Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In My Mailbox (4): Vlog #1

So, this is my first vlog In My Mailbox... please don't laugh at me :).  I don't think I actually sound like this in real life, but if it's in the video, I guess it's true.  I just ordered a tripod for my phone so I can make videos with better quality (shh, don't tell my mom I spent any more money... hi mom).  The tripod is for educational purposes too though I swear.  I have to record two speeches this semester and this webcam quality video sucks.  Anyway, I'm going to go back through tomorrow and put in links to the blogs I won things from and links for the book descriptions.

Books Mentioned:
Giveaway Books:
  • My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent
    • Won from Brooke at Brooke Reports
  • Shade & Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
    • Won from Tristan at Reads with Wreckless Abandon
  • Possession by Elana Johnson
    • Won from Kelsey at Kelsey Sutton's Blog
  • The Name of the Star (ARC) (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson
    • Won from Ashley at Bookish Brunette
Barnes & Noble Books:
  • XVI by Julia Karr
  • The Predicteds by Christine Seifert
Borders Sale Books (all 5 books for $25):
  • Red Glove by Holly Black
  • Elixir by Hilary Duff
  • Rumors (The Luxe #2) by Anna Godbersen
  • Cresendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Tsubasa by Natsuki Takaya
Kmart Book:
  • Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Amazon Books:
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  • Prom Nights from Hell by Various Authors
  • Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  • Vanish by Sophie Jordan
  • Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Unmentioned Books:
Giveaway Wins Waiting for Me at Home:
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
    • Won from Tahereh's Blog
  • Fury (ARC) by Elizabeth Miles, Wisdom's Kiss (ARC) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, The Invisible Order #1 (ARC) by Paul Crilley
    • Won from Emma @ Miss Print
  • Signed & Illustrated Bookplate from Victoria Schwab
    • Won from Victoria on Twitter
  • Before I Die (ARC) By Jenny Downham
    • Won from Amanda @ Stuck in YA Books
  • Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
    • Won from Danielle @ BookWhore
  • Being by T.R. Mousner (eBook)
    • Received from T.R. Mousner
Recent Giveaway Wins:
  • Pre-Order of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
    • Won from Kate @ Nomalicious Reads
  • Before I Die (ARC) by Jenny Downham
    • Won from Amanda @ Stuck in YA Books
  • Shut Out (ARC) by Kody Keplinger & A signed print from the trailer
    • Won from Vania on Twitter
  • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
    • Won from Carole @ The Life of Fiction
  • Perception by Heather Cashman
    • Won from Heather Cashman @ The YA Indie Carnival
Old Giveaway Wins That Haven't Arrived Yet:
  • Mystery Swag Pack
    • Won from Amy @ A Simple Love of Reading
  • Nerdfighter Swag Pack
    • Won from Kristen @ Strawberry Splash Reviews


  1. Just realized I need a new Video Editing software, this one's captions suck. If anyone knows any FREE (because I'm broke), LEGAL (because, you know... illegal is bad), BASIC (because I am not that good at this editing thing) video editing software for PCs (I think I want something close to iMovie, but I need a Mac for that... one more reason I need a Mac I know). Anyway, leave a comment or email me, or tweet me if you know a good program :)

  2. Wow! You're really lucky when it comes to giveaways, I on the other hand haven't that much luck.. Ha! ha! I loved The Iron Queen; and although they didn't land on my top favorites, XVI and Firelight are books that I enjoyed reading. I just got Fury this week and I'm excited to start on it.

    Great books! Happy reading!

    Here's mine: The Blair Book Project IMM

  3. That is a crazy long list with some pretty amazing titles. Fury has been on my radar forever, but just haven't gotten to it yet. I enjoyed your first vlog. WTG! I have to do video.

  4. @Janus: I'm glad you enjoyed XVI & Firelight, I'm so excited to start them!

    @Katie/Stephanie (not sure which one lol): Thanks!! I actually enjoyed the video, I definitely think I'm going to use them from now on, easier to show covers vs. adding all the pictures to the post with just a list. :) I plan on doing more once I'm off my Buying Ban.

    - Jess ♥

  5. Hey! I just came across your blog (cool set-up by the way) and was watching your video. Rumours is the second in the Luxe series. The girl with the pink dress on the cover is the first, it's just called The Luxe and there are four books in the series all together. It's a great series, very realistic. I literally couldn't put them down. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

    -Nichole from DeLibrarie


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