Sunday, September 2, 2012

In My Mailbox (49)

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

This week IMM is all about the Decatur Book Festival!  You may have noticed me tweeting about it a bit recently.  It was this weekend and I'm super excited to live in a city that loves books and reading so much, it holds the biggest book festival in the country annually.  Long after I move away from the Atlanta area, I will travel back for DBF.  Anyway, I thought about doing a video blog, but I was sunburned today and look like Rudolph and you can see the outline of my sunglasses.  I will spare you having to watch that while I babble on for twenty minutes, but feel free to laugh at that image.

And here are a few more images for you.  These are the books I purchased beforehand to take with me to be signed.  They came Monday/Tuesday.

LOVED Anna Dressed in Blood and I'm eager to read Girl of Nightmares

I'd seen some buzz lately and they sounded interesting, so these got added
to my "to be signed" pile as well.
Heather Wells is one of my favorite series!  I loved The Night Circus so
I got that signed, and I've been wanting to read Gemma Hardy for a long time.

As usual, the day started bright and early with the Decatur Library book sale.

I swear my next phone will have a better camera.  Anyway, H is on a
cooking kick, so he picked up these.
I found this in with the adult mysteries.  Uhhh... anyway, I really enjoyed
this fairy-tale retelling so I think it will be part of my DBF giveaway!
There were a couple booths with YA independent authors.  I noticed this
book, which I've seen around the blogosphere and purchased it.  The swag
will end up in said DBF giveaway.  Stay tuned!

Let me talk a bit about The Childe.  I stumbled across this booth while looking for the one with Untraceable.  There were these fantastic 3-D book displays in front of it; I should have taken a picture.  Anyway, turns out C.A. Kunz is a mother-son writing team - how adorable is that?  They were both there and thrilled to talk to anyone about their books, but when they found out I was a blogger they became even more animated.  They gave me a copy of The Childe along with some swag.  They really sold me on this book when they mentioned the main character, Cat, is entering high-school when she begins to change and she doesn't know what's happening.  I love those kind of plot lines!  Carol and her son, Adam, were delightful to talk to and that makes me want to read The Childe even more.  I'm looking forward to reviewing it this fall!

Finally, husband and I bought these shirts.  I liked the "read-cycle" one for me because I'm a huge fan of PaperBackSwap, used bookstores (particularly Eagle Eye, holla!) and libraries, all of which are awesome ways to read-cycle.  The shirt is such a fantastic kelly green color in real life.  If I didn't think it would hurt my sunburn, I would wear it tomorrow.  Husband picked up the "food for thought." shirt since he's really been into cookbooks lately.

So that's that with my mailbox this week.

PS: Stay tuned next week for my full recap including pics with authors and stuff.  And, if you're really, really nice to me, there will be a giveaway in it for you.  I bet now you regret laughing at my sunburn.  Muhaha.


  1. You have an amazing haul this week! Congrats!

  2. like you, I noticed the buzz around the dark endeavor and I am dying to pick it up. Maybe I need to read the synopsis first? :P

    anyways great book haul!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  3. I love fairytale retellings, but I still haven't gotten around to Entwined. I wonder what it was doing floating around the adult mysteries, though. I really need to read it.

  4. Great Haul Sandra! Hope you had fun at the festival! :) I really need to get reading Anna Dressed In Blood! :)

    My Haul:

  5. I really look forward to read the first 4 books myself. And Entwined is AMAZING. I still need to get my own copy of it.

    Happy reading!

    My showcase Sunday.

  6. WOW, these are all amazing books. You are correct, Anna Dressed in Blood was incredible and ahhhhh I'm so jealous of Girl of Nightmares. Can't wait to find out what happens next!! Enjoy your books! :)

  7. Great haul - I am obsessed with fairytale retellings at the mo! Can't wait to read Anna Dressed in Blood - it sounds amazing!


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