July Book Loot

OMG, Bonnie is posting a video the same day she recorded it? The world must have ended!!! Maybe this is a sign that I can keep this speed up in the future… Then again… *guilty eyes* I’ll have a second July post…um, hopefully within the next week. This time with purchased copies or gifts (since I received a few books for my birthday last month…) Maybe I should try something more traditional like IMM. The vlogs would definitely be shorter…but I have trouble getting up what I have now, so idk…

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*LIESL & PO by Lauren Oliver, illustrated by Kei Acedera…in a BOX!!! (Lauren is still running a monthly giveaway HERE!!!)

[This is probably why this vlog ran so long…I was gushing over how amazing this book is. I’m hoping it gets a Newberry!!]

*HADES by Alexandra Adornetto (Book 1, HALO, reviewed here)

*AUDITION by Stasia Ward Kehoe

*THE MAP OF TIME by Félix J. Palma (Finished Copy)

*THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

*EVE by Anna Carey

*WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy (lead singer of The Decemberists), illustrated by Carson Ellis (award-winning illustrator of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY)


*THE HUNGER GAMES teaser movie poster

*Mockingjay ring by Twilighter619 on www.etsy.com

*Autographed copies of FORGIVE MY FINS and FINS ARE FOREVER, as well as swag, by Tera Lynn Childs (From blogger @readingangel002, who hosted a Twitter launch party…I was lucky enough to win the grand prize!!!)

*These weren’t supposed to be in the video, but the new seashell-themed sheets I received for my birthday made an appearance! So did a beautiful hand-crafted mermaid birthday card from Misty at The Book Rat!

*WRITING FOR KIDS & YA magazine (WRITER’S DIGEST special issue)

*COMPUTER ARTS PROJECTS Issue 150 (Font/Typography related issue)

*HOW DESIGN: TYPOGRAPHY & COLOR July 2011 issue (Font/Typography related issue)


  1. Maybe, since you are trying to figure out how often to do these loot videos, you could do them every time you get X number of books. So, every 10/15/20 or something like that. ;)

    (Oh, also, Charlotte's Web is also a Newbery :P although it is an Honor, not a Winner. :) )

  2. Hi! My name is Darcus and I run a book blog called Starcrossed. I just wanted to let you know that I have presented you with an award over on the site. It you'd like to check it out:

  3. I also got a copy of The Night Circus! Pumped for that! So jealous of the Wildwood ARC...

  4. ooooh Wildwood! Looking forward to your thoughts on that one :)

  5. @Ashley: Hmm, that might be a good idea! :) Is it? I wasn't sure. I asked a couple people at work and nobody thought so. I forget to check to see if it had a silver seal or not before making the video. Thanks!

    @Darcus: Wow, thank you so much! That's very kind. And congrats to you :)

    @Chelsea: Yay us!! We should read it together and discuss, lol. I wish you had gotten WILDWOOD too...!

    @small Review: I'm hoping it will be good! I hadn't even heard of it!


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