IMM & Week in Review: Book Love/Happy VDay Edition!

IN MY MAILBOX: 02.05.12

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren because:

"I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I want to, I can’t possibly read every book I receive. Yet, I still wanted a way to feature those books on the blog, even though it might not be in the form of a review. Problem solved! Every week I'd share the books I received that week... ones I'd bought, or gotten at the library, and ones that I'd receive to review on the blog. That way I could mention titles that might not otherwise get some face-time on The Story Siren..."

I find the same thing happening at A Backwards Story. I'm so backed up on reviews atm... That's why I like these videos!


CURRENT GIVEAWAY:

*I THINK I have a new one starting this week, but I don't have all my tour stop information yet, so that might have changed.  Don't quote me!

**I'm behind on choosing new giveaway winners.  I'll catch up this week.  So you still might have won CINDERS or INCARNATE or EVERNEATH!!! (But entering IS officially over, sorry!)**


READING NOW:



*THE DRAGON HEIR by Cinda Williams Chima (At least...Goodreads SAYS I started reading it a few days ago.  Did I actually start reading this yet?  No.... ^^;;;)

[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]
READ THIS WEEK:

*THE WARRIOR HEIR by Cinda Williams Chima (My first time reading this highly-praised book/author!)
*THE WIZARD HEIR by Cinda Williams Chima (My first time reading this highly-praised book/author!)

REVIEWED THIS WEEK:

*coughs*  I meant to review.  I really, truly did.  And yet...moving the PS3 into my bedroom is the worst decision I ever made.  It's like a siren's song, and I just can't.stop.playing. ^^;;  I blame FFXIII-2, of course.

Has anyone else been sucked in?

(And if you have a PS3, we should totally be PSN friends!  Here's my ID:

 
Get your Portable ID!

(Feel free to leave your HTML code in the comments by clicking the above link like I did if you don't want a SpamBot to read it!  Plus, it shows off your stats, which is cool!  Though I don't know where my avatar went...)
RECEIVED THIS WEEK:







Loot:

The "Book Love: Happy VDay" edition!


Granted, I still think I'll re-format/re-install everything when I have a few days off this week and can think and fuss around, but for now, I have a real computer.  Which means real blog posts.  Huzzah!

PURCHASED:

*BRAVE NEW LOVE: 15 Dystopian Tales of Desire by Paula Guran (Editor), Jeanne Du Prau, William Sleator, Carrie Ryan, Diana Peterfreund, Carrie Vaughn, Elizabeth Bear, Jesse Karp , Kiera Cass, Seth Cadin, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Steve Berman, John Shirley, Amanda Downum
(That line-up is I KNOW, right??  I'm not big on anthologies, but MUST HAVE!!)
*THE RIVALS by Daisy Whitney
(Yay, my shiny finished copy is here!!  I've already read the ARC and can't wait to review this for you!)

ARCs:

*THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM by Christopher Healy [Out May 01, 2012]
(Thank you to Walden Pond Press!)
*TOUCHSTONE by Melanie Rawn [Out Feb. 28, 2012]
(Thank you to @torbooks for the giveaway!)
*MASTERS OF THE VEIL by Daniel A. Cohen [Out March 01, 2012]
(Thank you to Spencer Hill Press!)


What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Comments

  1. Brave New Love seems perfect indeed for Valentine's Day. Dystopian and desire, what more can anyone ask for, Enjoy your reads this week!

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks: http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/imm34-more-book-bargains-and-library-love/

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  2. I love Daisy Whitney as well! :) You made A Heros Guide to Saving Your Kingdom sound so good! I'm going to look it up know to put on my WL :)

    <3 Spencer Hill Press :)

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  3. Great set of books you got this week :)

    Happy reading
    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-my-mailbox-44.html

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  4. Great mailbox. Believe me I know what you mean about reading review books as well. It never seems to end. LOL. Like the cover for Brave New Love, it's very interesting. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    Grace

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  5. Masters of Veil looks really good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-my-mailbox-20.html

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  6. Great haul! Have fun reading! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  7. Enjoy THE RIVALS! I've heard very good things about Daisy Whitney!

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  8. Great set! So cool that you got The Rivals. I can't wait to read it.
    My IMM

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  9. Ooooh so many awesome authors attached to Brave New Love! I don't often read short stories either but when such an amazing group of authors band together.. holy wow <3 Such great books this week, Bonnie. ENJOY!!

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  10. Oooo, The Hero's Guide to Saving YourKingdom sounds really good, I'll have to check that one out! Great mailbox this week!

    Here's my IMM

    Happy Reading!

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