In My Mailbox #3

I have this vision of all the virtual mailboxes marching, marching, marching…right behind, or maybe in front of, all my virtual nightstands. And they’re ganging up on me!!!!!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren so that readers and bloggers (there’s a big overlap there) can share the books they received, bought or borrowed that week.

I keep telling myself I need to do something about my NetGalley addiction. And then fate intervenes in one way or another, and well, weeks like this happen.

Curiosity Quills Press does this neat feature every week where they spotlight a book blog. The interviews are fascinating! And many of the blogs are blogs that I rely on for reviews for Ebook Review Central, so, when I found a call for bloggers willing to be featured, I jumped on it. Reading Reality will be featured on April 22.

But back to my mailbox. Curiosity Quills is hosting a giveaway, from now until May 1, 2012, with the prize of an Apple iPad3. You get three entries in the giveaway for posting a review of one of their books on Amazon. You can get more entries in the giveaway for reviewing more books and doing other things, just like other giveaways. (But this has to be the coolest prize ever!)  CQ publishes a lot of very quirky urban fantasy-type books. Which I generally like. And remember, one gets extra entries in the giveaway for each review.

CQ is on NetGalley. I picked up two books. Shadow of a Dead Star and The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, which I would have read anyway, just for the title.

Because I loved Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series, I also grabbed The Immortal Rules from NetGalley. This is kind of a repeat, because this is one of the books I’m absolutely positive is in the box from PLA that LaZorra the Feline Empress is guarding in last week’s photo.

I’m participating in the First Flights, the Penguin Debut Author program from Penguin Books and Early Word. The first book is The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman and the first Galley Chat for the book is April 11. I asked for the NetGalley and I received a print galley too!

During the Reading Romances Blogoversary chat, Victoria Vane was chatting about her latest book, A Wild Night’s Bride, and said she was looking for reviewers. Several of us volunteered on the spot! It’s on my iPad.

Another “real” book, The Minefields by Steven C. Eisner for a review on Book Lovers Inc. and possibly also for hosting a tour stop on Reading Reality. This one is business fiction, which is a little outside my normal reviewing, but some of the description sounded a lot like my family!

You Have No Idea by Vanessa Williams from NetGalley for the BlogHer Book Club for May. And I have no idea how I managed to get into this one, but wow!



And four from NetGalley, just for fun.

Worldsoul by Liz Williams (this was on my Wishlist!!!!)
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine (steampunk)
Powers by James A. Burton (superheroes, demons, gods, urban fantasy)
Sword & Blood by Sarah Marques (The Three Musketeers as Vampires!)

What’s in your mailbox?

7 thoughts on “In My Mailbox #3

  1. Immortal Rules was the one I wanted to be SURE about, which is why I picked up the paper copy. I know I’m just going to read it in one gulp!

    1. Immortal Rules is looking like THE book of April! I can hardly wait to dive into it. So many good books, so few hours between Midnight and dawn.

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