I meant to get this posted yesterday, but I started playing Animal Crossing instead and had to catch all the butterflies and fish! So this post is a day later than I had planned. Oh well. Here’s what I got in the mail during the second half of March!
Right before the pandemic, I was working on a variety of trades and won a Twitter contest. The first of the trades have arrived. I’m very happy to add the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, my favorite of the HP series, and the wonderful special edition of A Court of Thorns and Roses. Love that gold foil!
Shielded is the ARC I won from a Twitter contest. It is signed by the author! And it sounds so good. Sweep of the Blade was a delightful surprise from a previous Secret Sister. I’m sad that I’m not participating this round, but it was best for my current situation. I’m both glad and sad due to the current situation that this was my decision, but hopefully I can find another way to spread joy during this unsettling time.
I did some retail therapy when anxiety started spiking, and this is what I decided on. I love these tiny versions of Throne of Glass, and I now have the first, last, fourth, and fifth. I don’t need to own them all in this format, but I’m seriously considering grabbing at least .5, second, and third. Tiny things are so appealing! And The Last Witch Hunter is one of my favorite movies, so I decided to upgrade my DVD to a BluRay and add the digital version to my library. And I just discovered this fun Pokemon-esque novel that I really, really want to read 🙂
I also got a couple of new enamel pins for my Nevernight collection. I couldn’t help myself and wanted to show off my pin board. It brings me much joy. I have a Witchlands corner, a feather corner, a book corner, and a moth corner. Across the top is my Three Dark Crowns section minus the poison queen pre-order pin, which I’m still hoping to find someday. And the middle and to the left is my marvelous Nevernight collection. It’s so pretty 🙂
And lastly, I wish to share my bracket for the LitJoy March Madness book edition. The first round has taken place, and I got four choices incorrect. So, we’ll see how this goes. It has definitely been fun so far 🙂
The second half of February was an exciting time for mail!! First off, a huge THANK YOU to Tor Books for hosting the contest that I won for this epic prize themed around An Illusion of Thieves! I was not expecting this at all and am now super excited to work on my
forgery calligraphy skills. And the book sounds like something I will love. Here’s hoping I can fit it into my busy March reading schedule 🙂
It’s time for another mail haul post! These last two weeks have been so full of amazing that I can’t wait to share all the goodies that I received this week.
First, I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto (two copies actually – one from the publisher, Simon & Schuster, and one from a Twitter friend) and the lovely Owlcrate version with beautiful enamel pin that a friend purchased for me. I just started reading it and seems like it will be just as good as the first book, which I reviewed here.
I did receive some books for Christmas in 2019, and I almost forgot to share them. Here they are in all their glory 🙂
Thought I better squish in one last post of the year showcasing some recent acquisitions!
Found myself some pretties during a most recent Book Outlet sale. Can’t wait to dive in!
October was a wonderful month for mail and books! And I’m so thankful for the publishers and friends who sent books and for the marvelous books that I purchased! Can’t wait to read so many of these soon.
I picked up some lovely goodies in late September that I must share! Great big thanks to Ace Books for providing this lovely finished copy of The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith. As soon as I finish The Never Tilting World, this is my next read! I made an Amazon purchase when the third How to Train Your Dragon movie crept down in price and also found a fun-looking (and huge tome) in Bonnie L. Price’s Fateseal, which sounds marvelous. I also received my Patreon backer pin from Carla Morrow featuring a gorgeous luna moth dragon fly!
This was my first package from the new Secret Sister round. It contained two lovely books that retell one of my favorite fairy tales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I’d actually read East when I was younger but with the new sequel, I’m excited to read it again. And I’ve heard good things about Echo North, so here’s hoping I get to them both soon!
I am very happy to report that I loved almost every item in both boxes! Which is fantastic because I definitely spent too much “birthday” money on them 🙂 You can tell that the curators of the box put a lot of work into them and chose items that matched the series and brought Jay Kristoff’s amazing work to life.