Sunday, May 27, 2012

In My Mailbox {6} + news!!

This is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  Its a great way to show what you won/bought/borrowed each week {or so}.  I might write one each week, but most likely every couple/few weeks... you'll just have to come and check it out!

This week my physical mailbox was sad and lonely {on the upside: no bills!}, although I did have at least one awesome surprise: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis finally came from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for review.  Guys, this is the first physical book I've received from a publisher to review!  Yes, it was solicited {via Twitter, in an "I really want to read that!" tweet, which was responded by a direct message saying "we'll send you one!"  I think I almost died of excitement!}.

I also received One Moment by Kristina McBride from NetGalley.  I saw this on a few people's WoW posts this week, then found it on NetGalley, requested, and was approved!

I  picked up Insatiable by Meg Cabot from my local B&N from their bargain section.  Now, in all honesty, I thought I was grabbing Abandon, which has great reviews/rating on Goodreads.  I obviously don't know my Meg Cabot books seeing as I got those two confused.  But I actually picked up two copies of this because I want to add one to my blogiversary giveaway pile...

Wait... what?

Yep.  I've had this blog for almost three years now!  While I haven't been blogging on here consistently for those three years, I did want to celebrate it.  Plus, my birthday is a little over a month after that.  So, what I've decided to do is *deep breath* host a giveaway!  Now, there are some stipulations.  Like, I'm sorry, but I'm not going to host a giveaway for 15 people.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the fact that you all are subscribing to my blog, reading and commenting, but I want it to be a little more fun.  When you have a one in 15 chance of winning {which is more like maybe one in 13 at most, since some of those who subscribed did it years ago and won't enter}, its not that thrilling.  So, the stipulation is this: I will put the giveaway up on my blog between June 2nd and July 13th {my blogiversary and my birthday} if my blog reaches 50 followers.  Yep. 50.  And I'm thinking probably 4 book and some nice swag.  Or possibly even a book of your choice.  Let me know what kind of giveaway you would prefer. {Remember - I don't really get ARCs yet, so I don't have any books that have yet to be released.  It would have to be something that is out now.}


Kelsey@TheLostBookReports said...

Awesome to hear about Enchanted!!! The cover is SO SO SO pretty!

Kelley Lee said...

I read One Moment! It was pretty good. I hope you enjoy it. Here is my IMM

You can check out the review on my blog Reading to Stay Alive

Is the background picture to your blog a book in German! lol New Follower!

Kelley Lee

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Great books you got!!!! Enjoy! New follower :) Check out what I got this week!

Kristin said...

Nice list of books! Congrats on hitting the three year mark!
Book Sniffers Anonymous

Paige said...

I read One Moment last week and it was pretty good, but it was really depressing. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM!

~Paige @ Comfort Books

Kari said...

Kelsey - The words were just as lovely as the cover, if not more so!

Kelley - Thanks for the link to your review. I was a little nervous when I got this from NetGalley, but I think I can take it on ;-).

Zakiya - I like your blog!

Kristin - Your blog name cracks me up... maybe because I like the smell of books? LOL.

Paige - Ah! Don't scare me! I hope its not too depressing :-/