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!)
75 thoughts on “In My Mailbox”
What an awesome week for you. Sounds like book heaven was delivered to you this week :)\
Thanks Melissa – every day I was excited to see what was coming 😀
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.
Mystica I think Girl Missing looks really interesting too!
Loved your 9-minute film–some of the book jackets look familiar and many are on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!
Linda the video took a long time to upload. I am glad it worked 😀
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.
Petty Witter you are so sweet! If this blog looks good at all it is because of all the other bloggers who helped me along the way. 😀
Looking forward to your reviews, Sheila!
Thank you Mary!
I love seeing what everyone got at BEA since all of our stacks are so different. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who bought books while they were in New York!
I had to Kathy, it was STRAND! LOL
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 😦
I hear you Andrea – I had to travel from Minnesota to get there but I have to say it was worth it. 😀
I forgot how “trippy” the In My Mailbox posts were going to be this week! Wow! What fun for the BEA attendees – like a second Christmas!
LOL Jill, and thanks for using my word of the day: trippy. 😀
Wow, what a great week.
I’m really curious about the 28minutes vlog!
LOL Sabrina – you wouldnt have wanted to see that…. me holding up each book giving the title…. 28 minutes of that? GAH! 😀
What an impressive collection of books. I hope you enjoy reading and listening. Have a great week!
Me too Kathy. I cant wait to get started and of course have just entered a very busy week that is going to make time management interesting 😉
Wow, I knew this post would have a lot of books, but I still wasn’t prepared for the bounty!
Lol Hannah- I got a little carried away at BEA…
Well, you’re not the only one, if that makes you feel better. 😛
It does Hannah – it does…LOL
Well, glad I could be of service with that reminder, then. 😀
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. 🙂
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
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. 🙂
Jill…. you probably did hear that – LOL…. I am so professional!
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!
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 🙂
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!
I am Number Four is really calling to me Kate 😉
What a fantastic vlog of books! I was at BEA and *I’m* jealous of some of the ones you found! 😀
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
Wow.. awesome books!! I wish I had really gone.. aah!
Looking forward to all the reviews. 🙂
Aths, I am going to have to be a reading fiend….LOL
Looks like alot of reading fun is coming your way. Happy Reading
Thanks Mindy. 😀
BEA sounded fun! And that bag is so cute, I want it. 🙂
Enjoy the books!
Love the bag too Nina! BEA was wonderful!
Great bunch of books. Looking forward to your reviews… and giveaways of course!
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!
I’m psyched for the giveaway! PS I’m so jealous of your bag!!!
LR – good – make sure you stop back on Tuesday for that. Of course you are welcome to stop in every day! 😀
You used trippy! That is my new favorite word thanks to Heidi Kling!
I had to Jordan…. it was just too good a word to pass up! 😀
Agreed! Trippy is an AMAZING word 🙂
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.
Lynne – I hope you do! That would be so awesome!!! Dont be afraid – I am a big chicken and I survived it…. and the books…. 😀
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.
I like that one too Robyn! I have a wide variety of genres I like which you probably seen here. 🙂
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*
I look at other posts Alexia and I am like – “What? I didn’t see that one!” How can a person who packed 4 boxes have book envy? How? LOL
Wow! You got so many cool books this week! How are you going to pick what to read first??
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 🙂
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!
Kay you are too kind – I think the 28 minutes could have been torture. I am no VLogger. (LIke my made up word?) 😀
Love the books! Love the personal inscripts! Love the rug!
Thanks Kay – I love that rug too 😀
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.
Every post looks different Esme – I love it!
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! 🙂
DUFF is one I thought sounded good too Chelleyreads!
Just wanted to say hello and thank you for stopping by Starting Fresh. I’m new to your blog and just wanted to say that I love the layout. It’s clear and streamlined!
Thanks Gaby, appreciate the compliment 🙂
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.
Thanks Pat…. I have no worries of running out of things to read 😉
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.
Ryan I had the hardest time picking books to read this week – they all look so good!
Wow! What a haul! Can’t wait for next year!
I know Candace – I am already excited 😀
Good golly, that’s a lot of new books! What fun you’re going to have!
I hope so Lisa- I like to just look at them 🙂
Here is mine…I know its late but better late never…