"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Saturday, March 3, 2012

In My Mailbox Sunday #9

"In My Mailbox" is a weekly meme created by 
The Story Siren -
The idea is to post whatever 'books' you may have received from the week (before), whether you purchased them, gifted to you, borrowed, traded, etc.

I have been so blessed with so many awesome things lately, and all of my books are the cherry on top :)

It was definitely another ah-maaazing week for me!!!

AND Lookie here, I received my very first official ARC on Friday!!!
I wasn't feeling so great on Friday, and was just laying on the couch watching a movie, dozing off, when I heard a bang on my door, scared the poop out of me! I thought someone kicked it, lol! I took a peek and saw the UPS truck pulling away, so I immediately opened the door and found this book sitting there!
Somehow, someway, someone from Penguin Books, USA sent it to me!
Thank you, Penguin person!!!
I don't know how I got on your list, but I am so happy and can't wait to read it :)

Can I Get An Amen? by Sarah Healy

Can I Get An Amen? is an Adult Contemporary, which I like but don't read enough of, and it has some great blurbs (quotes?) on it by authors
Emily Griffin and Janet Evanovich -
so I'm really hoping it is as good as it sounds!
Release date is 6/5/2012.

For my Nook, I bought:
Fracture by Megan Miranda
(Already read it and really liked it!)

and Oppression by Jessica Therrein 
Oppression was just released on 2/28 is available now for Nook/Kindle for only .99!!!

I also bought these in paperback:
Torn by Amanda Hocking -
I can't wait to have the whole trilogy!!!

... and I also got The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks!
It's one of the few that I haven't read by Sparks, and with the movie due out soon, I need to read it before I see it! Plus, it's a book that I know that I'll be able to share with my Mom :)

I won:
From the author herself :)
Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis - Thank you so very much, Phoebe!!!

... and I also won these THREE books in a Twitter giveaway from
Hippies, Beauties, and Books, Oh My :)
Thank you, Amanda!!!

The Mockingbirds and The Rivals by Daisy Whitney
and Starters (ARC) by Lissa Price

I just have to say, the Starters chic really creeps me out! Those eyes, eeek!
and surprisingly - my Mom asked to borrow this one too, lol! I had no idea she would like something like this!

From NetGalley:
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs
The Weepers: The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker
and Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

What people say is very true, about NetGalley: It doesn't hurt to try :)
I really didn't think that I would be approved for any of these!
Much less get all three!
I've only been approved a few times before, on some MG books, so I am really excited to read these!
AND, I have yet to read a mermaid book - I know, what the h-e-double-stick is wrong with me, lol! I am really looking forward to seeing what Tempest Unleashed is all about!

I've got lots of reading to do - it looks like my IMM's are going to start quieting down for the next few weeks - I have a ton of reviews to catch up on too! and my "book allowance" has already been depleted for the month, eeek! lol ;)

What did you get in your mailbox this week???
This is my most fave meme to hop around and see,
so pleeeeease leave your links, thanks!!!


  1. Congratulations on getting your first ever ARC from a publisher!! how exciting! :) Always a thrill when that happens.

    Lost of great book you got this week! I'm glad you really liked Fracture. I did, too. :)

    happy reading!

    My The I’m-Thrilled-IMM Edition.

  2. Congrats on your first ARC!! Especially on a day when you weren't feeling so hot. Lots of great books. I just got the first of Amanda Hocking's trilogy and can't wait to get the others either.

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  4. Oooo you've caught my attention with Can I Get an Amen?

    I can't wait for your review!

  5. I was also really excited the first time I got my first ARC! I couldn't stop grinning and I instantly updated my status on Facebook LOL! :D

    Amazing IMM this week, Margie! I heard that The Other Life is amazing read! Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe is on my IMM this week too! I'm almost finished on Oppression and it's an amazing read! Happy reading, Margie! <3

  6. Congrats on your first ARC ! What a mystery to how they got your address though !
    The Mockingbirds just recently got on my radar, I want to learn more about it.

    IMM @ Books and Sensibility

  7. Yay, Fracture! Glad you liked it, I really did too. :) Super curious about Oppression too and GLIMMER!! Want sooo bad. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by:)

  8. Cool! I've been wanting to read Fracture and Opression. Great haul this week!

  9. Ooh I really liked Fracture! Hope you enjoy!

    And actually, it seems that Above is out in Canada first! U.S. gets it next month (wow, that NEVER happens!)

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Michele | IMM

  10. Really Great week!!
    I share Nicholas Sparks books with my mom as well. =) She reviews on the blog sometimes! I also need to read The Lucky One. I have it.
    I hope that you enjoy all of your lovely new books.
    Happy Reading.

  11. WOW, Margie! You had a super week - So many great looking books for you to look forward to! Surprise packages are the best ones, ;) I really loved Glimmer! It was strange but pretty cool. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  12. You had a fantastic week. Congrats on the first ARC! :) I'm really curious about Starters...it sounds really good and there's lots of hype, but I'm not a fan of the cover. (But I shouldn't judge right?) Enjoy them all!

  13. Great mailbox, you got a lot of awesome books.
    Glimmer is a great book, I passed along my ARC and I can't wait to meet her at a local signing.

    Happy Reading

  14. Awesome books this week! I can't believe I haven't read Fracture yet hahaha. I have it! I Glad to hear you liked it. And I love Daisy Whitney's books. So good! Hope you love them all!

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

  15. what a great bunch of books! and yay for your first arc! you'll never forget that, and the feeling of excitement never goes away! hope you enjoy all of your books! happy reading!

  16. Great books!!
    I loved Fracture too and just finished Switched...need to get my hands on Torn! Congrats on your first ARC from a publisher! So exciting!

    Thanks for stopping by My IMM!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  17. Wow. This is quite a haul! I hope you'll enjoy all of them, Margie! :)

  18. I love Daisy Whitney's books, both of them were really good. I can't wait to see what you think about them.

    Enjoy the new books!


  19. Congrats on your first ARC! Awesome!!
    You look like you will be busy this week with a lot of yummy reading! Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs looks really good!

  20. Congratulations girl. I know the feeling when you get your first ARC :D

    Ahh so excited you got Starters and Glimmer, both on my wishlist.

    Happy Reading!

    JJ iReads
    Check out what I got In My Mailbox this week

  21. Hi Margie,

    Thanks for leaving me a comment! You did have an amazing book week!Happy Reading! and yes it's true about Netgalley- doesnt hurt to try!

    Brianne @ http://memoriesovertakingme.blogspot.com/

  22. great books this week and congrats on your first arc. my mailman always freaks me out when he rings on the weekends with a package. i never get people at the door so i freak. happy reading!

    my imm

  23. Glimmer and Starters I am so jealous although I have starters on netgalley but that cover just needs to be on my shelf :)
    Great books hope you enjoy them all :)

  24. I really want to read Starters and need to pick up Fracture as well. I hear nothing but great things about it! So many books. I haven't heard of the one you got an ARC of before (yay for your first one!) but it sounds pretty good. It's a genre I don't read enough of either, but I usually love them - go figure!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  25. Look at all this goodness! Enjoy!

  26. Woo! Great IMM this week! I just requested The Other Life (the weepers) and Welcome, Caller, on Netgalley too - hopefully I get them. Woo hoo on your first ARC; I hope this happens for me too :)) Feel free to check out my IMM; new follower too, btw.

  27. Ooh Starters is really good I just finished it! And I'm a fan of Sparks too! :) I'm also curious about the Mockingbirds series (or I assume it's a series since the books look to match)

    Xpresso Reads

  28. Wow! You have some great books in there!

    Here's what's in our mailboxes!


  29. very cool on that ARC and i've updated my goodreads to read list because you got some good one's :)

    made my list too:


  30. WOW! Awesome books! The Mocking Birds and The Rivals are on my wishlist, I've read a few mixed reviews, but I really think the story line itself is interesting(:

    Fracture, also sounds like an amazing book!

    I hope you enjoy all your new books(:


  31. WOW! Awesome IMM!!!

    I want to read The Mockingbirds and The Rivals. Well done!!!


  32. Congrats on your first ARC!! And on all the contest wins! That's exciting stuff!!

    Glad to hear you liked Fracture! I really enjoyed that one, too! Starters looks really interesting, looking forward to seeing what that's all about!

  33. I hope you like starters and welcome caller! I lved them! ;)
    thanks for stopping by! ;)

  34. Wow! You got some awesome books, and YAY for Penguin sending you books. That's so cool! :) Thank you for the comment on Estelle's IMM!


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