Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (31)

In My Mailbox is an Internet meme hosted by The Story Siren to share new books received, purchased, or borrowed.

So here's what I got this week! Wait til you see!!

OMG OMG OMG OMG So a while back I bid on an auction on the Children's Authors & Illustrators for Japan website. Guess what? I was one of two winners on Jo Knowles' auction! Jo graciously offered to send me a signed first edition of either Jumping Off Swings or Lessons From a Dead Girl. Now, I loved Jumping Off Swings, but OF COURSE I said I wanted a signed copy of my #2 MAHRAOT!!

So, it came in the mail, and I was totes screaming and all fan girly!
Not only did Jo sign the book, but she referenced my review and my career! And sent along a bookmark and signed postcard, too! I can't stop using exclamation points!

This means, of course, that I now have an extra copy of Lessons From a Dead Girl--and of course I'm going to share the love for this Most Awesomely Horrifying Read of All Time! Look for a giveaway soon!

I also won a contest at Julia Karr's blog, and she sent a signed XVI bookmark:
Right now I just have all of my super-special swag in an envelope, but would love some ideas for displaying signed bookmarks, etc. If you display cool swag, how do you do it? Any ideas would be appreciated!

Received as part of a book blog tour from I Read Banned Books:
  • Pearl by Jo Knowles (squee~it's Jo Knowles week! Already read & love this--my review will be up next week!)

Borrowed from the library:
  • Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser (for an upcoming review & interview)
Downloaded to my nook:
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (free at Barnes & Noble!)
  • 44 by Jools Sinclair (from the Bookish Snob Promotions for an upcoming blog tour)
What did you get?

Happy Easter!
Enjoy your reading!


  1. Swag storage is something I ponder too. I bought a mini photo album to store some of it-I had postcards first, but then I got some bookmarks and they don't really fit.;( I'll keep checking to see if someone comes up with something better. See you Tues!!!!

  2. @java: I can't wait for Tuesday!

  3. Great books! 13 Little Blue Envelopes is such a great book so I hope you enjoy it. I've also been looking forward to reading Pearl so I'll be curious to see your review for it. Happy reading! :)

  4. That is so so so so cool! I love signed books, especially when the note is so personal. Congrats!

    Pearl looks awesome. The cover reminds me of Matched.

    Also, enjoy Maureen Johnson's. The book is great and the sequel is awesome too!

    Here's what's in my mailbox this week!

  5. Awesome IMM!! And congrats on your win! Pearl sounds really great too. :) Enjoy!

  6. Fab set! I enjoyed Inconvenient. Hope you do too.
    My IMM

  7. That is very cool! I can't wait to read your reviews of your books!:)


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