Saturday, May 7, 2011

In My Mailbox (37)

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I'm Alison. I've been blogging for 11 months. I review mainly YA with a few MG books and a weekly manga feature.

It was a light week in book world for me. I chose to take mostly books I already had but hadn't yet read on vacation with me.


Harry Potter: Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley

Library Stash

Dark Lover by J. R. Ward

Vacation Reads

I tend to go a little crazy with books on vacation. Here are the books I took with me and finished on vacation this week:

1. Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
2. Walk the Wild Road by Nigel Hinton
3. Exposure: A Novel by Therese Fowler
4. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
5. Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning
6. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward
7. Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) by Amanda Hocking
8. Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
9. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris (I still have about 60 pages of this - I'll finish it tomorrow)


  1. i've actually never read this series, i've heard so many great things about it though.

  2. I really love the HP Film Wizardry book! I've seen it in the store and it's so awesome. I haven't been able to find it since Christmas though. I wonder if they'll make a different one once the last movie is out? Anyways, awesome book! :)

    Holy bananas, you read a lot of books! That's awesome. Did you like the first Fever book (Darkfever)?

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  3. Okay you're killing me here Alison–I'm dying to know your reaction to Dark Lover! What a successful vacation you had with all that reading:) I'm really excited for Die For Me, I've heard great things, did you like it?

  4. Looks like some interesting books there!

    I can't wait to read your review for "Dark Lover", "Darkfever" and "Dead Until Dark".

  5. You read and finished 9 books on your vacation? Did you leave the hotel room at all? xD
    Awesome books!:D
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  6. I love the BDB series, Lover Awakened was my all time favourite.

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  7. Oh wow, that is a lot of books!
    I loved Die For Me =)

  8. Great IMM! Die for Me was an interesting read so enjoy!

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  9. I had Harry Potter Film Wizardry for Christmas. It's such a fantastic book, you'll love it!

  10. Ooh, nice reading! I just LOVE when I have a span of time to read. And I think I'll have to check out the Harry Potter film one. Looks interesting. Happy Reading!
    The Book Swarm

  11. I loved Die For Me, it's awesome! Warm Bodies sounds good too, I'll be looking out for your review :) Happy reading!

  12. The Harry Potter book looks awesome! Happy reading :)

  13. Like Jenny, I'm really curious about your thoughts on the BDB series. It's definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. Looking forward to your reviews.

  14. dang! 9 books? that's awesome. i can't wait for my summer vacation and read through my tbr pile. great mailbox this week. harry potter FTW!

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  15. Sounds like you had a very relaxing vacation. Great stuff! Happy reading!

  16. Nice job with the crazy amounts of reading! And the Harry Potter book looks really great. Does it have a lot of illustrations?

    Enjoy your reading!

  17. ARghhhh have got to buy the JR Ward series! All I hear about is how incredible it is and I need to get to it!

    Lots of reading on the vacation. WOW :)

  18. I love that you read so many books while on vacation. That is my dream. One weekend this summer I am going to the beach to lounge in the sun and read a thousand books. JR Ward is my love (well actually the BDB is my love) so I hope you'll write a review on DL.

  19. I always go through a lot of book on holiday as well. This year will be teh first year away with my kindle so I hope it lives up to the hype! :-)

  20. Wow that's a lot of books read! I usually end up reading less. Hope you enjoyed them :)

  21. Woah!! You've read so many books on vacation! I really cannot wait to hear your thoughts on all of them! I have been dying to read J.R. Ward series (Blood Dagger Brotherhood) and I just ordered the entire series haha! I've been hearing such awesome things about the series so I couldn't resist! Happy reading!

  22. hey! welcome back hun! I hope you enjoyed your vacay! :) I was featured on Parajunkee's follow fri, and skyrocketed in followers! it was insane (but of course equally freaking awesome!)
    did you like Die for Me?! <3

  23. these are some great reads :)

    I might check some of them out!

  24. Hey, Alison. Wow, you did get a lot of reading done! I have to say, I'm slightly jealous. :)

  25. Awesome vacation reading! I love catching up on reading when I'm on vacay. I also can't wait to read Culbertson's latest book!

    Here's what's in my mailbox this week!

  26. That is a lot of reading for one vacation!! I'm reading Die For Me now, it's taking me a little longer than I wanted to get through it thanks to my business, but I'm enjoying it.

  27. Good god, woman! I don't know if I finish 9 books a month! You are a superstar.

    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

  28. I'm so jealous of your HP: Film Wizardry book!!!

    9 books in 1 week??? Wow! That is quite an achievement... Well done Alison! I think you've put us all to shame! Hope you enjoyed them all! :)

  29. You finished a LOT of books this week! That is awesome!! :) I hope you enjoyed all of those books! :D

  30. I will definitely have to pick up the Harry Potter book! I love the books and movies so much- I have already taken off July 15 so I can go see the last movie at midnight haha! I also go nuts with books on vacation...we are at the beach now and I brought a milk crate full of books with me!

  31. Oooh those look cool. I MUST hurry up and find time to start J.R Ward's series. I keep hearing it's amazing and recently I won Dark Lover, but ahh I need time :/

    enjoy your new reads!

  32. Ooh, you got Dark Lover. I really want to read that book, hope you enjoy it!

    Lol, you went on a spree indeed! Very awesome books you read. I loved Darkfever, I can't wait to read more of the series.

    Nyx Book Reviews

  33. Vacation with books are the best! My parents used to tease me because I would always bring a suitcase with clothes and another one stuffed full of books! Glad you got to have some quality reading time!

  34. I can't wait to hear what you thought about some of those romance books! I'm about halfway through the second Black Dagger Brotherhood and really am liking it.

  35. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

    I've got the Harry Potter: Film Wizardry for Christmas but the french version ^^ it's great, there is so much awesome stuffs in there ! Enjoy it !

    Happy reading :)

  36. Darkfever and Dark Lover - great reads!

  37. Agh, late comment is late, but the vacation list is impressive!


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