Sunday, August 7, 2011

Me on In My Mailbox (33)

In My Mailbox is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. :)

Hello again, people. I have returned from my trip relatively unscathed (apart from having the trunk of my car checked both times I crossed the border because, apparently, me traveling on my own for the weekend was suspicious) and brought back a load of books. Some I've already read and didn't have copies of, some I waited to buy because I knew they would be cheaper (technically cheaper; hardcover books can cost about 2 to 5 dollars more in Canada and the exchange rate is about even these days).

At the moment, I'm not sure if there will be a new IMM post next week. I might have to cut back on the book-buying after last weekend. Plus, I'll be in Vancouver all this week working a fun volunteer job. The VPL is hosting their annual summer Writing & Book Camp for kids 11 to 13 & 14+. Kids participate in workshops, talk about books, write a 1-page story that gets published in a big anthology at the end, and meet other kids who love reading and writing as much as they do. :)

Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (picked up at the signing cause the first 2 bookstores I went to didn't have it)
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (wanted to re-read before I started Bloodlines)
Delirium (Special Edition) by Lauren Oliver (it's gorgeous & it was at the store, I caved)
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard (signed)
Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting (signed)
The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook (signed)
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder (signed)

Forgotten by Cat Patrick (random signed copy won as a door prize at the signing, which is handy since my other copy is going to a giveaway winner)
Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis (signed ARC from Phoebe who appeared for a few minutes & had to leave because of an emergency but was still super sweet about giving me a copy)

From the S&S Galley Grab:
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting (apparently, the link was making its rounds on Twitter on Friday & I missed it, but thanks to Ashley at Book Labyrinth for sending me the link)

I also bought A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young, but it's for a giveaway winner. I hope she doesn't mind that I read it since I hadn't read it yet, I promise I was careful with it.


  1. Wow what an awesome collection of IMM! "Supernaturally" and "Delirium" (not special edition though) are both in my yet to be posted IMM :D I'm also wanting to get a copy of "Forgotten".

    I'm just upset because recently I've been noticing that us in Australia aren't getting as nice covers that they have available elsewhere :(

  2. That is a huge IMM. Sounds like you had a fun trip!

  3. This is a very epic IMM post! Awesome books!

    That volunteer job sounds very awesome... I'd love to help out with something like that. My library is really weird about volunteering... I need to contact them again or something.

    & you're so welcome for the link! I just happened to catch it by looking around, and then I had to go from person to person to find the actual link, haha, so I'm glad we both benefited.

  4. Great IMM! I'm a new follower. The book camp sounds so cool, I wish Ottawa had one. I'd totally sign up. Anyway, AWESOME books. I can't wait to see your reviews. The Delirium special edition is really pretty.

    Have a great week!

    Tantalizing Illusions

  5. Looks terrific! Supernaturally, Wolfsbane and Forgotten are all very high on my list of Things To Be Read.

    I liked Last Sacrifice... I thought it wrapped things up nicely, even if everything didn't work out precisely as I hoped for all of the characters.

    Is there anything different about the special edition of Delirium, aside from the cover? I loved the old cover, but I like this one too.

  6. @Angelica Joy: I've noticed that too, but I've seen some Australian covers that look pretty, like Aimée Carter's The Goddess Test.

    @Madigan: the special edition of Delirium has a Q&A session with Lauren Oliver & a chapter from Pandemonium (Mar 2012).

  7. Great IMM! I just got Delirium special edition. I'll just have to wait till The Pledge comes on regular newsletter, I can't find the link!