The Mailbox Post (April 16th -21st)

Since I am this months host of Mailbox Monday, I will be keeping the weekly Mailbox Monday Posts on top so that everyone can find the Mailbox post easily and leave their links. Please note that all new posts are following this one.

Can you believe its time for another IMM post? Where is the time going?

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

(OMG! This is true. This past week I have added a ton of books to my ever growing wish list. )

Mailbox Monday is originally hosted by Marcia from A girl and her books and The Printed Page. In the summer of 2010 Marcia decided she needed a change in hosting and didn’t want to rely on one blogger alone to do it because its a lot of work so she decided to put Mailbox Monday on tour and so far with great success it has made monthly stops at more then a dozen blogs and this year is booked until the end. I will actually be hosting Mailbox Monday in April.

I am super excited because I am the host of Mailbox Monday for April. I am looking forward to discovering some new blogs this month. If you follow me please let me know so that I can go back and follow you. I have discovered so many new blogs this past week.

I don’t have a vlog this week because Friday was a ped day so that meant Michael was home. So it will be pictures this week.

Anways enough of my ramblings.

This is what came to my door this week in regards to review books and freebies/product reviews:

Books Bought:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid box set was actually bought from scholastic that came last week but I couldn’t show it on my blog because Michael has been checking it out. Yes he has been, I think he was looking to see if this came yet. This is actually a birthday gift from me to him.

I ended up buying some of these books at the author event this week with the gift card I recieved last week and the little reddish ball thing is eos lip balm in summer fruit. I have been waiting to try it and sadly its not a favorite of mine.

Michael bought this with a gift card he got from his kid party last week.

I was able to pick this up today when we went to spend Michael’s gift card. All I have to say is that the cover is so much prettier in person.

While I was in Chapters I saw this super cute bookmark and I had to buy it, Isn’t it cute? Goes so well with my blog and my love of owls.

Items for Review:

Then from Olivella, I contacted them about doing a review for them and they sent me a body lotion, bath & shower gel and contour eye cream. I have my review scheduled for this week.

This week I got a CD to listen to and review. That review will be posted this week. (Sorry for the poor quality of the picture but it was taken with my cell phone. I thought I had take a picture before I downloaded my camera but I see I didn’t.)

The books I got to review are:
-Peace Love and Cupcakes by Sheryl and Carrie Berk (book 1 The Cupcake Club) [Thanks Sourcebooks]
-Play These Fames by Heather Swain [Thanks Penguin USA]
-Wish You Were Here by Beth K. Vogt (this is a second copy) [Thanks Simon & Schuster USA]
-Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer (RD June 2012) [Thanks Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me this. Super excited]
-Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink [Thanks penguin Canada}]

Misc. Items I got in the mail:

I recently did a review for Eden and for doing it I was compensate with a gift card so I finally used it and bought some dry shampoos. The middle one is my Principessa Beauty notte breeze for darker shades and the two cake ones are Satin Sugar hair and body refreshing powder(darker shades) and satin sugar glistening dry shampoo and body powder.

I recieved a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card from Mom Central Canada for taking part in a Advertising Test Survey. Looking forward to spending this very soon.

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  1. You had a fantastic week! I know Michael will love the Wimpy Kid books – they’re great fun! I hope to read the Jodi Picoult YA book soon.

  2. That bookmark is too cute – I have always loved owls, wise looking animals in general.

  3. You did so well this week. The Cupcake book looks so cute, if you like it, can I borrow it?

  4. You certainly have a stack of items in your mailbox this week.

  5. Hi! I’m going to have to start looking into The Diary of a Wimpy kid series. I see them everywhere and my son is reading now. I agree the the cover of The Selection is beautiful. I haven’t seen it in person though. A cover can make or break a book for me. Enjoy your reading!

    I am following you!

  6. WOW! You had an amazing book week. I loved The Near Witch! I hope you enjoy all your reads:)

  7. Kathy, he is loving the books. He was happy to have his own set instead of borrowing them from the library.

    Jo I love the bookmark too and seeing it I knew i had to have it. Its very cute.

    Tina, sure i can pass it on to you. I am always happy to pass on books to you because you share so much of yours with me.

    Jane thank you. Its a mixed bag of things this week.

    Debbie, thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I actually went and commented on your blog.

    Rebecca, i have been eyeing The Near Witch when I got my gift card I knew I wanted to buy it. It sounds so good.

  8. AHHH Wish You Were Here and Between The Lines!?!?!?! I’m sooo jealous! haha :). Awesome review freebees too hun!!! I’m sure Michael will love his new box set too!!! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts about all these wonderful titles! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by!

  9. You got some great stuff this week. I love the owl bookmark – so cute!

  10. I enjoyed Immortal Rules and hope you do too.
    Happy reading!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  11. Great mailbox! I’ve preordered Between the Lines…can’t wait!

  12. Wow, great book week! Selection is on my wish list. Happy reading!

  13. Lucy, thanks so much for your comments. you had a great week too.

    Diana, I am almost tempted to go back and see if they have any more of the bookmarks.

    Brandileigh I am looking forward to Immortal Rules too and hoping to get to it very soon.

    Laurel, I have been told Between the Lines is really good so I am looking forward to reading it. I love Jodi Picoult’s books.

    Jennifer, I was happy to see The Selection in paperback for some reason I thought it was in hard cover.

  14. How fun to review products to pamper yourself! My daughter loves Wimpy Kids, but in their French school they don’t get the Scholastic pamphlets to order from or I would have loved to buy her the set. I should check it out on their website.

  15. It looks like you had an amazing week (books and product reviews combined). Congrats!

  16. all those wimpy kid books look awesome stacked up like that!! You have so much good stuff going on and that book with the teal dress!! Love that cover!

  17. What a great week and woo hoo for a birthday full of Wimpy Kid, hope he had a good one.

  18. My granddaughter loves the Wimpy Kids books!

  19. Wow, you have done well this week. I agree with Staci about the Wimpy Kid books, there’s something so satisfying about having a big stack with matching spines!

  20. Love the Wimpy Kid books…I have a young lady who’d love them all. Looks like a lot of great goods, sorry the lip balm was not your favorite. Happy reading this week.

  21. Cindy, your mail person got a workout last week! Enjoy all of your new books and stuff.

  22. Nice mailbox. Love all the extra goodies!! Have a great week!!

  23. My son is in his late 20s now but How To Draw Funny looks like a book he’d have bought when he was Michael’s age πŸ™‚

  24. That’s a nice variety of goodies that you received!

  25. The Selection looks like a good book! Enjoy all of your new reads!

  26. Laura, it was like that in the junior school. Michael never came home with an english form so I am very happy he does now and his teacher lets me order from the other forms so its a win win situation for us all.

    Mary, he loves to draw and what better way to spend birthday money.

  27. Great mailbox!!! I’m envious for sure πŸ™‚

  28. My son LOVES the diary of a wimpy kid books!

    The Immortal Rules is BRILLANT!! πŸ™‚ Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  29. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are a great gift. My daughter loves that series. Enjoy your goodies!

  30. Wow, you got some great books and goodies. Enjoy!

  31. Visiting from CBN! Hi πŸ™‚

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