Google+ YA Romantics: In My Mailbox 11

Sunday, March 18, 2012

In My Mailbox 11

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For more info on IMM click here.  In My Mailbox was started as a YA book blog feature by The Story Siren in November 2009. Haul videos are nothing new; fashionistas have been posting them on YouTube since at least 2007.

First off, I was approved for Girl in the Clockwork Collar on Netgalley. Yay! Thank you Harlequin Teen! I am so excited that book two of the series will be in New York! And what a beautiful cover!



I also had a great week of swapping on Goodreads, where
I'm a member of a couple of ARC swap groups.

I was able to swap with Lyndsey for these:

Thumped by Megan McCafferty
and The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting.





and I swapped with Golden Witch and got Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins.




Then I swapped with Ann from the DAC (Debut Authors Challenge) group for Embrace by Jessica Shirvington. You know how I love those Aussie authors!



Thanks guys, you were great to swap with.

Then I picked up an early copy of 7 Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker from my most beloved independent bookstore.


Finally, I have to talk about what was going OUT of my mailbox this week. At the end of February, I held my usual comments contest. Everyone who commented on a (non-giveaway) post gets their name put in the randomizer, one chance per comment. Then I draw names and let the winners pick from my pile of ARCs.

Jess from Jessy's Bookends picked an ARC of the Clockwork Prince. I mailed it the next day. Priority Mail. Then the post office sent her package on an epic journey spanning three states and about six stops. Finally, over two weeks later, her book arrived.

And she couldn't have been nicer about it. I kept emailing her to apologize and she was like, "Don't worry, Jen. It's like the gnome of Amelie. It will make it to me eventually."
Jess, I'm glad it finally showed up. Thanks for being so patient!

It was a great mailbox week for me. What's new with you??

40 comments:

  1. Thumped and Sweet Evil. Let's just say I'm jealous... Great haul this week!

    My IMM

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    1. Well, by leaving that comment you have a chance to win them!!
      Good luck :)

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  2. I cant wait to read Sweet Evil and Thumped!! Enjoy all the awesome books!!

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-36.html

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  3. I need to get to Thumped. I can't believe I haven't read it yet. I'm curious to see what you think!

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  4. Great mailbox Jen. Sweet Evil!!! I requested it from Harper, but they said they didn't have any more. I still need to read Bumped, but Thumped sounds good.

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    1. Looking forward to reading Sweet Evil. Bumped is a really different type of dystopian, but I love Megan McCafferty's stuff!!

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  5. I am so jealous of you right now! LOL

    I hate the post office. Nuff said.

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    1. Sigh. Sometimes the post office drives me crazy!!

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  6. eee, Sweet Evil! <3 I really want to read that one right now. It sounds soooo goood!

    happy reading and enjoy!

    My IMM.

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    1. You have Breath of Eyre -- hope you enjoy it!

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  7. I am really interested to see what you think of the Girl in the Clockwork Collar. I had been so excited to get the first book in the series but I was a little underwhelmed with the story. I hope #2 is better!

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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    1. I am so excited that the story is moving to New York!!

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  8. Great books! I love the cover for The Last Echo.
    Here is my IMM.

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    1. Love the flower covers! Perfect because the main character's name is Violet and she spends time walking in the woods!

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  9. I've really been looking forward to 7 Clues. I hope you enjoy it :]

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    1. Yay -- glad to find another fan. Her first book was really hilarious. I can't wait to read it!

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  10. Ohhh I can't wait to read Sweet Evil and Embrace! They sound awesome. I just barely read The Body Finder a little while ago and can't wait to read Desires of the Dead and The Last Echo. Happy Reading!
    My IMM

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    1. Me too -- I need to read faster. I finished Glimmer today but then got caught up in my internet marathon of Revenge on ABC.com...

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  11. I can't wait to read The Girl in the Clockwork Collar ... I still have to read the first one in that series, but it looks so good that I don't think it'll be a problem. :)

    Happy reading!

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  12. there was a giveaway for the girl with the clockwork collar!! i didn't enter it though...

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    1. I never even saw that giveaway! But I'm not surprised that you did LOL!

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    2. I follow lots of blogs and try to keep it with everyone that has a giveaway hahaha. i don't enter them all but i know they're there.

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    3. You should do a weekly post on the best giveaways!!

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    4. I don't have a real strong opinions on strong giveaways. I just enter them mechanically lol.. Besides, that would generate more competition wouldn't it? ;)

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    5. True, but also maybe more blog traffic.
      Okay, I just wish someone would do it!

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    6. hahahaha i will do it when i feel strongly about it :)

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  13. I'd never heard of The Girl in the Clockwork Collar. I will have to look into that one. I really like the cover.

    I just finished Chopsticks (underwhelming. Sigh) and am starting Ditched, which looks cute. I had this huge haul from the library but actually had to take some things back. This weird thing called life got in the way! Hope to get back to some serious reading soon!

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    1. That's why the library is so great -- if you get busy, you can just take the books back and they aren't sitting there staring reproachfully at you :)

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  14. Sweet Evil! I hear that's awesome! Don't you love swapping? So much fun! I got a pretty awesome haul myself. Check it out if you like!

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    Giselle from BookNerd.ca
    In My Mailbox #20

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    1. I did --you got great stuff this week. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  15. Can you introduce me to some goodreads swap group? I have been looking for some people to swap books with :D

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    1. The swap group I know about on Goodreads is called ARC Swap Group -- if you search in the Groups section, you should find it. I never had great luck with it until recently.

      I'm also a huge fan of Paperback Swap. I've been a member for five years. The main part of the site lets you list books you want and then post books you don't want. But there are also games and forums with more informal swapping.

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  16. EMBRACE is supposed to be very good. I keep tripping over it online. I'd like to know what you think.

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  17. I am so dying to read Sweet Evil and Embrace. Sweet Evil a little bit more because it is coming out on my birthday.

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    1. They're at the top of my pile. I need to read Fever first...

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