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Sunday, November 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (108)

Thanks to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week.

What a crazy week! First, I went to Jaclyn Dolamore's signing today. You can see my post about the event here. She was handing out Magic Under Stone ARCs. After the event, I went across the street to the used bookstore because they were having an overstock sale. I liberated some ARCs. The four ARCs I have listed under used books I purchased were all chilling out at the overstock building. I already own a finished copy of Legacies and don't read a lot of SciFi so Across the Universe doesn't appeal to me too much, but I grabbed all four because I didn't want anyone else making a profit off of them (ie, a regular consumer purchasing them and then selling them back somewhere in the future). I know not everyone will agree with me, but I felt like I needed to do something. I've never seen an ARC for sale in the actual store where they would be priced to make a profit (the overstock sale is in a separate building where they store extra books), but it definitely has me thinking about looking for a new used bookstore to shop at. I'll definitely be stalking RAK lists in the future, or maybe put together a giveaway. The six books from the overstock sale came to $5, so I don't think the bookstore made a profit perse on the ARCs if that makes anyone feel better. Anyway, after I got home, the mail man showed up at 6pm (crazy!) with lots of packages. All in all, it was definitely an interesting week to say the least.

Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck ARC [Preorder]
That Thing at the Zoo by James R. Tuck eARC [not pictured]
Thanks to James and Kensington!

Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore ARC [Preorder]
Thanks to Jaclyn!

Crossed by Ally Condie ARC + poster [Buy now]
Thanks to The Reading Geek!
Living Violet by Jaime Reed ARC + swag [Preorder]
Thanks to Jaime and Kensington Teen!

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting [Buy now]
Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore [Buy now]
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore [Buy now]

Kindle Purchases: (not pictured)
Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Buy now]
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Buy now]

From Michelle G:
Witch Heart by Anya Bast [Buy now]
Ghost of a Smile by Simon R. Green [Buy now]
Unleashed by Sara Humphreys ARC [Buy now]
The Goblin King by Shona Husk ARC [Buy now]
Crossroads by Jeanne C. Stein [Buy now]

Personal Demons by Kelley Armstrong ARC [Buy now]
Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong ARC [Buy now]
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray [Buy now]
Clarity by Kim Harrington [Buy now]
Legacies by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill ARC [Buy now]
Across the Universe by Beth Revis ARC [Buy now]

So what did everyone else get in their mailboxes?


  1. Epic mailbox there!

    I don't like the idea of somone selling their ARC's either, it just seems rude. I either give mine away to other bloggers or keep them, they should be cherished if you are lucky enough to get them!

    My IMM

  2. Whoa! That is an epic IMM! Your TBR pile must be way out of control! See some great titles in there that I've read already and hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Great books! I really want to read Pledge.

    Check out my IMM here.

    Emma @ LostinaYAbook

  4. Yeah, I usually donate my ARCs to the library bookstore when I'm done (if I don't use them for giveaways, but a lot of times they've already come out), since the profits just go to Friends of the Library. I also feel weird about that store anyway because the owner has a very political, very conservative blog. I hate it when business associate themselves with in-your-face political beliefs, but especially bookstores...I always feel like bookstores should be, like libraries, a welcome space for every sort of idea. But I still shop there because they always have killer additions to my non-fiction library... Argh, can't resist. Best Used Books at 17-92 and 434 is a nice store too, but more of a cheap, cluttered, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink type of store.

  5. My keeper shelf, I'm the same way. If an ARC has been signed to me, then I keep it (I try to buy a finished copy if I enjoyed it, but my finances don't always allow for this). If they're unsigned, I tended to pass them along through RAK. The only time I keep an unsigned ARC is if my girlfriend is interested in read it too (and I'll pass it along once she has).

    Jessica, my TBR pile is definitely epic, and I don't read fast enough to catch up.

    Jaclyn, I haven't been assaulted by anyone's political beliefs at that bookstore yet. I mostly go there because the clearance section always has good finds, and they give me fair credit. I've found another further down 436 that I like. She focuses more on romance, so we tend to find more PNR than UF. She gives fair credit also, but you must pay half credit/half cash. Leads me to spend more than planned. If I find more ARCs at that other bookstore, I'm gonna have to stop being so wussy and confront someone. o_O I still haven't found a used bookstore around here with a good YA selection. At least the libraries are getting better.

  6. Great set! I really want to read Dolamore's books and Crossed. Enjoy!
    My IMM

  7. That's an epic pile for sure. It made me smile to see Unleashed in there. I hope you'll enjoy it.


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