Sunday, December 16, 2012

In My Mailbox (67) / Stacking the Shelves (8)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga.

These bookish memes allow us to share with other bloggers the awesome books we got, and of course be jealous of everyone who got super awesome books, too!

This will be my last IMM of this year, as well as one of my last posts of the year. I'll be running around like a crazy person with traveling, working, and Christmas/New Year's. No time for blogging or reading! I think Carla and I will be doing one of Jamie's End of Year Bookish Surveys, but then it'll be 2013 before you see me again. 

That being said, I totally failed on reaching my goal of 115 books this year. I figured having 4 days off per week would maybe help with reading more? WRONG. I read less than I did last year, when I worked 5 days a week, as well as had school full-time. HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

At any rate, I've read 102 books so far this year. Maybe I'll make it to 105, but that is highly doubtful. Hey, I'm still proud. That is an insane amount of books!

I'd really like to try for 110 in 2013, but we'll see. For whatever reason, I'm being crazy and considering  going back for my Bachelor's in Nursing (BLECH) and maybe making a couple other life changes like moving to Chicago. 

But I digress.

It was a fab week in mail for me!

For Review
Asunder by Jodi Meadows: (requested) OMG OMG OMG OMG.
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shephard: (unsolicited) I haven't heard much about this one, other than Jamie telling me how great it was. Hey, that's good enough for me!
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza: (NetGalley) This looks ridiculously good.
Pivot Point by Kasie West: (NetGalley) I'm about 50 pages into this and I'm not sure I'm gonna finish it, unfortunately.
thank you, HarperTeen and NetGalley!

Lilly Pulitzer 2012 - 2013 planner
Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt (Kindle): I've only heard incredible things about this book. Plus,  it was practically illegally cheap on Amazon.
Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair (Kindle): April's review sold me on this one. Plus, CHRISTMAS!
Christmas on Mimosa Lane by Anna DeStefano (Kindle): Another Amazon ebook I found. Christmas and a nurse. I will buy any book about nurses.


  1. I've heard good things about The Madman's Daughter and I am hoping to get it in the mail this week. Hey, 102 books is pretty awesome! Happy Holidays!

  2. Sean Griswold is good. I'm interesting in The Madman's Daughter -- looking forward to your thoughts. My STS

  3. I'm getting on The Madman's Daughter train as well. I'm really interested in that one. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. Enjoy your holidays!!

  4. Eeep YAY Sean Griswold's Head is SO. GOOD. And you should go ahead and request Going Vintage off of NetGalley because I know it's going to rock too! <33

    Happy Holidays, Jen! I hope the rest of your 2012 goes splendidly!

  5. Just bought Incarnate, excited to read! And I'm so excited for the Madman's Daughter! Heard great things! :)

  6. 102 books is still amazing you should be way proud of yourself.

    Dude Sean Griswold's Head is totally bitchin' and a fast read so what you should do is start that book today then you will have another book to add to your number count because it's fast.

    I am glad you are enjoying Kissing Under The Mistletoe. :-D It gets steamy yay!

    I just finished Mimosa Lane the other day and I liked it for the most part but I thought it wasn't as good as Kissing Under The Mistletoe, but it was like super sad so if you're looking to let out all of the tears, read that one.

  7. That Lilly Pulitzer planner is so pretty, I love collecting notebooks/planners/stationary! :) Here’s what books I got this week:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  8. Have a great holiday season, yo. We'll see you when you get back!

    Also, the midwest would love to have you. Just sayin'.

  9. Ooo, The Madman's Daughter! That one sounds utterly creeptastic. :]

    Happy reading!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  10. ASUNDER. O__O Neeeed!

    I'm interested in Mila and though I've yet to be sold by The Madman's Daughter (Jamie liked it? *intrigued*) I'm interested to know what you think. Ashame about Pivot Point, I'm really excited about it.

    Enjoy all your fabby books!