Monday, June 30, 2008

The Ultimate Mail Day or Why I'm Saying "Screw The Book Buying Ban"

I came home to a pile of awesome today! The mailman/FedEx person dropped off for me:

-Two bookmooch books- Coffee and Kung Fu (I saw this in the airport when it first came out and forgot about it until now) and The Man of My Dreams (Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep was pretty interesting so I thought I'd give this one a go)

- A mini-bound manuscript (they were out of arc's) of The Watercooler Effect (I love books like these... The Tipping Point, Freakanomics)

-Violet On the Runway, from Amazon (with its sequel and 3 other books coming in 2 other shipments, Can't wait to read these!!)

- A coupon to Best Buy, Half Price Books (foam at the mouth!) and a $20 voucher for Amazon!

I don't think I'll be able to top that for a long time!

Did you get anything super exciting in the mail today?


  1. Anonymous9:29 PM

    We love, love, love the UPS man at our house. Oh, and FedEx, too. Today, I received a review copy of This Charming Man, Marian Keyes' new book. Oh, and two books for the kiddos: The Penderwicks and 99 Cupboards.

    You made quite a haul today!

  2. Anonymous11:26 PM

    My ARC of "The Heretic's Daughter" came today which was a nice surprise since I wasn't positive I was getting it. You got a nice haul though!

  3. Anonymous6:57 AM

    Yes, I did - well, sort of. One book was for Steve, the hubby, and one was for me. :) I won this book from a blog last year...and she's just now sending!

  4. I really loved Violet on the Runway and Violet by Design - I'm curious to know what you think!

  5. I am getting the Violet books soon too - can't wait to read them.

    I got the books (ARCs) today for my upcoming contest - can't say what book it is yet, but it's awesome and I have 4 to give away!

    I saw you won The Elite over at the book vault - congrats!

  6. Carrie K.- I wish I was home during the day to greet the people delivering me packages of books, I really miss it!

    kbookreviews- Usually someone will call and say oh you got so and so in the mail today. But today I came home and my mom goes, "Oh you know you got an amazon package right" Surprise!

    J. Kaye- OMG that's funny! At least she didn't forget! Got 3 more books from amazon today... oh no!

    skrishna- I'm going to start Violet on the Runway tonight!

    Lenore- I read quickly about your contest, I'm excited!!!! I'm so pumpws about The Elite, I think this is the second book I've won from contests like this!!! I know my sister will love it too, she's all about the Gossip Girl books!

  7. Anonymous1:05 PM

    no books today, but ... I've been without my laptop since I left the power cord/charger in our hotel over the weekend.

    I didn't have any luck convincing the hotel personnel to track it down (in fact, they FedEx'd me someone else's charger!), so I ordered a new one, swallowed the expedited shipping charges and paced until UPS DELIVERED IT TODAY -- YAHOO!!

    Now I can get back to blogging about books (although I should have appreciated the dedicated reading time, I was really at a loss, without the Internet, email, my Outlook calendar, contacts, etc.)

  8. SheIsTooFondOfBooks -Oh my lord! That's a horror story if I ever heard one! I don't know what I'd do... well I'd probably just steal one of my family members computers which I often do! But I'd sure miss my computer. I actually was without my computer for about the last month because it "crashed" but this has been happening for more than a year and I just had to get over to my friends to fix it. It's still very scary though! I need to get a new computer sometime. I feel bad for who's ever charger you ended up with!

    Did you get a lot of reading done? I know it's hard to focus when you're distracted and that is totally a distraction in my book!


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