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Archive for October 3, 2009

In My Mailbox (26)

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and she was inspired by Alea.

My humble little mailbox didn’t get books this week. But it did get some bookplates and a badge! But I did get one book at the library.


Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

That’s all I got this week.

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Update: attention those who entered to win DARKLIGHT

EDIT: I will order Shiver UK edition on Book Depository to the 2nd winner. And the Darklight winner will get the arc from me! VOTE VOTE VOTE!

I am basically swamped with work. So the winners of my DARKLIGHT contest will be announced in mid October. Remember I did mention that I take time to tally up the entries! đŸ˜‰ But now I need your HELP!

VOTE WHICH BOOK YOU WANT TO WIN! I do not have enough votes so I am appealing to everyone to vote!

Voting will continue until I draw the winners! If majority votes for SHIVER UK edition, I will buy it once it’s available I will order it on Book Despository and it will be sent to your door step in days.

Standard Delivery United Kingdom 2-3 Working Days
Standard Delivery Western Europe 3-7 Working Days
Standard Delivery US & Canada 7-10 Working Days
Standard Delivery Other 7-14 Working Days

Reviews.. yes I am behind in some reviews and I will try to get them done once I finish my work. Let just put it this way, I have kind of been in a ‘sad’ mood lately and if you seen the books I’ve been reading, you’d know that the past four books I read consecutively are about death. No, I am not suicidal or anything. =P Just that when Kate has issues, she reads books with issues. And I have a hard time reviewing books about death. My reviews would not do justice to the books.