Saturday, October 8, 2011

Me on In My Mailbox (42)

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

The lunch in Seattle on Tuesday was so cool, but the rest of the week was a wash. So sick. Every cold settles in my sinuses and causes so much pain, then moves down into my lungs and I cough forever. From Wednesday to Friday I stayed in my sick cave (bedroom), read Anna and Lola, and watched YouTube videos of John and Hank Green playing video games. They're rather addictive, those videos, because I love watching people play video games and talk about whatever instead of playing them myself. Plus they're just so funny. :)

I'm not heading down to the HarperTeen Dark Days tour stop on Wednesday. Something's come up for that morning that I have to go to. And gas would be a pain in the butt. So, yeah, not going, which sucks. Especially for Ashelynn, since I was going to get Fateful signed for her. But Maureen Johnson's supposedly coming here on the 29th. And Scott Westerfeld on the 11th (I'm not going, I've only read the Uglies series, but I believe Caitlin is going). And James Dashner on the 26th (debating whether or not to go, I was intrigued by The Maze Runner).

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (So excited for the finished copy. My review can be found here. :) Look at it next to its book-sister Anna. And of course, it arrived when I was down in Seattle. At least it was something nice to come home to.)

Received to review from Macmillan through NetGalley:
Tempest by Julie Cross (Very excited to read this in the next 50 days. I wish it was a paper ARC but sometimes beggars can't be choosy. I saw on Twitter during the week that the release date has been changed to January 17, 2012.)

Found in the S&S Galley Grab:
Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucas Klauss
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (this one's hidden in the adult e-galley list, and I had no idea it's out on November 1st)

Borrowed from the library:
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
Still Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
The Trust by Tom Dolby
The Liar Society by Laura & Lisa Roecker
Afterlife by Claudia Gray
Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Battle of the Bands by K.L. Denman (e-book)
Thunderbowl by Lesley Choyce (e-book)

I also got some bookmarks from the awesome Tara Kelly for her new book Amplified coming out on October 25th. I want this book so bad.

To review: Audition, Crave, The Space Between, Shattered Souls, The Pledge, Fateful, A Long, Long Sleep, Dark Inside, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse, and Tempest. What else do you think I should review? Go suggest a book for the Readers Choice Week. If no one suggests anything, I'll end up picking random books that I haven't reviewed yet. Like Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Because I'm making a list, so it might turn into Lindsay's Choice Review Week if you're not careful. ;)

And I might be taking down the Book Borrow/Swap/Trade tab up at the top. No one's all that interested so I might end up just donating the books to the library or to a charity.


  1. You can always redownload galleys after they expire if they're still available to download! :)

    You have some amazing books this week. Enjoy!

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  2. You got some good books. Hope you feel better. I hate Sinus Colds. They don't ever seem to go away, but stay with us for a long time. Old follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

  3. Nice haul! Tempest sounds interesting, looking forward to your review.

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  4. Lola!!! So, so good. I read Tempest a few weeks ago and it was amazing, too. Enjoy all your reads!

  5. LOLA!! I just bought my own copy yesterday! Reading it atm, and loving it so far! Tempest looks amazing - must read it when it's released! hmm...I thought Dark Inside was YA, not adult? Ahh still sounds interesting.
    Happy reading!!

  6. ooh Lola! I forgot to buy it this week! Shattered Souls is also on my TBR list it sounds great. Plus the cover is gorgeous! Great haul!

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  7. Another week and more amazing books! Have fun reading all of your new editions! :)

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  8. Oh TEMPEST! I just got it and can't wait to read it. You will love LOLA! Happy reading!

  9. Love the cover on Tempest! Love it! I hope it turns out good :)

  10. Oh my gosh, Lola - I'm reading that right now! :D (PS omgosh I'd LOVE to meet James Dashner!) I see your reading Crossed - can't wait to see that review! It's the release I'm most anticipating.

  11. Lots of fun library books!! =)

    'Tempest' looks pretty interesting; I'm intrigued to see some reviews before I decide if I want to review it or not.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on 'Hold Me Closer, Necromancer' ... it's on my TBR list.