Sunday, 29 August 2010

In My Mailbox #84: New Books This Week

In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all links take you to Amazon. Click images for a bigger picture!

It was a slow week for books this week, though the ones I did get look really good. I've already read Mockingjay, and I'm sorry to say I was disappointed. Still, I'm glad I finally know how everything ends, and The Hunger Games will always be one of my favourite books. If you haven't read it yet, you really should - it's amazing! I did get a few other cool things too, which I have to mention. Mostly vampire related, of course. ;)



For review:
  • Half a Sister by Kelly McKain (A signed finished copy... very cool!)



Sophie Jordan, author of Firelight (which I LOVED - review coming on Monday!), very kindly sent me some bookmarks, postcards and stickers. I've sent some out to a few UK blogger friends to spread the word, 'cause this book is ace! Also thanks to Scholastic for a Mockingjay postcard and series pin.



My lovely friend Leanne, who has been mentioned on here quite a few times, sent me some cool book/vampire-related stuff from her trip to San Diego Comic-Con, including: a Pegasus bookmark, Eternal Ones tattoos, Morganville Vampires badge, oh, and a magazine with Vampire Diaries on the cover! Thanks Leanne, you are awesome!



Last but not least (and not strictly book related), my new pride and joy: The Vampire Diaries Season 1 DVD. I don't often include DVDs in my IMM posts, but this one is too exciting not to mention. YAY!! I love this show!


As always, happy reading everyone -- hope you all loved Mockingjay, and here's to a week filled with many dreams of Damon. Or Stefan. ;)

31 comments:

Ryan Woods said...

MOCKINGJAY! Sad you were disappointed - but I loved it! And the Vamps Diaries, I need to catch up. Missed half of it! Whoops!

Hope you have a great week, Jenny. :)

Sarah said...

The VAMPIRE DIARIES!! LOVE that show. I will be purchasing the DVDs too.

I was disappointed in Mockingjay also. Way to let me down Collins. oh well.

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Can't wait for your FIRELIGHT review! I loved it, too!

All of those photos make me happy - so colourful!

Kate Evangelista said...

Vampire Diaries! I can't wait for season two.

LadyViolet said...

I felt a tad disappointed by Mockingjay as well, the ending was just a bit confusing for me. I think the first book will always be my favourite.
I'm rather intrigued for the Firelight review, it sounds like something I ought to keep an eye out for.
Have a great week

brandileigh2003 said...

You have some great reading to look forward to! Here’s my IMMB

geekyreads said...

Love Vampire Diaries - well, to be honest, Stefan.

Splendibird said...

Ah - I so want the Vampire Diaries DVD. I don't often buy series on DVD but think I am going to make an exception. Mainly for Damon. Swoon... thud.

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

I LOVE all your bookish extras!! Very very cool.

Sorry to hear you were disappointed by Mockingjay. :/ I STILL haven't read The Hunger Games... I, er, plan to!

Misha1989 said...

I am sorry to hear that Mockingjay was disappointing. I was being sad about it not releasing in my country till October. I love the Vampire Diaries. Team Damon!!
Here's what's In My Mailbox
Misha

Blueicegal ♥ said...

hey hun :) yay i adore vampire diaries to!!! i am so excited for season 2 i so miss smexy damon grrr :D looks like you got some fab books and swag enjoy dearie!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

frightfully friendly ghosts looks adorable!

Jenny N. said...

I havent read Mockingjay yet and I'm keeping away from reviews and spoilers so I don't ruin it for myself. I love seeing all the swag you got its looks great.

Lyndsey said...

Such exciting things you got this week! Enjoy :D

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

your IMMB always makes me jealous - I need blood ransom badly!!

asamum said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! That is all ;)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Can't wait to read your review of Mockingjay! If you can, please make it spoiler free for those of us who haven't read it yet, but I do wonder why you were disappointed ... :)

Lauren said...

I share your opinion of Mockingjay. Not that it's bad, but I wasn't as blown away as I was by the previous two books.

Firelight does sounds awesome, and the swag is gorgeous. I totally have to read that one.

Lori said...

Since I posted my review of Mockingjay I have had endless discussion with my hubby about it and the allure has definitely worn off. I can definitely see why some people were disappointed. I'm even a tiny but disappointed. We are planning big discussion post for sometime next week!

Enjoy all your new books and goodies!!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm trying to wait until VD is cheaper, don't know how long I'll last!

It's a shame you were disappointed by Mockingjay; I loved it,

Jesse Owen said...

I loved the vampire diaries - I must get the DVD sometime.

Fantastic Book Review said...

I have Mockingjay but I'm waiting on Labor Day Weekend to read *gasp* I wanted a free weekend where I don't feel bogged down by book reviews to read it.

I'm looking forward to reading Firelight - I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I love the Vampire Diaries - I can't wait for Season 2!

Happy Reading!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I have to get the Vampire Diaries dvd too. I can't wait for series 2.

I am probably one of the only people who hasn't read The Hunger Games trilogy. I feel like I'm missing out!

Liz. R said...

Firelight does indeed look awesome. Nice swag ;). And ohmyGod fangirly squeal THE VAMPIRE DIARIES! I looooove that show :D. Enjoy your new precious DVDs!

BrittLit said...

Super stuff this week. Enjoy!

Dwayne said...

I love the swags - Mockingjay and Firelight! I haven't watched Vampires Diaries, nor read the book (I know, I know! I can almost imagine your shock at this, lol) but well, enjoy Damen/whoever the other one is. Hey, I do know the female is called Elena, right? :D Have a great week, Jenny!

Cialina said...

Cool Mockingjay pin! Love the swag you got. I still have yet to read Firelight. I hope its as good as you say!

girlsinthestacks.com said...

Stephen *gag* Damien *drool* cant wait for season 2 to start!!

TheBookishSnob said...

Wow you got some pretty fabulous stuff :D YAY on the Vampire Diaries Season 1 DVD's. Man I love Damon. Happy reading !!

I Want To Read That said...

I really need to get Vampire DIaries on DVD - managed to miss it on TV (how I'm not sure) but it looks ace! Thanks again for the Firelight stuff:)

girlsinthestacks.com said...

The cover for Blood Ransom has drawn me in, sounds intriguing!