Second Half of February 2020 Mail Haul

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 🙂


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November and Early December 2019 #BooBoxBarter, #OTSPSecretSister #TBTBSanta, Black Friday, and Review Books!

I definitely fell behind on haul posts through November, so today’s goal is to get caught up before the holiday.  Besides, I have lots of people and publishers to thank in this post! (I mean, I thanked them on Twitter as well, but this is nice, too.)

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Late September Book Mail + #OTSPSecretSister


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!

Early August 2019 Book Haul + #OTSPSecretSister

First up, I have the last package from this round’s secret sister.  She included a Zen Doodle coloring book, which I’m hoping will fuel my Zen Doodle silhouette anime series of drawings 🙂  Also, the third book in the Brimstone Angels series, which I’m trying to collect in mass market paperback.  It’s hard because several are out of print >_<  I think there’s only 1 or 2 that I’m missing now!


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Book Mail, Book Haul, and #OTSPSecretsister for May


May’s package from my secret sister brought a bunch of stuff from my wishlist that I’m super excited for.  Now that I have Wanderlust, I can finally dive into the Sirantha Jax series, which I feel I will fully like if it’s anything like the Kate Daniels or October Daye series (I didn’t start either of these until they were well established).  And isn’t the little Night Light super adorable?!?  I’m also looking forward to the challenge of the metal praying mantis model.  I’ve never done one of these before, but I like how they look!


This month I received the March Anime Lootcrate (notice how late it is), which had a couple of recycled items that appeared in previous boxes, but also had this lovely mug (not to be microwaved/soaked, hand wash only) and a fun sticker with the theme art.  I also received this moth pin from a purchase I made.


This ARC came from BEA, which I did not attend, but one of my trading buddies was able to snag it for me 🙂  It sounds fascinating!


Last but not least, the Springfield public library had its big summer book sale over the weekend.  I, apparently, almost missed it but was able to find a few small gems.  With my new commute for work, I’ve been pushing through audiobooks with abandon.  So I grabbed these two even though I’ve already read them for fun rereads.  I found this almost pristine paperback of Poison Study with the original cover, which I loved.  Will probably give it to a friend as a gift 🙂  I’ve heard good things about The Lies of Locke Lamora, so I picked this one up.  And a last minute pick up with a Native American fantasy theme.  That may also become a gift, but it looked interesting.

That’s all for now, but I’ve got several trades in the work, so I expect to have another book mail haul post soon!  So many goodies!  Can’t wait to get some more reading done 🙂