Saturday, November 26, 2011

Me on In My Mailbox (48)

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

Remember that experiment I had in last week's IMM where I said "if you say I hope you enjoy Shatter Me I'll know you didn't read this post and only skimmed?" Yeah, it happened. Well, some blogger friends said it because they were being cute. Other people I don't know said it. Which bothered me. Were they just trolling for views, thinking if they commented here I'd go comment on their page? I'm sorry, but unless I know you and I know you're being funny (like Ashy and Michele and Cat), I can't take you seriously if you can't take 30 seconds to a minute to read my mindless blabber. Or at least the mindless blabber I leave in the brackets when I list books. Honestly, I don't care if you skim this blabber. It's mostly me telling you how my week went and me being neurotic.

Earlier in the week, I started thinking. I don't think I talk about books enough. I mean, reviews happen twice a week (three times this week), you get a Waiting on Wednesday post every Wednesdays and an In My Mailbox post whenever I get books, but you never get my thoughts on books and young adult literature and what's going on these days in YA lit. Do you want more of that? I'm wondering if I should post more often during the week, increase it to maybe 5 or 6 times a week as opposed to 4 times a week. Of course, I should really plan out what I would talk about.

And now here are this week's books. :)

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff (another book of 2011 that I loved so much I bought a finished copy, my review can be found here)

Requested to review from Macmillan through NetGalley:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (I'm debating on whether or not to hold this back as a book for the 2012 DAC, since (supposedly) I can access the file until mid January, but the release date is Jan 3rd. Thoughts?)

Borrowed from the library:
Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Shine by Lauren Myracle
Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

To review: Ultraviolet, Cinder, A Million Suns, Incarnate, Born Wicked, A Touch Morbid, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse, Unraveling Isobel, The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, and Immortal City. Are there any of the library books you'd like to see reviews of? Come back on Tuesday to see me live blog as I read John Green's Paper Towns. There will be spoilers. :)


  1. I really want to read those Jana Oliver books... probably in the new year I think I'll get them from the library.

    Frankie Landau-Banks!! Love it. <3 It would be fun to hear your thoughts on it. I hope you like it. lol it's one of those books for me where it kind of hurts your heart if other people don't like it.

    Ooh Paper Towns... that's actually the only John Green I've read so far, though I do own An Abundance of Katherines, so I'll have to read that one soon-ish.

  2. I loved The Space Between. So good. Cinder is very good. Hoping to read it soon. Come check out my mailbox as well.

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  3. I got Cinder this week too! I am like you debating on if I should read it before Jan as the release date is so close to the beginning of the month. I might just read it Jan 1st.

    Great mailbox!

  4. Great Mailbox this week!
    Enjoy Cinder!

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  5. I'd love to see reviews of Shine and Outside In....both books that I haven't read yet and don't have on my tbr list yet. Not that I need to add any more to my list either! I'd love to hear your thoughts on The Demon Trapper's Daughter and Born at Midnight also, since I loved them both! I think we will all be happy reading any reviews. :)

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  6. Regarding NetGalley, you can access the file at any time. Once the file expires on your PC or ereader, you can just download it again. I think I'm going to hold back on reading Cinder until January too, but I'm just so tempted to read it!
    Enjoy your books!

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  7. Wonderful mailbox! I can't wait to read The Space Between I've heard it was awesome!

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  8. Great Mailbox! I got Cinder too, but I haven't had time to read it yet. Hope you like it!
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  9. I heard that E. Lockhart's novel was breathtaking, especially with its use of language. Happy reading!

  10. Love the IMM! I hope you enjoy reading! I am dying to read Cinder!

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  11. Cinder looks cool!

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  12. I like to hear your thoughts about books. You've listed some of the ones I have on my list (particularly Cinder and Ultraviolet).

  13. Great haul this week. I'm holding off on reading Cinder for now but I'm looking forward to reading it. I really liked The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, so I hope you do too! Happy reading! :)

  14. Cinder looks soooo good. :) I think maybe you should hold off until January, but regardless of whatever you choose I hope you enjoy it! :)

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