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Saturday, June 4, 2011

In My Mailbox (8)

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.

I haven't done an In My Mailbox in three and a half months! I have a lot to get through so let's get to it:

For Review from Simon and Schuster Canada

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (plus buttons and poster)
Possession ARC by Elana Johnson

Huge thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada! They are so good to me. My City of Fallen Angels review went up on the blog a week ago (I loved it!) and my review for Possession should be up on its release day, June 7. There is still time to enter in my Possession ARC Giveaway, by the way.

Bought from The Strand

The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
White Cat by Holly Black
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

It was just INSANE how cheap the books were at The Strand Bookstore in NYC. You would never be able to find prices like that here in Canada. I bought the ten books above at extremely low prices and then seriously had to restrain myself from buying any more. I wouldn't have been able to fit any more in my suitcase on the way home! I am officially on a Book Buying Ban now.

Bought (Not from The Strand)

 Divergent by Veronica Roth
Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl

I also bought Prisoners in the Palace while I was in NYC, but from the Borders bargain bin. I broke down on my Book Buying Ban only a few days after it was put into effect and bought Divergent back at home. But it was worth it (as you can tell from my Divergent review)! And I swear I'm done for the year. I still have my birthday and Christmas left this year if I am dying to get more books, but no more book buying for me.


 Wither by Lauren DeStefano (from 365 Days of Reading)
Signed Across the Universe by Beth Revis (from Looksie Lovitz)
Signed Matched by Ally Condie (from the author)
Signed Breathless Reads swag (bookmarks, poster) (from Looksie Lovitz)
Signed The Faerie Ring swag (bookmarks, postcard) (from Kiki Hamilton)

So, as you can see, I am one lucky S.O.B. I'm thinking I should start buying lottery tickets with the luck I get. I mean, I won two separate, signed by the author, Breathless Reads contests! Yes, I admit I am a contest junkie. I can't thank the hosts of these contests enough! Seriously, you all made day. I hope to continue to give back by hosting at least one giveaway a month. Seeing as how I just passed 500 Followers, I think that would qualify as a good excuse for a giveaway once my Possession ARC Giveaway is over.


I borrowed these first two books in The Millenium Trilogy from my aunt and am reading the first one now. Thanks Auntie! 


  1. OMG you should totally start buying lottery tickets! That's an amazing IMM! Congratulations on all those fabulous wins and great prices!

  2. Wow! That's quite the haul! Do you have room for all those books? Because I'm willing to adopt some if you're a little overwhelmed. :P

  3. Whoa, you got a lot! Great winning week too ;)

    Hope you enjoy each of your new books! :D

  4. I'm a contest junky too. But I think I've just about exhausted all of my luck. You have an awesome mailbox, even if it is for a while. I have images of The Strand as some kind of book lover heaven.

    I want to read your reviews of so many of these! Are you planning on reading the Percy Jackson books soon? I'd love to do some kind of a review link up or comparison with you.

  5. You won so much, that's amazing!! Glad you got the percy jackson books, I love that series so much!

    The Cait Files

  6. Wow, congrats on all those books and all those wins! I'd love to visit The Strand sometime, though I'm far from NYC. I borrowed the Millennium Trilogy recently, too-- from a fantastic lady I call my 'Aunt' Julia. I wish you happy reading, since you might well be reading these for the rest of the summer. :)

  7. Holy awesome mailbox, Aylee! What a haul! I hope you enjoy Dark Mirror more than I did...PS...isn't The Strand amazing?!?!

  8. WHOA! Awesome haul! I hope you enjoy Percy Jackson books, they're one of my all-time fave series (after HP)

    Happy Reading!

    Check out my IMM for this week

  9. That's so many good books that I don't know what to comment! [insert super awesome comment here]

    My IMM: http://bit.ly/mtXCSa

  10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson looks so nice and shiny. I want it just for the cover. You have White Cat too, I'm going to start that this week.

    Here's my IMM for the week

  11. Wow! You got a great bookhaul this week! The Percy Jackson series is fantastic. It's like the HP of Greek mythology for me. Hope you love it! :)

  12. Woah, amazing books! Seeing your copy of The Ask and the Answer reminds me that I need to get one of my own and finish up that series. I really do love it, so I'm confused by my own hesitation/laziness. :P

  13. Across the Universe and Anna and the French Kiss are so so awesome, you must read them first!

  14. Wow!! What a great haul!! THat's awesome!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' IMM:

  15. My goodness Aylee! That is a hugely impressive number of books you got this week! I don't even know where to start commenting you got so many great ones. Enjoy all those!

  16. Eeee! I hope you love Anna & the French Kiss! Such a great book. And holy shit, isn't the Strand awesome!? I went for the first time last week while I was at BEA.

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week!

  17. I am interested to see what you think of Girl on Fire. The Ask and The Answer is awesome! Loved that series!

  18. So cool that you got COFA! And Anna and the FK. It's the best.
    My IMM

  19. Possession sounds amazing! I also got Divergent recently but I haven't been able to read it! I hope you like it :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  20. Wow, you won a lot - nice! From everything I've heard the Strand sounds *amazing*.

  21. Whoaa! I would definately recommend a lottery ticket Aylee! You are on a roll. ;)
    Ooh, I'd go to NY just for the Strand; it sounds awesome!
    I loved the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, even if it's not so nice in parts.
    Happy reading of your many, many, many, many books!

  22. This is the awesomest haul! I can't wait to hear what you think of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I loved it but the others...not so much.

  23. Ahhh most of these are so high in my wishlist! Lucky you =)