Saturday, April 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (14)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. It is a weekly meme that shows all the books received for review, bought, borrowed, won and gifted to the blogger and it encourages bloggers to interact.

I had a good book week. I went to the Post Office to pick up 10 parcels and then…there were other books too. I got bookmarks…in which my blurb is used!! (at the bottom)

For Review:

Angel Creek by Sally Rippin (paperback), from Text Publishing
The Family That Wasn’t by Gene Twaronite (paperback), from Gene Twaronite
The Blending Time by Michael Kinch (signed paperback), from Michael Kinch
Lemniscate by Jennifer Murgia (signed paperback) and an Angel Star 2011 Calendar, from Jennifer Murgia
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines (ARC), from Roaring Brook Press
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (signed ARC), from Tara Hudson
Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess (ARC), from MTV
The Guardian by C.J. Gosling (signed paperback), from C.J. Gosling
The Survivors by Amanda Havard (hardcover), from Chafie Press

Ebooks for Review from authors/publishers :

Between by Cyndi Tefft

Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe

Angel's Fury by Byrony Pearce


City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, from my lovely mom! (finished – review to come!)


magnets and other swag from Jennifer Laurens

and...the big news (for me)

Last year, I was very fortunate to get an advanced bound manuscript of The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton...I wrote this blurb for her debut:

And now…it is used in these bookmarks and there's a note from Kiki Hamilton! Behold…

This is the first time my blurb was ever used. Heck, this is the first time I was even asked for a blurb! What do you guys think? Aren’t they cute? 

Thank you to everyone - Chafie Press, Text Publishing, Sally, Amanda, Michael, Gene, Jennifer, Brian, Cyndi, Kathryn, Roaring Brook Press, Jo, Egmont UK, Tara, Laura, C.J., my mom, Jennifer and Kiki Hamilton!

Until next time! What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. I am so proud of you anak (translated: child)! Continue doing what you do best. :-) Enjoy!

  2. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them all! You can see what I got in my mailbox here.

  3. *waves at Precious' mom* Hello po! Ang galing, Precious! Your mom left a comment on your blog! I don't think my mom can do that. :)

    Awesome haul this week! *eyeing Precious' copy of Hereafter and The Girl Is Murder*

  4. I'm currently reading Hereafter right now and it's interesting. Enjoy your books, you've received some great ones!

  5. Lots of books!! Happy reading!

  6. That cover for Angel's Fury is stunning!

    Congrats on your review blurb being published on those bookmarks. That's really awesome :)

  7. YAY!!! I'm so happy for you! The bookmarks are gorgeous (made even more so by your fabulous blurb). That is so cool and now I just HAVE to read The Faerie Ring, it sounds amazing! <3

    Fantastic book haul! Can't wait to read all your reviews, especially Hereafter!

  8. I'm reading Hereafter right now and I'm loving it! I'm jealous you have a signed copy :P

  9. I loved Hereafter! Really, really, really loved it!

  10. Wow, what a mailbox! And congrats on the blurb!

    Here is my IMM:
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  11. So many new books :) Hope you enjoy them.

    Such a cute little teddy :D

    I love the cover of The Guardian, and The Survivors looks so creepy and intriguing.

  12. Congratulations on your blurb being published! That's so awesome. :)
    And you also got so many great books.


  13. Wow!! What a great IMM!! I just finished Hereafter, and I Loved it! Congrats on having your blurb used for The Faerie Ring! How awesome is that??? :) Enjoy all your awesome books!

  14. Wow! You've got CoFA already! That's so cool! I look forward on your review ;) You've got really AWESOME books for this week, I hope you enjoy them & congrats on your blurb! You totally deserve it, girl!

  15. Thats awesome! I bet you'll treasure those bookmarks. I'm reading COFA right now and almost done. Well hope you enjoy the books you got :)

  16. Ohh, great books and l so want to read Hereafter!!
    Congrats on your blurb being on the bookmark .. how exciting!!

  17. Wow that's so so great congrats on your blurb! And awesome books this week too.
    Happy reading.

  18. Fab set! Love the C. Clare book and all the Fairie Ring swag.
    My IMM
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  19. A great pile of books! They all look fab. I LOVED City of Fallen Angels and New follower btw :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  20. OMG I'm so jealous of your mom! My mom doesn't want me blogging and I am only in HIGH SCHOOL! College is 100x toxic than high school, right? My sister said so. I wonder what other kinds of my past time would my mom forbid me from once I get to college.

    Anyway! That is so awesome. I received a bunch of bookmarks from Kiki but not the ones with your blurb. :( Anywoo, *thumbs up* Congrats, Precious!

  21. Congrats on your great mailbox and that totally awesome blurb!! They were smart to use that blurb too because you've really increased my excitement for that book. :)