January 21, 2012

In My Mailbox

It's been awhile since I last participated in The Story Siren's In My Mailbox thing, so today seems like as good a day as any to take part.

After checking out the Book Depository and realizing that their YA hardbacks are a good $4-$5 cheaper than any other online source (in Canadian dollars), I thought I'd give them a try. Result: I am completely impressed that not only were the books cheaper, the shipping was free and the delivery was speedy. This last bit was really impressive considering they hopped the pond from England and traveled to Western Canada. Funny thing is, they all arrived separately, so it was like Christmas every single day this week!
   

 Here's a glimpse at my mailbox goodies this week:

1)  On Writing by Stephen King
This is one of those books that you stumble across all over the writing blogosphere. I figured it was high time I found out what all the fuss was about.

2)  Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
I've been waiting for this book to come out for a while now, so I'm happy to see it sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read very soon. 

This was the book that I was most looking forward to and I whipped through it pretty quickly. It was really fun, cute and romantic, which is everything I was hoping it would be.

4)  A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Across the Universe was one of my favourite reads in 2011, so I've been eagerly anticipating the release of the second book in this series. I've only just started reading A Million Suns, but I have every confidence that it will be as good as, or better than Across the Universe. I'll let you know!

5)  Touch by Jus Accardo
This book has been on my radar for many months now, so it's nice to finally have it in my hands. When I mentioned that I'd gotten it on Twitter, Jus Accardo tweeted me to wish me happy reading (as did Marissa Meyer with Cinder). I'm sure this has become somewhat customary for authors in this age of social media, but it's still nice to feel appreciated for reading their books, you know?

And now for a completely unrelated side note...

I cannot even move around my house without getting shocked on EVERYTHING. I'm sure I could shock myself on a loaf of bread at this point. And we're not just talking little zaps, but big fat blue ones that scare the living daylights out of me. It's kind of like this actually:


If you don't hear from me in a while, and if my neighbours are complaining about a burnt toast smell coming from my place, you'll know what happened - I've just Palpatined myself, that's all.

12 comments:

  1. Awesome mailbox! :D I love shopping from book depo. <3 They also have amazing customer service :)I loved A Million Suns! :D Also really liked Under the Never Sky ;) Enjoy it all :)
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Glad you enjoyed those to (A MILLION SUNS and UNDER THE NEVER SKY). And I will definitely be ordering from Book Depository from now on. Sorry Indigo and Amazon... :D

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  2. I'm so glad I'm not the only person on the internet who hasn't read On Writing--it's on my list as well, but I'm thinking it's more of a summer book for me, since that's usually when I do craft/professional reading.

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    1. I'm not sure when I'll get around to reading it. I have too many books on my TBR list calling my name. It just seemed like one of those books that I probably should read, you know?

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  3. On Writing has been on my list for awhile now...Let me know how you like it :D
    By the way, your adventure on being shocked by everything could make a nice plot (but I do hope it stopped, must not be that comfortable after awhile)

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    1. I'll let you know how it is (whenever it is that I get around to reading it lol). The 'shocking' plot (haha) that you mention could definitely be interesting :D

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  4. What a fun list of books! I can't wait to read Under the Never Sky and The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love--they both look like such great reads. Good luck staying shock-free!

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    1. STATISTICAL PROBABILITY is a really quick, light read, which is nice every now and again. I'll probably get to UNDER THE NEVER SKY sometime very soon. :)

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  5. On Writing has been on my list FOREVER!!! (I'm a bit embarrassed I haven't read it yet, truth) Thanks for the fun post :D

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    1. There are about four of us in just this comment section alone who haven't yet read ON WRITING, so I think it's okay to admit :)

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  6. Hi, new follower here. :) I love the look of your blog, very cheery! I thoroughly enjoyed "On Writing" and hope you find it as helpful as I did!

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    1. Welcome! :D Glad to have you. Glad you enjoyed ON WRITING, and doubly glad that I bought it. Everyone who's read it seems to think it's something special, so I'm hoping I agree.

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