In My Mailbox: 10/25/09

In My Mailbox lets you peek into the contents of my mailbox on a weekly basis. I am listing all the lovely books that I have aquired this week. If you would like to participate and have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information here on the Story Siren's blog, where it all began..(This post was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie
This Week I have recieved a few items from authors and I attended a debut book signing for a local bay area author.

To start of this week, I won The Naughty List contest hosted by Suzanne Young. The prize package included a signed copy (ARC) of The Naughty List and then cool canvas bag with the book cover posted on it. A few book marks, post cards and stickers and even a mirrored key chain. How strawberry smoothie is that? Totally cool and thank you, so much Suzanne :)
Next, I recieved this great music magazine and cool buttons from Yvonne Prinz on the VINYL Princess website HERE

Her YA book The Vinyl Princess will hit the shelves on December 22, 2009. She is also another SF bay area author . How super cool is that? I am so excited to have such great talent so close to home.

I also attended a book signing for another local debut YA author, Nina LaCour. The event was hosted at the Diesel bookstore in Oakland and it was packed, standing room only. I had a very enjoyable time and it was wonderful to be a part of something so important to an author. Nina, was more than gracious and warm and I wish her much success.

DON'T FORGET THIS IS THE LAST WEEK FOR MY ZOMBIE CONTEST HERE

16 comments on "In My Mailbox: 10/25/09"

Bookworm wrote: October 24, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Great week in books, huh? The Naughty List looks really cute, and the Vinyl Princess sounds awesome! Did you know Yvonne Prinz owns Amoeba Music in San Francisco? I think it's so cool! And how neat that you got to meet Nina LaCour (I love her name)!


Callie wrote: October 24, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Looks great. I really want to read The Naughty List and Vinyl Princess so that stuff looks really good. Enjoy!!


B.A.M. Book Reviews wrote: October 24, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Dang!!! Awesome week!! I love all that Naughty List swag and book! That is so cool! I really want to read Hold Still! Enjoy! :)

-Arielle


Rebecca wrote: October 24, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Awesome week you sure got a lot of swag. Enjoy.


Lea wrote: October 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Wowza, some awesome swag! Hold Still sounds amazing, I'm waiting for my review copy to come in the mail! AH! You met her? Lucky!

Have fun reading!


austenfan wrote: October 24, 2009 at 9:58 PM

That prize pack looks so cute! Congrats! :)


So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: October 25, 2009 at 2:42 AM

I really love the sound of The Naughty List. Hope you enjoy your books!


ExtremeReader wrote: October 25, 2009 at 6:51 AM

Great week! Love all the swag you won! Jealous!&*#!


Erica wrote: October 25, 2009 at 9:09 AM

I love all the stuff you won in The Naughty List contest! It's so cute!


Kate wrote: October 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Congrats on winning the swag! Happy reading =D


ladystorm wrote: October 25, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Not heard of the books you got! Nice list!


Yay! Reads wrote: October 25, 2009 at 12:46 PM

The cover for Hold Still is fantastic! Enjoy your prizes :)


Alexia561 wrote: October 25, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Congrats on winning such cool swag! And I love the format you used for this post! Very nice. Enjoy!


shelburns wrote: October 25, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Awesome prize pack...congrats! Hold Still has a great looking cover!


Emily wrote: October 25, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Congratulations on your prize packs! I went to the website for The Vinyl Princess and it looks excellent. Enjoy!

Emily
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Katie wrote: October 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Super jealous of "The Naughty List." Can't wait to get my hands on that book.

Happy reading!


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SEPTEMBER

RICK YANCEY
Rakestraw Books in Danville
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN and MARK HUNTLY PARSONS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

RICK YANCEY
Book Passage in Corte Mdera
Thursday, September 18 @ 6:30pm

GRETCHEN MCNEIL , KATHERINE LINKA and ANNA CAREY
Books Inc. San Francisco
Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON book launch

Books Inc. SF
Friday, September 19 @ 7pm

KIM CULBERTSON and CATHERINE LINKA
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, September 19 @ 7pm

MEGAN SHULL *The Swap*

Rakestraw Books in Danville
Tuesday, September 23 @ 10am

JANDY NELSON and NINA LACOUR
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Tuesday, September 23 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LAUREN OLIVER
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Wednesday, October 1 @ 7pm

LAUREN OLIVER
Book Passage in San Francisco
Thursday, October 2 @ 12:30pm

LAUREN OLIVER and JANDY NELSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON, NINA LaCOUR and STEPHANIE KUEHN
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, October 3 @ 7pm

SARA FARIZAN
Books Inc. on Market St.
Friday, October 10 @ 7pm

JAMES FREY with John Hanke, VP of Google's Niantic Lab
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Saturday, October 11 @ 6pm


BECCA FITZPATRICK, CHRISTINA LAUREN & KIERSTEN WHITE
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Sunday, October 12 @ 3pm


FIERCE READS TOUR with GENNIFER ALBIN, NIKKI KELLY, JESSICA BRODY and MARISSA MEYER
Linden Tree Books in Los Altos
Monday, October 13 @ 6:30pm

PAOLO BACIGALUPI and A.S. KING
Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz
Wednesday, October 15 time 7pm

RICK RIORDAN (ticketed event)
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Wednesday, October 15 @ 7pm

CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG

Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30pm

MARIE LU
Face in a Book in El Dorado
Thursday, October 16 @ 7pm

A.S. KING and PAOLO BACIGALUPI
Sports Basement on Bryant in SF
Thursday, October 16 @ 6pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
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Books Inc. Opera Plaza in SF
Wednesday, October 22 @7pm

GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 23 @ 7pm

JANDY NELSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, October 24 @ 6:30pm

SARA RAASCH, KASIE WEST AND CORRINE JACKSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 27 @ 7pm

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