Sunday, October 23, 2011

In My Mailbox {044}

This Week At That Bookish Girl:

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren
So, I had a rather eventful week around here. I had an extremely busy week at school and work and I had to absolutely squeeze in any reading I could get. I did get some rather interesting book related things this week, though. 

On Tuesday night I went to a book signing for Mike Mullin (author of the wonderful Ashfall). It's was easily one of the more memorable signings I've ever been to. Check out my souvenirs. 

Yes, dearies. That is a piece of signed concrete... which I stubbed my toe on while taking this picture. You see, the main character, Alex, is a black belt. So, for research purposes Mike became a black belt as well. That's dedication my friends. Anyways, the lovely people at Schulers Books & Music let him break some concrete blocks in the store. I must say, I loved seeing people spy over the bookshelves at him while he screamed at the poor blocks. Anyways, we made a collective decision that the concrete pieces would make excellent bookends. Oh, and I got my book signed as well :) 

I also recieved two books I've already read - The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting and Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus. I bought them on amazon for $4 each. I have to admit, I love amazon. I found them both used listed for $0.01 each ($3.99 shipping). You just cannot beat that folks.

Then, yesterday I came home from running errands and found that my package from Sara Wilson Etienne arrived. I had featured her upcoming book Harbinger on my WOW a few weeks ago and she contacted me about reviewing an arc. I, obviously jumped at the opportunity and she sent off a package. Honestly, this is one of my favorite ARC packages I've ever received.  Look at the little goodies sent with it.

The ARC came with a Harbinger lanyard, a Holbrook Academy brochure and what looks like a voodoo doll. I don't know for sure - I haven't read the book, but that is certainly what it looks like to me. Isn't that great? I cannot wait to dive into this one.
So that was my loot this week. What did you guys get? 


Library Gal said...

Harbinger is def. on my radar, looking forward to reading that one- what a great package!!

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

Fantastic, what a steal! Great books! :D I liked the Body Finder and have been wanting to read Shadow Hills for a while!

Check out my mailbox!

Grace Fonseca said...

Nice. Signed books always make me do a dance of joy. Great book selections.

Giselle said...

Ooooh. Ashfall was GREAT!! Awesome you got a signed copy and... a rock? haha. Amazing haul!

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Cialina at said...

Oh that is so awesome! Sounds like a fun event. ;)

Also, wow, those are some great deals on Amazon. Nice steals.

Ailsa said...

I really like the cover for Shadow Falls.
Enjoy your books!

Here's my IMM: The Book Bundle


Tiffany Drew said...

Ashfall was in My IMM as well! I can't wait to get started on it, it looks awesome. Happy Reading!

Sara WIlson Etienne said...

Yay! Glad you liked the Harbinger package:) If you go to the website on the back of the plush doll (I'm not gonna give away what it is;) you can use the username and password to see a locked piece of Harbinger-inspired artwork:) It'll go public this Thursday and another locked illustration will appear:) You can go to to get the next password this Thursday. And the next... and the next!

Oh and fun fact... Mike Mullin and I knew each other growing up in Indiana! Can't WAIT to read Ashfall!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE The Body Finder! One of my favorite books ever, and Kimberly Derting is sooo nice(:

I hope you enjoy your new books!


Nimue said...

Harbinger sounds amazing. This is a great package :)
I have to come back and check out your review.

My IMM post

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Whoa, great haul there, chica! Harbinger looks interesting, and the event you were at sounds really cool. I love that the author did all that to immerse himself in his book!


Alison Can Read said...

Great set! The signed concrete is really cool. Unique. I really liked The Body Finder.

Justin941 said...

Haha, that is really cool with Ashfall. :D You have a great IMM this week. :)

Here is my IMM for this week: IMM(4)

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