Sunday, January 29, 2012

In My Mailbox (17): First Vlog Posting!

"In my Mailbox" is a weekly meme hosted by the fantastic Kristi "the Story Siren". Bloggers are able to post what new books they've received either by buying, borrowing, or on loan from the library throughout the past week.

This pass week (actually pass month!) I have gotten an odd mixture of books ranging from Adult Romance, to Young Adult Mystery. I have recently been offered the position of "Head Blogger" for the RazOrbill Publishing Company's online website and therefore have privy to some amazing titles! This week and next I will be showing you the load they had given me this past Monday when I went to visit them all. One thing I will say it is an EXCELLENT year for Y.A. books :)

So without further adieu I give you my FIRST Video Blog posting. I hope you'll all enjoy it! (I was nervous, lol!)

"Chopsticks" by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral
"The Dead I Know" by Scot Gardner
"Dark Eyes" by William Richter
"Darkest Light" by Hiromi Goto
"Bitterblue" by Kristin Cashore

Simon & Schuster:

"Everneath" by Brodi Ashton
"Beyond the Highland Mist" by Karen Marie Moning


  1. You got some great titles. I still haven't read Kristin Cashore's series, but it sounds excellent. Hope you enjoy Bitterblue!
    Happy Reading!
    My IMM post
    A Beautiful Madness

    1. I really did! I am so excited for Bitterblue and I think I might have to re-read Graceling because it was THAT good, lol! I'll definitely be checking out your IMM right now! Thanks for the lovely comment :)
      PS: I totally love this new reply option! haha.

  2. Awesome vlog!! You got some amazing amazing books!! I seriously need to read Graceling and Fire. I'm hearing some great things about Bitterblue!

    Chapter by Chapter

    1. Aww thanks MaryAnn! You seriously do need to read Graceling! If I had a copy I'd send it to you right now just so you can read how amazing this story is! lol. I have not read Fire but I put it on hold at the Library so I am patiently waiting for the person to bring it back lol. Thanks for the great comment :)

  3. Great vlog! I didn't think you were nervous at all. But I did wonder how on earth you can be in a tanktop in Ontario in the midst of winter. Even if it's inside, haha! I do love your scarf though. I'm starting to be a scarf junkie!!

    I haven't read Graceling but I've seen a lot of bloggers posting about Bitterblue. From your description it kind of reminds me of the BBC show Merlin in a way? I'm probably way off...

    Chopsticks looks really intriguing. I didn't realize it was in that type of format. I really like looking at scrapbooks and as a history major like you, looking at basically an archive of a person's life. I wonder if it will be hard to follow though. I look forward to your review of it!

    1. Oh my house is a sauna! And the room I was in has fantastic insulation, lol but not too worry when I left my house I put on proper Canadian clothing! lol. I am a scarf hoarder! Like seriously if it comes in scarf from I want it, nay NEED it, haha. But thank you it was a christmas present from my mom :)

      I had to think about it but it does remind me of Merlin in a lot of ways (I am obsessed with the TV show, lol) although it is very different as well - If you like Merlin I think you should definitely give Graceling a good shot, the characters will just melt your heart and you'll love them lol. I find that Chopsticks is going to be a challenge for me to read just because I am going to get really distracted with all the different styles of writing the author and illustrator chose, but I still think the sub story of her life basically before she goes interesting will be really fantastic - So I'll let you know once I read it and review it! lol.

      Thanks for such a great comment :) I love comments, hehe.

  4. Aww Jackie -- great job!! Getting a bunch of great books from publishers will NEVER get old lol. Once again -- I am SO excited and happy for you! You speak so easily on video! I would have never guessed this was your first one ;). Super excited to read your reviews on them all =).

    1. Thank you so much Chelsey!! hehe. I absolutely love getting all these books although its a bit overwhelming all at once, there are so many to choose from and I just want to read them all - haha. I thought I was really nervous and rambled a bit, but next time I think I'll be able to get it to under 5 minutes not 8, haha - thanks for sticking it out and watching it all :) Thank you for the lovely comment, you're so sweet! :)

  5. Great set! I can't wait to get Everneath. Chopsticks sounds really good too.
    My IMM

    1. There have been a lot of mixed emotions with Everneath but so far I am definitely enjoying it so I hope you get around to reading it soon :) Thanks for the great comment and dropping by! I know I've been AWOL for sometime, but I think I have finally scheduled my life so I can get back to blogging and reviewing, lol.