In My Mailbox for January, February, and March 2013

Posted March 24, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 14 Comments

This is something sponsored by The Story Siren.  While it is a weekly event, I wouldn’t say that I get books quite that often, at least not anymore.  For awhile I was probably buying books weekly, but since I’ve cut back on my expenses lately, that is not the same.  Plus it feels silly to talk about books I purchased myself for this, as In My Mailbox seems as if it’s about books that I received from someone else.  So far this year though, I’ve won a couple giveaways, and have received some ARCs in the mail that I want to share.  One of the giveaways was actually won last November, and I didn’t find out about it until I was cleaning out my Facebook “extra” mail about a month or so ago.  Fortunately the blog responsible for the giveaway was nice enough to still have me as the winner and hadn’t picked another winner since I didn’t respond right away.

So, I’ll list that awesome blogger first, Ruth at My Devotional Thoughts gave me the chance to win any book of my choice, and so I chose Rise by Andrea Cremer.

My 2nd book was an e-boook from Angeline at Berds Fly.  I chose Everbound by Brodi Ashton.  I figured since I read the first in the series as an e-galley and didn’t have an actual copy of the first book, and e-book was the way to go!

The next two books I won from a blog I’ve been following for a long time, Jen at The Starry-Eyed Review.  They were both ARCs, one was a book I really wanted, the other may end up as a giveaway since I haven’t read the first one in the series yet.  The first one was 172 Hours on the Moon by John Harstad (the one I was looking forward to) and Invisible Sun (Black Hole Sun #2) by David Macinnis Gill (the one that will probably be available as a giveaway later!)

The last two books I got from the publishers.  I signed up to win them through ads in the Shelf Awareness Newsletter.

Unnatural Creatures (Stories selected by Neil Gaiman) from HarperTeen, and The World’s Strongest Librarian:  A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne from Gotham.

I plan to try to do this meme once a month or at least once every three months like this, it could be a quarterly event on my blog maybe.  Although I know in May I’ll be going to the Scholastic Warehouse sale and probably end up with a ton of books again.  And while I didn’t share in December, I should try to next time I guess.
How about you?  Have you received anything in your mailbox lately?

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14 responses to “In My Mailbox for January, February, and March 2013

  1. Anonymous

    I haven't read anything by Neil Gaiman. Fail. It's not that I don't want to… I just haven't. Haha. Enjoy your books! (:

  2. Anonymous

    I really want to read Everbound, but first I need to read Everneath! 🙂

    Anyway, hope you enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading 🙂

    • Yes, Everneath was so good! I can't wait to read Everbound. But as usual, just because I have a book doesn't always mean it gets read right away. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Anonymous

    I've been meaning to read the Everneath books for sooo long! Enjoy your new books, can't wait to hear what the Neil Gaiman is like

    • Wow, can't believe so many people haven't read Everneath yet! It's so good! Thanks for stopping by, and I think the Neil Gaiman book will be the next book I read.

  4. I really need to read the rest of Andrea Cremer's books. I'm currently reading Everneath, and I really don't know what to think about it. I just need to finish it. Happy reading!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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  5. Everbound was so very good. I can't wait to hear what you think about it. You have such a diverse selection of books this week. Come check out mine as well.


  6. Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman looks really good to me, and I have Rift by Andrea Cremer, but just haven't go to the series yet. Enjoy your books this week!

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