Saturday, October 29, 2011

Me on In My Mailbox (44)

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

The signing yesterday with Maureen Johnson was so cool. Check back on Monday for an event recap post. :) Do you know how refreshing it is to go to a book signing for a fairly big name author (in my mind) and only have to drive 20 minutes from where you live? It's amazing.

The rest of my weekend was so busy. Signing at 2pm, book swap/trade with local bloggers afterwards, dinner with RL friends at 5:30pm, Sunday breakfast out for my sister's birthday, and a movie with my mom (we saw Anonymous, the English lit major in me just had to go). Now, to relax until Jeyn Roberts' book launch on Thursday (maybe).

I also started my Hallowe'en re-reading of books I have that rank high in creepiness and spookiness: Dia Reeves' Bleeding Violet and Slice of Cherry, Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement and The Space Between, Michele Jaffe's Rosebush (not spooky, more of a thriller/mystery, but still good), and Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I also re-read Tara Kelly's Harmonic Feedback this week in honour of Amplified's release

Received from the author:
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen (I'm a huge supporter of some fairly-lesser-known YA authors, like Tara Kelly (love Tara's books). Melissa is another. Her first book was funny and romantic and interesting and not what I expected, so I gushed on Twitter. I don't think she expected it. A lot of authors don't expect gushing on Twitter. I didn't expect it when she offered to send me an ARC of her next book. People, if you're looking for a book to tide you over while you wait for Stephanie Perkins' Isla and the Happily Ever After, go get Falling in Love with English Boys now and Truth or Dare in mid-February. Trust me.)

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Reckoning by Lili St. Crow (I caved. It was there, out early, tempting me. :) )
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor and Jim Di Bartolo (paperback version)

Received to review: (not pictured because I forgot to stick it in)
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (sent by Hachette Book Group Canada, thanks to them for sending it.)

Borrowed/traded for: 
A Million Suns by Beth Revis (borrowed from Caitlin)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (borrowed from Caitlin)
So Much Closer by Suzanne Colsanti (an ARC copy I got from Jenny at Dreaming of Books. I got the e-book from the library, but I'm not really in the mood for e-books these days. The next three are ARC copies I got from Jenny as well.)
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney
Abandon by Meg Cabot

Borrowed from the library:
There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff (e-book)

To review: Fateful, Beautiful Chaos, The Name of the Star, Reckoning, The Pledge, Legend (I read this back in August, but I'll be reading it again soon for review-purposes), Shattered Souls, On a Dark Wing, Unraveling Isobel, A Million Suns, Born Wicked, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse, and The Fine Art of Truth or Dare (I devoured this book the day it arrived, but I'll be reading it again when I write my review (like with Legend)).

A quick note to new bloggers: please don't assume if you gush that an author will just offer to send you ARCs. Don't assume that it will happen to you. I gush daily about multiple authors and their books, and to be honest, them saying thank you is good enough for me. Gush because you love books, not because you're looking for freebies (because you'll come off as a jerk that no one will want to deal with).


  1. A Million Suns! You're so lucky. Can't wait to read that one.

  2. haha Lindsay, I love your advice because it's SO true. I love how gushy you are and it's because you want to be.

    So jealous of some of these books! Born Wicked sounds awesome.


  3. A MILLION SUNSSSSSSS. O_O also, jealous that you have the Fine Art of Truth or Dare!

    i think there's a story behind the gushing. and i want to know it. :p

    great mailbox! happy reading, and i can't wait to see what you think of Legend and The Pledge!

  4. Great haul! I got Name of the Star a few weeks back, but I still haven't read it. And Beautiful Chaos. OMG. SOOOO GOOOOOD. My review for it is going up tomorrow.

    Really jealous of Born Wicked and The Fine Art of Truth Or Dare. Hope you enjoy :D

    My IMM.

  5. Wildefire = AMAZING but beware the horrible ending that really leaves you hanging. Embers and Echoes cannot come fast enough in my mind!
    Personally I can't wait to read Truth or Dare, Name of the Star, and Born Wicked myself so I really hope that you enjoy them!
    Amazing books this week and happy reading!

    Ps: I can't wait for Isla either. I think I'll have to check out Falling in Love with English Boys!

  6. Excellent haul! Name of the Star is really fun I hope you're enjoying it!

    Xpresso Reads