Sunday, August 1, 2010

In My Mailbox - 8.01.10


Bought:

Getting ready for my Fairy Tales week in Bruges, August 23-29, 2010...

Cinders
by Michelle Davidson Argyle
note: Michelle will be doing a guest post during Fairy Tale week, yay!


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Pre-ordered:

Last December I held my own Hunger Games in which there were 4 winners who made it to the winner's circle and requested this book. I will be sending copies to Yan, Meg, Sharon and Brizmus. The 5th winner was Charlotte who requested the first book in the series, Hunger Games.

Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins

Alert: Check out my sidebar to participate in the Mockingjay Blog Tour giveaways. 13 bloggers will represent the 13 districts in the Hunger Games series. They will each present descriptions and details per district and offer a prize to contestants.

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Borrowed:

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
by Helen Simonson
courtesy of the hubby's mama, thanks mg!


The Name of this Book Is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch
courtesy of the daughter's friend, thanks dk!


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Won from contest:

Just in time for the Everything Austen II challenge...


Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
by Laurie Viera Rigler

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict
by Laurie Viera Rigler

Austenland
by Shannon Hale

Thanks to Elizabeth of Gigi Loves Paris

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* per usual, check out the sidebar for my current giveaways to you

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* In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. A post where we share books acquired via mailbox, library, store, etc.

7 comments:

  1. Great books you've got! I've heard some good things about Austenland. I'd like to give that one a go sometime. And I'm so excited for you to read Cinders!

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  2. I swear, you have the coolest contests in the Blogosphere! I actually just ordered The Hunger Games yesterday. I've heard SO much about it, decided I had to have it!

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  3. I bought MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND and am working my way through it. I'll be interested to see what you think.

    Just wanted to let you know that I have posted about your giveaway, and I want to thank you again for my book. I'm getting ready to take a bit of a break, and I hope to read it then. I also hope you'll enter my giveaway. I would love to give you a shot to win!

    Thank you again SO much...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  4. Wow great books Velvet!

    I can't wait for your Fairy Tales week, your events are always so much fun :-D

    I'll also check out the Hunger Games tour as I keep seeing everyone praising this series and I haven't read it yet.

    I'm curious to see how you'll like the Jane Austen themed novels, I love everything JA related but haven't read these yet, looking forward to your reviews. :-)

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  5. Every time I go to the bookstore I'm tempted to buy The Name of this Book Is Secret. I'll wait for your thoughts now, hoping it is good!

    Great mailbox!

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  6. Some awesome books there! Can't wait for Fairy Tales Week!

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  7. Wow... a guest post by Michelle. I cant wait to read it. It's my first time hearing of her and I'd love to see what she has to share.

    Oh- Mockingjay! How I want to read it- now!! LOL! No patience at all! Enjoy your books winners. Charlotte, I am a wee bit jealous of you. There is nothing better then reading a great novel for the first time.

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