Sunday, January 23, 2011
In My Mailbox
Last month I had no idea how people did In My Mailbox, started by the Story Siren. How did everyone get so many hard copies of books? (Yes, I've now realized that book bloggers get ARCs.)
This month I can finally participate - I won not 1 but 3 contests! Since I have to save every penny for an impending move, I can't spend any more on books so I was deathly thrilled to win these:
Elliot and the Goblin War (MG)
by Jennifer A. Nielsen from First Page Panda
Brooklyn Story (Memoir)
by Suzanne Corso from Guide to Literary Agents Blog
Across the Universe (YA)
by Beth Revis from L.H. Walker (a fellow writer I hope to eventually meet in person at a local SCBWI event)
Story about this last one:
Beth Revis is a testimony to good networking. I heard of her through other blogs and friended her on Goodreads after reading the first chapter of ATU and wanting to know more more more. She was amiable and sweet, and because of her great attitude, I was absolutely committed to reading the rest of ATU. I just had to figure out how I could get my hands on a copy of it...
My funds are so tight now so I started entering every ATU giveaway I found. Lo and behold, Lori wrote me saying I'd won it! Not only that, she had done the drawing twice at different times and my number came up each time. It was meant to be!
THANK YOU so much to Jennifer, Suzanne and Beth and to the websites that facilitated these gracious giveaways. Can't wait to read these!