Saturday, December 4, 2010

In My Mailbox #7

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren and it allows book bloggers to show what they've gotten in the mail this week--as in books bought, borrowed, traded, received for review, etc.


Bought
Darklight by Lesley Livingston
Actually, upon purchasing this, I realized that I don't have the first book in the series. Because of this, I'm waiting until I go to the bookstore again before I read Darklight.
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
This is a book I've been interested in for some time now--and since it finally came out as a paperback, I decided to pick it up.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I've heard a lot about Anna and the French Kiss, and decided that I liked Stephanie's writing style--while reading her blog and her tweets. Anyways, this lead to an eventful bookstore outing as it wasn't on display yet and I ended up having two employees help me locate a copy. Happily, as you can tell, they had it and after they handed me a copy, they put the other copies of it up on the new releases shelf. Also, apparently the manager had never heard the the word "dystopian" used to describe a book--we discussed The Hunger Games while hunting for a copy of Anna and the French Kiss
Matched by Ally Condie
Upon hearing so many good things about Matched and liking both the cover and the plot, I knew I had to pick up a copy. I finished reading it today and well, chances are my review will go up tomorrow night.

Received for Review
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (via Penguin Group)
Er, that is to say, I think that's the reason why I got another copy--not that I'm complaining. I've already read Across the Universe now and even if you aren't a science fiction person, I think you can enjoy this. That is to say that I really enjoyed it and well, there are several things that will surprise you--or at least, they certainly surprised me.

Won (not pictured):
Daughter of Darkness by V.C. Andrews
I won this from Tynga of Tynga's Reviews a little while ago and it finally came in! Admittedly I've read this already and I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about it which is why there isn't a review up for it just yet--it's sitting as a draft right now.
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And that was what I got this week! :D What did you get in your mailbox?

20 comments:

  1. All books on my TBR list! I am so loving your literary tastes!! Lovely!

    And I couldn't be more excited about ATU coming out in nearing a month!

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  3. Wow you got some awesome books this week!I'am dying to read Anna!!!

    Enjoy :)

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  4. I love your mailbox this week. ALL books I want to read too :)

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  5. I have all of these on my wishlist. I'm slightly jealous!

    I hope you enjoy these immensely, they sound like amazing reads.

    Amber
    booksofamber.blogspot.com

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  6. I want your mailbox!

    I can't wait to read Anna and the French Kiss and Across the Universe is totally on my wishlist too!

    Happy reading! :)

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  7. Wow. Nice collection. Anna and the French Kiss looks good; I haven't really heard much about it recently. I'll be interested to see what you think of the new V.C. Andrews, some of the reviews on Amazon are a little too scathing so I'm waiting for some level headed analysis before I invest! :-)

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  8. You've only received books that I'd like to read ;) They look awesome together ... =) Happy reading !! Here's my IMM : onceuponaquote.blogspot.com

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  9. You have some really great books there. :)

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  10. What fantastic books you got this week! Matched was one of my favorite reads of the year, I hope you enjoy it! And Anna and the French Kiss seems to be a popular purchase this week, I definitely need to add that one to my list as well. Happy Reading!

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  11. Great books! You're so lucky to get Across the Universe.
    My IMM

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  12. Nice mailbox! I've heard such great things about Anna and the French Kiss! I hope you like it.

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  13. I really enjoyed reading The Dark Divine - hopefully you will too!

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  14. I would be interested to read Matched if they get it in the library, I've heard a lot of mixed reviews, and I'm always interested by books like that to see which side I fall on.

    I've heard great things about Anna and the French Kiss, I definitely want to read that one.

    My IMM is here: The Book Bundle
    ~Ailsa

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  15. YOU had an awesome week, ahaha. I *loved* Across the Universe and Matched, and I just finished the first book in the Wondrous Strange series. And AtU? I am so jealous! I hope you have a wonderful week :)

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

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  16. What an epic haul this week! I bought Matched as well, and I'm really looking forward to finishing it in the next few days. I can't wait to read your review of it!

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  17. I am really wanting to read Matched, so maybe I will get it soon :). Hope you enjoy allof your books!

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya - My IMM is here

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  18. I LOVE your mailbox. Can't wait to read MATCHED and ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. THE DARK DIVINE is on my wishlist and I feel almost embarassed that ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS isn't even on my wishlist when everyone is talking about it:D
    Enjoy them all!
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  20. You've got some good ones in there! I heard that Anna and the French Kiss is pretty great.

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