Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox #25


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where we spotlight the books that we've received for review, swapped, or purchased that week. It's a really great idea and I'm excited to take part!

WARNING: I'm in a VERY talkative mood today, so excuse me while I gush! :)


FOR REVIEW: 
While He Was Away by Karen Schrek
The gorgeous cover for this book is really makes me wish that I had a boyfriend who rides a motorcycle, but I'm pretty sure my mom would rather send me across the world on my own before letting me date that kind of guy... x) Anyways, thank you so much to Sourcebooks for sending me an ARC of this one!

ReVamped by Ada Adams
 YAY!! I literally squealed when this came in the mail since I've started to renew my love for vampires lately and Ada is one of the sweetest authors I've ever talked to! She also surprised me with some gorgeous signed bookmarks too (which definitely beat out the paper scraps I'm so used to using). Review and excerpt posts to come really soon! :) 
 Ada also signed the book to me as well as the bookmarks, which made my day! Yes, that note says that she's also an awesome Canadian author. ;) A million hearts to you, Ada! Thank you thank you THANK YOU!


BORROWED: 

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

I love the library. No further comments needed. ;)

My mailbox may not be gigantic for the past week, but it's still filled with make-my-day awesomeness! :) Thank you so much again to Sourcebooks, Ada Adams, and the library for giving me a reason to procrastinate my homework a little bit more!

WHAT'S IN YOUR MAILBOX? 

-Mimi

P.S. It's my mom's birthday tomorrow and we're celebrating it tonight with yummy cake and lots of food and presents that will hopefully make her smile. Happy Birthday, Mommy! I love you so much! :)

55 comments:

  1. Nice IMM :) ReVamped looks really goo, looking forward to your review. I'm biased but I really love Canadian authors :P

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  2. I have heard great stuff about ReVamped, and I'm going to sit patiently and wait for your review. Looks really awesome! Enjoy your goodies!

    The Week at Book Brats!

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  3. I'm happy just by seeing your cheerfulness, Mimi!

    While He was Away looks awesome (gosh! I love that gorgeous sunset on the cover). I have yet to decide whether I'll read ReVamped, and I'll probably wait for your review to hear your thoughts about it :)

    And, wow! The Disenchantments seems like a nice read. Shooting Stars? I want to read it so badly! If I'm not mistaken, it was about a girl and a famous star... need.to.read.it.now. I'm also loving my library these days. If they only had more English titles (so far I've only found two LOL)!

    I hope you have a wonderful week, and I seriously cannot wait to hear what you think of these amazing books. ♥♥

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  4. Awesome IMM this week! I want to read ReVamped and While He was Away so bad :) Happy reading!

    Liza’s IMM

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  5. I just heard about While He Was Away last night while browsing through blogs and think it sounds very promising. Of course, I'm a sucker for a good YA contemporary so I'm already poised to love it. Looking forward to your review!

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  6. While He Was Away sounds sooooooo good!!! Yay for signed books! They are the best. Enjoy!

    And happy birthday to your mom! :)

    My IMM

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  7. Oh look, i'm not the only one using paper scraps as bookmarks :))
    You made me curious about Revamped..

    Ella
    Read Into Hiding

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  8. Great Imm. I got shooting stars this week to and I have already read it. It was sweet and a cute book to read. Loved it :) Happy Reading
    -Gabby

    My Imm:
    http://theyapixie.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox.html

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  9. I love the cover on ReVamped too I'm hoping to read it soon too because i'm starting to get back into Vampires too! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-30.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  10. Oooh, it looks like you got great books! I've seen ReVamped around often and I hope it's a good read. I'll be checking out your blog, waiting patiently for a review. Gotta say, too--Ada Adams seems great. I'm glad you got signed (!!) bookmarks, too!

    Enjoy those two and those you got from the library as well. The Disenchantments looks interesting! And, hey, quality over quantity, remember? If the books you get are awesome, it doesn't matter how many you buy or receive in one week!

    Also, Happy Birthday to your mom! My mom's my blog stalker, really. She points out typos, tells me when there are new comments, and other stuff. She's a bit crazy, but I love her. So, yeah, I have a deep appreciation for mothers. I hope you'll have a great time tonight! :)

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  11. Yayyyyyy Disenchantments!!!!!! I am so excited to finally read my copy!!!! It's going to be SO GOOD!! I can tell. You can't write a book with such a pretty cover like that and have it NOT be good right?! :) Enjoy!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  12. Your haul seems fun Mimi and appropriate YA reads from the looks of it.

    Talk Supe
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  13. Eeeeee! While He Was Away sounds SOOO awesome <3 You're right, I think my mum would rather lock me up in prison or possibly kill me before she'd let me anywhere near a guy who rides a motorcycle! Hahaa, nor anyone who drives a race car for that matter :S OMG YOU GOT YOUR BOOK SIGNED! Awww Ada is soo lovely :) And I can't wait to read The Disenchantments :)) It sounds fabulous <3
    ENJOY MIMI!!!

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  14. YAY that you renewed your love for vampires. They need lots of love! Renew looks pretty and great bookmarks! Desenchantments has a fun cover and Shooting Stars looks cute too. I love the library! It's like Christmas up in there. Free books! I always go wild and usually grab way too many. Great Haul and Happy Reading!!
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  15. Great mailbox this week Mimi! I love when I get little notes from authors - or even just signed stuff! It makes my day!! I'm glad you are renewing your love for vampires! :) Enjoy all your goodies!

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  16. Great set! I really want to read ReVamped. It sounds interesting.
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  17. Awesome selection of books this week!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    My IMM for this week - http://paulettespapers.com/?p=1934

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  18. I got The Disenchantments for the library too! In fact, I actually read the book in the library. Yes to library love. :D Ada Adams does seem like such a sweet author, I think it's a book I saw on Hilda's blog. I hope you enjoy your books, Mimi. <3

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  19. YAY to Canadian author love!! <33333 Ada sounds like such a sweet gal, and I'll def be looking out for her on the streets now that I know she's a Toronto-born girl! ;) My ice breaker could be "HEY, I'M A FRIEND OF MIMI'S!" And then we would bond over how awesome you are -- that sounds about right, right? I thought so! (x

    I'm totally in love with all of those covers! The one for ReVamped has to be my fave because you know how I'm a total purple-for-royalty girl, but While He Was Away pulls up a close second. & if the covers for The Disenchantments and Shooting Stars don't make you want to smile, I don't know what would. They. are. epic!! <33333 Enjoy all of your books, Mimi-Doll! You should be getting another surprise book soon from a certain girl you know, so watch out for that! (:

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  20. Oh, look at all the shinys! Yay for new books to read! Also, that's so sweet of you to wish your mom a happy birthday on your blog, Mimi! I hope you two have a lot of fun! :)

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  21. I really like the cover for Shooting Stars! Enjoy your new books and tell your mom Happy Birthday! :)

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  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIMIRIN'S MOM! I hope it's awesome and full of cake! <3

    And this mailbox ain't too shabby, either. <3 I can't wait to read "The Disenchantments". :)

    Enjoy!

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  23. Ahh happy Birthday to your mom! My mom's birthday is tomorrow as well. Some great books there, Mimi. I have heard some good things about Revamped plus I totally love the necklace on the cover! Have a great week!

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  24. MIMI!!

    It feels like I haven't spoken to you in FOREVER!! Don't you just love Ada Adams!?! I sure do. She's so freaking awesome! I loved ReVamped! I hope you did too! Aren't the bookmarks gorgeous!? :D While He Away looks really good. I love the cover too!

    I really love your mailbox! Very awesome books. I hope you love them all <3

    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books
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  25. eeeeee While he was away looks amazing!!! i got it on netgalley and damn i wish i had the paperback!!! and same goes for Revamped!!!! looks so pretty!!!!!
    Tara's IMM and Giveaway

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  26. While He Was Away has gone to the top of my wishlist! And the cover for Shooting Stars is lush!!! My IMM Post

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  27. Ooh, I hadn't heard of ReVamped, but it definitely sounds like something I want to check out!

    Happy Reading, Mimi! :D

    IMM @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  28. LOL your mom sounds just like mine <3 Even though that's so hypocritical because once upon a time, my dad had a motorcycle... anyways. LOVE your mailbox this week!

    CANADIAN AUTHORS FTW. I'll have to check out ReVamped, it sounds pretty awesome! :) I can't wait to read your review!

    And ooooooh, Shooting Stars!! I still need to pick up a copy of that one because I LOVE the idea of the paparazzi drama and everything. It sounds like it'll be a fantastic contemp! Don't you just love the library? <3

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOM!!! I hope she loves the food and presents!

    Sonia

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  29. Oohhh, I'm so looking for a new vampire book!! I'll have to get ReVamped! Thanks!

    Happy Birthday to Mom!! Have some cake for me!

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  30. Ahh! You got so many great books this week. While He Was Away looks really good. I hope you enjoy all your books, and that your mom has a good birthday. (:

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  31. Yay! ReVamped!! I loved it :) I hope you enjoy it as well! Ada is a great person :) Your other books look great as well! Enjoy all your new reads!

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  32. Oh mimi!! <3 <3 Amazing mailbox! And I so love your enthusiasm <3 <3 Sweety! I really hope you'll like ReVamped, I've heard is so so good ;) And wish your mum a happy birthday ;) :) I hope you'll have fun this evening ;) :) <3 <3

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  33. Dear Mimi,

    Happy birthday to your Mom!

    You have some amazing and very sweet followers! :)

    @Kaylee - that sounds like a plan! I love meeting new blogger/reader/writer friends. I will let you know about my next book signing in Toronto, so we can chat about Mimi (or maybe she will come out as well)!

    Warmest wishes,
    Ada

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    1. DEFINITELY GOING TO BE THERE!!!! :D

      My mom says thank you! (We had a ton of fun and cake tonight -- although she still denies that it was a "birthday" celebration haha!) And about my followers: I know!! *hugs them all until they beg for breath* I tell myself how lucky I am every day :') Thanks so much, Ada! <3

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  34. Ahhhh while he was away sounds FABULOUS. <3 My mum would have the same ideas hahaha. No hot guys with motorbikes ALLOWED. ;D Even if they were SMOKIN and came with really nice abs like Alex from Hunting Lila hehehehe.

    Revamped sounds FABULOUS. I'm not too bothered by vampires yet so I'm totally eager to get my hands on this one! <3 And whooot it's SIGNED. And yay for Canadian authors! Even though I'm Australian...THAT'S STILL AWESOME! *dances*

    Happy Birthday to your Mum! <3 <3 Have a fabulous week hun!

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  35. Wonderful mailbox, Mimi! You have some great looking books to keep you busy. I have heard awesome things about Revamped from Hilda at Catch the Lune, so hope you enjoy it! :D Hope you are having a great day.

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  36. EEEEEEEKK!!! I'm sooooooooooo excited about "Shooting Stars" and what I KNOW is going to be a fabulous review from you Mimi darling! :D I also can't wait to read your thoughts on "The Disenchantments" I'm still not sure if I want to read it, but who knows, right?

    As for me, I should have another Friday Buys this weekend, but as a sneaky-peaky - guess what I bought?! Now I HAVE to read "Switched", because I just bought "Torn"!! It was like $3 and I couldn't pass it up and now I have both!! I'll be reading them soon, PROMISE!! :D

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  37. Amazing mailbox, Mimi! Ada is SUPER AMAZING!! <3 I'm sooo happy that you are reading ReVamped right now! I love ReVamped, so I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting for your review! <3 While He Was Away sounds like the kind of book I'm going to love! I agree, the cover is gorgeous! LOL guys here ride motorcycle all the time, so I'm kind of used to that scenery! xD The Disenchantments and Shooting Stars sound like amazing read too! I also have my copy somewhere in my room, I need to read it soon! x)

    Happy reading, Mimi! Enjoy your books! <3

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  38. Great IMM!!! Signed books rock and I have heard SO MUCH positive stuff on ReVamped!!! You got an all around great mailbox!! I hope you enjoy them :)
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  39. She has some fancy handwriting! I iz jealous. :D Also, Happy Birthday to your mom! My mom's birthday was last week. Aries' are great folks! :D

    Patricia // My IMM

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  40. The Disenchanments and Shooting Stars, wow, awesome books. Revamped sounds really good! Fantastic books this week as always Mimi!

    enjoy reading them all =)

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  41. THE DISENCAHNTMENTS! SHOOTING STARS! Great books this week. I loved The Disenchantments, SOOOO MUCH. Grea books this week.

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  42. AWESOME IMM, Mimi! <3 ReVamped sounds really awesome! I hope I can read it soon! I'm also dying to read While He Was Away and I can't wait for your review!

    Happy reading and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOM! <3

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  43. I've really enjoyed reading Shooting Stars and hope you'll enjoy it too!

    Happy birthday to your mom! :)

    Here's my IMM.

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  44. *sigh* You make me want to read ReVamped so badly! You and Hilda are conspiring against me, I just know it. I barely have time to deal with my review copies, but you always manage to make me focus on something else entirely. I can't wait to read your review.

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  45. awww Mimi! youve got an amazing books here! I hope you enjoy all of them! x :) Happy reading <3

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  46. Great mailbox Mimi, I can't wait to read The Disenchantments or Shooting Stars! I'll be looking out for your updates! Happy reading! :)

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  47. gr8 mail mimi
    hope / hope u enjoy all

    happy reading

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  48. Well, the mailbox is not about how much books you have, but how great they are. So I hope you are going to love these :D

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  49. Hehehe, what is it about motocycles than are downright SEXY? (Hi Alex! Hi Patch! SWOON). Sooo excited to see what you think of While He Was Away! And not just because of the cover. Okay, maybe a little :P Just read your review for ReVamped and LOVE the sound of it!! So glad you enjoyed it. And The Disenchantments + Shooting Stars = Brodie Must Acquire ASAP! They sound so good and I've read some pretty great reviews so far, so me hopes you likey. ENJOY YOUR HOT READS.

    Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your amazing mother!!! <3

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  50. While He Was Away looks super cool!!! I adore that cover <3 Fab books, my dear. And happy birthday to your mum! :D <3 xxx

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  51. Great IMM, Mimi =)

    Loving that cover for Revamped. Amazeballs!

    Yay on the bookmarks. I geek out so much for them, I just love them. It's insane LOL :)

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  52. Ooooh, Mimi! Amazing mailbox! I'm really intrigued by The Disenchantments. REALLY want to read (err, also, I kind of love the cover :D)

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