Sunday, July 10, 2011

In My Mailbox #9

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kristi @ The Story Siren.

Holy cow!  You guys will never believe it.  I received a total of 21 books in the mail this week!  I know, I know, I'm as shocked as you are.  Monday I checked the back door, where the UPS man usually puts my boxes.  When there were none there, I admit that I was quite disappointed, but as soon as I opened up my front door, two smaller packages fell onto my floor.  I opened them excitedly and found a book in one and a bunch of signed swag in the other.  Then I thought "alright, now to check the lame mail."  But it wasn't lame at all!  There were two more packages stuffed in my mailbox and when I turned around to go back into the house, I tripped over a BOX of books.  I wonder what my mailman thinks...

Monday: 13 books
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: nothing
Friday: 2 books were accidentally delivered to the wrong house.  I got them at night.
Saturday: 6 books

I was thinking that I would try and do my first IMM vlog but honestly, I'm too nervous to.  Plus Saturday I was at the Renaissance Faire all day with friends, so I didn't have much time to do one.  Maybe one of these days...  

Alright, alright...I'll stop talking and show you the stuff I got!

But's a picture of a faerie from the Faire!  

(please click on the photo for the best quality)
The awesome thing about her is that she is also the girl that played Clary in the book trailer for City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare!  I figured you guys would get excited over that.  :D

It took me forever to get to it, but here are the books I received this week.

I won these books from resugo @ resugo's bookish paradise

-Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney (ARC)
-Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (ARC)
-Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt
-I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan (ARC)
-The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (ARC)
-The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta (ARC)
-Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
-Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick (ARC)
-Crank by Ellen Hopkins (Signed)

-Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (ARC)
(Won from Heather @ Bewitched Bookworms)

-Possession by Elana Johnson (ARC)
(Won from Aylee @ ...well, she never gave me a link to her blog...Sorry!)

-How to (Un)cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block
-Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
(For July RAK from Joli @ Actin' Up With Books)

-Forgiven by Janet Fox (signed and personalized!)
(Won from Gabrielle Carolina @ The Modge Podge Bookshelf)

-Annie's Baby by Beatrice Sparks
(Won from Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity)

-Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
(Won from Lindsi @ Books, Sweets, and Other Treats)

From Amazon:
-The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
-The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
-Graceling by Kristin Cashore
-After by Amy Efaw
-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

the signed swag came from Penelope @ The Reading Fever
and the rest came in the box from resugo @ resugo's bookish paradise

PHEW!  *passes out*

This is officially the longest IMM in The Hollow Cupboards history...not that this blog has been around that long...but still!  Thank you to those who read every single word, those who just looked at the pictures, and even those of you who saw my post and said "there's no way I'm scrolling through all of that".

Please leave a link to your IMM so I can see the books you got this week!


  1. I had a long IMM this week as well. I didn't even put all the book covers up! You def. got some great books this week!! I love your blog header btw. Happy Reading :)

  2. Wow you got some awesome books this week :) I hope you enjoy reading all of them! Awesome swag too lol. I also like your header. It's so awesome!

  3. AMAZING IMM!!! I NEED Warm Bodies and The Piper's Son!!! *grabs and RUNS away* ;)

  4. Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  5. I'm so glad you got Annie's Baby. I can't wait to see what you think of it - Its one of my favorite YASaves types of books.