3 April 2010

In My Mailbox #37 aka My mind is blown!

I've had an amaaaaazing awesome fantastic etc book week - check it out!


Yeah, I knoooow, I start happydancing just looking at that, but now let me break it down for you a little.

TRADED
The person responsible for making me The Happiest Girl on the Planet (that's how I felt when opened this package) is the amazing KRISTI from The Story Siren, who is also the host of IMM every week! So you must be thinking, "Giiirl, what did you trade *this* for, a million dollars or something?!" Surprisingly, no, just for a couple of random books!
Here's what happened: Kristi had an extra copy of The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway (which I've been DYING to read since Audrey, Wait! was amazing) and so I asked her if she'd be willing to trade it for pretty much anything (I offered my soul/kidney/family), but the silly girl just mentioned a couple of books she liked, ha! So not only did she send me April, May & June (!!!), but she also included her ARC of The Girl with Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron (which I've also been wanting to read) and a whooole bunch of amazing swag and a lovely handwritten card! No, seriously, how awesome is this?! I know, I know, I'm still squeeeeeeing! It was incredibly nice of Kristi to do something like this and I feel like I've won the book jackpot! :D So for the hundreth time, THANK YOU SO MUCH, KRISTI!

FOR REVIEW & WON

I loved Abby McDonald's previous two books (The Popularity Rules & Life Swap/Sophmore Switch) so I was very excited to get a copy of her newest YA novel for review from Candlewick Press - it's called BOYS, BEARS AND A SERIOUS PAIR OF HIKING BOOTS and it's out on April 13th!
From Penguin UK, I got a copy of SCANDALOUS by Martel Maxwell - this is her debut novel and it sounds fab, just my kind of thing! It comes out on April 15th!
A couple of weeks ago I won a copy of VERY VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani on NOVELICIOUS (great site) and the book finally arrived, yay! Isn't it pretty? :)

BOUGHT

KATY CARTER WANTS A HERO by Ruth Saberton - This sounds great, pre-ordered it months ago and it finally arrived!
THE CALIFORNIA CLUB by Belinda Jones - I've never read anything by this author and apparently that's almost a crime if you're a chicklit fan so I thought I'd buy one of her books to see what the fuss is about and if she's really as great as she's rumoured to be! ;)
THE TRUE NAOMI STORY by A. M. Goldsher - I bought this one last weekend when I was in Sardinia. I was already holding three (overpriced) books in my hands, but I resisted the other two (for the time being, will deffo order them asap) and just bought this because it sounded cute.
THE NOT-SO-SECRET DIARY OF A CITY GIRL by Allie Spencer - Another goooorgeous Little Black Dress Book, yay!
THE DEBUTANTE by Kathleen Tessaro - I came across this book a few weeks ago and pre-ordered it immediately as it sounds absolutely fantastic, I'm really intrigued by the premise!
THE FOOL'S GIRL by Celia Rees - I loved Witch Child and Sorceress by this author so I couldn't resist her newest work, I've heard great things about it!
DREAMING OF AMELIA by Jaclyn Moriarty - Pre-ordered this one a while ago as I thought the plot sounded quite intriguing!
A HOLLYWOOD ENDING by Robyn Sisman - I fell in love with the hardback cover (the paperback one is horrible, ew) and I just had to have this book, it sounds so cute!

So yeah, that's it from me, phew!
Can't wait to see what everyone else got! :)

42 comments:

Rhiana said...

Wow, so many fab books! I finished The Fool's Girl last week (review coming next week) and I loved it! Witch Child is still my favourite, but I did really enjoy this one.

I think I'm going to order myself Katy Carter next week too, and Dreaming of Amelia's another on my wishlist. Enjoy!

Chloe said...

Lots of fab books :) I think you'll enjoy Scandalous, I loved it! I, however, HATED Robyn Sisman's book with a passion, was so disappointed by it, hopefully you'll like it though! I'm looking forward to Ruth Saberton's book after Leah raved about it so much :) Great week! :) x

Novelicious said...

Wow! Gorgeous selection of books. The California Club is excellent :)

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Wow, dazzling collection for a single IMM, congrats!! I can understand your joy :-D

I haven't read anything by Belinda Jones either yet, so please tell me how you like her. I've got On the Way to Mr. Right on my TBR pile, which not only sounds a very fun read, but I discovered is a true story of Belinda and her BFF!

I fell in love with the cover of Very Valentine, gorgeous, sophisticated and se feminine, love it!
The Fool's Girl looks intriguing too and I'd love to read A Hollywood Ending, seems like a nice romantic comfort read-kinda novel :-)

So have yourself a wonderful Easter weekend and happy reading (or just gazing at your fantastic new books)!

:-) Stella

Shweta said...

No, I am absolutely not looking at your IMMs again, Ever ! You made go soo green with jealousy LOL Just start posting reviews soon and once you are done send them all to me :)

Have fun reading :)

Lauren said...

That really is an amazing week. I'm desperate to read The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June too. I've also heard wonderful things about that Jaclyn Moriarty book. Hope you enjoy! :)

Maria the Bookworm said...

Awesome books and swag! You're so lucky! Enjoy your books :D

Shan said...

Wow, my to read list just grew by a whole lot! Scandalous sounds great!

Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...

JACK POT!!!! YOU are living in my Chic-lit heaven!!!!!!! I seriously can't wait for your review of Very Valentine! I have been eying it for awhile...

You should start some kind of book swap thingy. I'd totally swap books!

prophecygirl said...

Dude, that is a great week in books! I can't decide which to comment on :)

I can't wait to hear what you think of Boys, Bears... I'm eagerly awaiting my copy from Amazon. Hope you love it!

Rogrady - Book Lover! said...

Wow!
Kristi sounds amazingly nice!
I can't wait to see Dreaming Of Amelia. I saw it in the book shop- and wanted to buy it, but didn't...... it's high on my TBR pile though- so pretty please put up a review for that!
Ria xx

NatalieSap said...

Oh boy, you got me so excited at the mention of a new Robin Benway book - and then I saw that it's not coming out until August! I'm looking forward to your review of this one - the plot summary sounds absolutely wonderful; a sisterhood with magical powers? Yes, please!

Michelle said...

WOW, soo many great books I can't really even pinpoint any because they all look/sound amazing! I hope you enjoy them! :D

Emma said...

i am very, very jealous. so many good books to read...so little time! :)

Emidy said...

Whoa! Too many books! I don't think I've read any of them so I'll be waiting for your reviews. Hope you enjoy!

Emidy
from Une Parole

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Brilliant week - I loved reading all about it! I'm dying to read The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June. Enjoy!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fab fab fab darling! You are a machine :)

Christina T said...

I really enjoyed Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots. Fool's Girl is on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy all your fantastic books!

Ashley said...

Epic IMM indeed. Happy reading!

Cleverly Inked said...

What a week

Aye.Me? said...

WOW! I can see why your mind is blown!!!
I haven't read any of these books, but they all look sooo great! :)

ck.twilighter said...

GEeze!! Wow!! This week is filled with rockin; books!! Impressive!


Enjoy your reads this week and come by my blog:
Chasity @
Lovin' & Livin' Life in the 808

Book Monster said...

Hahaha and I thought I had a good week , look at you. Your the happiest girl alive :)

booksploring said...

Wow! Well done! Must be some kind of record for a IMM lol

LovesSam said...

Fab week!! I seriously loved Audrey Wait and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of April, May and June its not even funny. I'm reading Life Swap at the moment by Abby McDonald, so Boys, Bears and a Serious pair of Hiking Boots looks like so much fun! Happy Reading

Nina said...

Awesome books this week. Dreaming of Amelia is on my tbr list, so I can't wait to read your review. I just adore that cover.


Happy Easter to you.

YA Vampire Books said...

Wow, what an awesome week! Hope you'll enjoy your books!

the story siren said...

ha! so glad to see everything arrived! I guess I should have held out for that kidney! lol!

thank you!

hope you enjoy them!

Artist said...

Wow, great compilation.

Mama Bookworm said...

You had a fabulous book week! Enjoy and Happy Easter!

reederreads said...

Wow - that is a pretty fabulous book grab!!! :)

Miriam said...

Wow you are so so lucky! I mostly buy my review books, but I really love getting post so maybe I'll have to getting trading my organs for a good read, haha. Can't wait to read the reviews.

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Amazing haul this week, girl! I am really looking forward to April, May, June...looks so interesting! Lucky girl, you!

blueicegal said...

great collection you got here, and those pretty bookmarks are to die for *sigh* congrats!

Marie said...

Wow! So many great books! Happy reading!

Lizzy said...

Great haul this week! Swag is always fun, and Dreaming of Amelia looks interesting. Enjoy your books!

Milka said...

Wow, great mailbox, you got a lot of new books this week. :)
Happy reading!

Sa Toya said...

WOW WOW WOW that's all I've got...one hell of an IMM.

Hope they bring you joy...I want a few of them myself :)

Malbebe said...

That's so nice of Kristi from the Story Siren. I always thought she was a great person judging by her blog, and now this confirms it. I hope you like the book I have wanted to read the book too ever since I first read about it.

Lori said...

WOW, you did awesome. I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's mine.

Jenn-ay said...

I'm so jealous!!! You get to read the new Benway book. I absolutely lurrrved Audrey, Wait!

Miss Saberton said...

Hiya! If you email me your address (apologies if you did and I've forgotten) I'll send you a copy of Katy Carter as a give away. It's all gone a bit crazy here and Orion are having to reprint but I do have a couple of copies at home. My email is rsaberton@yahoo.com xx

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