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Sunday, January 24, 2010

In My Mailbox 2010/01/24

Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
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Tally for 2010/01/24
Borrowed: 0
Received: 1
Bought: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

First off, I received the little pack of The Dark Divine swag from the Bree Despain Live Chat contest at Mundie Moms! Very very pretty indeed =D

Only one book this week, but what an AWESOME one it is!

Bleeding Violet ⇒ New Crayon!
by Dia Reeves
Love can be a dangerous thing...
Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.
But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she's far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

OH MY THIS SOUNDS SO WONDERFUL. I don't know why but I was in an extremely desperate mood for a ghost/horror story right about the time news of this book's release started circulating. By the time Ah Yuan started squealing every time this title was mentioned, I was already very much invested in buying my own copy - especially after I saw the full cover spread(!!!) - though I hesitated a while since I've entered a few contests to try and win it. And win I did, from a choice-of-Jan-releases contest wherein I specifically requested this book despite it not being on the prize list - thank you so much Doug! So yes, I'm pretty sure this will be an epic read ♥
Won from SciFiGuy *hardcover

Subsequently, I also won a copy of Nancy Holzner's zombie/undead-city paranormal fantasy Deadtown from SciFiGuy! That's two in a row! Lucky me =D

Not sure if anyone cares, but I finally finished the cross-stitch! Now all it needs is a frame...which is cheaper to get done in China, and it will be less hassle if I brought it overseas in roll-able form anyways XD;

Hooray! This means I can now dedicate more of my time to reading! Though I'm getting awfully addicted to audiobooks...I love multi-tasking - doing only one thing at a time makes me feel like I'm wasting my other faculties lol - and audiobooks free up my hands so readily =D I've already gone through the first two Sherlock Holmes audiobooks (read by John Telfer, who has a great voice btw) and am now listening to more plus Another Faust by the Nayeri siblings (which also has an awesome and ranged narrator ♥) Reviews for the audiobooks will be up sometime this week, hopefully =)
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Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

Readdddddddd Bleeding Violet naooooooooo!!!! *bugs you*


I'm glad you're enjoying Another Faust.

Sarah said...

Hi there. I read Bleeding Violet last week. If you want to check out my review... but sadly it wasn't my favorite. I hope you like though. And happy reading.

Ryan G said...

Hope you enjoy the book.

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE that cross stitch! It is gorgeous. I haven't done any needlework in years, but I can imagine how much time and work must've been involved.

I hope you enjoy Bleeding Violet.

ninefly said...

@ ah yuan
argh, got some write up assignments due, will try to get started ASAP 8D

@ sarah
I guess not everyone likes it, but I hope I do too =)

@ ryan

@ stephanie
I'm glad you like it, it's very addictive once you start, and really worth the accomplishment you feel as you see it coming together =)

Rebecca said...

Great stuff you got this week. Bleeding Violet looks really good. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Mary said...

What a lovely cross stitch. I used to do that all the time and then moved on to needlepoint. Now I read in my free time. Enjoy your books this week!

DCMetroreader said...

Very impressive cross stitch!

Enjoy your new books!

Kaye said...

Wow, your cross stitch is just gorgeous! Enjoy your new books.

bermudaonion said...

The book looks a little too scary for me. Your cross-stitch is fabulous!

ninefly said...

@ rebecca
thanks! I'm always excited to get a new book in the mail, I think the mail supervisor is starting to get suspicious lol

@ mary
cross stitch is relatively easier compared to the other needle-arts(?) I like stitching while I listen to audiobooks =D

@ dcmetroreader
thank you! I'm hoping to do more =D

@ kaye
I'm glad you like it!

@ bermudaonion
I'm in the mood for scary right now, so I hope this one lives up to the hype
and thank you! =)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful. Enjoy the book!