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Saturday, February 19, 2011

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren (and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie) to showcase any books that I have received for review, bought, borrowed, or won to read.

Midterms. Ugh. Finally over. I'm exhausted. Hope things have been going well in the book blogosphere in my absence. Let's get to the books I've accumulated over the past few weeks. It's possible I've forgotten something though... I don't think my mind's all there quite yet.

by Lauren DeStefano
Received for Review from Simon and Schuster Canada

Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada!
I was so surprised to receive this in the mail. I've actually already won a preorder of this book so you know what that means, right? Yup, another giveaway. Or a trade if anyone's interested. Let me know!

by Julia Karr
Won from Logan E. Turner

Thanks Logan!
I've heard mixed things about this one but because I just can't seem to get enough of dystopians lately, I'm really looking forward to reading it! From what I've read from various reviews, Nina seems like a pretty kick-ass character so I'm looking forward to meeting her!

The Mockingbirds
by Daisy Whitney
Won from Daisy Whitney and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

Thanks Daisy and Kathy!
I won this from the Best I've Read 2010 Event. I really can't believe it because so many people entered those giveaways. I'm not really sure what to make of the concept of this book yet... though who am I to judge when I've never actually been in a situation like this myself?

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Won in a promotion contest from Random Buzzers

Thanks Lauren from Random House!
I didn't notice that this contest was apparently only for Americans but when I told them I was Canadian and promised to review this book on my blog they made an exception for me which was super nice of them! I have never read a Cohn and Levithan collab book before but they all sound super cute so I'm excited for this one!

by Holly Cupala
Borrowed from the library

I downloaded the free audiobook podcast of this book from iTunes a while ago but I also wanted to read certain sections directly from the book as well... I'm almost done with this one, enjoying it so far, so I'll post a review on it soon! I definitely recommend downloading it from iTunes while you still can.

Well, I have a ton of catching up and commenting to do from the week that I've been away. Thanks everyone for being so patient with me!


  1. You've only received books that I want to read !! I really can't wait to read Wither !! I hope you'll enjoy them and I look forward to read our reviews ;)

  2. I got Wither last week, and hopefully I will start in the next few days XD

  3. l didn't even know about Podcasts from itunes! Getting Tell Me A Secret now. Thank you!
    Enjoy your books =)

  4. One of the best hauls I have seen so far. Haha! Wither's book cover looks amazing. This book needs to be on my bookshelf.

    -Happy Reading. My IMM Vlog is up if you wanna stop by :D

  5. Aylee!!! So glad you are back! Congrats on making it through midterms, too. Gray haul and can't wait to see your reviews! Missed you!!!

  6. Stupid iPhone autocorrect! I meant "great" haul. :)

  7. Dash & Lily is a cute one and I've heard great things about Wither.

  8. Wow! Lots of contest wins. That's super cool. I have a READERS CIRCLE discussion post on XVI When your are finished hope you'll stop buy and join us.

  9. I'm reading Wither right now and am really enjoying it! Happy Reading :)

  10. Congrats on your wins Aylee! I finished Wither recently and really liked it, it was different from any of the YA I've read recently and I loved that about it. XVI I enjoyed, the world is completely disturbing but so fascinating because of it. The romance was lacking a bit for me, but I look forward to seeing what you think!

  11. All of those are on my TBR list.
    I am so jealous you got Wither! I hope you enjoy all of your books :D

  12. Yay, for the end of midterms, I hope they went well. You've got a great haul. I want to read XVI so badly. I look forward to seeing what you think.

  13. Great adds! I have Wither too, but didn't get to read it yet :)

    Splash of our Worlds: My Mailbox

  14. You got all the great books! I'm happy for you aylee! :D and kind of jealous as well! Do enjoy them! I can't wait to read your reviews on them. :D

  15. Can't wait to see what you think of Wither and XVI. :0)

  16. Ooh I am so looking forward to Wither. Hope you enjoy it. XVI is one I've had on my shelf for a few weeks but haven't managed to get to. Sounds good though. Great book week for you. Hope you have fun reading them all!

  17. I'm a little jealous over how many books you won this past week! I wish my luck was only half as good on winning contests

  18. Nice wins! As for XVI, I'm one of the ones that didn't care for it. I look forward to your review on that one and Wither. The Mockingbirds is on my TBR shelf. Like you, I've never been in the situation posed in the book either. But I enjoy reading an author's take on it. Here's my IMM. Happy reading!

  19. Great mailbox!

    I've been wanting to read The Mockingbirds, and I can't wait to hear what you think of it! It seems like such an intense novel, but expresses a real situation. Glad you're back!

  20. Wow. I can't wait to read Wither. I hope you LOVE it!! You can find my IMM here if you'd like ;) http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

  21. I'm looking forward to reading Wither too!

    Oh and I love the name of your blog. :)

  22. Lucky you.. I am curious on Wither and XVI
    Looking forward to your reviews :)

  23. oh looks like you have some books aylee.

  24. You're gonna LOVE Wither! (I hope!) I loved it!

  25. Awesome mailbox! I've got all of them either in my TBR pile or on my wishlist. I just need to find the time to read them!

  26. Brilliant week! Wither looks amazing.
    Wait a mo, you found a X? I couldn't find one anywhere! ;)
    Thanks for your comments, and I'll tell William what you said. Hopefully, there will be more coming: he loved doing a review!
    I think my library was just getting rid of some old books but it doesn't really happen all that often. I probably should have showed a little more self control though!
    Happy reading!

  27. That is what I call a mailbox full of awesome!

    Aylee, I'm curious to see what you will think of Wither and XVI.

    And I was so excited when I won Dash & Lily's Book of Dares a while back, too.

    Enjoy, eh?

  28. Thanks for the info on the free audiobook podcast! :) I'm looking forward to your reviews - especially of what you think of XVI since I've been on the fence about reading it.

    Glad you made it through midterms! Happy reading. :)

  29. Go you with all your contest wins! Seems like a pretty good way to celebrate the end of midterms :)

  30. I love your new blog design!! Congrats on surviving midterms =) I can't wait until mine are over. Blarghhh.

    You've racked up some great reads lately! I've heard XVI is awesome, and Dash & Lily sounds so cute! I hope you enjoy!