Saturday, March 10, 2012

In My Mailbox (8) - an exciting one in my book blogger "career"!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, meant to spotlight the books we've acquired this week (via library, purchase, review, etc).

YOU GUYS. This week was HUGE for me!  Not only did I get some pretty phenomenal books from my library that I'm incredibly excited for, but I was gifted one from a generous book blogger that I have been waiting for so impatiently.  AND: I received my first ever copies for review!


Saving June - Hannah Harrington
Scored - Lauren McLaughlin
The Way We Fall - Megan Crewe
The Survival Kit - Donna Freitas
Winter Town - Stephen Emond
Chopsticks - Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral

I didn't mean to purchase any books this week, but I stumbled on this at Target and saw the price tag:

I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
A hardcover for less than $5?! How could I pass that up?? 
It almost makes it ok that it's a movie cover (almost...)

Review (!!!!)
From Publisher:
Yes, Chef - Marcus Samuelsson (thank you Erika @ Random House!)
Even though I generally don't read memoirs, I've said before I will if I happen to love the person - and I love Marcus Samuelsson! Food Network is a staple on my TV (watching now! Anyone seen Sweet Genius? I can't figure out if I like the series or not...), as are food-related shows, and I've loved Chef Samuelsson since the first day I saw him on Top Chef Masters. His story has always been fascinating to me, and I'm so excited to read more in depth about his life!

From NetGalley:
Wanderlove - Kirsten Hubbard (thanks Delacourte/Random House!)
I've heard such wonderful things about this book, I'm so excited!

I AM SO FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS GUYS. If you saw my WoW this week, you know why.
Gilt - Katherine Longshore
My every thanks to James at BookChicClub for gifting me his ARC!
(Gifted/Won, to be more accurate - I happen to be on Twitter at the right time when he tweeted to give them away. Yay for right place at the right time!)

So yes, a fabulous week for me - I have so much good stuff I hardly know where to start!
(except not really, I'm simultaneously reading Wanderlove, Gilt and Winter Town alongside the 2 others I'm still on from last week...)

What's in your mailbox?
Leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!


  1. HollieMarch 11, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Awesome mailbox this week Ashley! I love the Food Network and Marcus Samuelsson, so I'll definitely be checking out his memoir when it's released over here!

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksMarch 12, 2012 at 4:02 AM

      I've read the first chapter and it's already promising to be great!

      Thanks for commenting :)

  • CelineMarch 11, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Awesome IMM, Ashley! So many amazing books you got there! The book that you got for review looks very interesting! I haven't read I AM NUMBER FOUR yet but I've watched the movie! The Way We Fall is really interesting and enjoyable and SAVING JUNE! Absolutely loved it. I hope you'll love it too!

    Happy reading and I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksMarch 12, 2012 at 4:05 AM

      I'm really excited to finally read Saving June, I've heard such great things and it looks amazing. I'm a bit weary of The Way We Fall since a few people who know me said I might not like it, but I'm always open to give it a shot.

      Thanks for commenting!

  • UnknownMarch 11, 2012 at 4:44 AM

    Great haul! A lot of titles I'd love to read myself. And congrats on winning! :)

    Here's my IMM. ♥

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksMarch 12, 2012 at 4:07 AM

      Thank you, I'm super excited to read Gilt and was definitely freaking out when I found out I'd gotten it.

      Thanks for commenting!

  • KristinaMarch 11, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    Great haul! Not into memoirs but love food network also.
    Happy reading

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksMarch 12, 2012 at 4:08 AM

      I've never been into memoirs much, but I've read the first chapter and am loving it so far! His life is fascinating.

      Thanks for commenting!

  • AnonymousMarch 11, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    Awesome books Ashley!
    Saving June was really good. I hope you enjoy it.
    I've been meaning to read Chopsticks and The Survival Kit for some time now! Lucky you!

    Happy reading and thanks for dropping by ! <3

    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

  • Sarah@Catching BooksMarch 11, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Yay congrats on receiving books from a publisher!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

  • Chapter by ChapterMarch 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Great haul! Congrats on snagging Gilt! That is one that I definitely would love to read :D The Way We Fall is also another one that I am dying to read :D I absolutely hearted Chopsticks. Happy reading!

    Chapter by Chapter

  • WTF Are You ReadingMarch 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Here is the link to mine!

  • Karis JacobsteinMarch 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Nice haul! And congrats on your 1st publisher sent ARC! Always a biggie for any book blogger! Enjoy!

    Check out my IMM and GIVEAWAY!

  • UnknownMarch 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Ashley you got some awesome books chica! Very envious that you won Gilt, that cover is to die for! And I LOVED Saving June, I'll be checking back to hear your thoughts on it! Chopsticks looks cool too! Enjoy all those great books:)

  • Jasmine RoseMarch 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Wow, that's a lot of books this week! Basically all those library books are on my TBR. I'm really hoping to get to The Way We Fall soon since I've heard good things :]
    Congrats on your first review book!
    Happy reading :]

  • MarniseMarch 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I wish my library had good Y.A. Books! You have such a good haul! *pouts*

    Here's My Mailbox

  • UnknownMarch 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Amazing books this week! I really liked Number Four and I have some of these, but haven't read them yet. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  • Rachel March 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Thats fantastic that you got a book you really really wanted! New follower btw. :)
    the wanderlove cover is so pretty, i love the flower.

  • DarleneMarch 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Congratulations on your first book for review! That is so exciting!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Wanderlove and Gilt, as those are two books that I am just itching to get my hands on! Have a good week and enjoy! :D

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

  • Traci @ The Reading GeekMarch 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Great mailbox, there so many awesome books! Yay Gilt sounds so good and yay on getting your first review copy! Wow that is great about how cheap you found I Am Number Four! Also Wanderlove sounds so good and I can't wait to read it. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Thanks for stopping by my mailbox!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  • JanaMarch 11, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Yay! What a great week you've had! I was really excited for my first review book too. :) You will LOVE Wanderlove! It's my favorite read this year. :) Have fun reading, and thanks for stopping by my IMM!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  • Mimi ValentineMarch 11, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Ahhhhh, congrats on your first physical ARC!! <3 I don't usually read memoirs either, but hearing you be so excited for it kind of makes me really excited for it too! :) Plus, that's a FANTASTIC library haul! Isn't the library like a mini-heaven? I borrowed Chopsticks from there too and even though I've only skimmed it a bit, it's really gorgeous!

    Awesome mailbox, Ashley! Have an amazing reading week! :)

  • FeliciaMarch 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Awesome stack this week. I love the cover for Gilt. And I've seen chopsticks around too. I am number four was pretty interesting and can't wait for the third in that series.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

  • DominiqueMarch 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Great haul this week & congrats on the ARC! Looks like you've got a lot of good books to read! Definitely jealous about Gilt--it was my WoW last week!! :D

    thanks for stopping by! :)

    happy reading!
    The Book Vault

  • GiselleMarch 11, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Great haul chicky! Wanderlove looks really cute and I've heard great things about Gilt!!

    Xpresso Reads

  • KateMarch 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Nice haul! Sounds like you got a lot of interesting books.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • The Princess of EverythingMarch 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    OMG I have been trying very unsucessfully to get a copy of Gilt! lol So jealous! I would have a huge grin on my face too! hehe And Chopsticks is AMAAZING!!! Read it like...NOW! haha Great batch of books this wk! Enjoy! :)

  • Alison Can ReadMarch 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Great set! Chopsticks is very interesting to flip through. I like Samuelsson b/c he used to be in Minneapolis.
    My IMM

  • Jude HendersonMarch 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    I started reading Winter Town this week and it was hilarious, can't wait to finish it and I honestly hope you like it :D! also Chopsticks, it looks like a cute read. Great Haul! Enjoy them all! and thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

  • JessicaMarch 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    So many great books this week! Hope you enjoy all of them!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Bound. :)

  • Faye (Daydreaming_Star)March 12, 2012 at 4:12 AM

    So many good books that you got this week! I have heard brilliant things about Saving June and The Way we Were! Annnd so glad that Gilt finally came for yoou!! :D

    Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM!

    A Daydreamer's Thoughts

  • CarinaMarch 12, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    Aaaah, I'm sooo so jealous that you have a copy of GILT - I'm dying to read this one! Also congrats on your first physical review copy; that's really awesome!

    Have lots of fun reading these and have a lovely week!

  • Alexa S.March 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    I hope you LOVE Wanderlove. It's one of my favorite reads EVER. I can't wait to get an actual copy on my hands, since I also read the ARC from NetGalley :)

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