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Secret Santa #1

8 Dec

So, this year I’ve signed on to 3 different holiday Secret Santa bookish swap thingies and my first package arrived today!

When the hubs brought the package in, I did what I always do: I checked the return address. Well, holy snapping turtles, it was a local one! Like, 30 minutes away local. So of course I was instantly confused. Late birthday gift?  Mistaken identity? Intrigue, for sure.

So I opened the card and giggled in delight because the package was, indeed from one of the swaps and it was from someone I know! (At least on here, anyway). Raidergirl from over at At Adventure in Reading sent me a fabu package including three (yes folks, THREE) awesome books and a killer skull and crossbones bookmark to add to my collections.

I love surprises and I love gifts. Seriously. I may be 37 but when it comes to presents I’m like a 6 year old.

In my mailbox

3 Oct

This weekly meme is a great way to let other readers know what books they should be looking out for. In My Mailbox is hosted by the  The Story Siren.  You can find out more deets about it  here.

REVIEW
It was a light week for me (thank God) and I only received two books for review.

Tainted by Ross Pennie (ECW Press) – this one is for the Eco Libris Green Books Campaign.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Random House Canada)

BOUGHT
So, I went to Word on the Street. I bought books at Word on the Street. Here’s what I got:

Zombie Calling by Faith Erin Hicks
Brain Camp by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan and Faith Erin Hicks
the road to god knows where by Von Allan
Play Me by Laura Ruby
how to ruin your life and other lessons school doesn’t teach you by Carolyn McTighe
The Dread Crew : Pirates of the Backwoods by Kate Inglis
Rattled by Lisa Harrington(signed)
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating by Jill MacLean(signed)
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy by Jilkl MacLean(signed)
The Canadian Press Stylebook(14th ed)

SWAG
There were free bookmarks galore at WotS. Of course I snagged some.

In My Mailbox

5 Sep

This weekly meme is a great way to let other readers know what books they should be looking out for. In My Mailbox is hosted by the  The Story Siren.  You can find out more deets about it  here.

REVIEW
Two books came in this week for review and I am much excited to be on the blog tour for both.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow (Scholastic Canada) – I just finished Plain Kate this morning and I urge everyone to go out and pick up a copy. This one will definitely be on my top of 2010 list.

Apple’s Angst by Rebecca Eckler (Random House Canada) – Digging into this one today. I really enjoyed the first book, Rotten Apple, so I have high hopes for Apple’s Angst.

GIFTED

I already wrote up a post about the happiness I felt when I received my Crazy Book Swap books from Bella over at A Girl Reads a Book. Bella sent two books I have been lusting after for some time. Once again, thanks sweetie!

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

13 to Life by Shannon Delaney

SWAG

I rarely ever get swag, so when I do, I get mucho excited. I also have a thing about bookmarks (I am obesssed with them!) and let me tell you, I had a slew of them come in this week.

Jessica over at Live, Laugh, Love had a contest for a signed bookmark from Maggie Stiefvater. I was over the moon when I won. Bella also sent me some bookmarks with the Crazy Book swap books, including one signed by Bree Despain. Then, Amy over at Amy Reads gave me a bunch of booksmarks, one of which was signed by Denise Jaden.

*Ahem, you will notice that I didn’t buy any books this past week. Week one of the Book Buying Ban is a success!!!!!*