Sunday, May 22, 2011

In My Mailbox

It's the day before I fly out NYC! And among other things the kitties, the hubby and I have been weeding, cleaning and planning like mad things (seriously there are so many things to do before skipping across the border for the week!). See how tired Thurman is by it all?.  The business cards and bookmarks are ready to go, and my good friend in reading, Jenna is going to come have a staycation with the fuzzy kids.  All that's left to do is fly outta here!

But before I do I thought I'd share my exciting arrivals this week, because I got a couple of especially exciting things.

From the lovely folks at HarperTeen:
Starcrossed, by Josephine Angelini

From the darlings at Tor:
The Disunited States of America, by Harry Turtledove

From the fantastic Jen of Lost in the Library (for winning her last giveaway!! yay!):
Divergent, by Veronica Roth

And a complete surprise and a super exciting one at that! From the ever wonderful Lesley Livingston and the folks at Penguin Canada:
The ARC of Once Every Never, by Lesley Livingston!!

I absolutely can't wait to sink my teeth into all these wonderful books. While you wait for me to dig in and get some reviews up, I do have some things to hold you over.

First off, INKpop is having a web chat with Starcrossed author Josephine Angelini. On Wednesday May 25 at 5pm Eastern debut author Josephine Angelini will live on inkpop to discuss this as well as her remarkable road to publishing. From leaving her job to focus full time on writing and paying her bills on credit cards, to the seven figure sale of her series!  
All I have to say about that is WOW! Seven figure!! You can bet I'll be checking into the chat.

Also on Wednesday, make sure to stop in and enter my wish you were here at the BEA contest, as part of the Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop.  I know it's not feasible for a great many of you to get out to the BEA yourselves so I'm going to send some of it to you.  I'll be announcing the various prize packs on Wednesday, but suffice it to say, it's International and it will have some real goodies!  

I'll be making small updates during the week (based on exhaustion levels), with a full blow by blow post(s) starting the following week.  So make sure to stop by, it's the next best thing to being there yourself!


  1. I got Starcrossed this week too! I <3 Divergent. ^^

    ComaCalm's IMM

  2. Oooh I really want to read Divergent, and I am so jealous, wish I could be at BEA, hope you have a fab time though.

    Your cats are gorgeous!

  3. YAY for Divergent! I LOVED that book so much. Happy reading! :)

  4. I don't think I've seen any reviews of Once Every Never yet — hope you enjoy it, will be looking forward to seeing what you think! Divergent is totally intense & gripping, I'd recommend you set aside a large amount of time for that one because once you start it you probably won't want to stop :D

  5. I have preordered Starcrossed I can't wait till I get my copy of it!