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In My Mailbox (16) … featuring TLA Author Signings

Happy Sunday, you guys! Thanks for visiting for this week’s In My Mailbox, a weekly feature hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Each week we share the books we borrow, buy, or receive from publishers.

I attended TLA in Houston, TX this week, where I went to a LOT of author signings. I’m featuring the books I had signed (and those a few of my blogger friends are letting me borrow or gifted to me). Lots of goodies to share…!

(*My husband watched this after I uploaded it to YouTube and told me I’m “such a girl.” Dustyn is now banned from watching any future In My Mailbox vlogs. I was too embarrassed to look him in the eye cause he teased me for my girly-ness. I apologize to you if my vlog was too quote on quote… girly…for you.)

I didn’t list the books below in the same order as in my vlog. That’s kind of chaotic, so again, I apologize!

BOOKS BORROWED

BOOKS OWNED

AUTHOR SIGNINGS

Event happening this week in Austin, TX:
Signing with Tahereh Mafi (author of Shatter Me) and Veronica Rossi (author of Under the Never Sky)
Book People’s information page
Date and Time: April 26, 2012 at 7:00PM
Location: Book People: 603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703

 

Here’s what happened on our blog this week:

Thanks for visiting our blog! Have a fantastic week!

April 24, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - I LOVE your IMM! :)

I can’t wait for SECOND CHANCE SUMMER (I LOVED Matson’s Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour) and MEANT TO BE (I fell in love with the cover).

April 24, 2012 - 8:35 am

Magan - Haha – thanks, Katie! The bookcases are my favorite. Trying to keep the husband from disorganizing them is a whole other task! SO excited for Thursday! xoxo

April 23, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Katie Mundie Moms - Embrace the girlness!! ;) LOVE the bookcases and seeing all the lovely books. So glad you had such a wonderful time at TLA!! See you Thursday!!

April 23, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Magan - Kathryn, thanks so much! Definitely excited about Cinder, too!

April 23, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Magan - Ah, Joy! Veronica was one of the first authors I’ve ever met. I went to a signing of hers in Austin last June and was literally speechless. I had no idea what to say. I felt like such a fangirl! TOTALLY speechless! Thanks so much for your comment! :)

April 23, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Magan - Estelle, you are my favorite. Obviously. I love that you know… you commented on our blog. :) xoxoxoxoxo

April 23, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Magan - I’m so glad to hear that Paige! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Enjoy the remainder of the summer series! :)

April 23, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Magan - Elena, give the summer series another try! The whole series is really wonderful. I consumed all three books in less than 24 hours. I couldn’t put them down. Thanks for the heads up about The Fine Art of Truth or Dare. I have read lots of mixed reviews of it. Tahereh is alos one of MY favorite people, too! :)

April 23, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Magan - Thanks, Mands! I love the cover of Meant to Be, too. I really can’t wait to read it. Feeling extremely perplexed about how I’ll manage all my reading! Haha :)

April 23, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction - You got to meet Veronica Roth! I’m jealous. I’m looking forward to reading Cinder too.
My IMM

April 23, 2012 - 11:08 am

Joy - I can’t wait for May 1 & Insurgent! I so loved Divergent & I was able to meet Veronica Roth at ALA last summer in New Orleans. Totally geeked out!

I loved Firelight & Ten Things We Did. I hope you do as well! The rest of you books are all on my TBR list. Great taste. :)

My very first IMM

April 23, 2012 - 9:00 am

Estelle - You are lovely & I didn’t find this overly girlie at all. Although more and more I realize I want to tape my own when it’s LIGHT out… I always look like I’m in a cave. haha. Added 2 of these books to my own list. So glad you had a great time at your bookish events and got to meet some great people! I think we need to trade some tips on how to not be awkward when you meet authors. Sigh. NEXT TIME.

April 22, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Paige - I just finished The Summer I Turned Pretty and I really loved it. I can’t wait to read the second book! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-31.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

April 22, 2012 - 9:32 pm

elena - I skimmed through We’ll Always Have Summer but wasn’t really interested in it. I think it’s because it wasn’t the right time for me, I’m going to try it again! Love summer reads. I’m really curious what you’ll think about The Fine Art of Truth or Dare! I liked it a lot when I read it but when I thought about it, I didn’t like it as much, ha. I’m going to try to reread Divergent too before I read Insurgent! So excited to hear about Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi. Tahereh has one of my favourite personalities of YA authors. I bet you’ll have a lot of fun! :D

April 22, 2012 - 8:29 pm

VeganYANerds - I love your llog, Magan and thanks for the kind words about mine this week! <3

I LOVE the cover of Meant to Be, I want it for the cover alone as well as Second Chance Summer.

Also, I was sure my bf would laugh at my vlog but he was actually really nice when he was helping me upload it. Yours is not at all too girly, not that being girly is a bad thing ;)

April 22, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Magan - Hey Amy! It would have been SO great to see you again! I only went for a day because I couldn’t take off too long from work either. Really hoping that you and I can meet up again soon! :)

April 22, 2012 - 7:41 pm

Magan - Nea, I’m so glad you said you liked The Fine Art of Truth or Dare. I’ve heard it’s sort of a mixed feelings book, so I’m definitely giving it a go. I’ll let you know what I think! Thanks so much for your comment!

April 22, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Magan - Haha, thanks Margie! I know, silly husband! I guess I assumed he’d seen other IMM posts by me, but I suppose he hasn’t been watching like I thought (*shoots husband the evil eye*). You know, the lines were not terrible AT all for most of these books. The longest one was for Insurgent, but we were maybe there for an hour. Maybe. :)

April 22, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Magan - Thanks, Laura! I’m so excited about these books. The conference was a ton of fun. If you EVER get the chance to go to an event (TLA was $25!) you should go. Meeting the people is absolutely incredible! And yes, hoping Insurgent lands in your hands early on May 1st! :)

April 22, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - What a great group of books you got. Sounds like y’all had fun at the conference.

I have to say, majorly jealous about Insurgent. I’ve pre-ordered my copy. Just waiting for May 1 to get here.

Happy reading!

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

April 22, 2012 - 5:50 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Bring on the girly! Hubs is just jealous cause he doesn’t have anything cool to talk about ;)
I cannot wait to read Wake, Cinder and Meant To Be, they all sound so good! and yay for seeing friends and getting signed books! Must have been so much fun, I cannot imagine standing in a crowd like that, but I’m sure it was all worth it!
Thanks for you vlogs, I really enjoy them! Happy reading :)

Here’s my IMM:
http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-saturday-imm-16.html

April 22, 2012 - 4:05 pm

nea barabea - Woow!! Signed Insurgent!! ANd The fine art of truth and dare!! So so good!! Great mailbox! Enjoy all your amazing books this week ;) :)

April 22, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Amy @ bookgoonie - Awesome, Beautiful books. I really wanted to go to TLA, but taking off the week before TAKS testing would earn me a pink slip.

April 22, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Wow — what an awesome batch of books you got! I wish Vancouver would have a bookish event like the ones that you’ve been able to attend! That’s sooooo cool that you met so many authors too, and got your books signed! I think I would probably die if I met Veronica Roth. I’m so excited for Insurgent, I can barely stand it. And I have to wait an extra week so that I can order it with City of Lost Souls and get free shipping. *pouts*

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my IMM — I agree with you that book friends are the bestest! I can’t WAIT to read Variant too! xoxo

April 22, 2012 - 1:15 pm

April Books & Wine - I feel like Texas always as the cool events. I mean, I love NY and all, but WHAT A BUNCH OF COOL THINGS YOU ALL GET.

I live in jealousy of signed books :-)

April 22, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Magan - LENA! I’m so, so happy I got to see your beautiful face. I loved spending time with you! Can’t wait til JUNE! :)

April 22, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Magan - I MISS YOU TOOO! I will tell him G said to shut it. :) YES to the books. So excited. Just got home from my wedding weekend and I will be reading for the REST OF THE DAY. Not looking cute…in very comfortable clothes, actually. Haha.

April 22, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Magan - KATIE! That would have been so wonderful. SO sad we didn’t cross paths. DANG IT.

YAY for Insurgent, and SUPER YAY for you loving Cinder. I’m so pumped to read that book. Will definitely let you know my thoughts.

Also, you should definitely let me know when you’re in the Austin area. We’ll hang out! :)

April 22, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Magan - Karen, I definitely wish I could have seen you again! It was a wonderful day. LOVED being there. Completely different atmostphere than ALA. :)

April 22, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Karen - I didn’t notice the girly vibe because I’m too busy looking at the beautiful shelves behind you. lol
They are so neat and color coordinated :-)
Enjoy all your books. It sounded like you all had a great time!

April 22, 2012 - 10:27 am

Katie @ BlookGirl - You were at TXLA, too?! DARN! It seems I missed a lot of wonderful bloggers while I got lost in the aisles. LOL. Wish I could have met you, but definitely next time!

I am SO incredibly excited for INSURGENT. Since I didn’t get to snag the ARC at TXLA, I did the next best thing and pre-ordered it at Veronica Roth’s book signing last night ;-) Not too much longer to wait!

CINDER is absolutely amazing, and is my favorite read of 2012 thus far. I really hope you enjoy it. Isn’t it wonderful to have such amazing, generous friends? Go Jess! :-)

I hope you enjoy all your lovelies and that we have a chance to meet sometime soon!

My IMM: http://blookgirl.com/features/in-my-mailbox/142-april-21-2012

April 22, 2012 - 10:12 am

Ginger @ GReads! - AAAHHHH I miss your beautiful face! and tell D to shoosh it, haha. I had the best time hanging out with you :) we got some pretty fab books, didn’t we?! You are awesome & I love your shoes & outfits too haha!

April 22, 2012 - 8:01 am

Lena - So glad we got to hang out. Looooooooove you! Can’t wait to see you again. :-)

April 22, 2012 - 7:59 am

Lena - Yay, look at all your pretty signed books! Uber jealous about Second Chance Summer and Fathomless. You are going to love Cinder and Ten Things We Did!

I’m obsessed with Jackson Pearce’s perfect hair…

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