Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shoved Through My Mailslot #1

Shoved Through My Mailslot is a bi-weekly meme here at a Book Lover's Ramblings, it's purpose is to showcase all the books (or bookish items) I got in the mail or bought over a two week period.

Last week: Mail
Awhile back I entered in a giveaway author Tiffany Schmidt had to celebrate her new book, Send Me a Sign, getting a cover. And while I didn't win, Tiffany sent me this swag pack for participating in the giveaway. The bookmarks are signed, and the Born Wicked and right Send Me a Sign covers are stickers! I put them on my MacBook (as seen above), along with a The Vicious Deep sticker I got from the author, Zoraida Córdova (but that was back in March).

I also got an ARC of The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting in the mail from HarperTeen. I won the book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

Last week: Bought
The Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier came out in paperback at the beginning of the month, and I was finally able to get my hands on it. Included are stories from Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Diana Peterfreund, Scott Westerfeld, & more. The right pic is of the inside illustration, isn't it cool?

I went up north last weekend and bought The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and Across the Universe by Beth Revis at Books-A-Million.

This week: Mail
I am apart of Bloggers of the Deep, which is the name of the blog tour for The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova. I'm reviewing the book for my tour stop (which is May 22), so the publisher, Sourcebooks Fire, sent me this ARC.

I ordered these from The Book Depository last week and they arrived Monday (Gluttony) & Tuesday (Perks). I got Gluttony because I picked up Sloth a couple weeks ago, and decided to started gathering up the series. I also got the UK edition of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, because, as I stated in this post, I like the cover better.

This week: Bought
Went to Barnes & Noble yesterday and bought Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting, and The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan.

So that's it for the first ever Shoved Through My Mailslot. 
What did you get shoved through your mailslot in the past two weeks?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I've Been Thinking . . .

Of doing a bi-weekly "In My Mailbox"-type post (but not IMM because this isn't technically a book blog, so technically I can't participate in that. Also, I don't have a mailbox, I have a slot in the door that mail gets shoved through.) Maybe I'll call it "In My Entryway", you know, because that's where the mail is after it is shoved through the slot in the door. Oh, OR I could call it "Shoved Through My Mailslot"! Yes! Screw the first title, this is it! From Sunday on out, every two weeks (or whenever I remember) there will be a "Shoved Through My Mailslot" post displaying all the books I got in the mail or went out and bought in the time between posts.

Ah! I'm so excited! Now I'm off to make a graphic. Good day to you!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Week in Review [4/2]

So this past week I have been in the Great Smoky Mtns. for spring break. And it's been so much fun! Although it did storm in the afternoon the last few days. I did a little hiking, a bit a shopping, and a lot of lounging around. I also took lots of pictures, which I'm gonna share here!

This is the view from our cabin.
This is the side of our cabin that I took as we were leaving, so it's a bit cut off.

This is part of the view from the Apple House, a restaurant we went to on Tuesday.