I think I’ve been successful in trying to curb my book buying urges as proven by my lack of In My Mailbox posts the past couple of weeks. I received a couple of free books this weekend and I wanted to make a post to share the titles as well as thank those who gave the books.
The lovely Kristen of Fantasy Cafe was kind enough to send me an ARC of Eona by Alison Goodman when she found out that I’m interested in reading it as soon as I finish Eon. Thank you, Kristen, for sending it all the way to the Philippines! 🙂 The Returning by Christine Hinwood is a book that I ordered from the Book Depository because it comes highly recommended by two of my favorite authors: Megan Whalen Turner and Melina Marchetta. I’ve seen lukewarm reviews but I’m still curious about it.
Photo taken by Tarie
Joyce and Roselle of Scholastic Philippines organized a dinner for book bloggers last Friday and as always, it’s nice to meet in person with other book bloggers to talk about bookish things. I met Ron, Leia and Meann for the first time. Other familiar faces there were Blooey, Tarie, Tina and Aaron. It was also the first time that I received actual review copies (not counting galleys) from a publisher and I’m so excited to read the books that I got.
The bags were personalized and I think they based their choices on the kind of books that we read so thank you, Joyce and Roselle, for being so thoughtful! Tarie and I got Linger because we’ve already read Shiver while Tina got the two Wolves of Mercy Falls books. Aaron didn’t get any of the paranormal YA books because he isn’t interested in those while Blooey got Beauty Queens because she already has a copy of Linger. It makes me happy that publishers are now paying attention to local book bloggers.
Numbers by Rachel Ward
Numbers 2: The Chaos by Rachel Ward
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Clarity by Kim Harrington
The Cry of Icemark by Stuart Hill
Blade of Fire by Stuart Hill
Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
Mockingjay leather bookmark
Let me know what you think of these books if you’ve read them already. What books did you get in your mailbox?