In My Mailbox 31

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Another week gone by already… After last week’s shopping trip, I said I would hold off on the crazy book shopping for a bit to save up for Paris.. and that didn’t QUITE work out as well as I had hoped. Granted, a lot of what I got this week wasn’t necessarily purchased…. just that I didn’t completely refrain from buying ANY books. Okay, I wrote that part before I actually went book shopping with Wendy, Nicole and Evie on Friday. BUT Chapters/Indigo was having their Buy 3, Get 4th Free deal, and the “Spend $50, get $10 off” receipt coupon, AND there’s a BMV used book store near by that I got some great goodies. So in all honesty, really didn’t spend that much at all!

Also, if you’ve missed it from this past week, I’ve got a fun Top 10 Tuesday where I picked out theme songs for a bunch of books, and I’ve got TWO giveaways going on right now on the blog so be sure to check ’em out!




Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review. Really looking forward to this one! Heard it’s really good!

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review. Featured on my WoW a few weeks back.. looks good!

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review.

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen <– eARC from Macmillan for read and review. Can’t wait to read this one!

Rippler (The Ripple Trilogy) by Cidney Swanson <– free eBook from Kindle, thanks to Evie (Bookish) for letting me know!

Awake: A Fairytale (Fairytale Trilogy) by Jessica Grey <– free eBook from Kindle. (Thank goodness for Evie’s eagle eyes finding these and letting me/us know!)

Wool by Hugh Howey <– free eBook from Kindle (<3 you Evie)

Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan Lake <– free eBook from Kindle

Grace Mercy by Robin LaFevers <– free eARC from Netgalley (from Feb 27-29 only)

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg <– ARC received from Giselle (Book Nerd) for a book swap!

The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson <– Another ARC from Giselle for book swap

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly <– Purchased from The Book Depository because I loved this cover more than the one I saw in stores. Came highly recommended by Wendy (A Cupcake and a Latte)

The Forever Girl: Sophia’s Journey (Forever Girl, #1) by Rebecca Hamilton <– eBook won from the author on Twitter!

Anathema (Causal Enchantment, #1) by K.A. Tucker <– free eBook from Kindle. I remember seeing the cover but hadn’t known what it was about. Looks really interesting!

AND for being a part of the Sophie Kinsella I’ve Got Your Number blog tour, an amazing surprise came in the mail for me this week! A signed bookplate!

Back in January, when Apocalypsies was having the YAmazing Race, I won The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight from page of the author Lauren Morrill, and that arrived on Friday! I love that she signed the envelope! :)

And the infamous, aforementioned book shopping trip.
Okay, you guys are all my witness: I NEED to refrain from buying books. Seriously. my “to-read” pile, I probably OWN a lot of the books and haven’t gotten to yet. I NEED to get through these!! LOL! So no more buying. .. I’ll try. Really hard. That being said…. here was my shopping haul….. 😳

Dead to You by Lisa McMann <– ARC gifted from Wendy

The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary <– Bought at BMV for $1.99.. had Eiffel Tower on it. Only $2. Sounds interesting. lol

The Liar by Stephen Fry <– Bought at BMV for $2.99. LOVE Stephen Fry (British comedian who used to have a comedy show with Hugh Laurie)

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez <– Bought at BMV. Heard it’s a good book

The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich <– a SIGNED copy bought at BMV (that Evie spotted & didn’t end up wanting) and I had been wanting to check this book out.

Sapphique (Incarceron, #2) by Catherine Fisher <– Like NEW condition, bought at BMV for $3.99! I actually bought Incarceron over at WBB first and then went back to get this one since I now had #1.. lol

Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherine Fisher <– Bought at World’s Biggest Bookstore.

Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers <– Bought at WBB. Heard it’s good, and it COULD work with my Paris month, though I think I have way more than enough to read for that now!

40 Things I Want to Tell You by Alice Kuipers <– Bought at WBB. SO many people raving about this book, I had to get it as part of the Buy 3, Get 4th Free deal

Above by Leah Bobet <– Bought at WBB. The one book I actually intentionally knew I wanted to get on Friday. Can’t wait to dig in!

Not book-related, but I’m also part of a program called BzzAgent, where the more you participate, you can earn higher rankings to get access to be part of better & better sponsored campaigns. My first campaign years ago was for Fruits & Passion, and got to try out some of their product! This week, my “Bzz Kit” arrived and it’s for Burt’s Bees and their new “Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin” (which I have!) Really excited to test it out. Got a full size facial cleanser w/cotton extract, a daily moisturizing cream + 10 samples to share with friends and other people I bzz about it to!

What did you guys get this week? Leave your link and I’ll be sure to check it out!


  1. I am so upset that I had the wrong date for Above, I cannot wait to get it! The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is on my list too, looks great, you lucky girl :)
    Such a great stack of books you have here, happy reading!!!

  2. Maybe I’ve been book blogging to long but I don’t think your purchased pile is that bad ! I can’t wait to read it. Look at all those amazing e-books though

    I need to go to Canada so I can check out WBB

    Happy Reading

  3. Oh my God, so jealous of your signed book plate! And wow – awesome freaking haul this week! LOVE all those books you bought. I wanna go book shopping with you again sometime and go to these awesome stores that you know about! The next time I’m in Toronto, I’m calling you, OK? LOL

  4. Great Haul this week. I am also trying to stick to my book buying ban. You got so many awesome books. I ♥ NG! I got a lot of those Macmillan titles too! :) TSPoLaFS is sooo good! I hope you love it! OMG Dead To You…I need to get that. I am trying to be good though. Happy reading!!
    My IMM

  5. Above sounds awesome. I am going to have to check it out.

    I love Bert’s Bees stuff. I use the lip balm all the time.

    I also got The Catastrophic History of You and Me this week. I can’t wait to see what you think.

    So many amazing books! I hear you on the whole “don’t buy anymore books” thing. I have so many i need to read.

    Enjoy your new reads! I am especially curious about Monstrous Beauty.

  6. Wow! We know who will be busy reading all the time! What a great selection. Also of eARCs. I’ve heard great things about Compound and so I also can’t wait to check out The Raft. I have Incarceron and can’t wait to read it because of all the great things I’ve heard. The Statistical Probability should be excellent!
    -Jenna @ Fans if Fiction.

  7. You have an amazing IMM this week with some really great books. I have read Statistical and I really enjoyed it, I also have Monument 14 myself which I am looking forward to reading.

    My IMM

  8. Hope you enjoy all the pretties, Michele!
    Happy Reading~

  9. Great set! I loved Revolution. I can’t wait to read Grave Mercy.
    My IMM

  10. Wow! That is a fantastic book haul! I adored Incarceron, hope you like it too! And I`m so jealous of your Sophie Kinsella book plate! That’s so cool! 😀 Have a great week!

  11. Amazing haul. I want to read most of those books, especially shadow and bone and statistical probability. Enjoy!

  12. WOW! Amazing mailbox! Tons of GREAT ones! Grave Mercy looks SO good! Check out our IMM this week!

  13. Amazing IMM this week! So many books that I am dying to read…Grave Mercy, Shadow and Bone, Monument 14. I think it’s so cool that she signed the envelope! And holy shopping trip Batman! Pretties! I hope you enjoy all of them 😀
    I am also a Bzz Agent lol! I still waiting for this package to come in the mail. Very excited. My first bzz agent pack was a Sonic care electric tooth brush (a few years ago)! It was so awesome to receive a free $100 toothbrush. Yay fellow bzzagent <3
    Happy reading :)

    My IMM this week

  14. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Dead to You were both really good so I look forward to seeing what you think of them. Enjoy all the books!


  15. Awesome books this week. I love that you were sent a signed book plate for participating in a blog tour. That’s so cool.

  16. AMAZING haul of books!! I am jealous for all the things here. Can’t wait to hear what you think of these books, especially Grave Mercy. Happy reading!

  17. Love all those great Macmillan titles! Revolution is a good one for your Paris reading and is a very cool book.
    Enjoy all your new reads!

  18. How fun – what a haul!! :-) You got so many great books this week. ENJOY!!!!!

  19. Hi Michele! *hugs*
    This is an amazing haul of awesomeness! I’m so happy to see you got some of the freebies I tweeted :) I think I got about 30 free books for my Kindle this week alone – pure craziness! 😀 Also, thanks so much for the sample – I used it last night and it really is pretty wonderful – loved that there was no stickiness to it, plus it was so darn refreshing! 😀 THAAAANKS <3

    Enjoy all your books, looking forward to hearing what you thought about The Midwife of Venice!

  20. What an amazing mailbox! I love the strikeout text… hahaha, I always seem to go on Sunday book buying bans and then totally have to eat my words… DOH!

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM this week!

    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  21. You IMM is CRAZY AWESOME this week!! Those books should keep you busy for awhile!! Happy reading, Michele! :)

  22. What a nice looking haul! I will have to look some of these boos up, they sound good!

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Amazing haul!!! So glad you got the books :) Enjoy them! You’re not the only person who has a book buying addiction! Myself included LOL and all those books must be read. ONE day! As for the ebook jpeg on my IMM post, I just screencapped my iBooks app and replaced the images with the ones I had! Simple!

    Giselle @
    In My Mailbox

  24. Ahhh!
    So MANY books, and some really GREAT ones too!
    Looks like you had a great haul week this week! YAAAAAY.
    So totally looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Catastophic History of You and Me!! 😀
    Hope you enjoy reading ALL of your new reads.

    Here’s what I got in my mailbox this week!

    Faye (:

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