The Mailbox Post (March 26th-April 1st)

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?

I am so happy that the weekend is finally here and for once its a non hockey weekend.Although at the time of writing this Michael is at a hockey practice. His last 7am practice. It will be nice not to have to run from one of the city to the other.

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.

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.

The host for March was the awesome blogger  Anna from Diary of an Eccentric.

Another host for In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren.

Be sure to check out the above blogs to see what they and others got in their mailboxes this past week.

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.

This week I have a vlog because I got a ton of great books this past week. So please sit back and enjoy. Following the vlog there will ebe photos for those that don’t like to watch vlogs or are unable to watch them.

Here are the photos. Everything shown here was include in the vlog.

This week I got a bunch of freebies in the mail.
-295 ml bottle of Vaseline Aloe Fresh
-Givenchy eau de toilette
-Rebelle by Rihanna
-BB Cream by Garnier
-Crabtree & Evelyn avocado oil body lotion
-Biore combination cleanser
-Emergen-C vitamin Drink

Books for review:

-Burning Emerald by Jaime Reed (bk 2 in series)
-Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep (bk 2 in series)
-The Warrior Sheep Down Under (bk 3 in series)Christine & Christopher Russell
-The Secret Me book by Rachel Kempster & Meg Leder
-TeenBoat by Dave Roman & John Green
-Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers

Books Bought:
-JoJo the Giant by Jane Barclay
-Into the Darkness by V.C Andrews
-Sins of the son by Linda Poitevin
-My big Fat Supernatural Wedding
-Vampires The Recent Undead
-The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June by Robin Benway
-Blood Red Road by Moira Young
-Dreamsleeves by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
-Bruise by Neal Shusterman
-The 39 clues The dead of night book 3 Cahills vs Vespers by Peter Lerangis

Not Shown:
Pokemon Black and White Vol 6

I met up with Tina from the blog Bookshipper for breakfast last week and she gave me:

-The Rock Star in seat 3A by Jill Kargman
-Smart girls get what they want by Sarah Strohmeyer

People mentioned in the vlog were:
Tina (Bookshipper)
Lucy (Moonlight Gleam)
Heidi (Ya Bibliophile

So this is what I got this past week, what about you?

Please note that I tend to post my Mailbox Monday posts on a weekend and the linky is valid for the whole  week. So please share what you got last week in the mail.

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The Mailbox Post of Epic Proportioness

Can you believe its time for another IMM post. Where is the time going and we are already into March.

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.

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.

The host for February was DC Metro Reader. I linked to DC because technically I would consider it her week. The host for March is an awesome blogger that I follow Anna from Diary of an Eccentric.

Another host for In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren.

Be sure to check out the above blogs to see what they and others got in their mailboxes this past week.

This week was a crazy week in books and if you watch the vlog you will see why. After seeing the vlog you will see why I had to do a vlog this week.

Books for Review:
-Losing Clementime by Ashley Ream. I will be on the blog tour for this March 18th
-Nadia Knows Best by Jill Mansell ARC May 2012
-West of Wawa by Lisa De Nikolits. I am on a blog tour for this March 30th

Thanks to the reps and publishing houses for sending me these and for allowing me to be a blog tours for them.

Books Bought: (for Michael)
-Origami on the Go by Margaret Van Sicklen
-Pokemon Black and White Volume 5
-Eve of the Emperor Penguin Magic Tree House series # 40
-Magic Tree House FAct Tracker # 18 Penguins and Antarctica
-Dolphins at Daybreak Magic Tree House series #9
-Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #9 Dolphins and Sharks
-Magic Tree House Games and Puzzles

Books Bought from Scholastic Book Club:
-Hockey Trivia for kids volume 1-2-3 (this came as a set with a huge hockey puck)
-Geronimo Stilton The Weird Book Machine Book #9 in the graphic novel series
-Phineas and Ferb series Journey to Mars
-Bad Kitty for president by Nick Bruel

(for me)
-Ashes,Ashes by Jo Treggiari (this was in paperback $5.99)
-Plain Kate by Erin Bow (this was in paperback$4.99)
-Girl Stolen by April Henry (this was in paperback $4.99)
-Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (this was in paperback as well $9.99)

Gifted to me:
-Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
-Torn by Amanda Hocking (book 2 in the series)
-So Shelly Ty Roth

Then on Friday I got to meet up with Tina from the blog Bookshipper for breakfast and she had a bunch of books for me so thank you Tina for those. They were:
-Various Positions by Martha Schabas (Janury 2012)
-Hunted by Chery Rainfield
-Faking Faith by Josie Bloss
-The Downside of Being Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez (June 2012)
-Awkward by Marni Bates
-The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin (August 2012)
-My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend (June 2012)
-Ditched a love story by Robin Mellow (January 2012)
-The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson (April 2012)
-Choke by Diana Lopez (July 2012)
-Lovetorn by Kavia Daswani (January 2012)

This week I got a surprise in the mail that I wasn’t expecting until at least next week and I was so excited to get in on Friday. If you are a friend of mine in real life or on facebook you will know of the problems I have been having with my Kobo.

If not then I will tell you. Last year when I met up with the local Montreal book bloggers for the first time we went to Chapters and I was looking at the new Kobos and this really nice employee came over and was talking to me and I was telling him about the issues/problems I have encountered with my kobo which at the time was only a year old but of course past the warrently stage and he told me he knew of several customers having the same issue and to contact Kobo.

For me it was a slow start up, (its only been used perhaps two dozen times, the only books I have on it were the ones it came with and perhaps a few ARCs) I also found it seemed to take forever to charge and turning the pages seemed to take forever.

When I called the first time we did a factory reset and it still didn’t improve anything so she ended up putting me to a level tier 2 support problem well sadly a month went by with no response so I emailed them in regards to that and still nothing. Finally making a comment on their facebook page resulted in contact only to have the issue replied to was an old magazine subscription problem I had in 2010 of course that meant another call and this point I was rather annoyed because they told me to resend the email which I did with a request from Kobo to send all kinds of info and photos to them. Well the ended with a reply that was basically sorry your not under warrenty you will need to buy a new one.  Which I did reply to with a yea I will be buying a new ereader. A kindle!

Thankfully a blogging friend of mine,  had an issue recently with Kobo and had to call and thankfully she was telling the guy several people had issues with Kobo and he was gracious enough to look into our problems so long story short my problem was resolved rather quickly and I got a new WiFi Kobo.

I will probably do a product review on it this week. I just want to read the booklet I got before I do anything.

I hope you had a good week and I will see you all again next week. Happy reading everyone.

copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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The Mailbox post

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.

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.

The host for February is DC Metro Reader.

Another host for In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren.

Be sure to check out the above blogs to see what they and others got in their mailboxes this past week.

Can you believe that we are already into February? I found that the month of January literally flew by.

So this past week was a pretty big book week and I am thinking that next week will be a big week as well although I am not sure.

Egalley for review:
-I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (RD FEb 14th/12)

Books Bought from Scholastic order forms:
-Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
-Witch & Wizard Series: The Fire (bk 3) by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski
– Empty by Suzanne Weyn
-The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
-Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (RD April 2012)
-39 clues Cahill vs Vespers (book 2) A kings Ransom by Jude Watson
-Phineas and Ferb Science lab
– Penguins
-Creepella Van Cacklefur Ghost Pirate Treasure book 3

For Review:
-A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont (RD April 2012)
-Bloodman by Robert Pobi (RD March 2012)

Won:
-The Jane Austin companion to life

Gifted:
-Our 25th anniversary cookbook
Thanks Donna at BooksBound

Borrowed:
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer

So this is what I got in my mailbox this past week, I hope you all had a good week.

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The Mailbox Post

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.

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.
The host for January is Alyce from At Home With Books.

Another host for In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren.

Be sure to check out the above blogs to see what they and others got in their mailboxes this past week.

I will be doing a vlog this week because I got a lot of books to show you guys and I will also be including some pictures as well. Enjoy.

Bloggers and an author mentioned in the vlog: (Thanks for the Christmas cards & swag)
-Kathy at Bermudaonion
-Heidi at Ya Bibliophile
-Lucy at Moonlight Gleam
-Lori Pescatore author of Human Blend and Earth Blend

Thank you for the cards and swag. If you haven’t checked out their blogs you should.

Book for Review:
-Canal House Cooking Vol 7 by Melissa Hamilton & Christopher Hirsheimer. The RD is January 17th, 2012

Christmas book haul:
-The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
-Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (first book in the Goblin Wars series)
-Twisted by Gena Showalter (book 3 in the Intertwined series)
-Angel Burn by L.A Weatherly
-Vanish by Sophie Jordan (book 2 in the firelight series)

Book Closeout Canada order:
-Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani (2nd book in series)$18.99 on sale for $2.99
-Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (book 1 paperback) $11.99 on sale for $1.99
-Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (book 1 hardcover) $23.99 on sale for$2.99
-Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon (book 2 hardcover) $19.99 on sale for $3.49
-The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith $19.99 on sale $3.49
-Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers $10.99 on sale for 2.49
-Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz (book 5) $16.99 on sale for $3.49
-Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz (book 7) $16.99 on sale for $2.49

I spent $23.42 before shipping. ($34.24 total) and had I bought these when I wanted them in the store it would have cost me $125.92 and that is with my chapters discount card and not including taxes so I think I did pretty good and they were all books I have had on my wish list.

This is what came to my mailbox this week, what about you? Have you read any of the above?

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The Mailbox Post

I have to send out a huge thank you to  Marcia from Mailbox Monday and from A Girl and her Books for coming up with Mail Box Monday. This past year Marcia put Mailbox Monday on a blog tour and for the month of November Marcia is the host so be sure to go and check out her blogs.

Another blogger who hosts In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren.

This past week has flown by with alot of fun and excitement. I got to meet Melissa de la Cruz and she was so much fun and hang out with Lucy from Moonlight Gleam.

Sorry there won’t be any photos this week but there is a vlog which I hope you will watch.

Bought Books:
-Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (book 1 in the Blue Blood Series)
-Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz (book 5 in the Blue Blood Series)
-First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci (this insn’t pictured in the vlog)
-Cinderella Cleaners/Swan Fake by Maya Gold (book 6 in the Cinderella Cleaners series)
-Animal Ark (this isn’t include because I already passed the book onto a girl at my son’s bus stop

Books for Review:
-Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan RD June 2012
-Belles by Jen Calonita RD April 2012
-Revived by Cat Patrick RD May 2012
-I hunt Killers by Barry Lyga RD April 2012
-A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger RD June 2012
-Living Violet by Jaime Reed RD January 2012 plus some swag.

This is what I found in my mailbox. I hope you all had a good week. Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends.

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The Mailbox Post

Its hard to believe its that time of the week again when you get to take a sneak peek into my mailbox.

I have to apologize for falling behind in my blog posting and not updating more. I actually have stuff done its just a matter of formating it and posting it. Hoping to get to it over the weekend and the next few days. So I hope no one will mind getting bombarded with too many updates over the next few days.

Before I get to the vlog, pictures (for those that don’t like to watch vlogs) and write up I have to send out a huge thank you to: Marcia from Mailbox Monday and from A Girl and her Books for coming up with Mail Box Monday. This past year Marcia put Mailbox Monday on a blog tour and for the month of November Marcia is the host so be sure to go and check out her blogs.

Another blogger who hosts In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren .


Books I got for Review:
-The Cats in the Doll Shop by yona Zeldis McDough illustrated by Heather Maione
-The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love by Robert Manni
-Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
-Fever by Lauren DeStefano (book 2 in the Chemical Garden Series)

Won from Lucy at Moonlight Gleams Bookshelf :
-My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody

Other bookish swag:
-Blog Tour VIP badge for The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

I hope everyone has a good week and happy reading everyone.
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The Mailbox Post & Books Bought

Is it already that time of the week again? The week has just flown by.

This is my 11th vlog and my 123 post.

I didn’t get to mention the hosts of this weekly meme in my vlog so I will mention it here. The host for In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren and Mailbox Monday was orginally hosted by Marcia from A Girl and her Books and then she decided to put Mailbox Monday on a blog tour so this month’s host is Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit. So be sure to check out there blogs.

Product Review:
Lovable Labels  kit. Check back this upcoming week for my review.

Event Kit:
-Geronimo Stilton (temp tattoos, activity booklet)

The following came unsolicated:
-The Time We All Went Marching by Arley McNeney*
-Mnemonic a book of trees by  Theresa Kishkan*
-Simply Fresh: Casual dining at home by Jeff Morgan
-The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
-Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick (this was a win)

Blog Tour:
-The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (My date for my part is November 25th)

Books Bought at this cute bookstore in Stowe, Vermont.
I found a You Are Here book mark at the local library (they had a booksale going on and I didn’t buy anything) and I bought the one Got Books? at that above bookstore.

-Demon Songs by Cat Adams
-Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

So this is what I got in my mailbox, what about you?

If you are interested in reading and reviewing for me The Time We All Went Marching by Arley McNeney and/or Mnemonic a book of trees by  Theresa Kishkan please let me know and I would be willing to mail them to you in exchange for a review. You can contact me in the comments and I will contact you so please leave an email address.

copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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