December 18, 2011

In My Mailbox {25}

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It features books acquired over the past week no matter the source (bookstore, publisher, friend, library, etc.) 

This week was the best possible way! I had some retail therapy come in, some awesome finds at Goodwill, contest prize arrivals, and my Secret Santa present :D

First off, my retail therapy. I had a crappy day a while back (I don't even remember what happened) and was doing free shipping for orders over $35. I had picked out a bunch of books but just couldn't justify the purchase, so when I got my Secret Santa email that night I finally had an excuse to buy all the books hanging out in my cart.

*Signed* The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (I love these books! Now I just need the other two :])
*Signed* The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (I've heard so many amazing things and I've been dying to read it, so now I own it.)
*Signed* As You Wish by Jackson Pearce (It sounds really cute, plus I've heard great things about Pearce.)
Zombie Blondes by Brian James
Slept Away by Julie Kraut
Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark (Yay holiday books!)

Then I had some books from contests come in.

This is Teen contest hosted by Book Chic Club:
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
iBoy by Kevin Brooks
Under Dogs by Markus Zusak

The Bookworms Blogaversary giveaway:
Through Her Eyes (ARC) by Jennifer Archer
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Luminous (ARC) by Dawn Metcalf

Justin @ Justin's Book Blog (not pictured):
Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (can you believe I've never read a Dessen book?!)
Some signed bookmarks

Super awesome Goodwill finds.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (I read this quite some time ago and knew that I'd found something amazing. I'm sooo glad to finally own a copy. Now I need to reread.)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (You have NO idea how long I've been looking for this particular edition. All I seem to find these days is hardcover and that's not how I originally read them, so it didn't feel right. Now I own 3/4 :])
Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten (Just seemed interesting and was $1.29 :P)

My seriously awesome Secret Santa gift came this week! You can't tell me that giraffe is not absolutely adorable and the same goes for that bookmark :D Plus, a box of tea and a mug (which I needed terribly). And we can't forget the books! I've been meaning to read Ashes and I love The Hunger Games, but sadly didn't own a copy before now :]

My Secret Santa - Sarah from The Book Life:
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Giraffe stuffy (seriously, I just want to hug this guy all the time.)
Whooo's been reading my book? owl bookmark (I adore owls!)
Coffee mug (I totally needed one of these! Now I just hope the klutz that I am doesn't break it.)
Tazo Awake tea (Yay tea!)


  1. Book retail therapy is the best kind :0) I thought As You Wish was really cute! I've never read any of Carrie Ryan's books, but I really should. People are always saying how great they are. Congrats on all of your contest winnings!

    I'm so glad you liked your gift! That giraffe is so adorable, I almost got a second one for myself :0) I hope you enjoy the books and the tea!

  2. You've got a lot of great books. I got As you Wish a couple of months back. I've been wanting to read the Body Finder. I need to go buy that series.

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  3. Wow, you got some awesome books! A few of those are on my TBR, but I think I've spotted some more to add!

    I read Ashes over the summer, and was a bit disappointed. But I LOVED the ending, it was creepy and awesome. I wrote a review of it, if you're interested.

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  4. I still haven't read the Dead Tossed Waves! I've met her and have signed copies of all three and everything. I really ought to get on that. And yes - I love the Body Finder series - I hope you enjoyyy!

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

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  6. You have several books in your pile that I really want to read! Great haul this week. :)
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  7. The Dead Tossed Waves is good, and Ashes is excellent - hope you enjoy :)

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  8. You have a great mailbox this week although I am totally mad that you bought one of the books I got you for Christmas! =P

    Happy reading!

  9. Wow you had a great week! I really enjoyed the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. The 3rd book was my fav!

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  10. looks like you had a crazy week. almost all of those books are on omy tbr list. especially looking forward to glow and eleventh plague. happy reading!

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