Sunday, May 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. This week was a particularly awesome week for getting books. I placed some pre-orders earlier this spring for Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa, and Amazon decided to go ahead and ship the other stuff I ordered with those early. I also bid on some prize packs during the Do the Write Thing for Nashville auctions, and won two prize packs, one of which arrived earlier this week! For those of you who don't know about the auctions, authors donated prizes from books to critiques that people could bid on, and the money raised went to help Nashville after the flooding. I won the Edwardian/Regency prize pack, donated by Kristina Cook. I will admit that the books look are not something I might normally pick up, but the prize pack was so awesome and the money goes towards a good cause, so I went for it. A big thanks to Kristina and all those who helped run the auction. Here's what I got:

A Room with a View and Howard's End
by E.M. Forster
To Love A Scoundrel by Kristina Cook
Force of Nature by Kristina Cook
Winter's Desire: Winter Awakening/Midnight Whispers/Lover's Dawn by Amanda McIntyre, Charlotte Featherstone, Krsti Astor
Unlaced by Kristina Cook
Undressed by Kristina Cook
Unveiled by Kristina Cook
Lords of Desire by Virginia Henley, Sally MacKenzie, Victoria Dahl, Kristi Astor
A Jane Austen Action Figure! (I love Jane Austen and have been coveting an action figure of her, so I'm super excited to have this. More on that subject coming soon.)
A post card signed by Kristina, with a little note from her
A New Jersey Romance Writers bag
A pen for Kristina's novel, To Love A Scoundrel
A galley (I believe that's what it's called) for A Midnight Clear by Kristi Astor
A Celtic Spice water bottle
Somewhere In Time (I've heard great things about this movie so I'm super excited to watch it!)
A Room with a View: A romantic comic opera based on the novel by E.M. Forester

Here are some of the books I bought, borrowed from friends and checked out from my local library:
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (I'm so excited for this one! I've heard great things and love the cover!)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (This is on loan from a friend, who got really excited and started raving about how much she loved this book when I asked. I'm looking forward to it!)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe (This one is supposed to be great for fans of the Gothic. Another one I'm really looking forward to!)
From the library:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (I've been hearing really mixed things about this one, so I want to read it and formulate my own opinion.)
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard

Book wise, this has been a really great week for me. I can't wait to read all of these. I'd love to hear about what you got in your mailbox this week. Happy reading, and I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend!


  1. I'm jealous you got The Mysteries of Udolpho!

    I can't wait for you to read Hex Hall, you'll love it :)

  2. I heard Hush, Hush is really good. Hopefully I can talk my husband into letting me buy it. I'm looking forward to reading your review on it. Enjoy your books & goodies.


  3. hope you like INCARCERON :D

  4. Never Let You Go is an incredible book. I think you'll love it. -Lucas

  5. Congratulations on winning two prize packs from the auction! You're right, it was a great cause! Happy reading!

  6. Glad you received the prize pack--but OMG, you've *never* seen SOMEWHERE IN TIME?!?! Okay, I admit, it's totally cheesy...yet SO romantic. The movie actually has a fan club to this day (something like 30 yrs. after the film came out!) and they have yearly 'reunions' at the hotel that serves as the movie's setting. I've always wanted to go!
    Anyway, enjoy!



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