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Sunday, February 23, 2014

New To My Shelves #165: New Arrivals, Book Signings & More

Happy Sunday! Welcome to this week's edition of New To My Shelves (previously known as In My Mailbox (IMM) / Stacking the Shelves (STS) or My Weekly Round Up in the Stacks. When the new year started I have had every intention of making sure I was more faithful at posting this weekly post every weekend, but  life happens, and I've only posting this one other time. I won't bore you with catching up with the past 7 weeks worth of books. You can check out all the goodies that have arrived via my Instagram account. I'm going to share a few of the recent arrivals and purchases I've made, as well as some excited signings I've recently attended.

For Review:

Here are just a few of the recent goodies that arrived, which have either already been featured on Mundie Moms, or will be featured on the blog in the coming weeks.


Entangled Teen celebrated a huge milestone this month, their birthday! They sent out some seriously awesome prize packs. This is one they sent me. Many of these items and all of the books are ones you can enter to win in my 5th Mundie Moms Birthday Bash Giveaway

Often times when goodies arrive, okay ALL the time, there's book fingerling going around. Then there's fingerling on a whole new level when I see myself quoted in an ARC or a book, and read an acknowledgement and see my name there. 

The Winner's Curse is a book I read about a year ago, and LOVED it!! I was behind ecstatic when the ARC arrived and I not only saw my quote in there, but the quotes of some of my other blogger friends. 

Joy Preble is one of the sweetest friends/authors I know. I was so excited that her publisher, SOHO Teen, sent me an arc of her upcoming release, The - A - Word. Joy brought me to tears when I saw she acknowledged me in her arc. I can't even tell her how much that means. 

Thank you to Fierce Reads (MacMillan), Penguin / Razor Bill, Random House, Henry Holt,  Disney Hyperion, Harlequin Teen, Spencer Hill Press, Harper Teen, Entangled Teen, Simon Teen, Little Brown, Tor Teen,  and SOHO Teen for this past few weeks's goodies!


Here are just a few of the books I recently added to my shelves:


I am so excited about a few surprises that arrived in the mail this past week. A lovely Valentine's package from my one my dearest friends, who completely spoiled me. Aside from the treats, she gifted me with an amazing necklace that features fantoms like: The Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, Divergent, Percy Jackson and the Hunger Games. You can see the necklace in the top right corner. She also got me Will's necklace!!! 

Scholastic sent a lovely Hi, Koo! package with a framed, and signed lithograph! Koo is one of our favorite children's series. 

Featured in an above picture is a book I've been so excited to read, The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain, which came with a sweet card, and a necklace. 

Thank you to Sophie, Scholastic & Bree for the wonderful gifts. 

Author Signings: 

Over the past couple of weeks there have been some seriously awesome book signings I've been able to attend at both Book People & The Book Spot.

Ransom Riggs was in town for his recent release, Hollow City. I of course had to have him include something Warnerish in my book, which he did. NO Warner is not in his book. 

Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows were in town for their newest releases, Infinite & Evertrude!
A few of us fellow Austin book bloggers, and local YA author Sheri Thomas got together to support them, and then we all headed over to Chuy's after wards to eat & talk books. 

I love this middle grade series! I finally got to meet the fabulous writing team of Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis when they were in town a couple weeks back at Book People.  

This past week the fabulous Marissa Meyer was in town at Book People to celebrate the release of Cress. She is such an amazing person, and author. I love visiting with her and her husband, who have now been to Austin for her last couple book releases. Her signings are like a huge party, and this one was complete with a photo booth. 

 Our group with Marissa having fun taking pictures and then myself and Marissa.

This lovely picture features the SIGNED copy of CRESS you can enter to win via my Mundie Moms 5th Birthday Bash, and the Cress comb & a signed poster will be giving away soon! You can read my live tweets from the signing via the #SAVECRESS hashtag on Twitter.

 **Please note that both of these book stores have signed stock and they do ship internationally**

I've already raved about this movie here via my #Jane'sNightIn post from two weeks ago, but I have to throw another shout out to this movie! I picked it up this week, and have already watched, and plan on watching it again this weekend. It is down right HILARIOUS!! I highly recommend picking up it. 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week everyone and HAPPY READING!

Weekly Round Up: Mundie Moms 5th Birthday Bash & A Whole Lot More

Happy Sunday! I don't know where this week has gone, nor this month. February has flown by. Aside from enjoying watching the Olympics every day for the past two weeks, there's been some exciting things happening on the Mundie Moms blogs through this month. Check out the latest book news, book reviews, cover reveals, these exciting GIVEAWAYS we've had going on here on Mundie Moms, Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures & Mundie Kids!

Mundie Moms turned 5 on 2/14 and I can't have a birthday bash without having a HUGE giveaway! Check out the 6 different giveaways going on HERE.

There's only 5 days left to enter to win my Valentine's Day giveaway! Check out what Harper Teen goodies you can win HERE
  • There's 1 day left to enter to win my THE WINNER'S CURSE blog tour giveaway! Enter to win HERE
  • Enter to win the FORBIDDEN cover reveal giveaway HERE
  • Enter to win The Shadow Prince cover reveal giveaway HERE
Book Reviews

Looking for some YA books to pick up? Check out some of our latest YA reviews
Blog Tours / Book Spotlights

Cassie Clare News
Cover Reveals
Weekly Features

Check out some of the recent features on Mundie Kids 

(our New Adult / Adult book review site intended for readers 18 yrs & older)

Looking for some New Adult / Adult reads to add to your stacks? Check out some of the recent reviews and features over on the Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures blog.
Thank you for visiting Mundie Moms! Have a great week!