Sunday, October 3, 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren with inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

The idea of IMM is to encourage blogger interaction and expose books to our readers' attention. IMM is a great way to spread the word of certain books that many readers may not heard of. You aren't limited to books that you've received via mail; you can also include books you've bought or gotten at the library.

The past two weeks, I got:

From the Library:
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Richelle Mead
Evermore by Alyson Noel
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
Captivate by Carrie Jones
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Fire by Kristin Cashore

I got into a mini-"fight" with another lady because I got to Raised by Wolves and Extraordinary (which were due and shelved the same day I went) before she did! She demanded I let her check them out, since she'd been waiting so long! It was nuts! She eventually left and I checked them out, but that's an example of how hard it is to get new releases at my library!

Won from Giveaways:
The Duff by Kody Keplinger [Won from Jordyn @ Ten Cent Notes]
Everlasting by Angie Frazier [Won from Stacy @ Page Turners Blog]
Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson [Won from Michelle and Leslie from @ Books and Makeup]
Arizona (Beautiful Dead #2) by Eden Maguire [Won from Dianne Salerni @ In High Spirits]

I've already personally thanked you all, but I'd like to thank you again for these books! :)

So fellow bloggers, what did YOU get in your mailbox this week? :)


Belinda said...

Wow!! I think I need to come and rub you or something cos you sure are lucky (hmm that didn't come across right) LOL Great reads this week :)

Psst go check out It's a site that shows books you can request to review. Another blogger passed the site onto me and I get giddy there sometimes. That's where Rage and Hunger came from :) Enjoy!

Misha said...

You've got some great books! Happy reading!
Here's what I have got In My Mailbox

Unknown said...

I've just discovered your blog and I really like it :).
I saw in your profile : "I'd rather stay inside with a good book than go out into the "real" world." That's my life ^^.
I'm your new follower now :D and I follow you on twitter and goodread too !
You've got some great books in your mailbox this week ! Vampire academy is AWESOME :D !
Lament is pretty good too. Maggie Stiefvater is my favorite writer :).
I've got Hex Hall this week IMM too !
I'm really curious about Brightly woven !
Your library is awesome :O in France in library we've not YA book like that :(.
Happy reading :D

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Fighting over new realeases - and in a library - whatever next?

Some great looking books, enjoy your reading.

Tina said...

Hey, Kristina, thank you for commenting over at Book Couture.

Kristina, you should definitely read Artemis Fowl. Don't let it get away from you again. ;)
(Although almost everything pales in comparison to Harry Potter. )

Yes- you did the right thing in not completely reading the review. I kind of did my own little synopsis, but I agree that even reading a review is somewhat of a spoiler. I do try to give people the feel of the book though.

And can I just add that you have got the most fantastic haul there? I *loved* VA. DUFF, Extraodinary and Captivate look really good - I can't wait to get my hands on them too.

Hope you have a lovely week,

I know - how awesome is the cover? I'm not sure how the other covers look, my mine was sure beautiful!

Tasha said...

Nice mailbox! I've been seeing a lot of Extraordinary and The Duff; hope you enjoy them.

Here is a look at my mailbox this week. Happy reading!

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books said...

Congrats on all of our winnings. I just got Songs for a Teenage Nomad. It looks so good. I am so excited to start it. I love that you make use of your local library. I'm lucky that there are always great books at my library too.

I am a new follower!
Happy Reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i really want to read everlasting! congrats on the wins!

April (BooksandWine) said...

Your library is epically awesome.

Oh man, Vampire Academy is SO great. AND AHHH BRIGHTLY WOVEN!

Very very awesome.

Happy reading :-D

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

@TheBookishSnob: LOL! I’m still giggling. xD! I don’t mind being rubbed on my belly for luck! :D Also, thanks for the netgalley reference! I actually already signed up on there before you mentioned it. =)

@Misha: Thanks! You too <3

@ifmary: Aw, thank you! I TOTALLY agree – I love the Vampire academy already! Do tell me what you think of Hex Hall! I enjoyed it a lot. <3 I’ve never been to a library in France (I hadn’t even seen one when I went) – you should totally take pictures for me to see! =)

@Tracy: Of course, that’s how I roll! We were about to duke it out, too. ;P

@Tina: You’re welcome! I completely agree that almost anything pales in comparison to HP – I haven’t found a series that has surpassed my love for HP yet. ;P I have every intention of reading the entire series; I’ll let you know what I think when I’ve gotten them! I found out a local library near me has the entire series! That’s a first! Have a good week <3

@Tasha: Thank you! :) I’ve been seeing a lot of the Duff and Extraordinary too (and Everlasting, sometimes). Happy reading! :)

@Actin’ Up with Books: Thank you! I was pretty surprised that I won them – I have the worst luck at winning things! xD Let me know what you think of Songs for a Teenage Nomad! I use my library so much that the librarian’s of all 3 of the local libraries I frequent know me on a first-name basis. xD Thank you for following!

@Carrie: Me too! I haven’t had a chance yet, what with school and all! Happy reading! =)

@April: Thanks! I like to tell them as much! xD I absolutely LOVE Vampire Academy, and Brightly Woven wasn’t so bad, either! =) Happy reading to you too! :)

Straylights said...

I tagged you! Tag you're it! ( no pressure though! lol) Check it out over HERE

ps looks like you got some great books this week!

brandileigh2003 said...

Wow-- that is crazy (the story at your lib). Luckily we can request new releases and have them held for us. You should talk to yours about it!

Anyways-- great books! I love the Vampire Academy series sooo much!

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Midnyte Reader said...

Wow a smackdown at the library!

La Coccinelle said...

Wow... what a great bunch of books! I don't think our library carries that much YA fantasy stuff... and even if it did, there'd be a huge waiting list.

Enjoy your books! :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like you got a lot of great books this week. I will be interested to see what you think of Extraordinary. I loved Nancy Werlin's Impossible but just could not finish Extraordinary. (and I rarely don't finish books)

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

AWESOME IMM this week! I love Vampire Academy, so I hope that you like it too!!! All of your other books are awesome as well!

I'm a new follower!

You can check out my IMM here!

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Straylights: Thanks for the tag! I’m gonna wait awhile to tag others though; I’m exhausted from blogging two nights in a row with no sleep =s

@Brandi: The one I frequent the most charges money for holds. Seeing as I’d want to place holds on a lot of books, that would soon accumulate. BUT I was talking to Cade at Braintasia Books and she taught me about country libraries that allows you to request books and they just send it to your library! This one was even closer to the one I usually go to, and had some amazing new releases at it, so I’m hoping to utilize that one more.

@Midnyte: Lol, it was goin down!

@La Coccinelle: I’m pleasantly pleased with the YA/fantasy section of my library, too. Teens have their own separate corner of the library, full with bean bags and couches. Feels like home. It’s trying to get the books that are out that’s the problem =s

@Jennifer: Oh? Now I’m curious as to why you couldn’t finish it! I’m assuming it might give something away, so I’d just have to ask until after I read? =P

@Claire: Thank you! I love VA too! The first book was awesome; the second bled epic. I followed you back. <3

Anonymous said...

Hex Hall has been on my TBR list for way too long now. I need to finally put it on hold at the library. I hope you like it!

Lori said...

I would like to read Wolves. Happy Reading. Check out what was In My Mailbox.

Jenn said...

It's tough to get new books at my library too. We have a hold system and sometimes people find out we have it early so the list gets really long. Glad you got your books though!

Great list! I'm going to check out Songs for a Teenage Nomad.

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