Monday, November 30, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Thank you to Marcia at The Printed Page for putting on the weekly Mailbox Monday, a place where I discover so many wonderful new books.

Check out her blog and post all the new books you acquired this week.

I was so excited to open my mailbox on Saturday and see one of those sweet little keys that means I have a package too big to fit in the mailbox. Jumping up and down and waving the key at my husband I quickly inserted the key into the #3 big box and there inside was a giant envelope from Harvard Book Store. I jumped inside my car and had my husband quickly drive to our apartment so I could thoroughly enjoy the book I knew it contained.

Carefully I opened the package and took off the giant bubble-wrap that was surrounding the book....Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Okay so I already own Graceling and it is an incredible story but why was I so excited to receive a second copy? It was SIGNED!! Kristin has hooked up with Harvard Book Store and she will sign your book if you request it through them. So thank you Kristin, for signing a book for me even though I was not able to make it to any of your appearances for a REAL book signing. This book made me so so happy!!

Once I finally stopped gushing over my book I looked through the rest of the mail and realized I received something else I was waiting on...

Another author that I am giving for the holidays (yes I am giving many copies of Graceling to friends/sisters this Christmas) is Sarah Addison Allen. I read Garden Spells right after it was released and fell in love with it. The Sugar Queen was also an amazing book, so I realized they would be books that a few of my family members would enjoy as well. I went on her site because I was curious about when her next book was going be released and noticed that Random House will send you signed bookplates for your book club if you send in an envelope. I quickly requested bookplates for the books I will be giving for Christmas, hoping that they wouldn't mind I was giving these away instead of using them for a book club - which they didn't - and I received them in the mail as well.

I am so excited. Overall Saturday was an awesome day to check the mail!

HERE is the link to Kristin Cashore's blog where she explains how to get a signed book.

The link for the bookplates from Sarah Addison Allen is HERE.