Sunday, January 8, 2012

Me on In My Mailbox (54)

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

Hello, internet. ;) How's your January been so far?? 2012 feels weird, different than 2011.

I've started a personal project for 2012, stemming mostly from things happening in my personal life. While personal, I need to put it out there for someone to maybe find and possibly read, so I've started a blog on Tumblr. If you're so inclined, if you don't mind reading something written by me that's rather personal, then head here to read it. Of course, if you'd rather I stick to books, then feel free to stay here. :)

I went to the new fancy library here this week. Very fancy. Mostly because it's bigger than the one just down the street (the one down the street is a good size, too) and I wanted to see what kind of YA selection they had. On the first floor was the kid's section. On the third floor was the teen section. Ummm... yeah. But there were lots of books. :)

I'm trying to keep myself from going to Chapters every other week. This year, I'm going to go once a month and limit myself to 2 or 3 books. All others can be borrowed. I was looking through my to-read list on Goodreads at the 2012 releases and thought to myself, "Sure, I want to read all of these, but do I want to buy all of them, too? No." And that's what it comes down to. There are books I know I will buy, like Pandemonium and City of Lost Souls and Above and This Is Not a Test, but I'm still not sure about the rest. This is why I love libraries. Sure, it takes a little while for them to get the book, but still. :)

I learned this week that Marissa Meyer, the author of Cinder, is coming up to BC for a signing. Since I've read the e-galley, I'm going to get a copy for Audrey at Holes in my Brain because she'll be off in Toronto and we're working out a trade or something. And, apparently, Tahereh Mafi's coming up to Vancouver in March. Yay. :) I can finally get a picture with her.

I've got some gaps in my review schedule. If you'd like to see a review of any of the library books below, or any other book (that I can get easily), feel free to suggest in comments. :) This week's reviews will be Tempest by Julie Cross and Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver.
Borrowed from the library (I got 5 more books, but they're romance, not YA):
Corsets & Clockwork anthology
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (I found it funny, I was talking to Corey on Twitter on Wednesday morning then went to the library and there was his book up on the top shelf and cover out and everything. Like a sign. ;))

Technically, I also "received" Fever by Lauren DeStefano this week, but only because Evie (who I borrowed it from) said I could keep it. Hugs for Evie, she's such a sweetheart. :)

To read and review: Incarnate, Someone Else's Life, A Touch Morbid, Gone, Gone, Gone, and Never Enough. :)


  1. Ahhhh, super excited about Marissa Meyer coming for Cinder. Hopefully this trend of more authors visiting Canada keeps up and we can get some in other cities too.

    Corsets and Clockwork looks like it'll be a lot of fun!

    Can not wait to see your review of Fever.

  2. I did a library trip this week and came home with more than I can read. Good thing they let me re-check.

  3. Oh, I love the library!

    Losing Faith and Where Things Come Back are very good.

    Happy reading :-)

  4. Great set! Corsets and Clockwork sounds very good. Enjoy.
    My IMM

  5. All those books look really interesting. I'm reading Cinder right now. I'm jealous that the author is going to be in your area! Happy reading :)

  6. Thanks again!!!! :D :D
    oh, and TAHEREH MAFI IS GOING TO VANCOUVER. WHAAAAAAAT. She BETTER be coming to toronto too :P