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IMM #15 – In my Mailbox August, 19th 2012

So the past couple of weeks I was first sick (stupid summer flu) and then really busy so I didn’t do any IMM Posts for a few weeks. But don’t worry, you won’t miss anything, because I will tell you what I got the past 3 weeks. As I haven’t been to the Library (even tho I REALLY need to go by now – books overdue) I only have NetGalley Books except one Book I got offered by the Author on Goodreads which I just downloaded a few minutes ago. I will split the Post by weeks.

Books I got at NetGalley (Week 1: July 30th – August 5th):

Will write Release Date next to Titles.

Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor LaValle   Oreimo #1 byTsukasa Fushimi   Tab Bennett and the Inbetween by Jes Young

Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor LaValle (July 23, 2012)
Oreimo Volume 1 by Tsukasa Fushimi (September 5, 2012)
Tab Bennett & The Inbetween by Jes Young (April 30, 2012)

Books I got at NetGalley (Week 2: August 6th – August 12th):

Relish by Lucy Knisley   Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet   Right where I belong by Krista McGee

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (April 2, 2013)
Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet (August 1, 2012)
Right where I belong by Krista McGee (December 11, 2012)

Books I got at NetGalley (Week 3: August 13th – August 19th):

The Archived by Victoria Schwab   Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole   The Future we left Behind by Mike A. Lancaster

The Archived (Sneak Peek)  by Victoria Schwab (January 22, 2013)
The Paradise Diaries #1: Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole (July 1, 2012)
Point 4 #2: The Future we left behind by Mike A. Lancaster (November 13, 2012) (D’oh! Didn’t realise that this is a second book in a series until now)

Atticus Claw Breaks the Law by Jennifer Gray   Katya's World by Jonathan L. Howard   Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig

Atticus Claw Breaks the Law by Jennifer Gray (September 6, 2012)
Katya’s World by Johnathan L. Howard (November 6, 2012)
Miriam Black #2: Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig (August 28, 2012) (Noo! Another one I didn’t realise it was 2nd in a Series!)

The Matchmaker's Mark by Regan Black

This is a Bindup of:
The Matchmaker’s Mark and
Shadows of Justice #1: Justice Incarnate by Regan Black (August 1, 2012)

Book I got offered on Goodreads today:

Please stay by Denise Kim Wy

Please Stay by Denise Kim Wy (August 2012)

Ok, now you are up to date again with the books that I got. I’m a little angry about myself that I didn’t see that two of the books where 2nds in Series especially as they look really nice but I don’t want to read books of Series out of order. Seems like I will have to find the first ones first and read. Also I wanted to mention that I love most of the covers of the books that I got the past three weeks. Nearly all of them look really intriguing and awesome and/or cute.

What did you get this week? Hope you had a great week too and Happy Reading!

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Wrap up: July 2012

So this month I finally picked up the pace a little after the end of Uni. Now I can allow myself again to read more without having a bad feeling about it (or at least not THAT bad of a feeling).

These are the books I read in July (underlined Ratings are Links to Reviews):

The Journeys of John and Julia in Chapter One - Genesis by Aurelia  Unbreak my Heart by Melissa C. Walker   I'm here to help by S.F. Chapman

    2,5 Chocolate Hearts             5 Chocolate Hearts               2 Chocolate Hearts

 

Pretty (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld   Die Rebellion der Maddie Freeman   Pale by Chris Wooding

    5 Chocolate Hearts                 4,5 Chocolate Hearts           3 Chocolate Hearts

So this was a pretty good month for me even tho some of the books were pretty or very short but I am still proud of myself. I nearly reached last years total amount of books read and it’s only July! Woho! Also I finally managed to read a few Netgalley Books.

So what did you read that month? Have you had a good or a bad month in Reading?

IMM #14 – In my Mailbox July, 29th 2012

This week was a rather quiet week in regards of books. I didn’t have to go to the Library (even tho I was for about ten minutes or so to show a friend around) so I didn’t get any books from there. Also on netGalley there wasn’t a lot of excitement or at least I wasn’t aproved for a lot of books. Only for two to be precise. But it could have been a lot more because I realised that we have a Shakespeare & Company in town and went there with friends on Friday but stayed strong and didn’t buy any books. I am really proud of myself.

Books I got at NetGalley:

Will write Release Date next to Titles.

Zombie by J. R. Angelella   One Breath away by Heather Gudenkauf

Zombie by J. R. Angelella (June 5, 2012)
One Breath away by Heather Gudenkauf (July 6, 2010)

So that’s it already for this week. That was the shortest IMM I ever did. I hope you still enjoyed it and got some great books for yourself. See you next time and happy Reading!

IMM #13 – In my Mailbox July, 24th 2012

Again a long time has passed since I did my last IMM Post. One part of it being me MIA and one part trying to not get too many books at the library as I have way to many NetGalley books left to read (And they are constantly coming in too). Still I was a bad girl this week. It started off pretty innocent as I “just” wanted to return some books that were due… and ended up getting 6 new books *sigh*. Yeah, whatever. So here they are. (All of them exciting enough to not being able to leave them at the Library)

Books I got at the Library:

Pretty (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld   A House of Night #5: Hunted by P.C and Kristin Cast   A House of Night #6: Tempted by P.C and Kristin Cast

Uglies #2: Pretty – Erkenne dein Gesicht (Pretties) by Scott Westerfeld
A House of Night #5: Hunted by P.C. and Kristen Cast
A House of Night #6: Tempted  by P.C. and Kristen Cast

Riley #4: Der erste Kuss   Die Rebellion der Maddie Freeman   Der Nachtzirkus by Erin Morgenstern

Riley #4: Der erste Kuss (Riley Bloom #4:Whisper) by Alyson Noel
Awaken #1: Die Rebellion der Maddie Freeman (Awaken #1) by Katie Kacvinsky
Der Nachtzirkus (The Night Circus) by Erin Morgenstern

(aren’t these Covers amazing? The Riley Bloom book even has sparkle on it! I am a sucker for sparkling things!)


And now for the NetGalley books. Did I already mention that I have some kind of Obsession or NetGalley addiction or something like that?

Books I got at NetGalley:

Will write Release Date next to Titles. (Only the ones I got last week. Got way too many since my last IMM which was way too long ago)

Inbetween by Tara Fuller   The Intruders by Olive Peart   Life in Parts by Vicki Bennington and Daniel Brannan

Inbetween (Kissed by Death #1) by Tara Fuller (August 28, 2012)
The Intruders by Olive Peart (February 28, 2010)
A Life in Parts by Vicki Bennington & Daniel Brannan (October 8, 2012)

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire   Pushing Upwards by Andrea Adler   Frozen by Mary Casanova

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (August 14, 2012)
Pushing Upwards by Andrea Adler (September 17, 2012)
Frozen by Mary Casanova (September 1, 2012)

The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer   Pale by Chris Wooding

The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer (August 28, 2012)
Pale by Chris Wooding (September 10, 2012)

The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice by Nathan Leslie   The Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie

The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice by Nathan Leslie (October 30, 2012) (Couldn’t find a better Cover Picture for that one)
The Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie (March 9, 2012)

Woho I’m done! What did you get last Week? See you next time and Happy Reading!

IMM #12 – In my Mailbox April, 8th 2012

It’s a long time since I last did an IMM Post. I tried to do a Video for it for so long and never managed to get around to so I finally gave up and do it the old fashioned way now. Wow, it’s April already! Can’t believe how quickly the time flies by when you are stressed. At least Spring is finally coming around the corner. I was soooo waiting for that, I hate Winter and cold. As I didn’t do the IMM Posts in a while I have LOADS of Books to show you today so better get started. But before I start I have to tell you that – because it’s so many books – I will leave the Summaries out today. If you want to know more about the Book simply click on the Cover and it will lead you to the Goodreads Page of the Book. First of all the Books I got from the Library.

Books I got at the Library

The exciting ones that I look forward to read:

Die Purpurrote Schleife   Cathy's Book   Die unrühmliche Geschichte der Frankie Landau Banks

Die Purpurrote Schleife by Carla Miller, Isabelle Metzen & Kathleen Weise
Cathy’s Book by Jordan Weisman, Sean Steward & Cathy Briggs
Die unrühmliche Geschichte der Frankie Landau-Banks (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks) by E. Lockhart

Nicht schon wieder ein Vampir   Elfenkuss by Aprilynne Pike   Grau by Jasper Fforde

Nicht schon wieder ein Vampir! (Tall, Dark and Dead) by Tate Hallaway
Elfenkuss (Wings #1) by Aprilynne Pike
Grau (Shades of Grey) by Jasper Fforde

Austenland by Shannon Hale   Das absolut wahre Tagebuch eines Teilzeit-Indianers   Abby Cooper #1: Detektivin mit 7. Sinn by Victoria Laurie

Austenland by Shannon Hale
Das absolut wahre Tagebuch eines Teilzeit-Indianers (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian) by Sherman Alexie
Abby Cooper #1: Detektivin mit 7. Sinn (Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye) by Victoria Laurie

Zweiunddieselbe by Mary E. Pearson

ZWEIundDIESELBE (The Adoration of Jenna Fox) by Mary E. Pearson

And then I got a few books I need(ed?) for a paper. Not that interesting:

(The Covers aren’t interesting either so I won’t bother you)

Postkoloniale Soziologie: Empirische Befunde, theoretische Anschlüsse, politische Intervention by Julia Reuter, Paula-Irene Villa (Hg.)
Postkoloniale Theorie: Eine kritische Einführung by Maria do Mar Castro Varela (Wow, what a Name!) and Nikita Dhawan
Geschichte der Konsumgesellschaft by Wolfgang König
Kursbuch Medienkultur: Die maßgeblichen Theorien von Brecht bis Baudrillard

(All of them are German originally so no english titles, sorry! But they are boring anyway 😀 )

Ok, let’s move on to the NetGalley Books I got, I don’t even want to know how many these are…. We will find out together shortly:

Books I got at NetGalley:

Will write Release Date next to Titles.

Week 1
(February 27 – March 4)

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers   Interrupted by Rachel Coker   Halflings by Heather Burch

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers (April 3, 2012)
Interrupted: Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker (March 1, 2012)
Halflings (Halflings #1) by Heather Burch (February 1, 2012)

State of the World 2012   Cooler Smarter   The Paladin Prophecy

State of the World 2012 by The Worldwatch Institute (April 15, 2012)
Cooler Smarter by The Union of Concerned Scientists (May 14, 2012)
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost (September 25, 2012)

The Stone Girl   Hanging by a Thread   Fitz

The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (August 28, 2012)
Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield (September 11, 2012)
Fitz by Mick Cochrane (November 13, 2012)

Week 2
(March 5 – March 11)

The Punk Ethic   The Stein & Candle Detective Agency #1: American Nightmares   No-Name Baby

The Punk Ethic by Timothy Decker (May 1, 2012)
The Stein & Candle Detective Agency #1: American Nightmares by Michael Panush (March 9, 2012)
No-Name Baby by Nancy Bo Flood (March 1, 2012)

Nevermore   The Shapeshifter's Secret   The Summer my Life Began

Nevermore by William Hjortsberg (March 13, 2012)
The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler (June 12, 2012)
The Summer my Life Began by Shannon Greenland (May 10, 2012)

Tomorrow Land   The Lynburn Legacy #1: Unspoken

Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi (March 8, 2012)
The Lynburn Legacy #1: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (September 11, 2012)

Week 3
(March 12 – March 18)

Richard Linklater   David Lynch   The Book of Summers

Richard Linklater by David T. Johnson (April 30, 2012)
David Lynch by Justus Nieland (April 2, 2012)
The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall (May 29, 2012)

Hollywood in Heels   Empowered   Yesterday

Hollywood in Heels by Charity Gaye Finnestad (April 3, 2012)
Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 by Adam Warren (February 29, 2012)
Yesterday by C. K. Kelly Martin (September 25, 2012)

Week 4
(March 19 – March 25)

No Books this week!

Week 5
(March 26 – April 1)

Danger Girl: Revolver #1   Between Gears   Comic Book History of Comics

Danger Girl: Revolver #1 by Andy Hartnell (June 26, 2012)
Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat (March 6, 2012)
The Comic Book History of Comics by Fred Van lente (June 5, 2012)

Skinnydipping   Dollhouse: Epitaphs   The compleat Terminal City

Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel (May 1, 2012)
Dollhouse: Epitaphs by Andrew Chambliss, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen (April 11, 2012)
The Compleat Terminal City by Dean Motter (February 29, 2012)

Pampered Pets Mystery #1: Desperate Housedogs . Pampered Pets Mystery #2: Get Fluffy

Pampered Pets Mystery #1: Desperate Housedogs and #2: Get Fluffy by Sparkle Abbey (March 31, 2012)

Week 6
(April 2 – April 8)

Making Piece   Blood of Eden #1: The Immortal Rules   Nine Months

Making Piece: A memoir of love, loss and pie by Beth M. Howard (March 27, 2012)
Blood of Eden #1: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa ( April 24, 2012)
Nine Months by Paula Bomer (August 21, 2012)

That's not a Feeling   Never Chronicles #1: Exiled   Imperfect Bliss

That’s not a Feeling by Dan Josefson (October 2, 2012)
The Never Chronicles #1: Exiled by J.R. Wagner (May 5, 2012)
Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill (July 3, 2012)

Chrysalis Chronicles: The Eyes of the Desert Sand   Entrepreneur You   Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners

Chrysalis Chronicles: The Eyes of the Desert Sand by Edwin Wolfe(January 11, 2012)
Enrepreneur You by Holly Marie Katko (January 1, 2012)
Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners by Chris Gleason (April 1, 2012)

Adventures into the Unknown! Archives Volume 1    Channel zero   FLCL Omnibus

Adventures into the Unknown! Archives Vol. 1 by Edvard Moritz, King Ward, Mac Elkan (June 6, 2012)
Channel Zero by Brian Wood ( May 30, 2012)
FLCL Omnibus by Gainax, Hajime Ueda (May 16, 2012)

The Unholy

The Unholy by Heather Graham (June 19, 2012)

I promise myself (and you) that I won’t wait that long ever again until I write the next In my Mailbox post. This took insanely long to write it’s ridiculous! If you read that far: Bravo! Thank you for your patience. So Happy Easter and see you next week (I’ll really try!)

Bloggiesta Starting Line or How to mess up!

Hi there, Bloggiesta..ristas? I’m so excited that Bloggiesta finally starts. It was so much fun last year so I am really looking forward to this weekend. I just have a “little” problem. Because…. I have two papers due TODAY! So I can’t really start with Bloggiesta yet, I first have to try to a) figure out if I even CAN finish them tonight and b) if yes, finish the papers until midnight or c) if no, write mail to teachers to ask for (another) new due date. I so tried to finish them until yesterday so that I can jump right in the Bloggiesta fun today but yeah, nothing ever happens as I plan. *sigh*

So this Post will be my To-Do List during the Weekend. I will update this post as I finish Tasks or find new ones.

Oh, wait. You don’t know Bloggiesta? You wonder what crazy stuff I am talking about at the moment? Then go check out the two new hosters of the Event at It’s all about books and There’s a Book.

edit day 2: Decided to keep this To-Do-List but split it up in Days to be able to see a little better when I did what.

edit day 3: OMG I did so little yesterday! Need to do way more today. At least I’m not tired today.

But now, let’s get started with the To-Do List:

Day 1:

  1. Finish or postpone paper 1 (Code Name: Documentary) (0/2500 Words) (asked for new Due Date)
  2. Finish or postpone paper 2 (Code Name: Commercials) (7/8-10 Pages) DONNNNEE!! WOHOO!! *celebrates* Bloggiesta here I come!
  3. Write “real” To-Do-List (allowing myself to do when I’m done with 1. and 2. )
  4. Roll up my sleeves – Check!
  5. Get to know Pinterest and find out what it is/if I want to have it. Another Mini-Challenge here. Mission “Pinterest”  complete!
  6. Think of another thing on the List so that I don’t have to have 13.

Day 2:

  1. Sidebars: get rid of stuff that is outdated and put in stuff that should be there – Saw a Mini-Challenge for this. Mission “Sidebars” completed!
  2. Get Policy Page(s)Mini-Challenge at Squeaky Books. GOT IT! YES!
  3. Go for a Nap. For Reasons, go check out my Bloggiesta Day 2 Intro Post.
  4. Think about new Content. (Mini-Challenge) Code Name: Content, complete!

Day 3:

  1. Speaking of Mini-Challenges – Do as many as possible this weekend (4 done)
  2. Write as many Posts to schedule as possible (failed at this one last year miserably).
  3. Check out Networked Blogs and decide if I want to have it too.
  4. Check Options for selfhosting Blog (I guess that won’t happen this weekend but I can get at least Info about it)
  5. Update About me Page (This is soo way out of date I can’t even tell).
  6. Connect with other Bloggers as much as possible during the whole weekend.
  7. Edit material for February Wrap-up Video and upload it to Youtube (no, that’s not a mistake. It is supposed to be February. I am soo behind!)
  8. Update Excel-Sheet with NetGalley Books. Done!
  9. Try to read at least one NetGalley Book over the weekend. (I have so many and not finished one of them yet, I feel so guilty by now!)
  10. Find out what Windows Live Writer is all about. I think I’ve seen a Mini-Challenge for this one too.
  11. Read and Comment (or try to, had one already that I tried about 20 times but couldn’t post my comment) on all To-Do-List posts of all Bloggiesta participants (No. 1-5 on Starting line post done)
  12. Organize Reading Challenge Pages better.
  13. Declutter Facebook Page.
  14. Do Goodreads Mini-Challenge (by Janicu at Janicu’s Book Blog) – DONE! I LOOOOVE my new exclusive shelves!!!!
  15. Learn how to make my Reviews better. Mini-Challenge by the bluestocking society (Now I only have to write them)

Oh and just because I saw it on someone elses blog and thought that it would be fun:

Food and Drinks Consumed:

Day 1:

  • 2 Cups of English Breakfast Tea
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • A Bowl of Cinnamon Cereals
  • ~4 Bowls of Cauliflower and Fennel Stew and two slices of bread with butter
  • 2 more Bowls of Stew (Don’t worry it’s gone now) and two more slices of bread

Day 2:

  • 1 Bowl of Cinnamon Cereals with a banana
  • 2 Cups of Water (yes, I know I should drink more)
  • 1 Cup of Tea
  • Pasta with Veggies

Day 3:

  • Another Bowl of Cinnamon Cereals + Banana (yes, I like these)
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • ~ 3 portions of Tuna Spaghetti

Musik listened to:

Day 1:

  • Deadmau5 – Ghosts and Stuff

Day 2:

  • LMFAO – Sorry for Party rocking
  • David Guetta – Turn me on

Stuff watched:

Day 2:

  • Germany’s next Topmodel Season 7?8?9? Episode 6
  • Youtube Videos by Shaytards and Sototallyvlog

Day 3:

  • Youtube Video by Shaytards
  • My Life as Liz – Season 2 Episode 1

Happy Bloggiesta everyone!

Cover Reveal: Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

So I got the opportunity to participate in a Cover Reveal. It is for Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein. First of all, let’s look at the Summary and what the Book is all about.

Title: Pretty Amy
Author: Lisa Burstein (Twitter | Facebook | Website)
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Website)
Release Date: May 15, 2012

Summary:

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

 

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.

So, are you ready for the big moment?

*drumroll*

TADAAAA!!

Pretty Amy Cover

Goodreads
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Isn’t it AMAZING? I absolutely LOVE this Cover. It looks gorgous! I want that dress and those shoes :). Ok maybe not exactly these shoes because I’m not into Flip Flops at all but you know what I mean. Also the Summary sounds really nice and makes me want to read it.

Also I want to thank Entangled Publishing to let me be part of the Cover Reveal!