love to read The Story Siren‘s and YA Love‘s posts. You can just tell they love reading!! Their love for it is definitely contagious.

Also, more recently added to my 2011 DAC list is Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic.



This has so far been an author filled week for me. Maybe for some of you bloggers two authors in two days isnt alot, but for me? Wowza. I have had a nice little chat with Gae Polisner, which started with her blog post. Shes pretty awesome if I do say so. I have also sort of been offered an ARC from Melanie Welsh, and am really excited. I hope my email to her went through, but she hasnt replied yet so I am not so positive. Send another email from another address? Or does that make it look like I am trying to hard? Havent decided yet. At any rate, that starts of my Thanksgiving weekend pretty well.