Monday, December 6, 2010

In My Mailbox (12)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Hello, all! So I'm a little late again. After all, yesterday was Sunday and my husband decided to monopolize the laptop on account of Fantasy Football. Additionally, I was studying for the majority of the day (when I wasn't tweeting, of course.) Yes, you're right. I DO need to brush up on my study habits.

And did I mention it snowed a good 4" on Friday night? BECAUSE IT DID!

Anywho, it was a pretty slow book week for me as far as purchases go. I'm not really sure why, other than I was too lazy to go anywhere. Plus, bookstores during the holidays are treacherous. Usually I go to Borders before work at 2:30pm and I'll have the YA section all to myself for browsing. THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE. And while I'm happy that others are partaking in the joys of YA, I miss the days when I didn't have to wait for someone to get the heck out of my way so I could flip through a book or two.

But I did happen to win a GoodReads contest that made my heart sing!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (SD:AJR!!OA*R*#!~!)
The Forbidden Game by LJ Smith (For some reason, I remember reading that this trilogy was amazing. I hope I agree! I liked the first couple Vampire Diaries books and the first Nightworld bind up.)

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes (Debut Author Challenge book YES YES YES! This cover is so stinking pretty, I can't wait to see the finished version!)


This week was made especially amazing by the fact that I get to opportunity to go see my favorite band, My Chemical Romance, next year. In concert. You guys, I don't think you understand how much I want to jump out of my skin due to this fact. If I could have anyone sing the soundtrack to my life, it'd be Gerard Way (though I might have to up the angst a little. My life isn't very angsty.) I seriously danced around my house all day yesterday. My husband probably thought I was high, but whatever. I AM GOING TO SEE MCR!!!1!

Have a great week, you guys!

PS. I'm thinking of potentially doing an IMM vlog in the near future. Everyone else has and I am a sucka for bookish peer pressure. Stay tuned!


  1. Happy reading !! I have to buy Falling Under and Anna and the French Kiss !! Here's my IMM if you'd like to take a look at it :

  2. I read The Forbidden Game like years and years and years ago and remember liking it a lot. It was way before TVD, but I know i liked that and one of her other series that was recently re-released. I'll have to read them again sometime.

  3. Hey, great you got Falling Under! Can't wait for this one being released:) Enjoy ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, everyone is talking about and liking it so far:)
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  4. OMG you got Falling Under! I really can't wait to read your review for that! I hope you enjoy all your books, Jen! :)

  5. You best be planning on visiting when you see MCR!! And YAY for Anna and the French Kiss :)

  6. I am so, so jealous you got a copy of Falling Under - I seriously can not wait to read this! I clicked my little heart out entering a bazillion giveaways on goodreads - lets hope it pays off! haha

    A little birdy is sending me Anna & the French Kiss! eeeek! I can't wait :-)

  7. Yay Anna And The French Kiss is AWESOME!!!!

    Love the hell out of that book. :-)

  8. I can't wait to read Anna. It kind of makes my heart ache that everyone else has it, and Chapters won't ship mine out until today or tomorrow. *sniffle*

    Congrats on the contest win! Very cool books this week. =)

  9. VLOG!? Did you say VLOG!? Yes, please. You know my feelings on this subject matter.

    Also: Amazing that you got Falling Under. Can't wait to hear what you think. Already read and devoured "Anna and the French Kiss" in one day. Already looking forward to "Jen and the German Hickey" ;)

  10. I'm still waiting for the Anna and the French Kiss I ordered to get to me...the mail can be so slow sometimes, lol.

  11. lucky duck. You got Falling Under :)

    That Bookish Girl

  12. I just wanted to stop by and let you know I found your blog the other day and have been thoroughly enjoying it. I am also a nursing student, so I understand ALL about the time consuming work and stress! I'm just amazed you find so much time to read and still manage to study! Nursing school has dramatically cut down my reading time :( Anyways, I look forward to reading more from you :)

  13. New Follower! What an awesome mailbox this week! Great books! If you haven't already, and if your interested, I'm giving away Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead right now. Have a great week!

  14. Yeessss!! Anna and the French Kiss is so fantastic! I still need to buy a cop. I know it's one I will read a million times over.

    Also, I'm a new follower - loving your blog!

  15. Jeallousss, totally wanna read Anna and The french kiss !! Hope you enjoy it!! and I look forward to your review, if you review, I better scroll further down the page to find out ;p

    Now a follower :)

    Jess :)