Monday, September 30, 2013

The time it was bookish mail -- 7

I should be on my way to Arizona for the Fierce Reads tour, but I woke up feeling icky and decided not to go.  So, instead, here we are with another episode of Check Out What I Got in the Mail.  Let's look, yes?

I happened to see Sarah Crossan tweeting about a giveaway for an arc of Resist. I believe it was a giveaway of the "follow and retweet" variety and with Breathe being on my TBR list since it came out, I gave it a shot.  A day or so later, I got a tweet from Sarah saying that the winner she picked was from the UK and she really wanted a winner from the US, so did I still want a copy.  The answer was easy and the arc actually arrived on my birthday!

I had seen some authors talking about Delia's Shadow on Twitter and with so many people loving all over it, I instantly went to look it up.  I ended up getting approved for it on NetGalley and absolutely loved it as well.  After I was done, I contacted Jaime to see if she would be touring when the book released.  Unfortunately, she wasn't [at the time] and since I have little to no patience, I decided to order a copy at her launch party.  The cover is much prettier in person and I can't wait to reread the physical copy.

I got approved for The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine from Edelweiss, devoured it and loved it.  I was immediately on the lookout for a physical arc because it's one of those books that I need all of the copies of.  Thankfully, on the latest trip to the super secret back room at MGRB, I was able to secure one.  I may or may not have pushed Michelle out of the way to get to it.  *cough*

Anyhoo.  I contacted Robin and asked if she would be willing to sign my arc if I sent it to her and included a SASE.  She so delightfully said yes and mentioned that she was going to include some goodies.  When I got the book back, there was a thank you note as well as an awesome t-shirt with the book title on the front.


At this point in the blog, do I even need to express my undying love and devotion for Sarah J Maas? I thought not.  Of course, I had planned on going to her launch party for Crown of Midnight, however, there was a family emergency and I was unable to go.  When I called Mrs. Nelson's, I thought I was calling too late [it was right before the event started], but the ever so awesome staff assured me it was no problem.  And when I called back 20 minutes later to add another book? Yep, they didn't mind then either. 

I later found out from a few people who attended the event that Sarah had mentioned me [all of the flails] and when I got my book in the mail, I almost started crying.  She's so damn thoughtful and amazing and if you haven't read her books, put down whatever you're reading now and get them.

These have been some of my favorites to be added to my collection. What books have you gotten lately?


  1. all the jealousy... I still want a copy of The Promise of Amazing and I neeeeed Crown of Midnight

    1. I will get you CoM if it's the last thing I do. LOLOL

  2. I've been seeing the Throne of Glass series pop up time and time again. I think I really need to check this series out!

  3. I love your bookish mail posts. I think I apreciate the autographs almost as much as you. Each one I read reminds me of how special and amazing you are!

    1. I think you might be biased. :D

      ILY, sweet pea. Thank you for always reading and commenting.

    2. Me? Biased? I don't know what you're talking about. :p

  4. I'm so glad things worked out with The Promise of Amazing!!! Woohoo!!!! :)

    I JUST picked up Breathe recently and I'm so excited to red it! The cover of Resist is gorgeous!!



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