Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox 2 and In My Shopping Bag

Hello dolls! I'm back with another "In My Mailbox" and a new feature called "In my Shopping Bag." Most of time, it will be about new books I've purchased. I plan to also post on books that I get from the library, I just need to find a good name for the feature. Let me start with what came in my mail box.

If you dolls remember, I had quite a few books lined up for Spring Break. I loved The Body Finder and The Dark Divine, but the book that struck a surprising chord is The Hunger Games. I read that book in two days. I absolutely loved it! So much so, that I bought the second book, Catching Fire, the next day (I'll discuss this more at the bottom). So look what came in the mail for me...
I need to have a copy of my own because I love it that much! The third and final book, Mockingjay, comes out on August 24 and I'm dieing to have it in my hands! You might have also noticed that I have a countdown for Mockingjay on my page. I also purchased another book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I'm trying to figure out what all the hype is about because it's been on the New York Times bestsellers list for a while. I'm not into crime novels, but I'll let you know what I think about it later.

The sweet doll over at Pride & Prejudice (2005) Blog ran a Keira Knightley Birthday contest. I entered by wishing Miss Knightley a happy birthday as a comment on a post. There was to be two winners. Since another doll and me entered, we both won! The above picture is of the prizes I won. I won a Pride & Prejudice film, a Pride & Prejudice film bookmark (loves it!), a memo pad, a small notebook, and sweet letter from Jeane, the great webmistress of the page. You can read the letter below.(Darling card from Miss Jeane)

I also won second place in a House of Night contest over at Novel Novice. I have talked about the House of Night series before, and the seventh book, Burned, is coming out on April 27. In two days!!!! Now, the contest was to either write a story describing how you would feel about entering the House of Night, draw a tattoo, like described in the series, or discuss your favorite character and why you like this character. I decided to draw a tattoo. Here it is!
The prize was an advanced full copy of Burned. I didn't win the book, but they liked my tattoo so much that they gave me the option of picking from a few books as a prize. I picked My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent. Here's my prize!
My Soul to Save is actually the second book in the Soul Screamers series. I need to borrow My Soul to Take from the library. The series seems very interesting and very promising! You can read about the contest here and the winning post here.

I also entered a small contest where I could win a signed bookmark by Kelley Armstrong, the author of the Darkest Powers series. In the series is The Summoning, The Awakening, and her newest book, which just came out on April 6th, The Reckoning. I entered the contest by heading over to Crissi's Blog, but I first heard about the contest by following her Book Club on facebook. I just needed to prove that I followed Kelley and Crissi to enter.
(Zoomed in picture to see Kelley's autograph. Sorry for the flash glare)

Now for what's in my shopping bag, I had mentioned before that I purchased Catching Fire. That was on the 5th of April. This week I purchased The Awakening and The Reckoning because I'm going to meet Kelley Armstrong on the 12th of May at Borders in Torrence, CA!!! I already own The Summoning. I can't wait!!! I love this series really bad, and meeting the author is just going to be a treat! I'll post pictures of the event after I go.

Well that's it for this weeks post. I can't wait to get out of school so that I can post more. School is eating my brain! I know that I was also going to post on the book wreath I made. I finished it, and my mother loved it so much that she already put it up, but I'm going to need more time to work on that post.

Loves you a lot and thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Awesomeness. yeah the Hunger Games series ROCKS--cannot wait for Mockingjay!