In My Mailbox (15): Where I Go “Squee!”

It’s still a pretty slow blog week and reading week, too. No slumps, I hope, just terribly slow reading because I always find something else to do whenever I find some free time. Next week seems to be a very exciting week in the book world (hee, Thursday Next reference!) since it’s time for Book Expo America, and about half of the bloggers I follow are going there. Unfortunately, I’m all the way on the other side of the world, so I can only “watch” people squee for the entire event and all. Don’t worry, one day, I’ll be there, too.

I did have my own squeeing moments the past week because of the good books I got. It’s was very good mailbox week. :)


  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Fully Booked). I got this one last week, really, and I know this is a splurge because it’s a debut, but enough good reviews around tell me I may like it. Plus it was sale in Fully Booked Eastwood last week, so I decided to make use of that to get 20% off on a hardcover. I love how fiery the cover is, don’t you think? :)
  2. The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (Book Depository). Okay let me squee! I wasn’t expecting this to arrive until next week, so seeing this package really excited me! I cannot wait to read this.
  3. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Book Depository). And another squee! This one I wasn’t expecting to arrive until first week of June, so I was even more surprised when I got it this week. It is very pretty in person, and again, I can’t believe I got this for less than $10. :) I love that the pages are glossy, and you should see the illustrations:
    Now, I should probably read the two other books in the Chaos Walking trilogy soon. Hee.

My Book Depository package also arrived with cute bookmarks! The Piper’s Son came with a music-themed bookmark, one side showing basic piano chords (some I still vaguely remember, LOL) and the other side showing basic guitar chords. A Monster Calls came with a colorful calendar bookmark. I don’t know how that fits the theme of the book, but who cares? A reader can never have too many bookmarks. :)

Bookmarks from Book Depository

I also got some ebooks, which arrived last week:

  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah DessenWhat Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (Amazon Kindle store). Apparently, the print copy of this book won’t be here until June, so an ebook sufficed for now. I don’t mind buying a print copy since it is Sarah Dessen anyway. I’ve finished this book last week, but I’m kind of having a hard time writing a review.
  • Love Story by Jennifer Echols(Simon and Schuster Galley Grab). I wouldn’t have seen this if Kai hadn’t tweeted about it. It was hidden in the adult e-galleys in the Galley grab newsletter, so easy to miss. :) I have no idea when I’ll be able to read this, though.

See, pretty squee-worthy, right? I’ll be reserving some of these books for possible slump days — nothing like an awesome book to snap you out of a slump.

Oh, and there should be more posts in this blog next week. I just remembered — I’m participating in Armchair BEA! :) Now I just hope I don’t forget about it…

Have a great Sunday, everyone! :)

37 Thoughts on “In My Mailbox (15): Where I Go “Squee!”

  1. oh gosh! i’m so envious right now! i hope i could still get divergent in hard cover at fully booked!

  2. My gosh. I’m so jealous of your copy of Monster calls. I’m a new follower. :)

    Teen Readers’ Diary

    • Hi Deavelle! Thanks for the visit. :) I got it from The Book Depository, and it’s super worth it. :)

  3. Tina, have you spotted Divergent in HB only? Thinking of getting a copy here, meron na kasi paperback. If meron PB sa Manila, it might be cheaper to buy there nalang.

    • Hi Yam! Fully Booked has both hardbound and paperback. Paperback is P432, but I remember it’s cheaper in NBS.

      • Thanks, Tina!
        The price of the paperback copy here after conversion comes out to Php613. Sayang din yung approx Php180 difference. I’ll buy my copy in Manila.

  4. A Monster Calls? Sweet. I’m so glad you got it before the price at BD went up. It’s kinds of pricey now.

    Bookmarks? I didn’t get one. :( Is that a standard BD thing? *pouts*

    I really need to get on reading The Piper’s Son.

    I’ll be posting an IMM as soon as I have chance, so you’ll have to come over.

    Anyway, fun IMM. :)

    • I don’t know if the bookmarks are a standard in Book Depository packages. This is the first time I got them. Maybe you get it after some orders? I’m not sure. :)

      I almost dropped what I was reading in favor of The Piper’s Son, but I was reading MWT’s Queen of Attolia then, so I kind of have to prioritize. I’ll reserve The Piper’s Son for pre-slump times, I know that will snap me out of it. :)

  5. Divergent and Piper’s son! I need them! I think I should start persuading my mother to buy those books in BD. Is the bookmarks free from Book D?
    Ivan Bookworm

    • Hi Ivan! Yes, the bookmarks are free. :) The Piper’s Son isn’t available here, so you have to order. Divergent is available in NBS, FB and Powerbooks, though. :)

  6. Hi Tina! Awesome loot! There’s A Monster Calls? Whoa. That’s definitely going to be added to my wishlist. Is it Chaos Walking related or a different story altogether? I need to get around reading the other two in the series as well. :)

    • Hi Tin! It’s a different book from the Chaos Walking series, something he was asked to write because the original author, Siobhan Dowd, passed away before this book was finished. It looks awesome.

      I have the other books of Chaos Walking waiting for me here, which I need to get to, ASAP! Ah, if only I don’t have a day job. :P

  7. I can’t wait to read A Monster Calls! This book has so much buzz right now!

  8. Nice books!
    I think they put in the bookmarks at random. There are 14 to collect at the moment, and even though I’ve ordered well over 20 books, I’ve only gotten two bookmarks in the series. *wants all of them*

    Check out what’s in my mailbox! :)

    • Oh, so that’s why. I guess I’m lucky I got them in two separate packages? :) Awesome. Now I want to order more. Hm.

  9. Love the cover for Divergent! And you’re so right, a reader can never have too many bookmarks! I love bookmarks! *L*

    Happy reading!

    Here’s my IMM.

  10. You are my new favorite person b/c now I have Love Story!! I am so excited to read it! I got Divergent a few weeks ago, but haven’t been able to start it. I keep hearing great things about it!

    Enjoy all of your new books!

    New follower :)


  11. I know *everyone* is going to tell you this but Divergent is FANTASTIC. (Yes, it deserves all CAPS). It’s on eo fmy favourite reads of this year. I think you’re going to love it!
    Enjoy all of your books. And your bookmarks. I’m building up quite a collection too :)

    Books of Amber

    • I read a few pages of Divergent when I got it and it seems very good! I will have to bump it up soon. :)

  12. Ooh a Divergent hardback! Like! I’m not attending BEA either but I’m going next year if I have to postpone my wedding…

    ComaCalm’s IMM

    • I would love to go to BEA too, but it would take a lot of preparation since I’m from the other side of the world. Good thing it happens every year! :)

  13. hey I’m a new follower! Divergent looks amazing, very envious that you have that! I’m participating in armchair bea too-so my IMM will be going up as part of my introductory post tomorrow =]

  14. A fab mailbox! They all seem great! I LOVED Divergent :D
    Check out what’s In My Mailbox

    Mia @ Gripped into Books

    • Everyone’s been buzzing about Divergent, so I figure if it’s really good, I’d be lucky to have a hardbound copy. =)

  15. I just ordered Divergent and hope it’s good. Congrats on your great books c: Happy reading!

    My IMM

  16. Awesome books! You will def enjoy all of those :D My IMM is HERE. Happy Reading,

    ~Zakiya LadyWings
    Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
    For the L♥ve of Reading

  17. Oooh, A Monster Calls, I loved The Chaos Walking trilogy so I might have to get that book too. I hope I get some cool bookmarks with all the books I just ordered from Book Depository!

    I’m a new follower,
    Jessica’s Bookshelf
    My IMM

  18. Divergent easily rivals The Hunger Games, maybe even surpasses it. I hope you like it as much as I did!

    Here’s my IMM!

    • Oh I have a friend who might contest that. LOL. But I’ll see, everyone’s saying that! Thanks for visiting. :)

  19. HOLY CRAP, TINA. Lookit your mailbox! LOOKITLOOKITLOOKIT. It is filled with so many fabulous books! That I want to read too!

    I mostly want to ogle those illustrations from A Monster Calls. They look hauntingly gorgeous.

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