Saturday, February 25, 2012

Me on In My Mailbox (61)

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

Monday and Tuesday this past week were full of rain, then Wednesday was bright and sunny and it sort of felt like April (except for the cold breeze). Weird. But there's been a lot of weird weather over the past year. Last summer was so mild it was like spring from March to October, then it got a bit cooler, then it snowed for only a week in January. Climate change, people. We haz it. (According to my sis, and I think I'll trust her and her honours degree in environmental science.)

Have been contacting authors about Canadian YA lit blog event in May. This is your last chance to suggest an author I haven't thought of yet. :)

Still watching anime on Crunchyroll. I've discovered two detective-type ones with magic-type stuff (one historical like Gosick, one more present-day/futuristic) and an alternative history one with half-fox spirit girls. I'm starting to wonder if all the anime I've watched is affecting my dreams, sometimes I don't think I'm dreaming in English. Well, every so often I think about the French translations of some words, but that's cause I took it in school for 8 years.

I rather like it when pub contacts send mass e-mails to their reviewer lists saying what ARCs are available as opposed to e-mailing them and asking. It gives you a better idea of what's available. So, when Raincoast sent out their blogger newsletter during the week, I was rather excited. If you're a Canadian book blogger and you're not on Raincoast's list, you're missing out.
Thumped by Megan McCafferty (from HarperCollins Canada) (Turns out this was sent to me by accident. Apparently, there's more than one Lindsay in Canada on HC's list who's a book blogger. Who'd've thunk it? ;) Because I haven't read the first one, I'm torn on whether or not I'll read it. It might end up in the giveaway pile.)
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova (e-galley from Raincoast (Sourcebooks) through NetGalley)
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (e-galley from Macmillan through Raincoast) (I saw the cover reveal on Friday, rather dark and mysterious.)
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (e-galley from Macmillan through Raincoast) (I totally freaked when I saw this in the newsletter from Raincoast. So excited.)
Borrowed from the library:
Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou
Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston
Little Miss Red by Robin Palmer
Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer
And lots more Fruits Basket. ;)

To read & review: Illuminate, Black Heart, Among Others, Gone, Gone, Gone, The Last Princess, The Vicious Deep, The Year of the Beasts, Shadow and Bone, This is Not a Test, and Never Enough. :)


  1. Great haul. Lesley Livingston has an interesting backlist.


  2. I've heard great things about This Is Not a Test! I hope you'll enjoy it :) And the other books as well.

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  3. I can't wait for my e-galley link to come through for Shadow and Bone! Heard it's really good!

    (We've been having really bizarre weather here too...)

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  4. Great haul!! Cant wait for This is Not A Test!!

  5. haha, I am so excited for you that you are able to read This Is Not A Test. I love when people who are awesome, and get really excited about a book get to read it! I hope you enjoy it!

    I have heard The Vicious Deep is pretty amazing as well.

    Hehe, that's funny that there are two Lindsay's who book blog out there. Our weather has been just as weird! Hope summer comes soon!

    Great mailbox!