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.

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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. 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. 🙂