Sunday, March 24, 2013

In My Mailbox for January, February, and March 2013

This is something sponsored by The Story Siren.  While it is a weekly event, I wouldn't say that I get books quite that often, at least not anymore.  For awhile I was probably buying books weekly, but since I've cut back on my expenses lately, that is not the same.  Plus it feels silly to talk about books I purchased myself for this, as In My Mailbox seems as if it's about books that I received from someone else.  So far this year though, I've won a couple giveaways, and have received some ARCs in the mail that I want to share.  One of the giveaways was actually won last November, and I didn't find out about it until I was cleaning out my Facebook "extra" mail about a month or so ago.  Fortunately the blog responsible for the giveaway was nice enough to still have me as the winner and hadn't picked another winner since I didn't respond right away.

So, I'll list that awesome blogger first, Ruth at My Devotional Thoughts gave me the chance to win any book of my choice, and so I chose Rise by Andrea Cremer.

My 2nd book was an e-boook from Angeline at Berds Fly.  I chose Everbound by Brodi Ashton.  I figured since I read the first in the series as an e-galley and didn't have an actual copy of the first book, and e-book was the way to go!

The next two books I won from a blog I've been following for a long time, Jen at The Starry-Eyed Review.  They were both ARCs, one was a book I really wanted, the other may end up as a giveaway since I haven't read the first one in the series yet.  The first one was 172 Hours on the Moon by John Harstad (the one I was looking forward to) and Invisible Sun (Black Hole Sun #2) by David Macinnis Gill (the one that will probably be available as a giveaway later!)



The last two books I got from the publishers.  I signed up to win them through ads in the Shelf Awareness Newsletter.

Unnatural Creatures (Stories selected by Neil Gaiman) from HarperTeen, and The World's Strongest Librarian:  A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne from Gotham.

I plan to try to do this meme once a month or at least once every three months like this, it could be a quarterly event on my blog maybe.  Although I know in May I'll be going to the Scholastic Warehouse sale and probably end up with a ton of books again.  And while I didn't share in December, I should try to next time I guess.
How about you?  Have you received anything in your mailbox lately?

14 comments:

  1. Everbound has such a nice cover. I have Everneath on my bookshelf right now to read. I haven't quite got to it yet. I hope you enjoy your new books!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/in-my-mailbox-22.html

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    1. Everneath was really good! You should pick it up and give it a try.

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  2. I haven't read anything by Neil Gaiman. Fail. It's not that I don't want to... I just haven't. Haha. Enjoy your books! (:

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    1. I've only read one or two of his, and they were good. But I've had trouble with others.

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  3. I really want to read Everbound, but first I need to read Everneath! :)

    Anyway, hope you enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading :)

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    1. Yes, Everneath was so good! I can't wait to read Everbound. But as usual, just because I have a book doesn't always mean it gets read right away. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I've been meaning to read the Everneath books for sooo long! Enjoy your new books, can't wait to hear what the Neil Gaiman is like

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    1. Wow, can't believe so many people haven't read Everneath yet! It's so good! Thanks for stopping by, and I think the Neil Gaiman book will be the next book I read.

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  5. I really need to read the rest of Andrea Cremer's books. I'm currently reading Everneath, and I really don't know what to think about it. I just need to finish it. Happy reading!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My IMM

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    1. I liked Everneath, but it's been a while! And Andrea Cremer's new "prequel" series to the Nightshade series is really good so far!

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  6. Everbound was so very good. I can't wait to hear what you think about it. You have such a diverse selection of books this week. Come check out mine as well.

    Grace

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    1. It is a pretty diverse group! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be sure to go check your post out as well!

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  7. Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman looks really good to me, and I have Rift by Andrea Cremer, but just haven't go to the series yet. Enjoy your books this week!

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