In My Mailbox (8): Zombies and shoes

I mean to write an In My Mailbox post last week but of course, I didn’t because I was just lazy to do so. I did buy some books last week, but I’ve been sort of good because I didn’t buy much. I did succumb to retail therapy, though, because I had a very bad Friday last week. Fridays aren’t supposed to be bad, so when you have a bad Friday, you just have to cope up, and my way of coping is of course, through books. ;) Then this week, I actually received something in my mailbox, so it’s high time to write something about it.

In My Mailbox is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren, where bloggers post about what books received that week, be it via  mailbox, library or store. And here we go with this week’s (and last week’s) stash!

From  bottom up:

  1. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (Fully Booked) – this book isn’t mine, but a birthday gift to one of the Mighty Evil Overlords. ;)  Gifts are supposed to be a surprise, but I wouldn’t want him to get the same book, so I told him not to get this one on his birthday. When I opened the book, though, I knew I’d a copy for myself eventually — the artwork inside is awesome. :)
  2. Paper Towns by John Green (Fully Booked) – I was having a bad Friday, yes? I saw this in Fully Booked and got it to appease my mood. That, and I know it’s a good book, and last because it’s hard to find this book here. :P I’ll read this soon, promise.
  3. Flight to the Stars by Samantha Mae Coyuito (National Bookstore) – I’m always on the lookout for Filipino fiction. When I spotted this at NBS, I knew I had to have it, because it’s Filipino fiction. That, and it was written by a 16 year old! Seems like an interesting book. :)
  4. Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen – my first ARC for the longest time! And the first one from a fellow blogger! I read Janice’s review of this book on her blog, and left a comment, which led to her offering to send me her extra ARC. Of course I can’t say no to that. :) And again, I am amazed at the speed of our post office here — this arrived two weeks after she sent it. It pays to have the post man know that you get packages a lot and have it delivered to your home. Thanks again, Janice! :)

That’s it for me this week. :) It’s been a very busy week, hence the lack of posts here, and the lack of books I finished reading. Work was (still is, and will be) crazy, I have to prepare for NaNoWriMo, and it was my brother’s wedding last week! Craziness, but all is still good (and that’s a good thing because if it’s bad craziness, I’m going to get wrinkles on forehead)! Because of my brother’s wedding, I decided to hold off reading The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness for a little more and pick up something romantic. I settled on re-reading Sarah Dessen’s This Lullaby and I am enjoying it a lot. :)

I must go back to reading now, and try to ignore the gloominess that’s going on outside . There’s a typhoon (Megi) heading for our country, so if you can spare a prayer or a good thought for us, please do so! In the meantime, I leave you with another photo of my stash this week, plus the shoes I wore at my brother’s wedding — just because. :P

In My Mailbox + Shoes! :)

Have a great Sunday, everyone. :) To my fellow Filipinos, stay safe!

14 Thoughts on “In My Mailbox (8): Zombies and shoes

  1. i just got a copy of Rot & Ruin too! :)
    i hope you enjoy Married With Zombies more than I did. :)

    • Don’t you think the “zombie cards” inside were awesome? I’m getting a copy of this soon…probably after November, when 13th month comes along. :D

  2. Hmm, interesting books! Rot and Ruin is on my verrrry long tbr pile! Now, I must look into this Zombie book! And you even get goodies with it?! LR loves goodies!! :)

    I haven’t really heard of the other two, but I hope you enjoy them! The shoes are great. Nice and black and strappy! I heart shoes! :)
    Lots of good thoughts and prayers to all of you over there. Natty disasters are just that. Disasters. Stay safe! ;)

    • They’re not exactly goodies, but just awesome drawing of zombies inside. :D I kind of wish this book was mine (but don’t worry, Aaron, I’ll give it to you :P).

      I don’t often wear heels this high, but I like this one. I can’t walk in them for hours, but they make my legs look nice. Yay.

      And thank you! Yes, disasters are just that. I hope the typhoon passes by quickly or better yet, change direction and not pass by at all! All the news about its approach is making me very antsy. :/

  3. I really want to read Rot and Ruin. Didn’t know it had artwork…cool! I also am planning on reading Paper Towns. Looking forward to your reviews:-)

    In My Mailbox

  4. Great week this week! Sorry you had a bad Friday last week! BOO! Looks like a good selection you have now! My IMM is here:

    • Yes, Fridays aren’t supposed to be bad. Thank goodness the following week made up for it. :) Thanks for visiting!

  5. Aww Janice is so nice, she sent you a book! :) Looking forward to seeing your reviews of all of the books in your pile this week. Also, I love Charles & Keith! That’s where I buy my purses and shoes. Although with the last wedding that I attended, I got my shoes from VNC instead of Charles & Keith.

    • I was supposed to get a pair of red heels in VNC that matched my dress exactly, but they have no more sizes. I just realized that my shoe size is smaller in VNC, heh. But Charles and Keith shoes are pretty, too. :)

  6. Paper Towns. Paper Towns. Paper Towns. Paper Towns.

    Gawd, I love that book, Paper Towns! If I could just marry a book, I’ll marry it, Paper Towns! Read it soon. I’m pretty much excited to hear what you think.

    And there’s Rot and Ruin! YAY!!

    Paper Towns!

    “The town was paper, but the memories were not.”

    • Your enthusiasm for this book has piqued my curiosity. I’m still in the mood to read some contemporary/romantic books (blame it on my brother’s wedding) so maybe I’ll read that book next after This Lullaby. After I cover it with plastic of course. :P

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  8. I love Jesse Petersen! I finished the first 2 books, and I am now waiting for the 3rd installment of the series (“Eat, Slay, Love”). I confess I never enjoyed reading something with zombies, but “Married With Zombies” is a fun read – zombie-slaying and romance. (And I’m looking for books similar to it.)

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