A Mixed Mailbox!
this week at The Story Siren!
Although I've been a lucky entrant in several book giveaways, my prizes usually trickle in one at a time.
But last Friday, when three new books popped in at the same time, the only thing I wanted to do was to join "In My Mailbox" again. Weekly Show-and-Tell for book lovers, it is understandably the book blogosphere's most popular meme. I've always got scads of stuff to show off, but I publish one of these posts only when I have people I really want to thank.
As the winner of her Follower Love Giveaway Hop contest, I got to choose any 2010 YA release for my prize. I decided to go with the one I had heard the most hype about.
Lucia doesn't have a review of Kiersten White's Paranormalcy yet, but if you check out her blog, you'll see a wealth of other YA reviews.
When she took part in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, she offered readers any of the books she had reviewed on her blog, which range from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace to Emma Donoghue's Room.
My final choice was based on her warm words about A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse, a French novel I would probably have never stumbled across, had she not blogged about it.
Lisa Kleypas' eccentric, unpredictable Hathaway family inspired Caitlin's Crazy Family Love Giveaway. And happily for me, the title she offered to the lucky winner was the one I wanted the most!
She also has a short and sweet review of Kleypas' Contemporary Romance Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour.
Now here is a belated thank you. I won a small shopping spree in Mrs. BG's contest and chose a YA novel for my "Young Detectives" project and a non-fiction book on the liberal arts of Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric. Lesa was kind enough to throw in a lagniappe for me: a classic children's novel which she loves and knew I had yet to read. Thanks again, Lesa!
And I hope you understand why I joined "In My Mailbox" this week instead of linking up to your "Bargain Book Bonanza"! ;-)