Saturday, October 30, 2010

In My Mailbox #10

Mailbox is a neat meme hosted by The Story Siren where we can celebrate some of the great books and treats we've received over the week. It doesn't matter if they were bought, sent through the mail or borrowed. It's a great opportunity to join in on the fun and share some of your "treasures" with everyone!!

( click on the title for my mailbox )

It's been a pretty good week for me and my Kindle - I had alot of fun FREE books to feed it and so we're both pretty happy and pleased with ourselves. Here's what we got ...

To Review

Under The Moon's Shadow by T.L. Haddix - from The Romance Review
Valeria's Cross by Kathi Macias and Susan Wales - NetGalley
Impulse by Candace Camp - NetGalley
Prelude To Scandal by Delilah Marvelle - NetGalley
Enchanted No More by Robin D. Owens - NetGalley
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell - NetGalley
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan- NetGalley
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird - NetGalley

Free ebooks - or at least some of them ;p

Tanaquil by Akalle - Smashwords
Grizelda by Margaret Taylor - Smashwords
Catching Caroline by Sylvia Day - Smashwords
The Eternal Kiss by Diana Castillieja - Smashwords
The Day Of The Dead by Karen Chance - Smashwords
The Devil In Chains  by Sandra Bull - Smashwords
Glide Like Ghosts by Kara Thorpe - Smashwords
Half Past Dead by Zoe Archer and Biance D'Arc - Amazon (My first zombie romance)


Bound Darkly by Tarrant Smith - First Reads giveaway on Goodreads

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK - Love entering book giveaways? Check out There are LOADS of books !!!

News on the book buying ban - Week ONE

I've put alot of thought into this ban and came up with a way that I can be successful. I was going to post about it, and I still will, but I've been sick so haven't done it yet. The only stipulation that I've allowed myself - a kind of freebie if you will, is that I'm allowed to buy those books that are "OMG I have to have this book so bad I'm going to stop EVERYTHING I'm doing and read it STRAIGHT away" Examples for me are Sacrifice by Richelle Mead and Shadowfever by Karen M Moning etc etc you get my meaning. I know what books fit the category and so other than that I buy no new books. Having said that, I began this past Monday and it was HELL. I can't believe how often I go to buy books without even thinking about it!! I tortured myself looking through the book section on Tuesday at Walmart and seriously I was spared solely because I saw nothing. I think I got a little cocky after that and less vigilant because I'm ashamed to say that Friday I bought THREE books and didn't even blink an eye. It wasn't until I was back at work that it HIT me what I'd done. Without even being aware of it!! I can't even tell you what the books were and I know they'll be sitting on my bookshelves for forever. So lesson learned loud and clear this week and I'm renewing my commitment to the ban. Cross your fingers this next week I'll be a good girl.

Don't forget - Today's the LAST day to enter my SPOKTACULAR and Bite Me, Change Me, Corrupt Me giveaways

Also check out my Spotlight on author L.M. Pruitt posts - one is a a blog entry by her on New Orleans legends (click here to read) and the other is an interview with my reviews on her books Shades Of Gray and Shades Of Desire (click here to read)


Jessica said...

Nice full mailbox you have there! Here's mine:

Happy Halloween!!

brandileigh2003 said...

Happy Halloween and hope that you enjoy your books! Here is my IMMB

nikkibrandyberry said...

Great post...I didnt buy anything this past week either...*sigh* Do you read the smashwords books on your computer? Or can you put them on a kindle and actually read them correctly...I find that pdf's suck on my kindle so I end up reading on the computer.

Here is my IMM

Rikki said...

Quite a number of books. Wow!
Happy Halloween!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Happy Halloween and Happy Reading! Great book list!

thebookfairyhaven said...

Ooh, you've got The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell and The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan - I so want to read these books. Hope you enjoy them.

Page said...

Here's my mailbox this week.

Aisle B said...

Girl at least you were able to attempt the ban until that darn FRIDAY!

Like you am dying for Shadowfever... arghhh when will it ever come.

Your mailbox is still tremendous and hang in there since you're working on an addiction like me... BOOKS!

Have a great reading time for halloween :)

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

Wicked assortment of books!=)

I downloaded Half past Dead as well!=) I love when there are awesome free reads!!=)

Happy Halloween!
♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫

Tabitha said...

Ooo, I am SO looking forward to The Vespertine!! Think I'll have to request my own copy. :)

Happy Halloween, and happy reading!!!

Uniquely Moi Books said...

You've got all kinds of goodies this week! Yay!

Miss Page-Turner said...

Wow, you've got so many books in your mailbox:-O My favourite is The Vespertine, am looking forward to read this one:) Enjoy them all and have a Happy Halloween!

Kelsey said...

Nice mailbox!! I have Valeria's Cross also! Congrats on your win!

jackie b central texas said...

You may be on a "Book Buying Ban" but who needs to buy when you have Net Galley, Amazon Kindle freebies and Smashwords! Nice list of goodies Belinda and thanks for stopping by my post while my sweetie and I were out with Mom for lunch today!

jackie ^_^

LMW said...

Looking good Bel! That's a lot of darn book for someone who isn't buying any! Good for you!
The Delusional Diaries

ifmary said...

Happy reading and happy halloween :)

Book Sake said...

Lots of books - The Betrayal of Maggie Blair looks good!

Anna said...

Bravo on the book-buying ban! I am trying to do the same myself. You got a lot of great stuff to read this week. I'm MOST jealous of Mermaid's Mirror. That's definitely on my to-read list!

Tara said...

That is one massively awesome pile of books! I've got a few of the same books from NetGalley and can't wait to read them. And good luck this week on the book buying ban - it is definitely tough but you can do it :)

Mary said...

I've really tried to cut back on the book buying but, as you saw, it didn't really work. I can't help it. I'm a book-a-holic.

Nice IMM yourself, though!

Alison said...

Great books! I need to start getting more active with netgalley.

lady reader said...

Tons of Goodies for you! Super YAY! :)
Actually, if you think about it.. Your book ban shouldn't be sooo hard when you can get books through Smashwords and NetGalley! Freebies ROck! ;)
I don't have a Kindle and refuse to read books on my Blackberry or laptop.
However, I NEED to enforce this book ban upon myself! Like NOW! :)
I hope you enjoy your books!

You can check out my IMM at:

Happy Reading! :)

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

Congrats on the great haul this week. The only author I'm familiar with is Robin D Owens. She's good. =)

Happy reading!

ajmitchell said...

Wow! You had an awesome book week! Hope you enjoy them all.

Amy said...

Wow - what a great pile of books! And ooohhh a buying ban. Those are painful! Good luck! When I did one I found it worked best to give myself one credit per week or so, because else I just caved badly!

Missie said...

But it is so hard to be a good girl when books are so shinny and pretty!

Looks like you have a lot of great reading ahead of you! I hope you enjoy.

Zombie Romance?! Really! Wow, I'm gonna have to check that one out. :D

Krystal said...

Great week for books over here. Hope you enjoy reading them. And good luck with your book ban. :)

Here's my In My Mailbox

Alayne said...

That's a lot of books! Happy reading! And thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

Lu said...

Oh wow that is one brilliant mailbox!!

Lisa_sps said...

Great Books !!!!!
Happy Readings !!!
Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

One More Page said...

Fab pile of books there! Good luck with the buying ban - I did one for the month of September and found it soooo hard but have been fairly good since then!