In My Mailbox (47)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where you talk about the books you got during the week.

SO I made a vlog. Yeah buddy. You can see my hair all chopped off and listen to me talk about each book and how excited I am. I promise I am not boring or creepy or awkward or weird. Well, maybe a little weird or awkward. If you don’t want to watch video scroll all the way to the bottom of this post, I have a picture of the books there.

For Review:

The Boy At The End Of The World by Greg van Eekhout (CYBILS)
Villain School: Good Curses Evil by Stephanie Sanders (CYBILS)
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Blog Tour)
Shimmer by Alyson Noel (CYBILS)
Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis (Unsolicited)
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Unsolicited)
Grimalkin: The Witch Assassin by Joseph Delaney (Unsolicited)
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (Unsolicited) YAYYYYY
Fear by Michael Grant (Unsolicited) I need to start this series


For The First Time edited by Jessica Verday from the amazing and wonderful PAM
Forget You by Jennifer Echols from Shanyn who is the greatest ever and also one of the most levelheaded people I know. Also that song I see you drive round town the girl I loveeeee is now stuck in my head.


The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket audiobook read by Tim Curry
Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (after I got The Calling in the mail)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

In My Mailbox, stack of books,

In which the electric cord makes a cameo

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. While you were raging about the twitter loser telling you that Dash & Lily sucks…I definitely thought you were about to fall out of your chair when you leaned back. I’m kinda disappointed that you didn’t.

    Aaaaand that makes me a jerk.

  2. Awesome books April 🙂
    I read The Series of Unfortunate Events series but Tim Curry? Hello! Love him! Might need to find the audio books and reread these!

    Happy happy reading!

  3. Love the vlog!! I totally get the library excitement! I think for me it has something to do with the “free” factor! I really want to read Dash and Lily and can’t wait to see what you think! Merry Christmas!

  4. i love bitching on twitter, it’s so therapeutic! i also got that surprise package from harper! fun times.

    i wish i could utilize my library more… i’d never read them in time!

    I’ll be interested to see what you think of Kelly’s new series! They are so addicting, although I like the Darkest Powers series more… at this point, we’ll see what I think after I finish book two!

    I LOVE Jennifer Echols, but I haven’t read her books that you mentioned.

    Hope you have a great holiday! Happy reading!

  5. I swear, April you make me laugh like crazy. Seriously, embarrassing laughter, like the kind with one eye half-closed, flushed face, and tongue sticking out randomly. Like a lunatic. Some of the things you say…

    *fistpumps* Kelley Armstrong is a BOSS. I call her books crack books too. I’m a little disappointed in myself that I haven’t gone running toward her newest series. I’m seriously slackin’, yo. You totally made me jealous just now when you held up The Last Echo. I didn’t looove Desires of the Dead either, but I’m still so anxious for this one.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  6. I like your vlog AND I like your hair! I’m a shot hair girl myself, so I am partial. I’ve never read a Jennifer Echols book but I’ve heard good things, so looking forward to reading what you think on that one. And I hadn’t read The Boy at the End of the World – sounds like my kind of book 🙂 And niiiiiiiiice on the Harper package!

    Back to baking for me, but hope you have a great weekend!

  7. I get that excited about books from the library too (though…full disclosure…I am a librarian). I had just brought home Dash and Lily from the library myself when I saw your Twitter comment and the one that said it sucked…I promptly thought ‘screw that noise’ and determined to read AND enjoy it anyway.

  8. You got a lot of cool stuff this week! The Gone series by Michael Grant is really amazing you should read that as soon as you can and also Kelly Armstrong’s new series even though i’ve only read the first book i love the series already! I hope you enjoy everything! Come check out my IMM!!

  9. I’m so jealous you got The Calling. Loved the Gathering, and I can’t wait to read the sequel. Hope you enjoy it!
    Happy Reading!
    My IMM
    A Beautiful Madness

  10. Uhm, I still haven’t read Dash and Lily. Whoops! And also, I am ridiculously jealous of The Last Echo!

  11. I have been dying to try a Jennifer Echols book. I think if my inlaws get me a gift card for christmas I’ll be getting love story.. I think that’s the name. 🙂

    And the Kimberly Derting.. I’m such a slacker.. I have the first two on my shelf.. still didn’t read it and here the third arcs are popping up.. I can’t keep up with all these series books, I swear I’m going to go broke. Looking foward to seeing what you think of those Kelly Armstrongs, I have read some of her stuff, borrowed from the Library.. I don’t own anything of hers though. I heard that series is pretty good. 🙂

    Your hair looks great by the way, I think that cut works well on you. …and I love dark hair.. mine is just poop brown.. It always smells good though. at least I have that going for me. :oP

  12. I absolutely love your vlog! You should make more. You are so fun and lively 😀 Anyway, I absolutely adore Kelley Armstrong and totally agree that her books are like crack! I can’t wait to see your review for The Gathering and The Calling. I LOVED The Gathering and am dying for The Calling. Also, I have never read a Jennifer Echols book, but I hear good things.

    Enjoy 🙂

    Check out my IMM 🙂

  13. Cool Harper package! I’m excited to see The Calling and I hope you enjoy The Gathering. Love Kelley Armstrong’s books! So excited to see The Last Echo out there! I still have to catch up on that series, I’ve only read the first! Can’t wait for Statistical Probability, too—looks like a cute story!

  14. These all look so amazing! Enjoy everything you’ve received!

    Shortskie’s Mailbox

  15. Awesome haul! I love Kelley Armstrong’s books but I haven’t managed to read The Gathering yet. I’m sooooo behind with my reading.

    My IMM is here if you’d like a look 🙂

  16. April, you are such a complainer. =P

    I love your new hair cut.

    Also, great books. I need to read the Gone series as well and I need to get caught up on the Body Finder series.

    Happy reading!

  17. OH MY GOSH you need to read GONE! I read it last night/ this morning and now I’m working on the second book this afternoon. Yeah, that good!

    Love your haircut. It’s cute!

  18. I love the new hair! And lol on the Twitter rage! 🙂 I’ve heard people rave about the Statistical Probabily of Love at First Sight (and how awesome is that title by the way??), am looking forward to hear what you think of it!

  19. Some fantastic books, I see there. I recently read The Pledge too and um… yeah. I know exactly what you mean.

  20. Loved Dash & Lily – and it’s also great on audio if you get the chance to check that out.
    Statistical Probability looks awesome. And Glimmer is another one I’m interested in.
    Enjoy all your new reads & happy holidays!
    Love the new hair 🙂

  21. Excellent, drool-worthy stack! And your vlog completely amused me. Nice!

  22. Ooh, super awesome IMM! So many here are on my to-read list. Can’t wait to read your thoughts!

  23. Wow. What an awesome list of books. I’m kind of jealous. Great stash of books. Old follower saying hello.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

  24. Thanks a lot, now that song is stuck in my head! Great haul this week. I can’t wait to read Statistical Probability.

  25. Awesome books this week! I’ve wanted to read that ‘Dash and Lily’ book for a while … it looks good. Happy reading!

  26. I haven’t reading anything by Kelley Armstrong or Jennifer Echols yet but I hear they are fantastic. Happy Reading!

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  27. So many awesome books!!! I loved Dash & Lily.

    Hope you enjoy them all. 🙂

  28. Eeek You got The Calling!? So Lucky!! I can’t WAIT to read what happens next! Wonderful haul for you this week! 🙂

    Xpresso Reads

  29. I am SO jealous of that Fear ARC. The Gone books are amazing! Priority!

    Statistical Probability sounds awesome as well, I’ve been waiting on that one since May. And Dash and Lily is a great holiday read.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!


  30. Lots of great books. The Statistical Probability…sounds like a great read.

  31. Wow, you got an amazing haul this week!! Great vlog! Hope you enjoy The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight… I’ve heard great things. Happy reading!!

    My IMM

  32. Cute hair, miss!

  33. I really wish I could read Dash and Lily before Christmas! It looks great, enjoy. Love the sound of Glimmer and The Statistical Probability too (though I think I’m the only one who didn’t love The Gathering – even though I too think Kelley Armstrong is awesome!). Great books this week, happy reading :).

  34. I can’t believe how many books you had to read for Cybils!
    So jealous of The Calling and Glimmer. Want to get my hands on those!

    And yes, I have read Divergent. Yay for having a finished copy!! 🙂

  35. Great books this week! I really want to try The Gathering, I liked Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Power series so I’m wondering how this new series will turn out. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I really hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

  36. Yay for The Calling. I love Kelley Armstrong’s novels. I also can’t wait for Statistical Probability to come out – it looks so cute. I’ve heard good things about it too.

    Enjoy all your books, happy reading, and Happy Holidays!

  37. I like your hair cut! It is cute! The CYBIL books look so good… I need to figure out a way to get involved in that for next year…

  38. They DO suck. that book is amazing O.O PERIOD. Hm. haha, Loved the video and the haircut. You really got some amazing books there, I hope you enjoy the all! and Happy Holidays 🙂

  39. Oh some great books! I hope you’ll like them all!

  40. I have The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight too and I will probably be reading it in the next couple of weeks. I liked Dash & Lily and think it would be a fun book to read at this time of year. I hope you enjoy The Last Echo.

    Merry Christmas April! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season 🙂

  41. Wow, you have great books! I read Glimmer a few weeks back and thought it was really good, so I hope you enjoy it! I got a copy of Fear this week, too. Can’t wait to get stuck in. 🙂

  42. LOL wow, call me weird for saying this but the characters on the covers of the Gone series have grown up and gotten SMOKIN HOT. I only read the first book and I doubt I’ll be continuing the series. Just not for me.

    I’m really not a fan of Derting and I didn’t really like the Body Finder sequel so I doubt I’ll pick up the third book.

    Love the sound of Statistical Probability. I can’t wait to pick it up!

  43. The Gone series is pretty good! Hope you like it 🙂

  44. So many awesome books! I hear the Statistical Probability is pretty good! Always wondered about the Kelley Armstrong books.. see ’em everywhere but never read any!

    Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    Michele | IMM

  45. your hair = adorbs

  46. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight looks super good and I’m real curious about it. But honestly, most of the books looks pretty interesting. I’ll have to look a few of them up, no doubt! I love Lemony Snicket’s series too. Haha, I have a few boxes of his books. Hope you enjoy them all & thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  47. Statistical Probability of Love was a great contemp. I hope you enjoy it!