Sunday, April 22, 2012

In My Mailbox + TXLA

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

This past week, TXLA happened to be in my town, and I was fortunately enough to attend Thursday. TXLA is one of my favorite conferences and let me tell you, it is a blast. With a killer line up of authors and signings (Veronica Roth, Kristin Cashore, John Green, Lauren Kate, Stacey Kade, Rachel Vincent, Jackson Pearce, Judy Blume and more!), this was one of those "can't miss" events.


I cannot tell you how much fun I had. Books are definitely a perk, but the main reason I go to these events is so I can meet authors, chit chat with publishers, randomly run into Deb Caletti (PLEASE READ THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!), and hang out with my friends.

Ginger from GReads Books, Jess from Gone With The Words, and Cynthia from A Blog About Nothing. Magan from Rather Be Reading, why aren't you in this photo?

These lovely ladies made my day. I never laughed so hard in my life! The day was fun (and a little tiring), but I have to say, dinner was the best part of the day. "Is that a burrito in your pocket or are you happy to see me?". HA!

After an exhausting day, I came home with a lot of memories and quite a bit of goodies. Some of these I bought, and the rest I snagged. I am so grateful to all the publishers who stood in their mile high pumps all day, just to help us out and share their love of books with everyone. You guys are seriously rockstars and deserve mani-pedis ASAP! Yes, even you male publicists should get a mani-pedi STAT! Thank you so much for all your help!!!

*Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau (goodreads)
*Personal Demons by Lisa Desroachers (goodreads)
*TEN by Gretchen McNeil (goodreads)
*Survive by Alex Morel (goodreads)
*Spark (Sky Chasers #2) by Amy Kathleen Ryan (goodreads)
*Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London (goodreads)
*Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan (goodreads)
*Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore (goodreads)
*The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (goodreads)
*Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson (goodreads)
*The Temptation by Alisa Valdes (goodreads)
*A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger (goodreads)
*Fallen In Love (Fallen #3.5) by Lauren Kate (goodreads)
*Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore (goodreads)
*Body and Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3) by Stacey Kade (goodreads)
*Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore (goodreads)
*The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (goodreads)
*Crewel by Gennifer Albin (goodreads)
*Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters (goodreads)
*The Letter Q (goodreads)
*Loss (Riders of the Apocalypse #3) by Jackie Morse Kessler (goodreads)
*The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney (goodreads)
*Catherine by April Lindner (goodreads)
*Don't Turn Around by Michael Gagnon (goodreads)
*Fated (Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel (goodreads)
*Miracle by Elizabeth Scott (goodreads)
*The Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt (goodreads)
*The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee (goodreads)
*Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (goodreads)
*Waking Storms (Lost Voices #2) by Sarah Porter (goodreads)
*Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (goodreads)
*Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate (goodreads)
*Unbreak by Heart by Melissa C. Walker (goodreads)
*Temptest Unleashed (Tempest #2) by Tracy Deebs (goodreads)
*Breathe by Sarah Crossan (goodreads)
*Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey (goodreads)
*The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini (goodreads)

That's all, folks! What did you guys get in your mailboxes this week?


  1. Wow huge IMM this week! How did you get all those books home girl? I can't believe you got an ARC of Rapture! That is a huge score. I have yet to read the Seven Kingdoms series but I own Graceling so I should read it soon. Awesome awesome haul this week!! :)

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  2. Suitcase, hahaha. I brought A TON of books to get signed, too. They're not pictured above, though.

    Lauren Kate was such a sweetheart! I didn't know she based Cam's character on her husband.

    You must read the Seven Kingdoms trilogy immediately! I cannot recommend it enough! Incredible!

  3. WOW tons of books!! All of them look soo good!!

  4. So many books! I'm reading The Fault In Our Stars right now and it's so good so far! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  5. Gives you the stink eye about Body & Soul! I only have less than a week to wait though so just a tiny stink eye lol

    Oooh I also see that you got Fallen In Love and Rapture.
    Enjoy all your books!

  6. Holy jeez! How in the world did you carry all those books? LOL! It's clear I should have hooked up with y'all when I arrived, because I missed a LOT of amazing books. I think I glimpsed you from afar, but was never able to catch up.

    So glad you had a wonderful time at TXLA! It really _was_ amazing, wasn't it? I randomly spotted John Green walking by and totally fangirled. LOL. Can't wait to attend more bookish events!

    Enjoy all your lovelies! Hope to see you again, soon :-)

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  7. That day was pretty dang awesome ;-) and I am still laughing about the burrito! hahahaha

  8. Oh my goodness I'm feeling such serious book envy right now. What awesome authors and books. I want to read "Ten" so bad! Happy Reading :)

  9. That is a most excellent stack this week. YAY book conferences! Happy Reading!

  10. So fun that you got to go to that event! It sounds like it was an absolute blast, and you got a bunch of amazing books from it!

    Enjoy your reads!

    Jenny at Books to the Sky

  11. YAY for books, but moreso, YAY for us getting to spend time together. I love, love, loved dinner after TLA was over - even if we were all exhausted and out of our minds. :) Miss your face. Cannot wait for June! Love youuuuu!

  12. Good lord.. you must have had a huge sack to carry all those books home! Brilliant loot :D So jealous of these events! I hope you get a chance to read them all :)

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  13. What a GORGEOUS mailbox. I am turning green like a witch with envy!! I need to move to America…..

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  14. Wow! So many great books!! I am really anxious to hear how Breathe is! Happy reading! :)

  15. That is a bunch of awesome!! Looks like you had a great time. I am so envious of TEN, Breathe, and Crewel!!!

  16. Looks like you had a great time at TXLA. So sad it is too far and during the week! I can't wait for Bitterblue to come out. I've been waiting for this one forever. Have you read The Fault in Our Stars already? It is awesome, and it made me cry in my bed like a baby. You should read it first!

    My very first IMM!


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