Sunday, May 06, 2012

Mimi's Book Haul #2 + NOTICE!

Hi, everyone!

I'm still trying to find another meme to participate in since I've decided not to do In My Mailbox anymore, so for now I'll just post all the books I've gotten here. But I would still love to see what all of you have got in your mailboxes, so drop me a comment and I'll be sure to stop by! :)


Preloved by Shirley Marr

The ever-sweet and totally amazing Shirley Marr sent me a copy of her book, Preloved, along with the most adorable postcard from Australia ever! I literally couldn't stop giggling for a good ten minutes! She also signed both and wrote a personalized message on the post card, which just made my day. Thank you SO much, Shirley! :')


The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Dark River by Mary Jane Beaufrand
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
The Iron Thorn by Caitlyn Kittredge
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Black Heart by Holly Black


Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Somehow I won this off of Goodreads before my review copy came last week, so I now have two finished copies of this (which I'm not complaining about after all, I wrote a 5-star review for it HERE!). But I've already found a more-than-willing blogger to take it home, so life's all good ;)

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Yay! This finally arrived from Macmillan after I won it on a giveaway hosted by the lovely, the great, the super-sweet and completely adorable girl (who I love to gush with) Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms! If you don't follow her, you have to drop by ASAP. She's so enthusiastic that you can't help but be too! :)

And that's my book haul for this week! Thank you so much again to Shirley Marr, Macmillan, and Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms for making a smaller mailbox be filled with awesome! :)

(I'd still love to check out what you have in your mailboxes, no matter what meme you're participating in!)



I'm leaving to go on a school camping trip later tonight so I won't be back until Tuesday night, which means I won't be able to post or stalk all of my usual blogs until Wednesday. *sadface* I'm so sorry that I won't be around for a bit! But things will go back to normal as soon as I get back, I promise :) Thanks so much to everyone for putting up with this teenage girl's crazy schedule! Love you guys


  1. Ooh, Mimi! I see a LOT of books here that I want to read. And EE. My copy of STORM came this week so it will be in my next week's book haul round-up. I've started a new IMM inspired meme that you can check out if you want. :)

    Once Upon a Book Haul

  2. I'm sooo excited for Preloved! I'm in a traveling book group and that's our next book. :D

    Have fun on your trip!

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  3. awww!! the australian postcard is too cute!!

    My post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

  4. Shirley Marr is such a qt! YES TO THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE! I really really hope you enjoy that book, so beautiful. I'm also quite curious to see what you think about The Fine Art of Truth or Dare since it has mixed reviews. I need to finish Storm!

    HAVE FUN ON YOUR TRIP! I have never gone camping but s'mores!! x

  5. Isn't Shirley Marr fantastic! I won a cope of Preloved and the cover makes me giddy.

    Looks like you got a lot of dark and heavy books in this weeks haul.

    Hope you have fun on the trip! ;)

  6. Nooo, Mimi! T______T I'll miss you so, so much. I'll be waiting for you to come back. So... HAVE FUN! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Wow, I spy very awesomesauce books! *--* Hmmm... I hadn't heard about Preloved before, but I'll be sure to check out what you thought of it :) You haven't read The Sky is Anywhere? Me neither LOL But I do have a copy, and I hope I can read it this summer and not push it back any further. I also have The Fine Art of Truth or Dare (isn't the name super awesome?), there, sitting on my shelf...

    STORM! Bah, there's not such thing as too much Storm awesomeness! I kind of know that series by Sherrilyn Kenyon (I think my sister owns a book written by her... Maybe), but still haven't read anything by her.

    Again, have fun on your trip! I hope it's sunny (but not too hot) and you have a great time ♥

  7. Lots and lots of awesome books. Storm is such an intriguing read, I wanted to read it as well.

    have fun in your camping trip =)

    here is my haul:

  8. You've got Storm and The iron Thorn! Be still my heart! :))) Great book haul, Mimi! I hope you enjoy all your reads! ;)

  9. ooh Storm and a signed lovely. You picked up a lot this week. You can see my books and news on The Sunday Post

  10. Oh dear! have fun on your trip!school trips are always the beeeeeest holy cow!! =P
    I love your haul my dear! you got awesome books =P the postcard is just lovely! lucky you ^________^

    happy reading my sweet Mimi XOXOXOXOXO

    Dazzling Reads

  11. Hi Mimi! Have fun camping! Hopefully it stops thunder storming. I'm going to miss you. Shirley so nice! I'm so glad you received such a sweet card.
    Enjoy your new books!

  12. Ooh! Storm. Definitely excited about that one! I've heard good things about Shirley Marr too.

    Enjoy your haul!

    My New Arrivals.

  13. Lovely haul! Will you survive your trip without those books? Barely ;-) right?

  14. You should do the Showcase Sunday meme over at Books, Biscuits and Tea blog. It's the one I liked the best because I was shopping for a haul meme to take part in. Just did my first one, since I am really new to book haul posts. That's the one I'm participating in since I'm not doing IMM.

    And I'm soooo jealous over Storm, Mimi. Not gonna lie, haha.

    Lovely haul, my dahling mademoiselle Mimi <3 (i'm kind of having one of those days where I wish I had a brit accent or french one so excuse my randomness, lol)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  15. Awww Mimi!! I was waiting for you, to see which meme will you change for IMM, and then I decided (because you haven't post it yet :P) that I will do Book Haul. And OMG we decided to switch to the same meme!! SO SO COOL! :) :) We do think alike :P :) Love it!!

    And FINALLY, you got read The Sky Is Everywhere!! This book is so so beautiful <3 <3 I loved it so so so so much <3 <3 I hope you'll love it as well Sweetie!
    Enjy enjoy your trip!! We'll miss you! Have fun!! :*

  16. Mimi, wow. LOVE what you've got this week! Wow, TWO copies of Storm found their way to your mailbox and Preloved sounds so good! And the postcard from Shirley Marr looked so sweet <3 Infinity also looks interesting! I've decided to go with Kimba's Sunday Post meme. I like that other than being about the books we've received, it also lets us do a weekly wrap-up!

    Hope you have loads of fun in your school camping trip, Mimi! Will be waiting for you to come back on Wednesday but till then, have a blast xo

  17. Danny is adorable (so are the rest of the gals at Bewitched Bookworms)! Also, I hope you have an absolute blast on your camping trip, Mimi! As far as a new meme to participate in to replace IMM, I decided to join in Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge, hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Tara @ 25 Hour Books. Don't know if it's what you're looking for, but I like it!

    Have a great week, dear! :)

  18. Aaah! Blogger ate my comment! Lol. Anyways, what I was saying before my Internet browser 404'd on me was that I hope you have an absolute blast on your camping trip! And the girls over at Bewitched Bookworms are fantastic! Oh, and as far as a meme for replacing IMM, I personally joined in on Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge, hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Tara @ 25 Hour Books. I like it a lot, but I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for or not!

    Have a great week, darlin'! :)

  19. Aww, how sweet of that author to send you a personalized book and postcard! Those are the best!! The Sky is Everywhere is such a sweet story. I hope you enjoy it as well! Have fun on your camping trip Mimi!! :)

    You can see what books I got this week Here!

  20. I'm looking forward to Storm and Preloved, Mimi. Nice haul.

    Have a fabulous camping trip! :)

  21. Mimi <333 How I have missed you so, sis!! We haven't had a proper talk in FORVER!!

    Like always, I LOVE what your book haul!! Preloved, Dark River and The Iron Thorn look like awesome reads! I own The Sky is Everywhere and I hear it's really good. I need to read it as well. Darkness Becomes her is on my list to read, so is Holly Black's Curse Workers series. I've been hearing a lot about Storm and I really should check it out because everyone is saying it's super super good! OMG, Mimi. Your haul is made of awesome and I do hope you love all these books. I can't wait to hear what you thought of them.

    Also, I hope you have fun on your camping trip! I haven't been camping in forever! lol. Have fun and stay safe always sis <3 I <333 you big time. Take care!!

    My Book Haul

  22. I can't wait to read Storm! I've heard the Chronicles of Nick series by by Sherrilyn Kenyon is really good! I want try it one of these days when I catch up with what I'm reading now which will lets face it be awhile! LOL I have so many books to read.
    Have fun on your trip!!! :-D
    My Stack

  23. AHHHH The Fine Art of Truth and Dare?!?!? Wow I really want to read that one!!! I can not wait to see your review for this book...if it is any bit as good as Anna and the French Kiss I am going to need a copy :-) Great haul! This new meme sounds great! I think I might take part in it too. Have fun on your trip Mimi!!!

  24. Great haul you have there. That as awfully nice of that author to send you a signed copy of her book.

    Hope you have a fun trip! Be safe out there Mimi!

  25. Great haul! I've been wanting to try something by Shirley Marr! I really enjoyed Darkness Becomes Her, so I hope you do, too!

    Have fun on your camping trip! :D

  26. Awesome bunch of books Mimi! That's such a cute story for Preloved =) Enjoy all of your books and have a blast on your school's trip.

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves: STS

  27. SO. As SOON as you read The Iron Thorn and The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, you HAVE to write a review, or at least email me and tell me how you like them!! :D I'm dying to read both!! :D

    Great haul, Mimi! Looking forward to some great reviews this week! Happy Sunday!
    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  28. Great haul! I've heard good things about PRELOVED and I'll be interested to see what you think of it. I haven't read The Sky is Everywhere myself but it sounds amazing. Hope you enjoy all your books! :)

    Have fun on your camping trip. ;)

  29. Oh I hope you have fun!! AWESOME Book Haul you had this week. I totally can't wait to read Storm :) Looking forward to all of your reviews :)

  30. Preloved looks like such a great book and that is so sweet that the author wrote you that personalized post card! That is so exciting for you Mimi! Also, hope you have such a fun time on your school camping trip!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

  31. Yay-you got The Iron Thorn! I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy your trip-it's important to have fun in real life and take a break from the blogosphere every now and then.

  32. Oh you're so lucky a lot of amazing books to read! Enjoy and Happy reading Mimi!

  33. PRELOVED!! So lucky I loved Fury by Shirley and heard great things on this one too! And Storm rocked my face!!

  34. Oh, so many great books! I hope you enjoy them all. Preloved looks really interesting.

  35. Great books this week Mimi! I can't wait to see what you think of The Sky is Everywhere, it's really a wonderful read. Enjoy! :)

    Have a great week and fun on your camping trip! <3<3<3

  36. AWESOME GROUP MIMI! I've heard such good things about Storm, I can't wait to read that one! And I've been wanting to try a Shirley Marr book forever, so I can't wait to read your thoughts on Preloved! Hope you're having a blast camping!

  37. Fab books this week Mimi! I also one a copy of Preloved! Let me know when you're planning on starting it and we can compare notes! Also yay for Storm and The Fine Art of Truth or Dare! Happy reading and I hope you have an awesome time on your camping trip! :)

  38. I'm so jealous of Storm! I've been hearing a lot of great things about it and I can't wait to read it. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  39. Super jealous that you got Preloved. Shirley is the bomb. Some other great titles in there as well. Have fun on your camping trip see ya on the flipside!

  40. Lucky. I have no idea how to Shirley's books here in Canada...unless obviously if I buy online :/

  41. EEEEEE MIMI! PRELOVED! I haven't read that book but Shirley is amazing and I'm really dying to read the book! I super duper hope you enjoy it!

    STORM! ;) I'm glad the book has found a new home! <3

    Awesome books this week, Mimi! <3 Happy reading!

  42. So many good books! Jealous girl right here. =)))

    I hope you stay safe and have fun in your camping trip! Maybe you can sneak in a book during that trip...

  43. Oh, Mimi, you have The Sky is Everywhere! I just KNOW you're going to love it. It's one of my favorite books ever! Also, Chronicles of Nick are pretty cool and really funny.
    I'm so happy that Shirley sent you Preloved. She is SO nice, isn't she? I can't wait to read your review.

  44. MIMI <3 I think it's been about 10 years since we last talked :( I hope you're having a BLAST on your camping trip!! I just came back from a trip to a farm with school... see that twin thing in action again? ;)

    AWWW that postcard is adorable! Don't you just love all things Australian? Bloggers especially. I have Black Heart out from the library too and I'm so excited to read it! I LOVED the first two and I've only heard good things about this. *sniff* It'll be sad to see such an inventive series go though... OH WELL. Plenty of books to read in my future, judging by the number of these I still haven't read! I can't wait to read your review for Sky Is Everywhere... I've heard only wonderful things about it and your reviews are usually enough to push me over the edge!

    I read Darkness Becomes Her last year and I liked it... The MC is awesome but I thought the romance could use some work (or like development mostly). Excited to see what you think! :)


    (JK. Unless you're like me and wanted to see a coyote.)


  45. Awwww! That was SO sweet of Shirley! I cannot wait to read Preloved, it looks gorgeous and sounds SO GOOD. Hahaha and the postcard is adorkable! <3 I am SUPER eager to get my hands on The Iron Thorn and Darkness Becomes Her, I've heard so many good things about those books. AND Infinity! That has been on my to-read list for AGES. The cover has always called out to me, but I've just never got around to it yet. HEE! I love seeing Storm in malboxes <3

    I HOPE YOU HAD AN AMAZING CAMPING TRIP! And didn't get eaten by a bear or a werewolf or an oversized spider :S Because gobbled-up-Mimi would be sad.


  46. MIMIIIIII! You know...doing "Mimi's Book Haul" is pretty awesome already! But if you want to join a meme...there're ones like Stacking the shelves and Showcase Sunday...and others if you're interested!

    OMG! SHIRLEY IS SOOOO NICEEEEE! (Hahaaa I read Brodie's comment above and I was like "What? What did I do?" But then remembered Shirley, THE AUTHOR sent you that book!) Gahhh I'm DYING to read Preloved! Hopefully I'll be able to get a copy soon :)

    OMGOMGOMG STORMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! heheheheee I know you LOVED it, but it's still nice to have two copies, eh? :) And The Fine Art of Truth or Dare!!! Luckyy you! I don't think it's even released here in Aus. yet :S

    Anywayy...hope you have an AMAZING time on your camping trip!<3

  47. Ive also got Preloved, such a cute book. Hope you enjoy allof these Mimi. x


  48. Ah, aaaamazing book haul, Mimi! I'm so glad that you have Preloved - it looks absolutely amazing! And the post card is absolutely adorable! <3

    The Fine Art of Truth or Dare has such a cute cover - I hope the story match the awesomeness! <3 Yay for Storm! It's sooo cool that you won a giveaway from Goodreads, Mimi! It must involves a lot of luck because I've never won from Goodreads LOL! It's totally amazing since you love Storm so much, and now you have two books (and it's super sweet of you to give it away to other blogger)! <3 My friend loves Infinity so much - I hope you have fun reading it! :)

    Happy reading, Mimi, and I'm so so so sorry that it takes so long for me to comment on your post! Minor problem with internet connection. x(

  49. I see a lot of great books in your mailbox. I hope you love them all!

  50. Great books! And OMG Shirley seems so nice!!! Sorry for the late comment btw!

    My IMM

    Happy reading!


  51. Mimiiiiiii! PRELOVED! I hope you LOVE it! I LOVE the idea that a delicious little Australian book is in your lovely little Canadian hands! Also: STOOOOOORM! TWO COPIES! One to clutch to your chest as you sleep at night, and another to shelve! Perfect!


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