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Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox 9 and Hunger Games Trivia 3

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Well, last week's box might have been quiet, but this week certainly wasn't!

Young adult books
My amazing library came through with a book I've been waiting for:

The Vanishing Game 
by Kate Kae Myers
This counts toward the Debut Authors Challenge. I'm participating in that for the first time and really enjoying it.

Then, I got invited to a charity book sale. I went, but I wasn't all that optimistic. I was picturing dusty old Readers Digest Condensed Books.



But ... it was beyond awesome! They had just about every great book that's come out from January 2011 through Januray 2012.
It was hard to control myself. I must have been carrying around twenty books.I got a couple things that I'd already read to give to friends (Divergent, Shatter Me, etc.)

For me, I got six hardcovers for $20

Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Rivals by Daisy Whitney
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood




Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. (I read it on NetGalley, but loved it so much I wanted it for my Keeper Shelf. Read my review here.)



Life Eternal by Yvonne Woon

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma








Finally, three ARCs:

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Gilt by Katherine Longshore (also a debut author!)

The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson





Whew.  I hope you made it this far, because you have got to enter my Hunger Games trivia giveaway! My friend Shanan from BookAddict and I are joining forces. Win a great swag package in celebration of the movie's release!

Hunger Games Trivia and Giveaway 3


How did Katniss and Prim's father die?

a) he died of blood poisoning
b) he was accidentally shot while hunting
c) he died in jail after being arrested for selling tessera in the black market
d) he was killed in a mine explosion

Remember the question number (3!) and enter here.

Don't forget to answer Shanan's question too!

56 comments:

  1. Awesome mailbox! You got Gilt! So lucky. :) You got some really awesome books from The auction. I need to get Graffiti Moon.

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    1. Yes -- Graffiti Moon is amazing!
      But so was your mailbox this week :)

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  2. 6 hardcovers for $20, that's awesome! The Vanishing Game is on my tbr list as well, can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! And Team Human looks like such a fun read:) Great books Jen!

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  3. Looks like you got some great books! I've had "The Lost Code" on my TBR list for a few months now. Really looking forward to that one!

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    1. I'm reading April ARCs now. Must. Read. Faster.

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  4. That's a great deal! I really want to read Born Wicked ... and I got Fever in the mail this week. Can't wait to dive in!

    Happy reading! :)

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    1. I've heard really good things about Born Wicked, so I am excited!

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  5. I am so jealous!! I want to find that book sale!!

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's once a year, so if you want to fly out next year, just let me know. It was amazing!!!!!!

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  6. Wow... a charity book sale with NEW RELEASES!!!! seriously, where you live is awesome with books.

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    1. I don't know, Texas seems like a pretty good place for book lovers to be too.
      But you don't have to worry, since you win so many books!
      Happy Blogoversary, btw!!!

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  7. crap. i was about to answer this question 3 when i realized i answered question 2 around midnight of today. lame. now i have to wait 24 hours to do it.

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  8. enjoy The Vanishing Games! The ending totally screwed with my mind. Also, love that you got a whole bunch of great books at the charity book sale! So lovely.

    my IMM.

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  9. I really want to read Graffiti Moon. It looks amazing! Great list of books this week!

    Here is mine http://readingitall.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-3.html

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    1. You got a lot of great stuff too!
      Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  10. Awesome, Awesome books this week. I am dying to read The Vanishing Game. I have to order that one soon.

    Happy Reading!

    Mary
    http://sweepingme.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-24-lazy-addition/

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    1. It certainly had a surprise ending.
      Thanks for stopping in!

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  11. The Vanishing Game looks really good. I hope you enjoy the rest of the awesome books you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-24-winner.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  12. AHHH! Gilt! hahaha 6 books for $20 is incredible!!! And hardcovers too. Thats AMAZING!!! I'd have gone nuts! hehe I can actually afford those prices hehe Great haul this wk! :)

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    1. I know. I was so excited, I can't even tell you. All the good stuff was YA and most of the people shopping had no idea how good it was. So happy I can tell you guys and you understand :)

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  13. Great mailbox! You found some awesome steals this week!! (I did too!) The Vanishing Game is on my TBR list. I hope you like it! Happy reading!

    Check out my IMM for the week: http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-226-33.html

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    1. Wow -- you buy even more books than I do!
      Thanks for making me feel less guilty :)

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  14. Great haul! I loved Graffiti Moon and I have been wanting to read Imaginary Girls forever. I also want to read Fever sometime and Born Wicked seems to be eveery where. It was peaked my curiosity.
    My IMM

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  15. You're so lucky that you got all those books for 20 dollars! I really want to read Fever and Born Wicked! The rest of the books look great, too. I wish that my town did more book sales, but my town in general is about as enthusiastic about books as a five-year-old would be about vegetables. I'm pretty sure I have enough excitement about books for half the town. ;)

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    1. Oh, that is sad to hear! What would we do without other book lovers to talk to??

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  16. I loved Born Wicked! I want to read Fever one day. And The Vanishing Game sounds interesting. Great haul this week!

    My IMM

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    1. Very excited about Born Wicked. I've heard a lot of good things about it.

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  17. I've had Vanishing Game since it came out but haven't gotten to it yet but I've heard really good things about it. That's a really good haul for $20, especially hardcover!

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    1. Vanishing Game was interesting. The end was a HUGE twist. And no cliffhanger!

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  18. That is so fabulous! I love getting new books to read - it totally makes my day! I'm looking forward to your reviews when you've read them.

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  19. I go to my local charity book sale each year too. Sometimes you get lucky.

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    1. I know -- sometimes it's nothing special, but other times it's SO exciting.

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  20. I got Fever today at the library. I'm going to start reading it soon after I finish reading Wings of the Wicked.

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    1. Are you enjoying Wings of the Wicked? I thought that book really upped the stakes and kept me interested!

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    2. I finished it! Overall, I did enjoy it but I thought the parts where Ellie was trying to have a normal life was a bit slow. The ending took my breath away. I mean WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO WILL?!?!? I am looking forward to reading the final book because things are getting complicated and Ellie needs the Gabriel part of her more than ever now.

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  21. Wow, that was some awesome charity sale!! You scored bigtime!! Enjoy all the lovely books!

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  22. OMG, Fever! I read and loved it some much! Graffiti Moon..Born Wicked..Imaginary Girls...*faints*
    Great haul Jen, so jelousy for the charity book sale* looks around for something similar*
    http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-24.html

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    1. I'm really looking forward to Fever.
      You got some amazing books this week too!!

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  23. TAG! You are IT!

    http://juliababyjenreadingroom.blogspot.com/2012/03/book-tag.html

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    1. You are so kind -- I'm going to come say thanks on your blog and link to my two tag posts!

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  24. Awesome haul!! I never find anything that great when I'm hunting for used books. Though truthfully, I don't go hunting for used books as often as maybe I should. Still, great prices! Happy reading, friend! <3

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  25. Awesome. Mailbox. I mean, 6 harcovers for $20!?! Wow. I so wish I could have attended! But then again, I might end up buying everything, so yeah... :P Great books! It looks like you got almost all the books I've been drooling over!

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  26. I definitely need to read Born Wicked. That book just sounds so awesome. I have only read a few books with witches but I am sure I will love this one.

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  27. Wow 50 comments.. seriously, what's your secret? lol

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    1. Must be my sparkling personality. Though half of them are me commenting back :)

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    2. even if half are your comments, people still comment back afterwards.. u have some loyal readers :)

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  28. Awesome haul! Sounds like my kind of charity book sale!!! FYI, I'm going to be co-hosting/participating in a read-along of Wither and Fever that starts in the middle of the month. If you can hold off on reading Fever for that long, you should totally participate! Participants can read one or both, and there will be a giveaway at the end (most likely a gift card). I'll be posting more info on my site soon!

    And sorry I'm just now getting round to your IMM - I had a pretty busy weekend!

    My IMM

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    1. Oooh. I read Wither over the summer. Tempted to skim that first. I'm hopping over to your blog to check it out!

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    2. I don't have any info up on my blog yet, but I'm hoping to have a little teaser post up soon!

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