Thursday, January 9, 2014

The time it was bookish mail -- 8

Welcome to another episode of Look What I Got in the Mail!  Let's proceed, shall we?

When I contacted Tellulah Darling about getting some signed copies of My Ex from Hell and My Date from Hell to giveaway during her interview post, I had also wanted to get a set for myself.  Not only did she donate the set for me to giveaway, Tellulah is just so awesome that she donated my set as well.  If you haven't read these books yet, you really need to.

When The Dream Thieves was about to be released, Fountain Bookstore, had an awesome pre-order thing set up with Maggie.  If you pre-ordered before a certain date, a pretty doodle of a raven would be added to Maggie's signature. So, of course I ordered a copy.  When I realized I didn't have a finished copy of The Raven Boys, I ordered one of those too. And when the copy came, I was blown was more than I was expecting.


When I read The Infinite Moment of Us, I instantly fell in love with it.  I started stalking Lauren's website, hoping for a chance for her to tour near me at some point.  Alas, she was not.  When I saw that Kristen was going to Austen Teen Book Fest, I begged asked her to take my arc to get signed.  And since Kristen is so amazing, she agreed!

I got The Rule of Thirds from NetGalley and completely devoured it.  Seeing that Chantel was in Canada, I DM'd her on Twitter asking if there was a way to get signed copies.  She gave me the options to either send her a copy that she would sign and send back or to buy one through PayPal.  There was a bit of a shipping snafu, but eventually that pretty pretty book got into my hands!

If you follow me on Twitter, I'm sure you have seen my fangirling over A.G. Howard. Kristin from Beneath Shining Stars gave me an arc of Splintered and even though it took me some time to get to it [because it was swallowed by my TBR stacks], when I did, I was dying for more.  I may or may not have taken to Twitter and started harassing talking to Anita about Unhinged.

There is a long, detailed love story between us and I am far too lazy to chronicle it here.  I will tell you that it involves an Eggman, wine, Godiva and a not-so-secret rendezvous in Vegas. Needless to say, one day, this gorgeous thing showed up in my mailbox. Oh, and Anita gave me Jeb, I have proof.

We've established that I'm a spoiled brat and I love it. What pretties have you gotten recently?


  1. Awesome book haul, Stacee. I loved getting books and signed are even better.

  2. Aaaah!! You are so darn lucky. This is one thing I envy about the "real" book bloggers -- so to speak.

    I've only ever had two signed books in my entire lifetime. The first was Elizabeth George's book about writing, which I got when my middle school mentor went to a conference she was speaking at, and they just happened to cross paths. (This was over a decade ago, and the book is, sadly, somewhere in storage, almost a thousand miles away).

    The other is Jennifer R. Hubbard's "Try Not to Breath", the only time I have *ever* won an online contest. (I think it was something along the lines of "be the first to respond" -- I'm terrible with the RNG, and I'm convinced rafflecopter hates me).

    Lucky!! :)

    1. It's funny that you referred to me as a "real" book blogger, others have said I'm not because I don't do book reviews. I am quite lucky because of where I live, eventually everyone makes it to LA. However, I've found quite a lot of the indie bookstores are more than happy to take orders for signed books, that's why this bookish mail post exists. :D

      Thanks for reading and commenting. And good luck on your signed book collection!

  3. This is such an awesome book haul, I own a copy of The Raven Boys but I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet! I'm guessing you liked I then? I've seen loads of great reviews for it so maybe I'll have to bump it up the TBR list!

    1. Thanks! I enjoyed The Raven Boys, but Dream Thieves is even better. I can't say enough good things about either.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  4. I love signed copies! It makes it more special especially if the author wrote your name :D


    1. I agree! I quickly became addicted to signed copies. I've gotten a little better with waiting to see if authors are touring before I order, but I'm not completely over it. :D

      Thanks for reading and commenting!



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