Books In My Mailbox (Apr-3)

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Well, as per usual, there is not a single book in my actual mailbox, but that is okay. I managed to get some lovely hardcovers thanks to the local library… I really do love that library.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Across the Universe by Beth Revis

I had been waiting most anxiously for Across the Universe because it sounded so incredibly good! Though admittedly, when I first heard of the book I thought it somewhat questionable as books in space had never been overly my thing. Turns out that there are now two authors I adore that are science-fiction writers.

Cassandra Clare is an author I’ve tried in the past few months. I adore her The Mortal Instruments series (aka “The City Of” books) so I thought I would give this series a go as well. I’ve heard that it is rather good!

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Books In My Mailbox (Apr-2)

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As most of you already know, I had an interview at Harlequin just over a week ago in regards to an editorial internship. I think the meeting went rather well, but I am still waiting to hear if I got the field placement *bites nails*

When I was leaving, however, I was told that the books on the table in the “waiting room” were available for the taking and was handed one of each available title!

McKettrick’s Choice by Linda Lael Miller
The McKettrick Legend by Linda Lael Miller
Impulse by Candace Camp
Unveiled by Courtney Milan
Seducing the Vampire by Michele Hauf
A Silken Thread by Brenda Jackson

Linda Lael Miller, as you can tell by the cover, tends to write novels set out west with cowboy/ranchers as the hero. You should check out Harlequin’s Take a Cowboy Home webisodes -there are five- about a photo shoot for a series of books also by Linda.

There are two historical romances, and I do love a good historical romances, that involve a man wanting to seek vengeance on the family that ruined his life. One plans to take the daughter of the family as a wife and the other takes the stolen title and fortune back. BTW, I really wish my hair was the same as the cover model of Impulse *envy*

I cannot believe that I failed to notice that the vampire book was by Michele Hauf until now. I actually just finished reading three of her books -reviews to come later- and now I have in my grasp another by this fantastic writer!

All the previous books have the imprint of HQN -if you didn’t know, Harlequin has approximately ten “brands” such as Silhouette, Luna, Mira, etc- yet the last book is from Kimani Press. I’ve tried a couple Kimani before, but hadn’t liked them as well as other Harlequin novels, but I’m willing to give this one a try. It is basically a mother who will do anything to see that her daughter Erika marries the man the mum chose for her, rather than the man Erika chose for herself.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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Books In My Mailbox (Mar-3)

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I hope y’all saw yesterdays post of what made me smile this past week! We had two really great guest speakers in class Friday who gave me free books and I said I wasn’t going to tell anyone about them until today!

From Harper Collins Canada I received The Ladies’ Lending Library by Janice Kulyk Keefer and Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt.

Notice that Ladies’ Lending Library on the left  has the same width of the trade paperback, but is the height of a mass market paperback. It is this new size that Harper Collins has come out with, and it’s kind of intriguing. I cannot decide whether I like it because it is shorter than trade, or not quite like it as it seems floppier than a mass market *L0L*

Mr Chartwell is just the most adorably huge dog, and I like this cover much more than the other covers available. Speaking of dogs, HCC also has another really cute book called The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein which may or may not have been optioned to be a movie starring Patrick Dempsey… just saying.

And from Simon and Schuster Canada I was given Wildfire by Karsten Knight, Wither by Lauren DeStafano, and Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar.

Exit the Actress is already available, but it has this really interesting cover that is half photography and half drawing. Apparently this book is also really big in reading groups and Phillipa Gregory seems to like it.

Wither is a gorgeous hardcover and is releasing later this month. I know a fair few of you have already received an ARC and have had me green with envy! I practically ran to the front of the class to snag it as I wanted to ensure I would be the one to get it… needless to say some classmates laughed at me because they prefer literary novels to YA for some unfathomable reason.

Wildfire is an ARC and the book will not be on sale until around July or so. I wasn’t going to pick it up because I had already run to snag Wither, but our guest speaker suggested it to me after I mentioned I had a blog (I mentioned it because the lecture mentioned book review bloggers, see tomorrow’s post for more details).

BTW, check out S&S Pulse It page for their YA website. It looks a whole lot more interesting than their main page and I’m not even a young adult anymore!

What’s in your mailbox?



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Books In My Mailbox (Mar-2)

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I’m sorry that today is going to be a mini IMM because I’m heading back to school after my holiday and everything is packed… I have no idea where my camera is! I do thankfully have a photo of this one library book already saved on my computer and waiting to be posted.

So without further ado:

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

I managed to get this book liberated from its confinement on the reserved shelf at the library some time in the week prior to my break. I admit I have already read it and will be posting a review in the next month or so. In the meantime, you can check out my article on Single Femmes that was inspired by this book!




Books In My Mailbox (Mar-1)

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Some of you may remember that two weeks ago I went to Chapters and bought some books. I wrote about making a difference by donating to the literacy fund that your bookstore or town may have (See Making a Difference), yet I never told you what I bought. I intended to tell you the following Sunday, but instead I wrote about my trip to Random House (See House of Random) and the books they gave me (See Books In My Mailbox Feb-5). Now, I shall finally show you the books I bought!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Hush, Hush by Becca FitzPatrick
Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer

I already had the second book of The Mortal Instruments, so I walked in planning to just get the first and third. I nearly walked out without them because my copy of City of Ashes is mass market sized and these are trade paperback, but the worker told me he has never seen one like mine. I checked my book when I got back to the apartment and there was a sticker that said “courtesy of Simon & Schuster” making me think it may have been an Advance Copy that is normally sent to other authors. It seems to have the same cover as the (I think) Spanish edition.

Since I was there and y’all were talking about how great Crescendo is, the least I could do is pick up the first of the series Hush, Hush. And if I was getting that, then I might as well use my discount coupon for spending over $35 and grab a historical romance while I was at it.

What did you get in your mailbox?



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Books In My Mailbox (Feb-5)

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As some of you may know, I had the pleasure of visiting Random House Canada this past week. I’ll tell you a little more about it either tomorrow or next Monday, but the relevant part for today -seeing as it’s IMM day- is the parting gift they gave each of us! You will not believe how excited each of us were when we were handed a “gift bag” containing three books that the company publishes!!!

The Bells -Richard Harvell
Angelology – Danielle Trussoni
A Cold Night For Alligators – Nick Crowe (arc)

A Cold Night for Alligators is the ARC version of a book that I believe has already had its pub date. I think it is tres kewl as it is my first ARC, after a fashion. Now, at some point,  I shall just need to get an ARC before the book is published to make everything perfect *L0L*

I had been looking at Angelology for a while now, thinking I wanted to read it, and -low and behold- it was in my bag! It has a beyond gorgeously metallic cover that wraps around over the spine, and a really rough texture that I can’t stop rubbing my fingers over.

The other book I can’t stop touching is The Bells, for the red ribbon is raised and given spot varnish. Every time you pet the book, you can feel all the lumps and gloss. And, unobservant me, never noticed one tiny thing when I was looking at the book after receiving it…

When I opened the cover to read the dust jacket flap I wondered why there were some pages stuck under it, but never thought twice about it. Taking the book out again to write this post I realized that it opened to the title page. THE SIGNED TITLE PAGE! That’s right, Richard Harvell had autographed my book making it the second author signature I have ever received *happy dance*

So what did you get in your mailbox?



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Books In My Mailbox (Feb-4)

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For the first time in, like, ever I got books in the mail! *happy dance* Okay, so technically it is only within the last six months, at this address, and not school textbooks that I bought via online but whatevs. Here is my first IMM post that has books actually in my mailbox :0)

29 by Adena Halpern – Won thanks to Chick Lit Central
Our Daily Bread by RBC Ministries



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