10.28.2012

In My Mailbox: EPIC HAUL edition

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
It's a chance to show everyone all the new books you've gotten (through review, purchased, gifted, etc.) over the past week (or several).

I really wanted to do a video log, but I don't know how to go about doing that and haven't had time to really look in to it.  So I'm just going to do it the old fashioned way. If you do vlog's I would love any suggestions you might have as far as where to start! The easier the better. :)


It's been a little over a month since my last IMM post and I've gotten a LOT of books since then. This is the BIGGEST IMM I've ever done. And the reason for that is the Green Valley Book Fair!!  The book fair is located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. It's a massive warehouse filled with all genres of cheap books. The book fair is held for 2 weeks at a time several times a year. And man is it a steal. The young adult section in particular is AWESOME!! I ended up bringing home 50 books. Yes you read that right. 50.  ALL. ON. SALE. I think the most I paid for a book was about 6 dollars, but most of them were in the 2-4 dollar range.  I couldn't help it. So many good titles too tempting to resist! I try to go at least twice a year.

If you live anywhere near this book fair and love books as much as I do, I highly recommend you go. It's actually a 2 hour drive from where I live, but well worth it!
Here's the link to their website: Green Valley Book Fair


Now! On to the books!



I'm actually going to start with books I've gotten for my Kindle:

For review via Netgalley:

Of Light & Darkness (The Vampire's Daughter) by Shayne Leighton
(His eyes are sooo hypnotizing!)
The Vampire's Daughter (Of Light and Darkness, #1)

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (you can read my review HERE)
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover (read it, loved it, review to post this week)
Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)

Bought:
 
Gone by Michael Grant
Gone (Gone, #1)
 
Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
(These covers are SO gorgeous!)
 
Barnes & Noble Haul:
I've started collecting my favorite children's books. Roald Dahl Rules!



 
(This is one of the most FANTASTIC children's books I've ever read. I actually teared up.)
 
 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Fantastic Mr.Fox (Roald Dahl)
The Witches (Roald Dahl)
Danny the Champion of the World (Roald Dahl)
The Chocolate Touch (Patrick skene Catling)
Charlotte's Web (E.B.White)
Fudge-a-mania (Judy Blume)
The Mark of Athena (Rick Riordan)
Blood Magic (Tessa Gratton)
Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) (J.R.Ward)-Read it, loved it, you can read my review HERE
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce)
 
I bought 2 drawing books at Michael's:


 
ALRIGHT!
Green Valley Book Fair Haul:
 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst)
The Complete Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Judi Barrett)

The Loud Book & The Quiet Book (Deborah Underwood)

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (Verna Aardema)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)

The Boy with Pink Hair (Perez Hilton)



 
 

 
Fudge-a-mania (Judy Blume)
Superfudge (Judy Blume)
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (Judy Blume)
Double Fudge (Judy Blume)
Boris and Bella (Carolyn Crimi)-An incredibly sweet, unique Halloween children's book!
The BFG: a set of plays (Roald Dahl)
 
I bought a couple other Children's books but I already gave them away. I'm not keeping all of these, some of them will be going to my nephew-to-be.
 
Now for the GOOD stuff:











 
 The Eternal Ones (Kirsten Miller)
All You Desire (Kirsten Miller)
 
Shift (#2) (Jeri Smith Ready)
Shine (#3) (Jeri Smith Ready)
 
Someone Like You (Sarah Dessen)
That Summer (Sarah Dessen)
 
The Boyfriend List (e. Lockhart)
The Boy Book (e. Lockhart)
The Treasure Map of Boys (e. Lockhart)
 
Looking For Alaska (John Green)
Paper Towns (John Green)
 
Tyger, Tyger (Kersten Hamilton)
The Jumbee (Pamela Keys)
Jekel Loves Hyde (Beth Fantaskey)-Read it, review to come later this week
Darkness Becomes Her (Kelly Keaton)
 
Stork (Wendy Delsol)
 
Dustlands:Blood Red Road (Moira Young)-Funny story, I bought the hardcover of this book the last time I went to the book fair, I bought the soft cover thinking it was the next book, which apparently isn't even out yet. SO look for a giveaway soon!
 
Hunger (Jackie Morse Kessler)-Already read this but needed it for my collection, you can read my review HERE, AMAZING
 
Goulish Goodies Cookbook
 
She's So Dead to Us (Kieran Scott)
The Unwritten Rule (Elizabeth Scott)
Between Here and Forever (Elizabeth Scott)
Something, Maybe (Elizabeth Scott)
 
Loser Queen (Jodi Lynn Anderson)
Before I Die (Jenny Downham)-Read this on my Kindle, LOVED it, needed a hard copy
 
Nevermore (Kelly Creagh)
Perfect (Ellen Hopkins)
Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Adapted by Leigh Dragoon)-AMAZING
 
City of Glass (Cassandra Clare)
City of Bones (Cassandra Clare)
(I've already read up to book 3 of The Mortal Instruments series but didn't own the books. They didn't have City of Ashes)
 
Meridian (Amber Kiza)
Waking the Witch (Kelly Armstrong)
Flying Blind (Deborah Cooke)
Night School (Mari Mancusi)
 
 
 
THAT'S IT! SOO many books..EEP. They'll DEF keep me busy for a while. I need more bookshelves! It's so hard sometimes for me to decide what to read next, so if you've read any of these let me know which ones I should move to the top of my list!
 
One more thing, I FINALLY won something!! I participated in Bloggiesta this year and several of the mini-challenges. I won a 10 dollar Amazon giftcard from GIRLXOXO ! yay! A BIG thank you to her! :) You should totally visit her blog!
 
Can't wait to see what everyone else got in their "mailbox"! Leave a comment with your link so I can visit :)
 

28 comments:

  1. Seriously! There Is SO much that I can't even begin to comment on them all! I love that you are collecting Children's books. As far as VLog's go, I just do mine through My Youtube account, using my Husbands Webcam.

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  2. Goodness meee! :D Look at all of your books! :) If you did a Vlog of these it would be about an hour long - be sure to move John Green books, Sarah Dessen books and Cassandra Clare books to the top of your list :)
    When you do start Vlogging be sure to do a post about it so I can subscribe to you on Youtube :) I have a account but no videos :')

    Happy Reading!! and thanks for stopping by! :) xoxo

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  3. Holy spectacular haul Batman! Wow congrats on ALL your goodies this week! I was especially excited to see The Lost Prince AND The Mark of Athena :D Dying to get into the Heroes of Olympus series! Love that your collecting children's books as well ♥ Hope you enjoy all your books, happy reading,thanks for sharing and for stopping by my StS

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  4. Wow, that was a lot of books!!! There was a wide selection, and I think it's neat that you're collecting childhood favourites.
    Hope you enjoy reading them.

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  5. Ahhh I so wish I lived near this book fair -- though I'm certain my husband is glad I don't! I would say move Before I Die to the top of your list, but you've already read it! I absolutely love that book.

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  6. The last two books by C. Clare weren't that great, the first three were much better! And HOLY SMOKE how many books lol! I'm so happy to own both Slammed and Point of Retreat in paperback, they're sooooo freaking good! Love these two books! I'm probably going to read Gone by Michael Grant pretty soon and my copy of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi was dispatched on Friday, so hopefully will receive it soon since I want to read that book so bad. Love this haul and hope you have fun with these awesome books! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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  7. Holy book haul! I wish I had something like the Book Fair where I live. The library here doesn't have the best selections. Love JR Ward! Enjoy reading your new books!
    Brittany
    My IMM: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/in-my-mailbox-2.html

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  8. Oh wow!! This is the largest book haul I've ever seen!! I wonder how much money you spent all in all.. Freaking Great book haul!! Happy Reading! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Samaine@ Bookworms Avenue

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  9. Wow! I am so jealous that you live close enough to a place like that! I wish I had something like that around here! Looks like you got an bunch of amazing books to keep you busy! I remember reading Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day when I was little! Thanks for checking out my post and happy reading!

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  10. Wow, that is an epic haul. I would never have any money if I lived near a place like that. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is an amazing book. Happy Reading!

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  11. There are so many books I love here that I don't know which to comment on first! haha Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska are AMAZING, and I love Roald Dahl. (Especially The Witches and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.) That owl bookmark is adorable! I just finished book 3 of TMI, too. (:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Reading!

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  12. Wow, this haul IS epic! So many great books! I love Roald Dahl too!!! (p.s. if we can finish our copy of Scarlet in time we'll share with you!) Thanks for following! :)

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  13. Oh my word, I love the Green Valley Book Fair!!! :D I was just there at their last opening a couple weeks ago! They have such an amazing selection of books! Great haul...all those books look so good!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  14. Wow... that's a lot. And some seriously good books! Enjoy your reading!

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  15. GREAT HAUL!!!! Thanks or sharing and checking out my blog! :)

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  16. 50 books?! I think I would've gone mad with all of those choices, since I can't pass up a good book deal!! Great picks!! Love a lot of those children books!!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my IMM & SP

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  17. Wow! You got a ton of great books there! You practically built another TBR pile there!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!



    Have a GREAT day!

    NEW Follower :D

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  18. now this is awesome!!!
    way too many great books. feel free to come check out mine...
    http://asoutherngirlsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/10/in-my-mailbox-4.html

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  19. Holy cow look at all those books! I'm going to a huge warehouse sale next weekend, and I hope I make out as well as you did.

    I love Roald Dahl! You got some great picture books too!

    Happy reading :)

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  20. Holy crud that's a heck of a IMM!!! I wish we had book fairs like that around here! I'd need a MUCH bigger house with several built in bookshelves!!!

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  21. Wow..... I dont know where to begin!I really want to read Destroy Me soon, I kinda love Warner. The Lost Prince was great and Point of Retreat is one of my favorites.I'm dying to read The Mark of Athena. Shift and Shine are amazing as is Nevermore, City of Bones, and City of Glass. Enjoy the goodies!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  22. WOW! That is a LOT of books and so many of them I love. I haven't read a Roald Dahl in years, but he is definitely one of my favorite authors. Thanks for stopping by my list.

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  23. Oh my goodness! That is one epic haul for sure! LOVED Slammed and Point of Retreat....but seriously, I really have no idea where to even start with your haul!

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM & SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  24. Wow!! You got lots of good stuff!!!

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  25. WOW THAT'S A LOT OF BOOKS! You're so lucky to get them =D
    I hope you'll enjoy them all and happy reading! =D

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  26. I really liked The Eternal Ones and The Mortal Instruments. Before I Die still stands as one of the saddest books I've read. She's So Dead to Us is a fun contemporary read. Awesome haul!

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  27. DEAR GOD IN HEAVENS! that's what i call "heaven on earth". you had a really great week, I hope you'll enjoy reading all these books, and may I advise you to begin asap Nevermore by Kelly Creagh? you won't regret it trust me ;)

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  28. Love the look of the e-book And congrats on your Book Fair

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