In My Mailbox

Holy book load Batman – this is a mailbox to beat any others I have posted.  The BEA bloggers mailboxes are going to be awesome to see and you know there are mail men and women all over the country groaning under the loads of books they have delivered this week.

I had 3 boxes total that I shipped to myself from New York’s BEA event and a bonus package from Simon and Schuster.  The final box arrived on my doorstep this morning.  The dogs were barking and I ran to the door to see my mailman lugging the 38 pound box of books.  I went to take it from him and he said, “I can get it, it’s heavy.”

I responded, “Oh I know, I packed it.”

Anyway – trying to figure out how to do a mailbox post this week was tricky.  I put together a Vlog and when I ended discovered it was 28 minutes.  Wha???  So delete delete … and instead I video taped the books adding some words to make it fun and came in at 9 minutes.  Better, and hopefully you will enjoy the video.

Thanks to Kristi (who was awesome to meet!) at Story Siren for this weekly meme and a chance for me to inventory my books.

Ok… hopefully you survived that.  I want to post one more thing that came in my mailbox (Don’t groan…. this one will be brief):

Mmmmmm hmmmmm…. that is an official swag bag from the BBC (Book Blogger Convention) last Friday.  I am going to post a giveaway for this bag of goodies available to one reader who did not have the opportunity to attend BEA this year.  More details on that on Tuesday.

Also – Wednesday June 9th is my one year Blogoversary and you are all invited.  This is a time when I celebrate with all of you and there will be giveaways – awesome ones.  And I may just give away stuff all week because I am that excited and that’s the way I roll!  Isn’t it all just so trippy (I told Heidi Kling on Twitter that I was going to use this word in my post!)

Hope to get a chance to see what came in your mailbox as well!  😀

75 thoughts on “In My Mailbox

  1. Like the loads and loads of books that you’ve collected. I would love to read Girl Missing specially and hopefully I will
    get it soon.

  2. Loved your 9-minute film–some of the book jackets look familiar and many are on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such a professional blog, I’m glad I was sitting down when I read you were only just approaching your first blogoversary – looking forward to joining in the celebrations with you all.

  4. My sister, who is a rural mail carrier would be very happy not to have to deliver that package!

    I wish these sorts of conventions weren’t always in New York..Pittsburgh just isnt a happening city 😦

  5. Wow! I felt like I was strolling through Books-a-Million! And I Shall Find Some Peace There sounds like a good one. I went on Amazon, but it’s not available for order at this time. Great job with the video Sheila. I enjoyed Enya in the background. 🙂

    1. Jill I love Enya. My son walked in while I was video taping and he said, “Enya? I am out of here.”

      Turns – out it is son repellent too. LOL

      1. That’s hilarious! I love her also. I can be completely stressed and turn on her music and all is well. I thought I heard a “shhh” during the video. 🙂

  6. I saw some delightful books in that video! I also like the backdrop of what looks like a very pretty rug.

    Don’t you love looking at the various autographs? Some were actually legible!


    1. Thanks for watching it Laurel – I wish I would have had time to put together something better. Yeah, that’s my rug in the Reading Room.

      I do love the signatures – they are mini memories 🙂

  7. Awesome BEA books! Nightshade looks fantastic and so does I Am Number Four which I have high hopes for. You received lots of interesting swag bags, I particularly love the Alice In Wonderland bag! Very eye-catching. 🙂 Happy reading!

    1. Amanda, I think it was Nicole (Linus’ Blanket) who said it best, that there must have been several BEA’s going on because we all came out with something different – LOL

    1. Vicki this next week (after Monday What Are You Reading will be insane – I have so much planning to do and a busy week on top of all that. GAH! 😀

      Oh well – it will be good fun!

  8. Me! Me! I didn’t get to go to BEA!! Can’t wait for the goody giveaway 🙂

    Okay, Sheila, now the pressure is on to read all those books! That’s what scares me about going there. But not scared enough. I still plan on going next year.

  9. I like the sounds of Victorious Woman.
    What an assortment now which do you choose first to read, lol.

    I have never been to BEA. thanks for sharing.

  10. I think Nicole was right, as we all seemed to bring home something different from BEA. Love that Alice in Wonderland tote! And so many gorgeous covers, that I totally understand all the cover love! *L*

    1. Julie there are a few that every time I see them I am thinking that’s the one…. I will use one of them in my post for Monday – I think I know which one 🙂

  11. Sheila, thanks for sharing your goodies with us. I suspect we would have watched the 28-minute one as well. 🙂

    I noted some titles and will be looking for them to come in the next few months. Again, thanks for sharing!

  12. What amazes me is all the different books you received-it is fun to see what are the different books people got at BEA-some of these books I never saw.

  13. i love seeing everyone’s book haul from the BEA though i admit they do give me a bit of “book envy.” i’ve heard good things about the duff. enjoy your books! 🙂

  14. Great selection of books! It should keep you busy for awhile. Hope I can keep up with the postings the next week or so. It sounds interesting.

  15. So many of them looked good, especially The Enemy, Tales of Beatrix Potter, Russian Winter, Captivity, Dead Beautiful, The Brave, Kinghtely Academy and I Am Number 4. Cann’t wait to hear what you think of them so I know if I need to get ahold of them. Have a great week and happy early blogoversary.

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