Posted in Christmas, In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox: Week 52

Just a quick note: I hope everyone had an awesome holiday! Mine was great. Hubby was home since Christmas and started back to work today. 🙁 I miss him so much! See my previous post about where I’ve been! I will be posting reviews so stay tuned. 🙂

Here’s what I got the last few weeks!

Christmas Gifts

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Swoon by Nina Malkin

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

All of these I requested (all but 1 came from hubby!) and I can’t wait to read them all!

I’m currently reading Fallen. It’s not as good as I was hoping it to be. It’s rather slow and anti-climatic.

I also got a ton of necklaces! My favorite is this one:


It was purchased at The Well Dressed Reader, which has some awesome book lover jewelry!

Well Dressed Reader

Contest Prizes

Truly, Madly: A Novel by Heather Webber

I won this via a Goodreads giveaway. I devoured this in a short amount of time. It was very good! I have a second copy and will hold a contest after I post my review.

My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald

I won this on the 2K10 blog for the graduation of the 2K9 class! Thanks guys!

Close To Perfect by Tina Donahue

This beauty was won over at I Do Not Want to Wait, I Want The Book Now. It’s signed and looks delicious!

For Review

Shadow by Jenny Moss

In a time of kings, queens, and conspiracy, it’s impossible to know whom one can trust. . . .

In a kingdom far away and long ago, it was prophesied at her birth that the queen would die before her sixteenth birthday. So Shadow, an orphan girl the same age as the young queen, was given the duty to watch her every move. And as prophesies do tend to come true, the queen is poisoned days before her birthday. When the castle is thrown into chaos, Shadow escapes with a young knight, whom she believes was betrothed to the queen.

Unsure of why she is following Sir Kenway, but determined to escape as far as possible from the castle, her long-time prison, Shadow sets off on an adventure with the handsome knight who has been charged with protecting her. As mystery builds, and romantic tension does, too, Shadow begins to wonder what her role in the kingdom truly is. Soon, she learns, it is up to her to save her land.

Jenny Moss’s novel is a lyrical, fast-paced adventure filled with mystery, magic, honor, and romance that will lead readers on an incredible journey.

So that’s what I’ve received! I can’t wait to read all of these!

Here are some upcoming reviews you’ll be seeing from me.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vamps,
Book 2) by Chloe Neill

My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, book 2)
by Rachel Vincent

Firespell (Dark Elite, Book 1) by Chloe Neill

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

As you  can see I’m quite a bit behind on reviews. To the authors of the new releases I’m sorry and will be reviewing your books first!

Jess Sig

Disclosure: Associate. If you click on my links and purchase anything I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price. All funds are used for shipping on contests.

Posted in Christmas, In My Mailbox, Secret Santa

Secret Santa Gifts!

It rained Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

No one got Saturday’s mail until 2:00 p.m. Sunday. 🙁

3 packages sat on my porch all day through the rain!

Luckily nothing was damaged by the rain. My postal delivery person is lucky. That is all.

Among the three packages was my Secret Santa gift that was hosted by The Neverending Shelf.

So, here’s what my lovely Secret Santa sent me!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Unbound by Kim Harrison

The M&M’s are only one tube, not 24, but I wanted to include a link. 😉

So, thank you Secret Santa!!! I’ve been wanting both of these books.

I would have loved to have put these gifts under my tree to open Christmas Day. Yes, I would have been able to wait ‘til then, but they weren’t wrapped. 🙁 And the box was soaking wet and didn’t indicate it was from the Secret Santa. 🙁 Just a note for next years Secret Santa participants!

I hope everyone that participated got something they really wanted! It was a pleasure to share the joy of gift giving!

Jess Sig

Disclosure: Associate. If you click on my links and purchase something I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price.