Tasty Treats (3)

Well what do ya’ know?!

I am actually posting a Tasty Treats review of books I received recently.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared my new reads with you guys.  I’ve just been lucky enough to receive many books over the past few weeks that I had to share! :)  Seriously, this is an awesome looking group of books!

So, let’s start out with books I was given by other bloggers!  I just have to say that since I’ve been blogging, and especially since I’ve been on Twitter, I have met some really nice and friendly book bloggers who help make my blogging experience that much easier (and fun!).

One of these bloggers is Kyle over at A Reader’s Pensieve  who is incredibly sweet and fun to chat books with on Twitter!  Well, this week she and I decided to do some book swapping (YAY!) so I sent her and ARC of In Too Deep by Amanda Grace and she sent me an ARC of Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale!  This was my first time swapping with another blogger and I was so excited I did a little shimmy and yelled about it to my husband who was on the other side of the house.  hehehe  As you probably already know, I’m a big Shannon Hale fan so I can’t wait to start this one.  Thanks Kyle!

Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) by Shannon Hale

This week I also stumbled across Jennifer Dee’s from Novel Thoughts and learned about her new ARCycling idea on Twitter. I was so intrigued I emailed her about it. It’s an awesome idea!  She pulls select titles from her “donate” pile of ARCs that are about to come out or recently come out and give them to other bloggers, librarians, teachers, booksellers strictly for continuing promotion.  Awesome!  I requested two ARCs and she sent them!  I’m planning on donating some too, to help out.  Thank you Jennifer!

The Sweetest Spell and Lucky Fools

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees

Additionally this week, I received an audio copy of Forgive my Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs for review from Harper Collins! Mermaids!!!  A bunch of my students told me I needed to read this one so I’m finally able to give it a go!  A huge thank you goes out to Harper Collins!

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

And last but not lease I picked up some more of the Florida Sunshine State books! These are the final four of the fifteen titles I needed.  Now I can focus on reading them all instead of finding them all! I’m not a huge fan of the Happenstance Found cover, but as we all know, you can’t judge a book by its cover! :)  But with that said, My Fair Godmother just looks like my kind of book! haha

Hide and Seek, Happenstance Found, Wild Things

Hide and Seek by Katy Grant
Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese
Wild Things by Clay Carmichael

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

So, those are some of the tasty treats I’ve been able to get my hands on over the past few weeks, I can’t wait to read and review them! Have you read any of these already?  Did you get any tasty treats of your own recently?

By the way: Tasty Treats is based on mailboxlike memes like In My Mailbox, Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.


In My Mailbox (11)

In My MailboxHello and Happy Easter to you!

It’s that time of the week again, to spotlight all the tasty treats we  received whether it was in the mail, bought, picked up from the library or gifted. In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

This past week I went to Jacksonville to visit my parents for the night.  The weather had shifted while I drove the two and a half hours from Orlando and when I opened the car door it was so cold (colder than it had been in Orlando!  That’s driving two hours north will get you.  And for you actual Northerners, I know this is nothing compared to what experience on a regular bases!

Anyway, while I was visiting, my Mom who works in a children’s library gifted me with a set of three titles from the original Nancy Drew series. Thanks Mom!  I loved this series growing up so much and at one point had a copy of almost every title (not to sure what happened to those, I guess I’ll have to call Mom).  The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn KeeneThis set contained:

#4 The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene

#5 The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene

#6 The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene

On Saturday I went to a baby shower for a good friend and the theme was children’s’ books.   We each had to bring a favorite children’s book along with the gift and there were little bookish decorations around the house.  These adorable little bookmarks were ours to take home, so I snagged two because you can never have too many bookmarks right?!

Baby Shower Bookmarks

Aren’t they completely adorable?  I think I’m going to have to laminate them at school so they’ll last longer.

My Kindle also got some action this week when I received a bunch of e-galley from NetGalley.

Thanks to Random House Children’s I now have:

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle  Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab

The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman

Thank you to Disney-Hyperion for:

Breaking Beautuful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees

Lastly (but not least!)  thank you to Lerner Publishing for

Skylark by Megan Spooner

Skylark by Megan Spooner

Overall, it was a fabulous week full of intriguing books that I was really excited to receive!  I look forward to see what you got in your mailbox this week and hope  you have a wonderful Easter!

I love reading comments, so please tell me what was in your mailbox!