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Saturday, August 21, 2010

IN MY MAILBOX - Vlog + Regular (August 21, 2010)

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


Shout Outs:

  • Sherry from Flipping Pages for All Ages
  • Re-create Wake Unto Me Cover / Darkness Becomes Her Contest (International)
  • Throwing in another cool contest - Darkness Becomes Her / Wither / Suspect Contest (International)
For Review:
-Matched by Ally Condie
-The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna
-Immortal Beloved (Book #1) by Cate Tiernan

-Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

Special Thanks To: Dutton Juvenile/Penguin, Kathleen McKenna, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Lisa + Speak/Penguin

Books Bought:
-Sea by Heidi R. Kling
-Girl v. Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout
-The Night My Sister Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci

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


A Few Announcements:

-Jillian at Random Ramblings, Linna at 21 Pages and Raila at Books Out of the Bookshelves are hosting an AMAZING charity donation. Jillian expressed, the charity event's purpose is to raise as much monetary donation to give to two charities of choice - First Book and Save the Children. Along with this, whoever donates is automatically entered into a giveaway where you could win tons of signed books and signed swag from various authors. I've already donated and I hope you will too! Go here for donation details.

Brizmus Blogs Books
-The lovely Brizmus over at Brizmus Blogs Books is hosting a Make Me A Button Giveaway! She will soon be needing a button for her newish feature, Nihon no Kinyoubi (aka Japanese Friday.) Some of you who know me know my fascination with the Asian culture, so I jumped right on this! The prizes consist of some cool novels by Japanese authors.

This was my button entry:
Want to enter? Make sure you go here for details!

-The Contemps website finally launched! The Contemps are a group of YA authors with contemporary novels releasing over the course of a year. Check the site out here!

-The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour will begin on September 13th, 2010 - September 25th, make sure you check out the schedule below. There are some AMAZING authors on this tour! Go here for further details.
  • September 13th, 2010, 7 PM @ BOOKPEOPLE, Austin, TX
    Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Rachel Caine, & Cassandra Clare
  • September 14th, 2010, 7 PM @ B&N THE WOODLANDS, Houston, TX
    Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Kami Garcia & Rachel Vincent.
  • September 15th, 2010, 7 PM @ The Refuge, hosted by BLUE WILLOW, Houston, TX
    Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Clare
  • September 16th, 2010, 6 PM @ Plantation Commons, hosted by LEMURIA BOOKS, Jackson, MS
    Appearing: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Jessica Verday & Sarah Rees Brennan
  • September 17th, 2010, 7 PM @ Scottsdale Civic Library Auditorium, hosted by POISONED PEN Phoenix, AZ
    Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan & Kimberly Derting.
  • September 18th, 2010, 6 PM, Menlo Park Library, hosted by KEPLERS, San Francisco, CA
    Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa de la Cruz, & Kimberly Derting

  • September 20th, 2010, 6 PM @ VROMAN'S, Pasadena, CA
    Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Rachel Vincent, Margie Stohl, Kami Garcia & Mary Pearson

  • September 21st, 2010, 7 PM @ Encinitas County Library, hosted by MYSTERIOUS GALAXY, San Diego, CA
    Appearing: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Mary Pearson, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Margie Stohl, Kami Garcia & Carrie Ryan
  • September 22nd, 2010, 7 PM @ Ventz Concert Hall at North Central College, hosted by ANDERSON'S Chicago, IL
    Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, & Carrie Ryan

  • September 23rd, 2010, 7 PM @ BOOKS & CO AT THE GREENE, Dayton, OH
    Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jackson Pearce, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, & Kami Garcia

  • September 24th, 2010, 7 PM @ JOSEPH BETH Cincinnati, OH
    Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jennifer Lynn Barnes & Margie Stohl

  • September 25th, 2010, 2 PM @ CHAPTERS BRAMPTON (Toronto) ON Appearing: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Jeri Smith-Ready, Kami Garcia, Margie Stohl & Jennifer Barnes
-The Clockwork Angel book trailer premiered a few days ago and might I add, it is flippin' awesome! Check it out below:


Savannah said...

Eleni great vlog! I've been thinking about making one too, but I am unsure. Also, were you nervous while making this? You messed with your hair alot. I do that when I am nervous. LOL And such great books! I am so waiting for Wake Unto Me! Have a great weekend :)

Kelsey said...

Awesome books! Sea is awesome- enjoy!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

you were so sweet and adorable Eleni! not to mention i love your hair, awesome vlog and books hun, i really liked the side notes which were qite funny :D Enjoy!

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Hey Savannah - Damn I guess touching my hair a lot gave my nerves away hehe. I think I cover it up well though ;) But, yes nice observation love!

Reading Angel said...

Girl, your thought bubbles completely cracked me up!

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

I love it when you do vlogs! You're so cute! Thanks for the shout out you good blogger friend! :P :D

Anonymous said...

Great books Eleni, I hope you enjoy them! :) I loved the comment in your vlog about how you don't read adult books even though you are one. The way you said it made me laugh haha. And I can relate as well. ;)

Brooke said...

Can't wait to see your review for Matched!! :D

The Book Vixen said...

I just got Matched in the mail yesterday and can't wait to read it! I started it last night but only got to page 10 before my eyes wouldn't cooperate.

I, too, just recently got Sea and can't wait to read it!

Nice stash you got this week! Hope you get to them all soon :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that is a ton of information. And not a chance in hell I'm allowing video of myself on the internet. Don't want to scare people.

Literary Cravings said...

Great books!!! Wake Unto Me is on my tbr pile!! Can't wait to read your reviews on those great books!!

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Hi Eleni,
Great Vlog! OMG, I am SO jealous you got Wake Unto Me!

Anonymous said...

Lol i really feel like making a vlog. Well i have for awhile now, but I remembered my camera doies digital. (cackle)
Pretty funny thought bubbles:P

Alexander Bennett said...

Oh my god. Can I live with you please?

The Bookish Type said...

Great mailbox! I'm really excited to read Matched and Immortal Beloved too. I can't wait to hear what you think of them! Also, YES THE CA trailer is AMAZEBALLS!!! I love the "Holy water & blood" quote! I've read it, but I still cannot wait for it to come out.

Happy reading!

My Mailbox

Jillian said...

I have Matched waiting for me and am so excited to reading it! Looking forward to your review for that one. And nice vlog! :)

Thank you soooo soo much for posting the charity event on your post. <3

Alexia561 said...

Great vlog! Dying to read Matched and Sea both, so will keep an eye out for your reviews. Happy reading!

The Book Speaker said...

I'm so jealous that you got a copy of Matched. I'm dying to read it!

misha1989 said...

Awesome books! I am jealous!! Have a great time reading

Here's what's In My Mailbox

Corrine said...

Eleni, that was a great vlog! I find it randomly funny that we both "received/bought" The Night My Sister Went Missing this week! Love your mailbox! I hope you enjoy all of the books you received this week, and love the fact that you made Sherry do a vlog too! ;) Happy reading!! :D

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Matched & Sea looks great. :D Hope you enjoy them both. I must make a personal note to go and buy myself a copy! I have no idea why I don't have one yet... it's SO pretty, and I love its premise!

Anonymous said...

Great books this week! I think I need to break down and buy Sea. It keeps popping up everywhere.

E.J. Stevens said...

Great mailbox! My IMM Birthday Edition is here.

From the Shadows

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

So jealous you have Immortal Beloved and Wake Unto Me. Hope you love them!

Lori said...

You did great. I hope that you enjoy your books. Here is what I got IN MY MAILBOX

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