Sunday, December 4, 2011

Me on In My Mailbox (49)

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

Holy freaking crap, it's December. Anyone else feeling that mix of no time has passed but so much time has passed?
In NaNo news, I found my second wind and won on Tuesday, which is nice because it means I can actually have fun with what I got myself for winning: Portal 2 (it was on sale on the Steam website so I actually had to buy it before I finished the 50,000 words). I don't usually play video games or computer games, apart from Mystery Case Files games or MySims on the Wii, but Portal 2 looked so cool and I so want to play the co-op version but I don't know anyone who plays it. Which is a bit of a problem. Still, I've got time until I finish the single player version. Also, if you're on Steam and you have Portal 2 and you want to play co-op with a book nerd, let me know. :)

I also did my live blogging experiment on Tuesday, using Paper Towns by John Green as my test subject. You can check it out here and let me know in comments if you want to see me do it again. :) And yes, I did see the humour in me live blogging a John Green book the same week my review of Maureen Johnson's The Name of the Star went up. ;)

I only got one book this week (the second was tacked on because of forgetfulness), and it might be a flimsy reason to have an IMM post, but screw it. Maybe next week if you're nice I'll vlog for my 50th IMM. :)

Also, these covers look gorgeous next to each other.

E-galley from S&S I've had for a while but never really told you about:
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz (Hannah's one of those young, evocative and honest YA writers that more people need to discover. I fully expect to be crushed when I read this.)

Found a link on Twitter for an e-galley from S&S:
Never Enough by Denise Jaden (Now, Denise Jaden lives in/near Vancouver so to me she's a local author, but I've never met her at a signing or even read her first book yet. Apparently, I missed her at the Smart Chicks tour stop in early October. *sigh* One day.)

Also, funny story. I found the link for Never Enough, downloaded it, wrote this post, then noticed the release date is July 10, 2012. Eight months from now. Anyone else totally surprised?? It'll be sitting in my computer for months before I get around to reading it.

I hope I'm not the only one that wonders if S&S has given up on the Galley Grab, considering the miss in September and November.

To review: Ultraviolet, Cinder, Unraveling Isobel, Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse, A Million Suns, Born Wicked, Incarnate, A Touch Morbid, The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, Immortal City, Gone, Gone, Gone, and Never Enough.


  1. Never Enough sounds like a good read. Unraveling Isobel was really good. Enjoy your books!

    Here's my IMM

  2. I do wonder if the Galley Grab is done. I hope that maybe we'll start getting them again in Jan.

    Congratulations on finishing NaNoWriMo! That's amazing.

    I have heard great things about Gone, Gone, Gone. Looking forward to seeing what you think.

  3. I totally don't know all the intricacies of NaNoWriMo, but you WON?? That's awesome!!

    Agreed on Galleygrab!! :(

    Michele | My (huge) IMM

  4. Not sure if either of these will make it onto my TBR pile but I hope you enjoy them!

    My IMM

  5. Both of these are on my TBR list they look awesome!

    Xpresso Reads

  6. Never Enough looks so fabulous! Happy reading!