"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, April 14, 2012

My Saturday In My Mailbox #15: The New Bookshelf Edition

"In My Mailbox" is a weekly meme created by 
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.

First, I must show off the new bookcase that my sweet hubs got for me this week! Isn't it pretty :)

Here's what I treated myself to this week... 

I couldn't take my eyes off of Entwined by Heather Dixon - gorgeous cover for a beautiful story, can't wait to read it!  

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare - Yay! I now have book 1 to read before reading book 2, lol!

Fire (The Seven Kingdoms #2) by Kristin Cashore - I really needed to get a finished copy of this before Bitterblue is released!

Dreamland (A Riley Bloom Book #3) by Alyson Noel - I have turned into a huge Alyson Noel fan! I've been trying to catch up on both the Immortals and Riley series before the new series, The Soul Seekers, is released!

And lastly, Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story by Lissa Price - I just finished reading Starters, this was an awesome prequel to it, best $1.99 I've ever spent :)

For review: 
A finished/signed copy of The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols!
Frost (eBook) by Kate Avery Ellison 

I won some books recently :)
From Magan of Rather Be Reading...
The Storyteller (arc) by Antonia Michaelis

Thank you so much, Magan :)

And I also won, That Boy (eBook) by Jillian Dodd via Twitter :)
Thank you, Jillian!!!

What my 8yo received this week: 

What my 5yo received this week:
Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack and
Splat the Cat Takes the Cake by Rob Scotton
A BIG thank you to my sister, Sarabeth of Chronicles of Sarita,
for getting them books for Easter :)

Lots of good books stacking up around here :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

What did you get this week???


  1. WOW! Great books! We love Splat the Cat at our house too! Fire is one of my all time favorite books ever! Check out our IMM this week! Happy reading!

  2. Aww great mailbox!! The infernal devices serie is so so good!! I hope you'll love it like I do :) <3 <3 Enjoy all your amazing books this week ;) :)

  3. That bookshelf is absolutely beautiful! That is the reason why I won't completely convert to ebooks. Have a great weekend :)

  4. Great haul! I love Clockwork Angel and Prince! Jem is SWOON! Entwined has an awesome cover! It was a really unique book for me since I don't read many fairytales/historical type books. I've heard Graceling and Fire are awesome. Happy reading and thanks for visiting My IMM!

  5. Entwined is a great one! I love the cover.
    My IMM

  6. Great haul! Yep. You really should read CA before CP. Totally awesome:D

    Drop by my IMM?

  7. Your bookshelf is so nice and organized... I love it!
    You got a lot of great books this week, I hope you enjoy them!

    My IMM

  8. I love the cover to Entwined and I still need to read it too! IT is a cover worth displaying!

    Happy reading

  9. Entwined is a really fun book!!! And I love your bookcase! Its so pretty ;) and organized. You have some really fun stuff in there. Fire...did you mean you hadn't read a finished copy? Gasp! Haha.

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  10. The Storyteller!! I LOVED that book. I made me cry my heart out and I felt SO depressed after it, but it is amazing, I promise! :D You must let me know how that goes for you!

    And yay for finally getting Clockwork Angel! Now that you have both books, you must read them soon. :)

    Awesome haul, Margie!

  11. I've had Entwined since it came out, I really should read it! Enjoy all your new reads! :)

  12. It's really great to see the variety of genre/titles here in your mailbox. My eyes always pop out each time I find MG titles. My own ten year old devoured the Wimpy Kid series two years back (same age as your child's). She is also into a Stink phase. For your YA titles, the Seven Kingdom series really caught my eye since the book covers of Graceling and Bitterblue are just awesome. Do drop me a line once you have your reviews up. Have fun with your new reads!

    Here's mine over at GatheringBooks:

  13. Great mailbox this week & I love your pretty new bookshelf! I'll have to check out the bonus Starter story - sounds interesting! Happy reading!

    My IMM

  14. Awesome haul! I read a few excerpts of Frost and it sounds awesome.

    Splat the Cat sounds adorable as well!

    Here's mine: IMM .

  15. Great mailbox. I love your blog header;it's so cute.

    New follower.

    Here's my IMM

  16. Hehe I TOTALLY picked up Entwined because of the gorgeous cover too! :P

    I had Clockwork Angel for a bit before finally getting around to reading it.. and had no idea why it took me so long! Loved it :)

    Hope you enjoy!! and thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | IMM

  17. hooray for a new bookshelf! I need a new bookcase since I'm stacking my books in front of it on the floor and on my desk. I have way too many, ha.

    enjoy all your new book! I can't WAIT for Bitterblue, either! Been trying to get my hands on an ARC, but alas, I think I have failed. ;)

    And you commented on last week's IMM, so here's this week's IMM.

  18. Your new bookcase looks beautiful!! I have bookcases I need to stain that same shade.

    Entwined and Frost look good. I got a book this week called Frost this week too only mine is by another author.

    You are going to love Fire and Clockwork Prince!

    Have a wonderful week,

  19. Entwined was a wonderful story! I loved it! plus FIRE >.< YAY lol I also got clockwork angel ( from library ) and can't to dive in! Great IMM ! happy reading and thanks for dropping by my blog!

  20. What a fabulous week of books. I love what the kids received also. My daughter (almost 12) just finished reading Endurance. LOL, I think she is a bit young for it but...SHE wanted to read it - so I could not say no.

    Happy Reading this week!
    Thanks for stopping by my IMM.


  21. I am a total sucker for pretty YA covers as well... and that's a very nice bookcase you have there!
    I love your blog by the way - I'm a new follower now :)
    Here's my IMM for this week: http://www.oakenbookcase.com/2012/04/15/in-my-mailbox-9

  22. Entwined has such a beautiful cover does it not? I think it's one of my favourites! Clockwork Angel is such a good read..I think I like it better than the Mortal Instruments Series! Enjoy all your books :D What a nice bookshelf you have there!

    Giselle from booknerd.ca
    In My Mailbox

  23. Your mailbox is full of a whole bunch of awesome!! The Storytellers sounds really good. I LOVED Clockwork Angel. (Well, I love all of Cassie's books) Nice bookshelf!!

  24. OOoo you have to let me know if Frost is any good!!!

    Great haul!

  25. BOOKSHELFPORN!! *_______*

    I love bookshelves. Actually plan to buy some new ones. :>

    Happy Reading!

    Patricia // My IMM

  26. Wowowowow. There is not one book in your haul that I don't want to read. I especially want Fire, Frost, and Entwined!! I hope you enjoy your reads. I'm also fascinated by your blog template. You have a new follower as well. :)

    Check out mine? :)

  27. Oh Frost! I'm on the blog tour for that it sounds great!! I also haven't read Clockwork Angel I have to get to that series soon. I really enjoyed her MI one.

    Xpresso Reads

  28. Oh, that bookcase is gorgeous!


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