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30 October 2011

In My Mailbox (5) - The Crazy Edition

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. It gives book bloggers the chance to share what they’ve bought/borrowed/received!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) annual Author Feast and Trade Show in Long Beach (thanks, Aly!). Basically booksellers, publishing reps, librarians, teachers and book enthusiasts get together and awesomeness happens. This was my first event like this and I had a great time. The authors were awesome and I got to talk to some really fun people. Book lovers are the best! For a more in depth post about the event, check out the post from our friends at Bridge to Books. Now - on to the books!

 This large pile of goodness is a mix of stuff from the author signings and things I received from the publisher booths. Thank you to all of the authors and publishers for these. 

 (everything listed L to R and top to bottom)
This is the Adult books pile. I really only tried to take books I wanted to read and I still ended up with a ton. Here goes.

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter (ARC) - I've been dying to read this and snatched it up when I saw it at the Hatchette booth.
Slow Love by Dominique Browning (ARC)
Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Elden (ARC)
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy (ARC)
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (ARC)
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd (ARC)
Arcadia by Lauren Groff (ARC)
Queen of America by Luis Alberto Urrea (SIGNED) - One of the speakers are lunch. Totally funny and engaging. This is the second book in a series. 
All That I Am by Anna Funder (ARC)
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (HC) - I didn't love his last book Middlesex but do enjoy his writing. Looking forward to this.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (ARC) - looks good!
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (ARC) - I am a fan of Moore and was excited to get this.

YA Time!

Spoiled by Heather Cooks & Jessica Morgan (HC) - I love Go Fug Yourself  and am excited to read this.
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (ARC)
Welcome to the Town of Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley (ARC)
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg (ARC)
Switched by Amanda Hocking (ARC) - There seem to be a lot of mixed reviews on this and I admit that I am curious.
A Million Suns by Beth Revis (ARC) - I have to read Across the Universe stat!
Variant by Robinson Wells (ARC) - Another one I've been dying to read.
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (ARC)
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (ARC)
My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody (SIGNED) - Jessica Brody spoke at the Pen Fatale panel and she was so funny. I think this is going to be a fun one.

The Fox Inheritance by Mary E Pearson (SIGNED)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (SIGNED) - Love Maggie!
Enthralled by various (ARC) - I've been wanting to read this one, too.
Dreamland by Alyson Noel (SIGNED)
Shatter Me by Teherah Mafi (ARC) - Squee!
Girls Meet Boys by various (ARC)

on to the younger stuff

Tua and the Elephant by Harris/Yao (ARC)
Bake Sale by by Sara Varon
Chopsticks by Anthony/Corral (ARC)
Nursery Rhyme Comics by various (HC)
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown (HC)
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (SIGNED) - One of the speakers at the luncheon. I may love him now.

Wow, you say, that is a giant stack books books! Yes, it is. So what do I do? Check out books from the library, of course! To be fair, though, these were books on my e-book waiting list that became available. 


Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares - Recommended by a good friend.

That's really it for this week. I have to go hide in a cave and read now.
What's in your mailbox?

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  1. I am so so so jealous that you snagged an ARC of A Million Suns!!

    Awesome haul!

    In My Mailbox

  2. Was planning on going to the SCIBA event, but had to set-up for an event with Maggie Stiefvater that evening. You met her in the afternoon and I met her that night! Scorpio Races is amazing if you haven't read it yet. I've read some of the YA books you got and you are going to have a lot of good reads!! What a jackpot!

  3. So many good book! And you got an arc of A Million Suns! I'm so, so jealous. :D

    My IMM is over here if you'd like to stop by. Happy Reading!

  4. Oh wow a fantastic week for you! I'm also really curious about Blood Rights I love the premise and the covers are all awesome.

    Xpresso Reads

  5. @angie and emily - i am excited about a million suns, too! so many books to read.

    @giselle - i fell in love with the cover to blood rights. i really hope it's good.

  6. SO many books ! Wow.

    I'm glad to see you keep a nice mix of YA and Adult fiction (whatever those labels mean). It's something I want to start doing. I really want to read some Rachel Vincent.

  7. Thanks, Kat. I like to mix it up. And I am excited to read blood bound. Check back here in the near future cause I have some signed shadow bound postcards to give away.


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