In My Mailbox #46 / Stacking the Shelves #5

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren.  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted on Tynga’s Reviews.  Here we can share what new books we’ve picked up this past week.

Stacking the Shelves

This was definitely a good week in books for me 🙂


From a friend:

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

From Barnes and Noble I purchased:

Altered by Jennifer Rush
(Not pictured – sorry, I forgot to grab it.  Cute guy on the cover, though)

I won the following from a blog tour:

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

From Kensington Books:

Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis
I definitely need to read some more of her books!  Thanks Kensington!

And, it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t bring some books home from the library:

Mr. Monk on the Road by Lee Goldberg
Mr. Monk is Miserable by Lee Goldberg
I had to check out some of these mysteries since Monk is one of my favorite TV shows!  Also, had a nice chat on Twitter about these books with Alice in Readerland.

How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot
(the audiobook)

Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
(the audiobook – also not pictured – it’s in my car)

The Witches by Roald Dahl
(the audiobook – also not pictured – it’s in my car)

See, fantastic week in books for me 🙂  I hope you had a wonderful week, too!

Life Tidbits

  • What’s the opposite of a reading slump?  Because, whatever it is, I’m totally in it!  I can’t seem to stop reading, and all week I stayed up way too late reading.  But I’m not complaining!
  • Because I’ve stayed up so late all week, on Friday, I fell asleep on the couch from about 7 to 9:15 pm!  Thank goodness I’m not working Saturday.
  • Dad is coming up on Sunday to put up some bookshelves for me!  So excited!
  • I’ve been watching CSI: Miami on Netflix streaming.  I know, David Caruso is a terrible actor (who loves his sunglasses!), but it’s the only CSI available on streaming.

64 Responses to “In My Mailbox #46 / Stacking the Shelves #5”

  1. Alice in Readerland

    Thanks so much for the mention, it was fun talking to you on Twitter, not many of my friends are Monk fans! Mr. Monk is Miserable was the first Monk book I read, and I’ve been wanting to read Mr. Monk on the Road! 🙂 And of course, I’m very excited to see what you think of Scarlet!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    • Quinn

      Not many of friends are Monk fans, either. Their totally missing out! 🙂

      I think I will read Mr. Monk is Miserable before Mr. Monk on the Road. I put on hold Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, which looks like fun too. I’m so glad you said I should read the books. 🙂

  2. Merin

    I just finally picked up Cinder (I was waiting for the pb release), after hearing so many good things about it. Looking forward to reading it and finally getting on the bandwagon!

    My StS Post 🙂

    • Quinn

      Cinder is amazing! Seriously. I don’t even like science fiction, but love Cinder. I think it’s the only science fiction book I’ve ever read and enjoyed. I do expect to love Scarlet, too, though. 🙂

  3. Lucy

    Ooh Scarlet – nice! Altered is another one I’m curious about. Glad you’re getting lots of reading done! It’s good to get ahead in case you get into a slump down the road. Enjoy all your new reads!

    • Quinn

      Be ahead in reviews is definitely a bonus of being in the opposite of a reading slump. But then I have to decide which reviews to post when.

    • Quinn

      I was so excited when my friend said she won Scarlet at twitter, and asked if I wanted to borrow it. Heck yeah! But Scarlet will be out soon!

  4. Siiri

    Yay for a new bookshelf:) I haven’t read any of them, unfortunately, but I’ve got Cinder and hopefully I’ll read it asap 🙂 Happy reading though!!

  5. Heidi

    I’d call the opposite of a reading slump a book binge! Good for you. I kind of did the same the last few weeks of December, which was nice, but of course now I’m like 20 reviews behind. 😛

    I’m sure you’re going to love Scarlet! Happy for you getting it. Also I LOVE The Witches, and really need to read Alana, so I’m excited to hear what you think of the audio. Cheers!

    • Quinn

      Book Binge! That’s perfect.

      The audio for The Witches is so, so. The narrator – well, he is kind of affected. But still pretty good. It helps that the story is awesome!

  6. Alise

    Ahhhh Scarlet! Lucky you, you must have great friends! Enjoy your books, can’t wait to see your reviews! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Sara

    I’m reading Scarlet right now and I am REALLY enjoying it. I hope you will as well. Isn’t it funny how exciting new bookshelves are? My friends don’t understand how exciting they are for me.

    Happy Reading!

    • Quinn

      The cover for Cinder is amazing! One of my favorite covers. Definitely read Cinder as soon as you can – it’s amazing!

    • Quinn

      I read one Shalvis book, which I liked. It wasn’t a favorite, but I liked it. I’m excited to try something else by her.

  8. Brittany S (@b_ls)

    SCARLET!! I am officially jealous of you! Like a lot haha. I loved Cinder. I hope you enjoy your books~! This week was my blogoversary so if you want to check out my giveaway feel free 🙂
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

    • Quinn

      I know, it’s awesome that Monk has books! I can’t wait to try them!

      So far, I’m loving Scarlet. Not too long until it is released.

  9. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    A lot of great books 🙂 I want to read Scarlet so bad. I also love audio books, so I’ll have to check on a few of these.

    I also got a new bookshelf this week, hope you enjoy yours. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Dianne

    Scarlet! I really wanna read Scarlet. Soon. Soon. Your haul’s awesome! Hope you’ll enjoy all of them! Thanks for dropping by my STS! 😀

  11. Carmen B.

    Ohh, I’d love to read Altered! Great haul 🙂 I’ve also been meaning to read something by Tamora Pierce for a while… and I know Scarlet is a really coveted title, though I must admit I still haven’t read Cinder *ducks head*
    Enjoy all that you got, and thanks for stopping by earlier!

    • Quinn

      I didn’t read Cinder until recently, but I have to say, it is AMAZING! It deserved every bit of hype. Definitely give it a try.

      Altered was good. My review should be up soon.

  12. Sara (of the Page Sage)

    Ooh I love The Witches and How to be Popular! (Although I don’t know how good the audiobooks are.) Keeper of the Lost Cities sounds good and congrats on the win!

    Hope you enjoy all of your new books and thanks for stopping by my blog. (:

    • Quinn

      The narrator for the audiobook of The Witches is a little eh. I think he is affected – acting a certain way because he THINKS kids would like it. But it doesn’t bother me enough to stop listening.

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