In My Mailbox (11)

I really did not mean to get any books these week (yes, I know I always say that), but Fully Booked Eastwood is on sale…so how can I resist? It’s not like Cyber Monday, but still. Resistance against books is always, always futile.

Oh, and I got some awesome galleys and some books I won arrived this week…and that’s totally free. I can’t help that too, right? ;)

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. Here’s this week’s stash!


  1. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I got the UK edition after Chachic, Aaron and I browsed it in Fully Booked Gateway during the last FBB meet up. This hardly looks like a book at all, with its layout and designs inside. Plus it’s pretty cheap for somewhat of a “hardcover”.  Look:
  2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Grace and I were browsing through the 80% off table in Fully Booked Eastwood when I saw a very familiar spine. I picked it up and yes! It’s this book! Hard cover, 80% off! :) Of course I had to get it. Talk about steal. :P
  3. Naermyth by Karen Francisco. I was originally planning to get The Giver by Lois Lowry (yes, I haven’t read that yet!), but when I wandered over to the Filipiniana section in Fully Booked and saw this. I read the blurb and my pulse quickened — could it be? Local dystopian fantasy? It seems like it! I started reading this yesterday but my copy had a printing error so I returned it to Fully Booked. Now I have a proper copy and I can continue reading. Watch out for my review soon. :)


On the Edge and Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

I got great news almost a month ago that I won Dee’s 100+ Follower Giveaway. I get to pick any book (or books) worth $15 from Book Depository sponsored by The Book Quoter. I was wondering when the package would arrive and I was kind of worried, too, since we moved to an apartment and I don’t know if they would get delivered to me. Friday was a good day, though, when I saw the packages waiting at my dresser. Yay! I now have more Ilona Andrews books to read! Thanks again Dee and Book Quoter. :)


Lots of awesome books from Netgalley and Simon & Schuster! :)

  • The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (currently reading The Iron Daughter, review of The Iron King up!)
  • My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent (must finish reading My Soul to Keep)
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  • Choker by Elizabeth Woods
  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  • Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
  • Haven by Kristi Cook
  • Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

So many books, so little time! :o I have no idea when I’ll be able to read this and my mountain of TBR…but I guess I should be used to that already, right?

What’s in your mailbox this week? :)

19 Thoughts on “In My Mailbox (11)

  1. Yay for S&S’ e-galleys! I got all of that too~ and more, of course.

    You have to lend me The Sky Is Everywhere after you finish reading it! I’ll lend you Caleb + Kate *bribe* *bribe* Halabyu, Tina! :D

    Check out my mailbox this week: Amaterasu Reads

    • Yes yay for S&S and yay you! :)

      Yup, I’ll read The Sky is Everywhere soon, and I’ll lend it to you once I’m done. I’m reading too many depressing/scary dystopian books lately that I would need something ordinary after this. XD

  2. Miss Page-Turner on November 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm said:

    I really like your mailbox, especially the e-galleys:) I need to read the Sky is Everywhere soon, sounds so good. Have fun with your new books!
    Here is my Mailbox

    And don’t forget to check out my giveaway, ending on Nov 30th and open internationally, here!

  3. Congratulations on winning! Normally I will sigh in sympathy over not being able to resist book-buying. Not now, as I terribly have to save for rainy days. From your lists, I a, intrigued by: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa; Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton; and Naermyth by Karen Francisco. I look forward to reading about what you think of these books.

    • I think the sales and the fact that our bonus arrived got me to buy stuff. But it’s okay. I’m holding off on buying now because Christmas is coming and I’m going to put the remaining books I want on my wish list.

      The Iron Queen is a part of The Iron Fey series. It’s pretty good, but I’m not well-versed with faery stuff so I have no idea how it compares to other books. I’m reading Naermyth now and I am thrilled that it’s local dystopian fantasy. I kind of have a feeling that the author is a fan of Ilona Andrews, too — I’m seeing touches of Kate Daniels and a bit of Saiman in one of the characters. I will definitely post a review of it when I’m done. :)

  4. Simon and Schuster has a great Spring line up! :) And ah! The hardcover of Frankie – I want it! I might have to track it down. Anyway, hope you enjoy all your awesome new books.

    Here’s what I got this week in my mailbox :)

  5. sniff. sniff. ..

    I’m SO jealY! I want to read Wither. So. Bad! And ‘A Slice of Cherry’. I’m totally pouting. ;)

    k, Great books this week, Tina! Sorry for my little rant. I’m sure you will adore them all! Annnd, I love your edition of Jandy’s The Sky is Everywhere. My hardcover (US) is not at all prettied up like yours.
    Come by Attack of the Book and see what Peep and I have on our IMM.

    • Oh, but I’m sure you’ll be able to get the actual books soon. :D It takes a loooong time before newly released books get to our shores. ^^

  6. What an amazing bunch of books this week :) Getting the Simon and Schuster egalley? WOW. Happy reading! Here’s my mailbox for the week

  7. Those all look like wonderful books. If you ever think you don’t want the books you’re getting, you can always send them to me! LOL.

    Happy Reading,

  8. Yay, you were able to get the UK edition of The Sky is Everywhere, isn’t it lovely? I enjoyed reading that as well and I’ve been recommending it to other people. I also keep telling them to get the lovely UK edition instead of the US hardcover, which I have.

    Ilona Andrews FTW! :) Hope you have fun reading the books about the Edge. They’re different from the Kate books but I still like them. Can’t wait for their new books next year.

  9. Currently reading The Iron Queen and loving it! I hope you do too! Sooo jealous you have Wither! It sounds amazing! Enjoy your fabulous mailbox!

  10. Nice loot! And you’re getting books for free?!?
    I have yet to write a book acquisition update. Got around 10 new books since last month. Old habits die hard, I know…
    Lucky you were able to make it on the Eastwood sale. I bought David Archuleta’s book (haha!) today at NBS Eastwood and was initially ecstatic to see all the 20% off posters still up. I thought they might have extended the sale… only to later see a man cutting down all the posters. I got the book for full price. Ouch!

    Anyone know of other bookstores on sale? Need to get another copy of David’s book for someone. Hehe!

    • I work in Eastwood so it’s easy to catch the sale. :P

      Oh and free ebooks — join NetGalley! They have a very good selection of e-galleys, and they don’t require you to review all that you request. :) Most of the YA publishers go through that route with ARCs now because it’s cheaper than sending physical copies. :)

  11. I also got a copy of Naermyth; I’m keeping my fingers crossed. :)

  12. Looks like you got a lot of good books this week have fun reading!

  13. I’ve meant to comment on a couple of your posts lately but for some reason it won’t let me do so on my phone anymore.

    I’m excited to hear what you think of The Sky is Everywhere and what a win! Can’t wait to hear what you think of The Edge.

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