Saturday, February 6, 2010

In My Mailbox + Update

Reading wise, I was kind of slow this week but that's partly because I was reading Beautiful Creatures, a nice monster of a book. Right now I'm about half way through Dirty Little Secrets and hope to finish it today. Writing was, I did decently though. I finished 8 chapters of my beloved addict boy and am about half way through another one. If my planning estimates are right, I actually only have another 2-3 chapters after this one and I will be done with my first draft. That is such an amazing feeling and I am really hoping to get that finished by tomorrow- not only to be done, but because that marks exactly one month after the idea sparked and I really like the idea of having it done in just one month.

Tomorrow, my book forum is featuring Beautiful Creatures and Firespell. I know a lot of you have read at least one if not both of these- I definitely recommend hopping on the boards and discussion both of these great titles. Stay tuned for details as well because I tentatively have Chloe Neill slated to jump on the forum this Wednesday night for a chat. I will post details both here and on my forum for that once it's finalized. Links can be posted on my blog tomorrow as well to your reviews of these books so others can see them. Yep, its a little free advertising for everyone and who doesn't like that?

That about sums up my week... today, I plan to get at least this chapter and another finished on addict boy and I really need to clean. I keep telling myself I will clean for 15 minutes, read or write for 30, but I just end up sticking with the reading and writing. Sleeping till 2 might not have helped either but oh well. =)

Now on to my IMM, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

For Review:
You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs (From Publisher)

Won:
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (From Oodles of Books)
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder (Signed! Squee! Won from Lisa)


Bought from Borders:
The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine (Includes first 2 books in series)
Full Moon and Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne
Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall
Everlost by Neil Shusterman
The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves (For my book forum)
The Mark by Jen Nadol

Bought from half.com
Far From You by Lisa Schroeder

33 comments:

  1. Wow you really did get a good haul! I loved the Dragon Heir! Awesome series! :)

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  2. You got so many good books! I got a couple that I'm really excited about :) Happy reading!

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  3. omg are you gonna do Bleeding Violet for the book forum? 8D I'll finally be able to join in this time!! *-*

    Have fun reading your books~

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  4. Ah Yuan -- yep, Bleeding Violet will open Feb 26. =D

    And Tom- thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow, what a great week! Hope you enjoy Dark Divine & Chasing Brooklyn - I loved them!

    Happy reading :)

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  6. I looove your pics with your dog and your books each week :)

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  7. Congrats on the almost completion of your first draft, that's a great accomplishment! I hope everything continues to go well for you. :)

    You received some amazing books also. As always, I hope you enjoy them! :D

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  8. Yay, I hope you get through you addict boy :)

    You got some great books, I hope you enjoy them all! Poor Toby is being attacked by so many :)

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  9. Prophecy girl- I've read both TDD and CB- they were amazing. =)

    In the hammock- Toby hates the pics but he tolerates me. He makes the best faces...

    Michelle- I am pretty sure I will throw a party for me and Toby tomorrow if I finish the first draft.

    Miss Cindy - I hope I get through addict boy too... still love this kid... sigh. And yes, Toby was definitely attacked and he just laid there, trying to sleep...

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  10. Such a great haul of books! Happy reading, Kari! :)

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  11. Great books this week! Chasing Brooklyn and The Dark Divine are fantastic!

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  12. what a great week! I loved TDD and really want to read Chasing Brooklyn (signed - so jealous).

    Happy reading :)

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  13. Awesome books, as per usual. I agree with BC being a "nice monster," need to push Firespell up my TBR list in time for Wednesday's discussion (hopefully I can make it), and yay for the almost completion on the book! You're awesome. :D
    Awesome wins, I love TDD and Chasing Brooklyn has been receiving glowing reviews. I saw You Better Not Cry at the Bookstore, and it made me laugh, lol. Hope you enjoy it!

    And, as a side note, I noticed you totally need a button, girl. P:

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  14. Jenn - yes I do need a button but I am incompetent at making them. Wanna help a blogger out? =P

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  15. I love how your puppy lays there covered in books! To cute! Great reads! Beautiful Creatures will be on my next to purchase list.

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  16. Hey, you and I picked up one of the same books this week... :) Hope you have fun reading them! Congrats on almost finishing Addict Boy's story. :D

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  17. Lots of good books! We actually got a lot of the same books!

    Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-my-mailbox-2-6-10.html

    Have a nice week!

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  18. Great books this week! I love how your dog is resting on one of them :)

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  19. Great books you got this week. The Dark Divine looks so good. I can't wait to read it. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  20. Great books this week! I'm hoping to start the Morganville Vampires soon, sounds really good and have book one on my shelf to read. Enjoy all your books and happy reading! :)

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  21. Lots of great books you got! Have fun reading them. They all look awesome.

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  22. Lots of great books this week! I'm especially excited to hear about your forum since I have both Beautiful Creatures and Firespell languishing on my shelf- I should move them up. Enjoy!

    Emily
    What Book is That?

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  23. You got a great group of books this week. I loved Beautiful Creatures and Firespell. I have been wanting to read Bleeding Violet but it was backordered on my last book order. I rolled it over to my next and hope it arrives then but it will be too late for the forum. I have got to read The Dragon Heir series. They have been sitting on my TBR for quite a while.
    Enjoy your books!

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  24. ha! you're poor pup! those pics always crack me up! a lot of great books for you this week! you're going to be busy! hope you enjoy them all. happy reading!

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  25. Wow! I am really impressed with the progress you're making on your writing project! :-D And you got some great books. I look forward to reading all your reviews, especially of the Augusten Burroughs book. :-)

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  26. I love The Waking: Dreams of the Dead. Enjoy!

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  27. Looks like you got loads of great books this week. And your dog is sooo cute.

    Here's what I got this week: http://www.chrissiescorner.co.uk/?p=419

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  28. Lots of great books this week! I've read The Dark Divine, but I'm always interested to see what others thought of it. Happy reading (and writing)!

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  29. Awesome book haul, I'm totally jealous!

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  30. Congrats on a wonderful selection!

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  31. WOW, you are lucky. That is a nice haul of books

    Here's Mine

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  32. Very good books choices :D Makes me want to go shopping lol Happy Reading!

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