Sunday, January 29, 2012

In My Mailbox 1/29/12


In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show what bookish things you have gotten in the past week, or month, or however frequently you would like to do it.

I have been doing good about not buying too many books and I am proud of myself. This week I only bought 2 which is really good considering how many I really want.

Books I bought
  • Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
  • The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter


I got both of the in ebook format for my nook. They were both only $4.99 too so it was a big surprise to me. I have been wanting to read The Goddess Test for a while, and I have heard nothing but awesomeness about Catching Jordan. I was so close to buying it so many times. It was finally Andrea from The Bookish Babes review that made me buy it. I just needed that one last push. Besides, with how much she loved it, I needed to get it.



From NetGalley for review
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Random House Publishing)
  • Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (Harlequin)


I will start by doing a huge SQUEE!! I had requested Starters, but was denied almost instantly, and was so sad because it sounds awesome. I decided to try again a few days later and YES!!! They approved me! I usually don't request more than once because I figure that they denied me for a reason, but I really wanted to read this one. Also, since I finally bought myself The Goddess Test, I wanted to read and review Goddess Interrupted too.

For review from author
  • In Leah's Wake by Terri Giulliano Long (request by Donna Brown of Novel Publicity)
  • Winter of the Snowfox by Nik Heikkila

 These both sound like pretty interesting books in totally different ways. Winter of the Snowfox was actually written by someone who my friend works with. She had mentioned my blog to him. I thought that was pretty cool.










Bookish stuff that I won

 My camera didn't want to behave and kept being way too bright. There are signed postcards, a cd with a book playlist, signed magnet, signed bookmark, and a really cool little voodoo doll, that has to do with one of the books I had won from her giveaway in December.

Thank you to NetGalley, Random House, Harlequin, Donna Brown, my friend Kat for mentioning me Nik Heikkila, Nik for wanting me to review his book, and Keren. I am looking forward to all these books and the swag is great. If you want me to check out your IMM leave me your link.

19 comments:

  1. Oooh, I hope you love Catching Jordan as much as I did! It was so awesome! I really enjoyed The Goddess Test, hope you like it.
    Enjoy all the awesome books, Amy!

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    1. I hope I love it too!! I am hoping to get to these before too long. :)

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  2. OMG! all of the books look fab! Goddess Test and Catching Jordan!!! I bough Catching Jordan two days ago, too - everyone's been telling me how awesome it is and I finally gave in. I'm looking forward to this contemporary novel, it's going to be a great refreshment after all the paranormal books!

    I got Starters from netGalley, too - doesn't it look so deliciously creepy?! :)

    Enjoy your books, Amy!

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    1. I read mostly paranormal and fantasy books too, so I love a great contemporary in between. I just started reading contemporary recently and love it! Starters looks so creepy and awesome! So glad I requested a second time and got approved!

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  3. I haven't written my review yet, but you HAVE to check out Never Eighteen ! I think it'll be one of my top ten this year for sure! I'm interested in Starters, I just have so many I need to get to. I actually had an author tell me to request again if I get denied! I didn't know that you could do that. I did and I still didn't get approved :( In Leah's Wake looks good. Haven't heard of it though.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hadn't heard of Leah's Wake until I got the review request. I will have to check out Never Eighteen when I get a chance!

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  4. Also got approved for Starters :) So excited.That cover is just too creepy. Can't wait to hear what you think!!

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    1. Yay! So excited to read it! I hope that we like it.

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  5. Wendy was raving about Catching Jordan when we went shopping on Friday!! I'm definitely going to have to check it out!!

    Michele | IMM | 2-Book Giveaway

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    1. I almost bought it after I read her review for it, but I waited since I didn't have time to read it right away. Then I just couldn't wait to buy it anymore after reading so many other great reviews. I still need to read it, and I will very soon. :)

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  6. I have been DYING to read The Goddess test. We have the same taste, so I can't wait to see what you think about it! You review books sound good too! Great batch of books this week! And yay for swag!! =)

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    1. I have wanted to read The Goddess Test for a while and kept putting it off. It has been on my B&N list to buy for a long time. I'm actually kind of glad I waited though since I got it for $4.99. I think it was $8.99 or $9.99 before for nook. I love swag!! Bookmarks are the best! You can never have too many bookmarks!

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  7. Great set! I loved Catching Jordan. I want to read Goddess Interrupted soon.
    My IMM

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    1. I am trying so hard to get to Catching Jordan. I will soon. I am going to make time.

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  8. I got starters too! Great set of books! New blog follower. Check out my IMM and follow me back via GFC if possible at:
    http://BooksandSparkles.Blogpot.com

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  9. EEEK Catching Jordan is in my top 3 reads of 2011!! I really want to give Goddess Test a try too. Great haul Amylicious!

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  10. I am going to force myself to make time for Catching Jordan. I heard it's a really quick read. I had to get it after reading so many awesome reviews on it. Amylicious lol you are too funny! Love it!

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