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IMM: Two Weeks (or so) edition

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren since 2008. This event is about sharing the books we received this week, real ones or e-books, from whatever source: library, purchase, loan, publisher, prizes, Twitter, fellow bloggers… It’s a chance to highlight books that we’ve received, but haven’t had a chance to read (yet).

This is the first time I’ve done an IMM posting. It won’t be a weekly thing for me, but I’d like to acknowledge and show my appreciation for all the lovely books I’ve received.

So…. it was a busy couple of weeks. There’s been a LOT of books arriving on my doorstep lately, for which I’m very grateful (and very excited).

Many thanks to the lovely Lindsey at Random House (@reederreads, @RandomHouseCA) for the invitation to meet with authors John Boyne, Shane Peacock, Teresa Totem and Eric Walters to discuss their books. It was also a chance to chat and catch up with other bloggers – always a good time! There is a post coming about this night … I’m working on it, I swear.

We were fortunate to have the chance to chat with the authors, and they very graciously signed copies of their books for us. Look for reviews to follow.

In addition to the books by the authors present, we were offered a number of other books, and these were some of my treasures <my precious…> I’m really excited about these books as they look GREAT. My pile includes:

Katie Dale’s “Someone Else’s Life”,

Michael Bedards “The Green Man”,

Jenny Downham’s “You Against Me”,

Michael Grant’s “BZRK”,

Lauren Child’s “Ruby Redfort: Look Into my Eyes” and

Elizabeth Wein’s “Code Name Verity”.

Thanks, Random House!

Thanks as well to Penguin for Susane Colasanti’s “Keep Holding On” and to Razorbill for Carrie Mac’s  “The Opposite of Tidy”. Did you know that Carrie Mac was Canadian???

Fresh off the presses from the beautiful people at Hachette is Trenton Lee Stewart’s “The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict”. Can’t wait – this is such a fun series! Mind you, I may have to pry it out of the hands of my very excited niece….

The ever lovely Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte gifted me with one of her extra copies of “Storm: The Elemental Series” by Brigid Kemmerer (thank you, Wendy!) and I can’t wait to dive into it. Additionally, I won a copy of “Elizabeth I” by Margaret George via Twitter from the lovely folks at Penguin. Diversity in my reading pile is greatly appreciated!!

More prizes!! Conor Grennan’s “Little Princes” is a fascinating read that I won from HarperCollins (I love Twitter contests!). I really recommend it – review is forthcoming. At the recent Indigo event for the Hunger Games we were gifted with bookmarks, posters and books – in my case, “Red Glove” by Holly Black.

I had the pleasure of attending the Chatelaine Book Club event at Penguin at the end of March (for my reflection, please look here). The author, Gurjinder Basran, was wonderfully articulate and funny, as well as very honest about her writing; I’m already enjoying the book. Additionally, I spent part of my March Break waiting in line to meet George RR Martin (yes! he does exist! now get to writing that next book, sir!) at Indigo Bay & Bloor. Thanks to Cammy for keeping things fun; once again, I met great people in line before my friends arrived. I managed to get my books signed (shhhh… don’t tell my brother. They may be for him).

So that’s about it for now… I know that there is more coming (those postal notices keep arriving), and there’s much, much more on the TBR pile, so I better get to it. Enjoy your week!

 

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  1. Thanks again for coming out Jenn AND for the help with the mouse during the presentation 😉 ~Lindsey

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