Sunday, February 27, 2011

In My Mailbox -55- I'm back!

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren every Sunday. In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that lets everyone see what books you have received or bought that week.

This edition of In My Mailbox finds me back from vacation. We had an excellent time, though our train may not have fared as well as we did. The train hit a truck in Saskatchewan, just over the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. That was crazy, but thankfully the 3 occupants of the vehicle were not seriously injured (if at all). (What a blessing!) 
Coming home our train had electrical trouble on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border in -35 degree weather. Later that day we had to stop and wait a few hours as a CN train had broken down on the rails. (Honestly... I think Saskatchewan doesn't like trains...) We finally crossed back over into Manitoba, and didn't have any train issues until Northern Ontario, but that was caused by a different train that had broken down (again). We ended up arriving well over 8 hours late back in Toronto, just in time to see the sun set behind the CN Tower. (That was beautiful!) From Toronto, we had to catch another train to take us the rest of the way home. Though the vacation was nice (and relaxing!) it was good to be home. Now I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things around here. I've got something like 5 books to review, so I'm hoping that I'll be able to get back into posting every day rather than the sporadic posting of the last two months. Thank you for your patience with that!

On with the books! The books pictured below were received or bought over the last two weeks. 
For Review
1. Cows Can't Jump - Dave Reisman (board book and paperback versions, both signed. Look for the review and giveaway for one of those books to come up shortly.) 
2. Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale - Ramona Wray

Many thanks goes to Dave Reisman and Ramona Wray for the books I received this week for review.
Bought
1. Bleeding Violet - Dia Reeves
2. Delirium - Lauren Oliver
3. Incarceron - Catherine Fisher
4. Cryer's Cross - Lisa McMann
5. The Demon Trapper's Daughter - Jana Oliver
6. Vesper - Jeff Sampson

Swag

I received some signed swag from Leah Clifford (bookmarks and stickers) for A Touch Mortal. Thank you for that, Leah!

Giveaway Winners

Just a quick note to say who won the two titles I had up for grabs this past week on Lost For Words. 

The winner of Bloodmaiden is: Patricia
The winner of The Long Weekend is: natalie23

Congratulations, ladies! I hope you both enjoy your new books!
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaways! Keep your eyes open as there are more giveaways coming shortly!

That's what I received in my mailbox this week, what did you get in yours? 

11 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

Welcome baaack! And awesome books this week. =) Happy reading.

Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

Awesome books! I really need to go to my local B&N to buy a bunch of February releases! I haven't bought a single release this month! :(

Happy reading!
-Momo

Bella said...

Bleeding Violet and The Demon Trapper's Daughter are both awesome books, I absolutely loved them =] Happy reading!

Here's my IMM: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-mailbox-8.html

Rachel @ Fictional Fantasy said...

Hi, great IMM this week :) I have Cryer's Cross in my pile of books to read and am looking forward to reading it!

Come visit me @ Fictional Fantasy!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

Delirium was great! I have a few of the others on my wish list. You did awesome this week!! You can find my mailbox here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Amazing books all around, Corrine! I loved Delirium, and I quite enjoyed Incarceron. I also really enjoyed Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale! I hope you love all your new books, too! :)

Aleeza said...

wow, looks like you had a lot of fun on your vacation! the CN tower is truly beautiful--ive seen it once (in the evening--at about sunset), and i loveeed it.
youve got some seriously awesome books. hope you enjoy them!
here's what's IMM!

BrittLit said...

Glad you had a great vacation and got to come home to a bunch of amazing books. Delirium was great. Happy Reading!

Alison said...

Glad you got back safely from your crazy vacation! Great books. I especially want to read Hex.
My IMM

MiaandSofia said...

A fanstastic pile of books! They all look very interesting. Happy reading :)
Check out what's In My Mailbox

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Tasha said...

Fab books this week. Delirium's really good. Hope you enjoy them all! You can see what I got in my mailbox here.