What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition

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So, what’s in my mailbox you ask? Well, check out the image to the left. As you can see, last week, my bf and I were sifting through a literal sea of packages. Well, that and making calls to various companies to get the packages delivered when we’d be around. It’s been so busy in fact that I have barely had the chance to play around with the pink Sony eReader that I won from a contest for promoting Cheryl Rainfield’s Scars recently – travesty I know!

First to arrive was Nonna’s Book of Mysteries What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition is a novel set in Medici era Italy, which is the 1st in a series of 4 novels. Before you say…”oh…historical,” you might want to know that I’m expecting it to be girl power all the way. The main character is a young woman, who wants to become a painter’s apprentice when such roles would never be thought fit for women. Keep a look out for the review and an interview with the author Mary Osborne to be posted on May 31st and June 5th respectively.

If you haven’t yet heard of the next five authors, you’re missing out. Jill Murray’s Rhythm And Blues is a Canadian YA comedy about a girl looking “for fame, love and a sense of her place in the world.” The main character is a young break dancer, who gets recruited to be part of a girl group and finds that everything she knows changes. In one package, I received Lucy Christopher’s Stolen, which I’m reading now, and a historical novel called A Curse Dark As Gold What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition, for which Elizabeth C. Bunce won the William C. Morris Debut award. Bunce’s retelling of Rumpelstiltskin is something I’m aching to read. In addition, Sarah Darer Littman’s third book (second YA novel) called Life, After deals with a terrorist attack in Argentina – look for this review in July, and the book that everyone’s been talking about Shiver What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition by Maggie Stiefvater. You can bet that the day when all 5 of these books arrived was one with plenty of squeeing!

Finally, on Friday, four separate packages arrived: Stephanie Meyer’s The Host What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition, which I won in contest awhile back, was the first to arrive. Yes, it is the one with the extra chapters in case you were wondering.  Next was the ARC of the 2nd book in the Possessions series, The Evil Within: A Possessions Novel What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition. I’m really looking forward to reading Nancy Holder’s novel (and the 1st installment) as I’m sure it will fulfill the Gothic horror hype it’s been getting. Next is a new ARC called BAMBOO PEOPLE What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition by Mitali Perkins, which is a boy novel set in the political landscape of modern-day Burma. Last, but definitely not least is what looks to be a light MG ARC called My Fake Boyfriend Is Better Than Yours What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition. This new book by Kristina Springer doesn’t come out till the end of August, so I might hold off on reviewing it for awhile.

Let me know if any of these books peak your interest as I might consider having some giveaways, additional interviews and maybe even a blog tour if you want to see one. Most of these books you can preorder or even buy them outright just by clicking on the link. icon smile What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition

  10 comments for “What's In My Mailbox?: The May 17th Edition

  1. May 17, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Yay for Stolen and The Host. They’re two of my favourite books :) Looking forward to seeing what you think!

  2. May 17, 2010 at 5:03 am

    As I said in the blog, I reading Stolen right now, but I’m not very far into it. What I’ll say right now is that it’s quite intense…I’ve never read a book about a girl who gets kidnapped. Makes me think about what the girls in some of the famous kidnappings that I’ve heard about were thinking, especially those committed by Paul Bernardo as it was right near my hometown.

  3. Emma/Asamum
    May 17, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Great book week :0) Yay, Shiver, I love Sam.

  4. May 17, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Yeah, I know. I was really super excited! It got to the point where my bf said that I had to stop talking about Shiver and how much I was looking forward to reading it. My 5-year-old sense of enthusiasm is sometimes catching and sometimes a little on the annoying side. :)

  5. May 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Wanna give away the ereader? I’d like one of those… :”)

    Just kidding! What a great IMM!

  6. May 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Ya know, that is so cool! I must tell you, I wouldn’t mind sloppy seconds, if you were willing to pass them along! hint, hint! :)

    Enjoy your Sony E-reader!!!!!

  7. May 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Emily, can you imagine how excited I was? I couldn’t believe when Cheryl Rainfield told me that I’d won the eReader, and then with everything else that just happened to come in – wow. :)

  8. May 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Lanae, thanks for your comment. Hehehe…we’ll see, it certainly is an idea. :) I can let you know that I already have 2 giveaways organized for June with a couple of the books that I received last week. :) Definitely looking forward to playing with the Sony eReader!

  9. May 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    YA comedy! Already going on the want list..

  10. May 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I’m guessing you’re talking about My Fake Boyfriend Is Better Than Yours, right? I’m personally wondering how it compares to the hilarity of the movie Lars and the Real Girl. If you haven’t seen it, then you really have to check this promo video out:

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