The Mailbox Post & Books Bought

As you know Mailbox Monday is originally hosted by Marcia from Printed Page but has since gotten a new look and a blog name. You can now follow Marcia at A Girl And Her Books.

Last year Marcia decided to put Mailbox Monday on a blogger tour and the host for April is Amy who blogs over at Passages To The Past. Amy is a new to me blogger and I have had the chance to hop over and check out her blog and I have to say if you haven’t already checked her blog out then you really should.

Another blogger who hosts In My Mailbox is Kristie who blogs over at The Story Siren and this one is geared towards the YA bloggers.

I am actually really bummed, I recorded an IMM vlog but for some reason I can’t get it to download onto Youtube or through my blog. I have to admit I am not quite sure why it wouldn’t download but it just kept saying it failed. If anyone could offer some advise that would be great and truly appreciated.

Anyways its time for another IMM post. Where does the week go? Its already the middle of April, well it soon will be.

I love IMM posts/vlogs because its a great way to share what books have come in the mail. Its nice to see books that are going to be coming out or are already out that honestly you might not already know about. Saying this it can also lead to an ever increasing wishlist.

This is what I got this past week:

For review I only got one book and that was Karma by Cathy Ostlere. Thanks Penguin Canada for sending this out to me.

The following books were gifted to me by my lovely and amazing book friend:
-City of Fallen Angels # 4 by Cassandra Clare (My friend has read my previous three books & Clockwork Angel and couldn’t wait for it to come out in paperback so she bought it and has already read it.)
-The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. (I turned my friend onto Kelley’s YA books so she couldn’t resist buying this one.)
-Eon by Alison Goodman (Funny story, my friend dropped off these books to me Wed morning and that afternoon I had a email from my lovely rep at Penguin Canada offering me book two, Eona of course I couldn’t pass it up seeing as book one was given to me.)
-Shimmer by Alyson Noel. (She read my copy of Radiance and loved it.)

Now the following are books bought:
-Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (There is a reason I bought this and you will see why below. This has actually been on my wish list since it came out last year.)

For Michael we bought him the first two Pokemon graphic novels in the Diamond and Pearl Adventures.

Then on Saturday we had to go back to Chapters and pick him up 3 and 4 because he actually read the first two in a matter of two days. (He got books 1 and 2 Thursday night.)

I spotted Vacations From Hell on the bargain table so I grabbed that one. I love the cover.

Then on Friday I received the above package from Jeri Smith-Ready and its because I am on her Street Team. So this is why I went out and bought Shade. She sent me: a cute little button that is signed, a signed book plate to put in my copy of Shade, a ton of book marks for both Shade and Shift (I have a few signed ones) and then 3 chapter books that includes a chapter of Shade (which just happens to be signed). There is also chapters by Becca Fitzpatrick, Daniel Waters, Christine Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan and Elizabeth Chandler. Thanks so much Jeri I loved getting this package and can’t wait to read your books.

This is what I got, what about you?

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  1. Very cute spring mailbox button, byt the way. I’m really excited about THE GATHERING. I loved the previous trilogy and can’t wait to see where this one will take us. Enjoy your books!

  2. Hopefully, we will be able to add to your new IMM for next week thanks to the Dorval library sale on Thursday 🙂

    Love the swag you got – and youf riend is so nice to give you those books 🙂

  3. You had a great week! Was your vlog in a format YouTube supports?

  4. I am extremely computer challenged so I am of no help whatsoever. Vacations From Hell has a great cover. I’m thinking that will be a very interesting read.

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