In My Mailbox: October

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

A majority of this week's amazing haul was made possible thru attending the NCIBA.

7 Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee
Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne

Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi HC (signed)
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (signed)
Illuminated by Erica Orloff
I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
Revived by Cat Patrick

Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Switched by Amanda Hocking

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Where it Began by Ann Redisch Stampler
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor (signed)
Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block
Slide by Jill Hathaway
Girl Meets Boy Edited by Kelly Milner Halls
Thou Shalt Not Road Trip by Anthony John

The Springsweet by Sundra Mitchell
Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand
Irises by Francisco X. Stork

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Tempest by Julie Cross
Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

While visiting NCIBA I had the pleasure of attending a blogger panel where a few key subjects were broached. Among the topics discussed:
Interrelations with independent book sellers and their local book blogger's.
Blogger etiquette when approaching publishers/authors for books and receiving book review queries.
Blog Tours and Independent publishers.
Along with the informative advice offered all the blogger's in attendance told everyone how they started blogging and what they do to attract followers and how they like to promote their favorite reads. It was also great that a few book sellers, publishers and authors (Katherine Longhore, Talia Vance) also came to give some of their input. I really enjoyed attending and meeting up with fellow bloggers. I like the fact that we are very supportive of one another and how we all have are so passionate about the books we love. That proved to be very true when we were able to attend the exibit room floor. It was like Christmas and we talked to all the reps and discussed upcoming books with them. I wanted to thank Bookalicious Pam and the NCIBA for making it all possible. I was also very fortunate to meet debut authors Veronica Rossi and Cory Jackson. I would say that it was a great day.

15 comments on "In My Mailbox: October"

Rebecca Herman wrote: October 30, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Aaah Fever! You are so lucky. I really enjoyed Grave Mercy, and I have a couple others in my reading pile. Enjoy all your great books!

Carina Olsen wrote: October 30, 2011 at 5:18 AM

Uhm, wow. I feel like flying to wherever you live and rob you :D lol, jk (A) But oh, so jealous about Fever and Shatter Me and Pandemonium. *Cries* Have fun reading them, though :)
Love, Carina

theprettybooks wrote: October 30, 2011 at 7:11 AM

*runs into your house*
*steals all your books*

There's so many on your list that I'd love to read (in particular Pandemonium, Shatter Me, and Under the Never Sky)! I'm going to have the look up the others and see if there's any I need to add to my wishlist :)

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) wrote: October 30, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Wow! Awesome haul!
Hope you're having an excellent weekend!
-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

Gianna wrote: October 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Oh. My. GOSH. AMAZING HAUL! :D I'm so jealous that you got Never Sky!

Happy reading! :)


Kira wrote: October 30, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Wow, great haul! I loved Shatter Me! I'm looking forward to Illuminate, Born Wicked, Under the Never Sky, Harbinger, Tempest and Pandemonium. So jealous you got all of these! :) Hope you enjoy them all!

Kira @ Mrs. Boswell's Book Bag

Cassy wrote: October 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM

OMG im like freaking out, you got so many awesome books :)


Just a Lil Lost wrote: October 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Oh WOW that's a lot of books!! And you got a SIGNED copy of Shatter Me?? So amazing!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michele | My IMM

Giselle wrote: October 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Holy geez! This is a fantastic week for you! Awesome books!

Xpresso Reads

Faye wrote: October 30, 2011 at 4:25 PM

WOW....Epic haul!

Kristina wrote: October 30, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Wow you got a fantastic haul and it sounds like you had a lot of fun there.

Happy reading

Kat C wrote: October 30, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Wow, look at all those books ! I heard all about NICBA on twitter and sounded awesome!

Wrighty wrote: October 31, 2011 at 1:24 PM

What an amazing experience! It sounds wonderful!! And your book haul is fantastic! I look forward to hearing what you think of all of them. I've found many good books from your reviews. Enjoy and happy Halloween!

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