Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up and In My Mailbox (1-15-12)

My Comments on the Week

I'm officially back in Springfield, MO! After spending the holidays in the St. Louis area with my family, I'm finally back to my apartment. I spent the last couple of days unpacking, cleaning, and cooking because I know I won't have nearly as much time when school begins. I also put together my new bookshelf that I got for Christmas, so I'll be rearranging my shelves soon (is it sad that that excites me)?


As always, thanks to Kristi of The Story Siren for hosting! 

For Review


from Amanda at MannaB on Books for January's Random Acts of Kindness, hosted by Book Soulmates! Thanks so much! I was so excited when I unwrapped the package and found that ANNA was waiting for me! I've heard so many great things about it! 

from Monica at The Bibliophilic Book Blog. She was a TOTAL sweetheart. I was on Twitter asking people if I should get Anna Dressed in Blood or The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer with my Barnes and Noble gift card, and Monica messaged me saying she had a copy she'd be willing to send me. THANK YOU!!! This is another book that I'm super excited to read!


from Small Review. I just finished the first book a few days ago, so I'll probably be starting on this one in the not-too-distant future.

Have a great week, guys!


  1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer looks great! Enjoy :)

    My Mailbox
    The Muggle

  2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Anna Dressed in Blood is still in my TBR pile. I recently read Unearthly and want to see what happens next in Hallowed. And Masque of the Red Death looks so good! Hope you enjoy all of them! :)

    My IMM

  3. Yay for Anna and Mara! I still need to read those two :c Nice haul!

    Here's my IMM for this week.

    Have a nice weekend!
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

  4. Haha, that's not sad at all! I love rearranging my shelves. You got some really cool books there, enjoy (:

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews

  5. Anna Dressed in Blood, I want to read that one. I hope you enjoy it. Great load of books:D


  6. Sounds like you've got some great books. I really want to read Anna Dressed in Blood. Good luck when school starts.

  7. Welcome backed to Springfield! There's no better feeling than coming home after a long trip to see the family. :-)

    I'm so jealous you got Masque of the Red Death! I can't wait to see what you think of it!

  8. AHHH! Natalie! Your mailbox! Is Made of! WIN! And very green. Or maybe that's just my vision a teensy bit tinted because you got freaking Masque of the Red Death, Hallowed and Forbidden!! I am dying to read those! And oh man, Anna and Mara! I LOVE them both. So excited to see waht you think. So nice of Amanda and Monica :)


  9. Great books this week, congrats on the win. Anna Dressed in Blood was good, hope you love it. Happy Reading!

  10. Great IMM!! I LOVED Hallowed! I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Happy Reading!

  11. Sweet books! Masque of Red Death looks great, Anna Dress in Blood is really good, and I've read nothing but great reviews for Hallowed & TUoMD.

    Hope you enjoy them all! :)

  12. Monica IS super awesome! She was my BEA roomie in 2010. :-D

    ALSO Masque Of The Red Death! I am so jealous! Hope it as as amazing as it's cover.


    Happy reading :-D

  13. Nice! I have Mara Dyer on my TBR shelf and am looking forward to it. And loved Kiss of Frost! Enjoy!

    Here's my IMM.

    *deep breath*
    But seriously: Mara Dyer! Anna! Masque of Death! Hallowed! Kiss Of Frost!
    So much awesome in one mailbox. SO can't wait for your thoughts on Kiss of Frost. I really liked Touch of Frost, and I like Estep, so, yeah :D
    OK... *backs away* sorry about that :D

  15. I really loved Anna Dressed in Blood. I hope you do too! Nice IMM this week. I have nothing and I'm ok with that lol

  16. I loved anna too . Great mailbox and can't wait to see the Masque of Red Death review

  17. OH MY GOSH, NATALIE!!!!!! You're mailbox is like one big box of awesomeness that's threatening to overflow!! Hallowed was one of the best books of the year (without a doubt!) and Mara Dyer kicks some serious butt! It was so sweet of Monica to send you a copy! :) Plus, Masque of the Red Death and Forbidden are on my wish list!

    Absolutely AMAZING mailbox this week, Nat!! I've either already read & loved or want to read every single one, and I really hope you love them all! Can't wait to read your reviews! :) <3

  18. Oh wow...Hallowed and the Red Masque book. You are going to have a great reading week. A nice way to help ease back into the routine right?

  19. Some lovely books to add to your collection. Masque of the Red Death sounds very intriguing.

  20. Oh, I can't wait to hear what you think of Masque of the Red Death! That cover just really catches my eye and it sounds amazing! YAY *like jump around and scream YAY* for Anna and Mara Dyer! Awesome book week!

  21. Yay! I'm super glad you'll get to read Mara & Anna now! I loved them both and I so hope you will too. So sweet to send them! :D Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Hey! Being able to arrange is books the way you want them is actually a happy event in one's life, IMHO. :)


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