In My Mailbox 4/10/11

Books Received:

  • Plague (Gone, Bk 4) by Michael Grant
  • Winter Longing by Tricia Mills
  • The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
  • Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • 127 Hours by Aron Ralston

Books Mailed:

  • Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
  • Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • The Girl Who Was on Fire edited by Leah Wilson
  • Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi
  • Plague (Gone, Bk 4) by Michael Grant

Current TBR Stats

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 233
  • Books Read: 53
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 26
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 17
  • Books Purchased: 16
  • Books Mailed: 59
  • Books Purged: 12

In My Mailbox 4/3/11

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Click here to learn more about it.

This was another slow week in terms of receiving books, but I’m actually really okay with that.  Since I’ve actually been reading faster than I’m receiving books for the last few weeks, I’m back under my beginning of the year TBR total, which is absolutely fantastic!  I am determined to get that number down!

I’m really glad the YA Challenge I was in is over now.  I spent way too much on postage in March.  I think my mailing will slow for a little bit so I can use the credits I’ve accumulated on PaperBackSwap.

Books Received:

  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Books Mailed:

  • Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
  • The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  • Devilish by Maureen Johnson
  • Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
  • The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart
  • The Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchison
  • Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
  • The White Cat by Holly Black

Current TBR Stats:

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 231
  • Books Read: 51
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 26
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 16
  • Books Purchased: 13
  • Books Mailed: 55
  • Books Purged: 12

In My Mailbox 3/27/10

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Click here to learn more about it.

I didn’t receive a lot this week, which is okay because I am actually making progress on my TBR!

Books Received:

  • The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (PBS FIFO)
  • The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games edited by Leah Wilson (Amazon)

Books Mailed:

  • Indigo Blues by Danielle Joseph
  • Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
  • Fat Cat by Robin Brande

TBR Stats:

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 233
  • Books Read: 48
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 25
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 15
  • Books Purchased: 13
  • Books Mailed: 50
  • Books Purged: 11

In My Mailbox 3/20/11

Once again I am horribly behind on blogging.  This is another two week entry.  But this one is filled with excitement!  After reading people’s reviews in the Aussie YA Challenge, I decided there were Aussie books that weren’t available in the US that I needed to get my hands on, so I did some research and found Readings.  They ship internationally, so I bought two books from them and added a few others to my wish list.  I was so excited when the package came!

So these two weeks have been kind of international weeks… Loads of UK and Aussie authors added to my shelves!

On the mailing front, I’m involved in a YA Reading Challenge over on PaperBackSwap.  You get points for reading different types of books.  The most points are for YA books that you read and mail out through the PBS system.  So I’ve mailed a lot in the last couple weeks and spent way too much on postage!  But it’s helping clear my shelves off and I’m trying to focus on books that have been on my shelves for a while.  I also mailed off a lot of stuff that I’d already read.

This challenge has also helped me get back closer to my beginning of the year TBR total, so maybe I’ll actually see the day where I go below it!  I was beginning to think that reducing the TBR was a lost cause, but now I am back to believing it is possible!

Books Received:

  • Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood (Readings)
  • Raw Blue by Kirsty Eager (Readings)
  • Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (Amazon)
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher (PBS Game)
  • Rockaholic by C.J. Skuse (Book Depository)

Books Mailed:

  • XVI by Julia Karr (PBS Game)
  • Matched by Ally Condie (PBS Game)
  • Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles (PBS FIFO)
  • Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Brendan Halpin and Emily Franklin (PBS FIFO)
  • Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz (PBS FIFO)
  • The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz (PBS FIFO)
  • Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz (PBS FIFO)
  • Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins (PBS FIFO)
  • Origins (Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries, Bk 1) (PBS FIFO)
  • Bloodlust (Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries, Bk 2) (PBS FIFO)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (PBS FIFO)
  • Trash by Andy Mulligan (PBS FIFO)
  • Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood (PBS FIFO)
  • What I Wore to Save the World by Maryrose Wood (PBS FIFO)
  • How I Found the Perfect Dress by Maryrose Wood (PBS FIFO)
  • The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (PBS FIFO)
  • Me, The Missing, and The Dead by Jenny Valentine (PBS FIFO)
  • The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff (PBS FIFO)

Current TBR Stats:

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 237
  • Books Read: 42
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 24
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 15
  • Books Purchased: 12
  • Books Mailed: 47
  • Books Purged: 11

In My Mailbox 3/6/11

Not a big week for me.  Next week’s list of mailed books is going to be crazy long!

Books Received:

  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver (PBS FIFO)
  • Outside In by Maria V. Snyder (PBS Game)

Books Mailed:

  • Pink by Lili Wilkinson (PBS Game)

Current TBR Stats:

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 242
  • Books Read: 33
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 24
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 14
  • Books Purchased: 9
  • Books Mailed: 23
  • Books Purged: 10

In My Mailbox 2/28/11

I have been a slacker this month!  My reading rate is way down from last month.  That’s not too surprising because I was reading at an insane rate (for me) last month.  But this month was kind of busy.  I’ve been thinking I may start posting about other stuff I’m doing.  It’s my blog – I can do what I want! lol  This is two week’s worth of books:

Books Received:

  • Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg (Borders)
  • Violence 101 by Denis Wright (B&N – nook)
  • My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger (PBS Marketplace)
  • Storm Glass (Glass, Bk 1) by Maria V. Snyder (PBS Game)
  • The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy (PBS FIFO)
  • Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin (ARC – PBS Friend)
  • Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors (PBS Game)
  • Jenna and Jonah’s Fauxmance by Brendan Halpin (PBS Game)
  • Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell (PBS FIFO)

Book Mailed:

  • Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (PBS Game)
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (PBS Game)
  • The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty (PBS Game)

TBR Stats:

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 244
  • Books Read: 26
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 23
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 13
  • Books Purchased: 9
  • Books Mailed: 23
  • Books Purged: 10

I’m failing miserably at getting the TBR down.  But I just joined a challenge for the month of March where you get points for reading YA books and posting them to the PBS system.  I’m super competitive, so I’m sure I’ll start reading like a maniac again so I can win. :)

In My Mailbox 2/13/11

I didn’t post anything last week, but it is okay… I didn’t receive anything either! This week is a different story, though. :) No picture this week because I forgot to take one yesterday and want to get this posted today!

Books Received:

  • Almost True by Keren David (Book Depository)
  • One Day by David Nicholls (PBS FIFO)
  • Take Me There by Carolee Dean (PBS FIFO)
  • The Call (The Magnificent Twelve, Bk 1) by Michael Grant (PBS FIFO)
  • Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta (PBS FIFO)
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (PBS FIFO)
  • Pretty Bad Things by C.J. Skuse (PBS FIFO)
  • Struts and Frets by Jon Skovron (PBS FIFO)
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (PBS FIFO)
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (PBS FIFO)
  • Pink by Lili Wilkinson (PBS Game)
  • Scott Pilgrim Volume 5: Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Amazon)
  • Scott Pilgrim Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Amazon)

Books Mailed:

  • Entangled by Cat Clarke (PBS Game)
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (PBS Game)
  • The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty

I haven’t been very good about adding eBooks I’ve purchased to my Goodreads profile, so I decided I need to do that.  I’ve been using Amazon and B&N gift cards to get eBooks for my iPad, but I probably won’t read most of them until baseball season.  These are my current TBR eBooks.

  • So Shelly by Ty Roth (nook)
  • The Year Nick McGowan Came To Stay by Rebecca Sparrow (nook)
  • The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan (nook)
  • The Complete Jessica Darling Series: Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, Charmed Thirds, Fourth Comings, Perfect Fifths (Kindle – 5 books for $10!)

Current TBR Stats

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 237
  • Books Read: 22
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 21
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 9
  • Books Purchased: 6
  • Books Mailed: 21
  • Books Purged: 10

In My Mailbox 1/30/11

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Click here to learn more about it.

Books Received:

  • The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller (PBS FIFO)
  • XVI by Julia Karr (PBS Game)
  • Hero Type by Barry Lyga (PBS FIFO)
  • Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins (PBS FIFO)
  • Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram (PBS Game)
  • Bloodlust (Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries, Bk 2) (PBS FIFO)
  • Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder (PBS FIFO)

Books Mailed:

  • Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (PBS FIFO)
  • The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (PBS FIFO)
  • The Half-life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin (PBS FIFO)
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (PBS FIFO)
  • Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (PBS FIFO)
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis (PBS Game)

TBR Stats:

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 232
  • Books Read: 17
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 12
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 8
  • Books Purchased: 3
  • Books Mailed: 18
  • Books Purged: 7

(Clearly I am going to be terrible at reducing the TBR.  One month in and at exactly where I was!  At least the number isn’t going up yet.)

In My Mailbox 1/23/11

Books Received:

  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Amazon)
  • Entangled by Cat Clarke (Book Depository)
  • Other by Karen Kincy (PBS FIFO)

Books Mailed:

  • A Spy In the House (The Agency, Bk 1) by Y.S. Lee (PBS Game)
  • Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (PBS Game)
  • Will by Maria Boyd (PBS FIFO)
  • Losing It by Keith Gray (PBS FIFO)
  • Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars, Bk 4) by Sara Shepherd (PBS FIFO)
  • Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, Bk 2) by Sara Shepherd (PBS FIFO)

Current TBR Stats:

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 231
  • Books Read: 14
  • Books Received from PBS FIFO: 7
  • Books Received from PBS Games: 6
  • Books Purchased: 3
  • Books Mailed: 12
  • Books Purged: 5

In My Mailbox 1/16/11

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Click here to learn more about it.

Books Received:

  • Jump by Elisa Carbone (PBS Game)
  • Teenage Waistland by Lynn Beiderman and Lisa Pazer (PBS Friend)
  • You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin (PBS Friend)
  • The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay by Rebecca Sparrow (B&N eBook)
  • Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (PBS Game)

Books Mailed:

  • Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge (PBS FIFO)
  • Visions in Death by J.D. Robb (PBS FIFO)
  • Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb (PBS FIFO)