In My Mailbox

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I know I’ve missed a few weeks in my mailbox posts because I was swamped with moving and company but here is my latest batch of books.

notice my awesome mario themed living room in the background...

I have received lots of submissions for the CLA Young Adult Book Award, including:

I also bought myself World of Geekcraft because you know I’m going to be crafting like mad now that I have a makeshift craft room. My condo had 2 walk in closets, so one of them became the craft area that is currently taken over by scrapbooking. Right now my scrapbooking project is SRC at SA Branch. I’m also going to be doing one shortly about all the people who come to visit me way out here in BC (2 friends and 2 parents so far). You may notice some complete scrapbooks on the shelf, 3 of those are recent gifts from my mommy who scrapped my life (in the good way haha). I really need to pretty up that ugly chair…


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I’ve been really lucky with ARCs lately! Simon & Schuster Canada sent me

  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Memory is such a tricky and important part of who we are that someone with no memories always catches my interest.
  • Dust & Decay. This is book 2, I still need to read Rot and Ruin but that’s been on my list for months.
  • Fury has a gorgeous cover. I love the way her beautiful red hair looks like flames. I don’t know much about it but it looks good.
  • Witchlanders sounds like it has some interesting magic. I like that Lena Coakley is Canadian, I want to read more books from my own country.

Also, the library finally (I requested before it was published so it’s not fair for me to be impatient) got the Star Wars Craft Book and I want to make everything in it. I’ll probably have to settle for about 90% seeing as I’m a tight budget, but it looks fantastic. I already made the Admiral Ackbar puppet at the Star Wars party a few months ago (I saw this design online) and I am now debating about what to make next. I want to put it out there that I want more geeky craft books. Books of crafts based on the shows, novels and movies I obsess over. Oooo Hunger Games Craft Book! If you make one- send it to me or tell me where to buy it.

I also want to thank Perma-Bound for sending my library a ton of posters. I asked about them at CLA and voila a copy of each for all 29 branches in my system. They even threw in calendars.  Awesome stuff.

Plus I know my next IMM will be awesome because I’ve been told more books are on the way. How shall I keep up??? I’ve been working extra hours doing school visits and I took another part-time position in another branch of my library, while keeping up my 2 volunteer tutoring positions, and working on making CLASY an official network- so I don’t have the abundance of time I once did.

In My Mailbox

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This week I received

My repaired/ (I suspect) replaced Kobo! Yay, now I can get back to reading the digital ARCs I have been e-mailed. Since the machine is brand new or wiped of memory lost everything from NetGalley that is now expired in my digital editions. No hassles from Kobo about getting a new one and it was much faster than I expected.

Sorry to the authors who sent me works that I didn’t get to read or review, I hope this Kobo will work smoothly and I will get caught up on the reviews I can still do.

I also received an ARC of Wildefire by Karsten Knight from Simon & Schuster Canada (Canada Post forgot to give me the pick up slip so it may have been there for a long time)


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This week I got StoryWorld and the Fairy Magic edition of Storyworld. These are decks of cards that greatly resemble Tarot cards but they make no claim of predicting the future or interpreting the present. Instead they are meant to inspire storytellers.

There are many ways to use them , you can shuffle them pick out a few that will be elements in a story you are writing, you can hand everyone in a group a card and have them incorporate the object, idea or person on the card (grandma, cat, knight, fairy, ect) into the story. I think they’re really cool and I look forward to trying them out.

I also purchased Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog the Book. I learned a lot about how grassroots the project was. Of course not just anyone has access to Fox’s wardrobe stuff or the equipment Joss had, but I still think it’s pretty amazing that it all came together so well.This book isn’t for everyone, just hard-core fangirls/fanboys.

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This week I got a package of awesome from Simon & Schuster Canada.

I got City of Fallen Angels in hardcover, a poster and some buttons!

I can’t wait to read the book, I might have to jump right to it, skipping my TBR pile.  I think I’ll put the poster up in the teen room of my library for now, and when we update that to something newer in a few months I’ll take it home and put by my bookshelf. I will keep one button, and use the others for prizes. I think I might have to throw a Mortal Instruments party at the library when the movie comes out. The Harry Potter Party and Star Wars party went so well, and maybe this would bring in an older crowd… oh the possibilities!

I also purchased

Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians from Bookingham Palace, a store in the same mall as my library. It’s a super-cute take on Goldie Locks and the Three Bears. I’ve started collecting librarian books, and this is one of my favourites. I’ve also ordered Library Dragon and a doll that goes with it, but that hasn’t come in yet.

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Infernal DevicesI won Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter from Angry Robot through Goodreads.

I bought several books in bargain bins in various stores:

  • Rampant: because it has killer unicorns, and that’s just awesome
  • Nightshade: I read a library copy and loved it
  • The Luxe: for the historical reading challenge
  • Under Heaven: because Guy Gavriel Kay is fantastic and one of the nicest author’s I’ve met (even though he teased me about being younger than the book I was getting signed, which was true)
  • Pride & Prejudice & Zombies : just because I’m curious about that whole series of ghoulish remakes

my new books

In my mailbox

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This week I got

books from the library:

Care package from mom & dad included:

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This paper was inspired by twilight but could work for any scrapbooker, especially one who likes vampires and/or werewolves. The paper is gorgeous with shinyness and texture these images do not do justice. Beautiful paper for a book lover, thanks mom!

My old board games that are book related Lord of the Rings Risk & Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit. My Star Wars Trivial Pursuit for the library’s Star Wars party.

I also got other unrelated but awesome items I won’t get into here.


Star Wars ABC, a board book that I adore and was afraid might go out of print before I get around to starting a family. Also I needed to buy something to get free shipping for the prizes I ordered for the library Star Wars Party.

When I searched for the cover art of the book to show you, I came across this image below. different artist and letter selections than in the book, but awesome nonetheless.