In My Mailbox (93) / Stacking The Shelves (14)

I wish I had a lot to say about last week, but alas it was pretty average. Oh wait I accomplished some things! I finished a super long audiobook that’s been in my Audible queue forever AND I also finished Wings Of The Wicked which is over 500 pages. So yes, I feel like my week went on a pretty high note. Plus! Today  I’m going to a signing for Libba Bray and Gwenda Bond with co-blogger Allison. Are you doing anything bookish this week?

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For Review:

Ash by James Herbert (Unsolicited) – Well, the cover is a bit cheesy, but the back blurbs have comparisons to Stephen King and so I think I’ll save this one for when I am snowed in because I do love to be creeped out when it’s cold outside.

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma (Unsolicited) – Friends! This book is signed. I opened it up there was a little letter saying the book has been signed by the author and I’m like nahhhh, it’s probably a stamp. BUT IT IS REALLY AUTOGRAPHED! And I got a little too excited over that. Also I legitimately cannot wait to read 17 & Gone, I liked Imaginary Girls for the most part, so I’m curious about this one.

Pulse by Patrick Carman (Unsolicited) – AHHHH! I was glad for this book because I really enjoyed the previous 2 Patrick Carman books that I’ve read. ALSO. I have 2 other unread books by Patrick Carman in my house so perhaps I will have a mini author readathon soon.

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt (Netgalley) – You guys, I freakin loved Sean Griswold’s Head so when I saw this was on Netgalley there was no thought before clicking request. I am so excited and might make this my next bike read after I finish up The Different Girl.

White Horse by Alex Adams (Netgalley) – I am not entirely sure what this is about except that it’s compared to Justin Cronin and Stephen King thus my attention was instantly there.


Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen (Kindle) – Pretty much I bought this because the book takes up so much shelf space real estate and I figure if it is safely on my Kindle, then I can put the big huge box in a box in the garage until we move and I can have the built in shelves of my dreams. Plus, this noise was only $2.99.

In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:

Have money left over after buying presents? Check out these Kindle Books For Under $5.

It’s hard for me to convey how much I loved DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT but I made a valiant attempt.

Unfortunately, I was not entirely won over by USES FOR BOYS.

In which Allison and April let Santa know what’s on their lists!

We’re 2 for 2 with CARNIVAL OF SOULS — Allison writes her review and turns out she loved it too!

Want a shiny ARC of Just One Day and a paperback of Where She Went? Check out our contest!

If you love reading about tragedy, you’ll probably love THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT a unique verse book about the Titanic and the passengers aboard.

Allison makes a good life choice and reads THE AVIARY.

Remember that 28 hour audiobook? I reviewed it, A DISTANT MIRROR here.

In which I admit to loving cheesy Christmas romances and am fine with that in my review of CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE.

Finally, I got to be a guest blogger for Smugglivus, so check it out — I’ve recommend 5 awesome under the radar reads!

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is 28 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night.


  1. I read The Aviary last weekend and I had bought it because of YOU. I adored it and left it in Ottawa with my friend and told HER to read it. ha!

  2. I am so excited about 17 & Gone! I started reading it right after it arrived, and it’s pretty good so far. Enjoy all your goodies this week!

  3. 17 & Gone! And it’s signed! That’s so awesome. I loved Imaginary Girls so much, it was one of my favorites from 2011 and possibly ever. I can’t wait to see what you think of this one. Her style isn’t for everyone but I’m still really excited for it.

    I also bought Through a Glass Darkly, though I’m not really sure when I’ll be getting to it…

  4. 17 & Gone sounds really interesting! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  5. 17 & Gone does look pretty good! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week 🙂

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  6. I didn’t realize Going Vintage was on Netgalley! Just requested it!

  7. Very nice haul. I hope you love your new books. Great haul of books.


  8. Going to check out Going Vintage on NG now. LOVE that cover:)

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  9. Herbert is always a good read – much more classic, supernatural, creepy horror than King (although I’m a huge fan of his as well).

    Here’s my bookshelf additions.

  10. Looks like you got a nice assortment of books. I hope they live up to your expectations. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  11. I am very eager to read 17 & Gone! I’m super dubious about Imaginary Girls, but am going to have to give in and try Suma’s books.

    I wasn’t a fan of Uses for Boys either. It was just meh on a lot of levels.

    I still need to read The Aviary! I’m just not totally convinced I’ll love it even though I’ve read lots of great reviews. I think I’m worried it’ll be too much like The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.

  12. Oooh, Pulse and 17 & Gone are both on my radar. I’ve heard good things about Suma’s books, but I just read Amelia Anne and was not a huge fan, and that book gets compared to Imaginary Girls by EVERYONE. So now I’m less sure. :/ Sounds like you didn’t love it, either, and we agree a lot, so…I don’t know.

  13. Oooh Pulse and 17 & Gone? Lucky girl. I want to read both of those badly. Enjoy!

    I bought The Aviary based on the strength of your review alone. I haven’t read it yet, but I own it. Just thought you should know that because I know how much I love hearing my review influenced someone to buy something. 🙂

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