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Saturday, August 7, 2010

IN MY MAILBOX (August 7, 2010)

Credit goes to: The Story Siren for 'In My Mailbox' / Inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie

For Review:
-In The Spotlight (Mayne Attraction, Book #1) by Ann Mauren + Blogger's Guide/Business Cards/Note
-David Inside Out by Lee Bantle

Special Thanks To: Ann Mauren + Khadija from Black Fingernailed Reviews, and Lee Bantle + Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag

Books Bought:

-Mieradome by Kate Hegarty
-Venomous by Christopher Krovatin
-My Fair Godmother (Book #1) by Janette Rallison

Other Goodies:

-Passing Strange (Generation Dead, Book #3) by Daniels Waters
-My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, Book #3) by Rachel Vincent

Special Thanks To: T
o my bestie Sherry for sending me my belated b-day gifts! Luv ya!

-Holly Cupala Blog Tour thank you note + Tell Me A Secret Post-its

Special Thanks To:
Holly for such a sweet note and amazing gift, I love post-its!

I'd love to hear what you got this week! :)


A Few Announcements:

-The amazing Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag stated on her blog, "So I want to remember September 11, 2001 in a bigger way. Next year it will be the ten year anniversary. I came up with an idea to commerorate the day and surrounding events, but hopefully in a more positive way...instead of something crippled by the events having just happened. The project, once finished, will be a book...and I want this to be published in time for the tenth anniversary. And you know what's cool? I talked to a publishing company that could do this and it would be an honor for me, but you see, I need help. I need people...big names and small names, known and get in touch and be willing to help out. I want people from New York and the rest of the United States...but I want people from other countries too. If you think you could be of help or just want to know more details, let me know. If you're an author, please write. If you know authors, tell them. You don't have to be a writer though. I'm just a regular person and I want you all too. I want celebrities and non-celebrities. I want YOU."

I am 100% going to reach out and help Lauren. Being a New Yorker, I will never forget the tragic 9/11 event. The emotion is still fresh today. Every time I pass by the World Trade Center work site I can't help but not think of all those innocent lives lost. If you're interested in being involved in this project, e-mail Lauren at or you can take a look at her blog post here.

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-One of my favorite authors, Simone Elkeles, announced the 3rd book in the Perfect Chemistry Series, as Chain Reaction! Doesn't it fit perfectly with the rest of the series!? It will be coming out in Spring 2011.

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Also, Simone recently won a RITA award from the Romance Writers of America in the Best Young Adult Romance category for Perfect Chemistry. Congrats Simone! You definitely deserve it!

-Cassandra Clare, the talented and genius of the Mortal Instrument series made a huge announcement this week! This is off of Publisher's Weekly, "Simon & Schuster has signed books five and six in Cassandra Clare's bestselling YA series, The Mortal Instruments. S&S says there are more than three million copies of the series' three published titles in print. Clare launched The Mortal Instruments in 2007, with City of Bones, about a teenage demon slayer; City of Ashes and City of Glass followed. Book four, City of Fallen Angels, is scheduled for April 5, 2011. Karen Wojtyla, editorial director of Margaret K. McElderry Books, bought U.S. rights to the two new titles from Barry Goldblatt at Barry Goldblatt Literary. The two new books under contract--City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire--are scheduled, respectively, for May 2012 and September 2013. Clare will also be touring, in late August, to promote Clockwork Angel, which is the first title in the prequel series to The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices. Film rights to The Mortal Instruments have been optioned by Unique Features."

Visit her site for further details here.


Brent from The Naughty Book Kitties said...

Eleni, you're my favorite blogger. I love you. :)

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Aw Brent, love ya more! <3

Khadija said...

Glad in the Spotlight got to you :) Hope you like it! You'll have to tell me what you think of Venomous because i've wanted to read it for a while now...

Diana Dang said...

Awesome books there! Enjoy!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Happy birthday, again, and thanks for the information. I am glad that someone is thinking about the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Crazy to think that it's been 10 years.

And, that Cassandra Clare is a busy woman. I can't believe how quickly she's written so many awesome books.


Savannah said...

Nice books you got there. I love the Soul Screamers series. Its great. Also that you remember the 9/11 anniversary. I still can't believe it all happen. And the news about Cassandra Clare *Squeal* So excited for the next books :)

Blueicegal ♥ said...

congrats to Simone she deserves it, and Happy Birthday Hunni!!! hope you have a lovely day *hugs* =)

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like some great reading! There are a few I haven't heard of, yay! Going to check them out :) Here’s what I got

The Bookish Type said...

Haha My Fair Fodmother sounds hilarious! Tristan is the perfect name for the middle-ages love interest too (or maybe I've just watched Tristan & Isolde too many times ;-)) Great mailbox! I hadn't heard of several of these, and that's a shame cause they sound like fun! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your new reads!

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Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Very colorful IMM this week! :)

They all look great, especially Passing Strange and My Soul To Keep ;) ;)


Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

Seriously great news that there are going to be more Mortal Instrument books & another in the Perfect Chemistry line-up. Love it!

misha1989 said...

You've got some great books this week! The soul screamers series have been on my wishlist for quite some time.
Here's What I got-

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Great books this week! I love the Soul Screamers series! Happy reading! Here's mine:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

thanks so much for posting about the project Eleni! I really really appreciate it. :-)


Alexia561 said...

Great books in your mailbox this week! Love Rachel Vincent, so hope you enjoy her as much as I did! Happy reading!

Wings said...

oooh interesting!

can't wait for the review on venomous...i LOVE that cover!

I hope cassie clare sticks with the previous Mortal Instruments cover theme...don't like those new ones.

yeay! Chain reaction! I still need to read RUles of Attraction lol

Good for you about the 9/11 project it sounds like a great idea. even so far away it made me feel sad, and I was only 10 at the time, being so close must have been heartbreaking.

happy reading and lovely haul this week

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