imm (10)

In My Mailbox (imm) is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, also known as The Fabulous Kristi (that’s how I know her, anyway).

This post is about a month overdue, and contains a gaggle of bookish Christmas and birthday gifts! Needless to say, I think I’m pretty set for 2012 on literature.

This first group of books were all Christmas and birthday gifts! Two of these books were featured here on the blog, Where Things Come Back and Between Two Ends. (Not pictured: Legend by Marie Lu)

I loved how S&S kept the detailing from an alternate cover for Where Things Come Back’s interior title page:

The Between Two Ends‘ cover wins out of all the books pictured in this post, though:

And after disrobing its jacket:

Shatter Me was quite the looker, too:

And because of gift cards and recommendations from book bloggers, this second group of books was purchased! (Not pictured: One Con Glory by Sarah Kuhn)

This final group of books I’m calling my Mel Stack. My lovely friend and book blogger Melanie sent these to me out of the kindness of her heart. (Sap much? Oh yes.) It’s a great feeling knowing that she’s sent me these books based on what she thinks I would like/connect with. She’s awesome like that.

I was so excited to get this for Christmas I think I squealed a little when I unwrapped the box and discovered what it was. Like, a 12-year-old girl squeal and everything. Obviously I talk about art here on the blog, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever expressed my zeal for Pixar. Well, now you know. Y’all, I could watch some Pixar BTS for days. Some out of my own curiosity and love for Pixar, others out of babysitting my nephew when he was a wee one. Toy Story and I? We go waaaay back. (As an 11-year-old, my nephew now thinks Pixar “is for babies,” and upon discovering this my heart basically shattered into a million pieces.)

This book is about the colorscripts of Pixar/Disney. And this isn’t just about some pretty art and glossy pages. There are only 8 pages dedicated to breaking down what colorscripts are, and every single paragraph is worth the read. Amidi brings you from a shallowly curious state to chest-deep in wonder in less than an hour. And poring over those 300-odd pages can’t be fully understood prior to reading those pages. Trust me.

Ever since I saw author Adrienne Kress tweet about getting a box of Penguin postcards in the mail, I knew I was in love and it was imperative to have them in my grabby hands.

I can’t even begin to express how happy these postcards make me. The stock is solid, the covers are awesome, and more of ’em need to be released into the wild. Because these postcards fit in with one of my resolutions to write more, I’d love to send you one. So shoot me an email if you’re interested, and it’ll be on its way soon.

Last but not least, I have a new way to enjoy movies, creating music, art, playing games, and now — reading digitally on a screen that’s actually larger than the size of my phone. Twitter friend Jennifer also introduced me to Morning Glories, which is my current comics obsession. (Bless you, comiXology app.)

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34 thoughts on “imm (10)

  1. Those are some mighty fine books you got. And yay, A MONSTER CALLS! =D
    And those postcards are pretty too. 🙂 I want to look for pretty things to send this year, too, because sending those cards last Christmas was so fun. 😀

    • You’ll definitely be getting a postcard in the mail. Yeah I’m going to have a box of tissues next to me when I read A Monster Calls, for sure.

  2. YAY for Stupid Fast!

    And those postcards are the coolest. COOLEST.

    Also, I’m ready for your heart to fall out of your chest for A Monster Calls. In the BEST WAY POSSIBLE, naturally.

  3. I *need* that Pixar book. =) I’m obsessed with Pixar! Have you ever seen “The Pixar Story,” a documentary about the company that, for some crazy reason, is only available on Netflix streaming? It hasn’t been released on DVD, but it is amazing and made me fall in love with Pixar even more.

    And those Penguin postcards are pretty awesome!

    • No, I haven’t seen The Pixar Story, although I’ve seen the Disney doc. I’d seen it on Netflix streaming, definitely going to give it a watch soon!

      And yes, you do need the book!

  4. Um, so I don’t even know where to start. Your post is FULL of awesome! All the books and Penguin postcards and AGH – I’d say you have had a pretty fabulous Christmas and birthday hun 🙂

  5. First of all, I could not figure out how to comment on the iPad version of your site. Had to go to the standard version. Anyway, I really want Where Things come Back. And I just read Want to go Private and it was great. I love my iPad….have fun!

    • Thanks for the heads up Annette, I’ve since removed the ribbon which was making the iPad-friendly version not so comment-friendly. =)

      I’m a bit nervous about WtgP, Mel tells me I’ll be really uncomfortable, but that it’s a great read.

  6. LOVED receiving one of those Penguin postcards – thank you so much. Totally made my day! It also gave me a resolution for 2012: Get Penguin to make it 101 book cover postcards with the surreptitious addition of FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB 🙂

    (I think I may fall short on my resolutions again this year . . .)

      • You guys I love, love LOVE Stardust! And the movie! Also, I’m so super stoked for you to read I’ll Be There. I am constantly blabbing about that book because it is SO good. One of my favs from last year. And you just reminded me that I need to read A Monster Calls. Patrick Ness= awesome!

  7. I loved Where Things Come Back. Hope you do too. Shatter Me is amazing. Get ready for the awesomeness that is Adam. Catching Jordan was really good too.
    I think I’m in love with the Pixar book! It looks amazing.
    Great mailbox. Happy reading!

  8. Wow, you had a fantastic book week!!!
    – Those postcards are fantastic! Want!
    – A Monster Calls is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I think you have to be in the right mindset to read a book like that.
    – Catching Jordan was so much fun to read. I hope you love it 🙂
    – Saving June is also amazing
    – I keep hearing about Where Things Come Back but still haven’t decided whether to read it.

    Great mail week. Enjoy your reading 🙂

    Steph

  9. Amazing haul! I’m in awe of the Between Two Ends cover, it is magical. I very much want to read Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me, and I sincerely hope having The Book Thief in your pile indicates that I am not the last person out there who has yet to read it!

    • You’re definitely not the last one to read it, Heidi. I’m ashamed I haven’t read it yet, but glad it’s finally in my arsenal. =)

  10. Great books! I have some of those as well (SHATTER ME; A MONSTER CALLS). I really want that Pixar book and Catching Jordan!

  11. I might have to bribe you to send me a postcard because those are hella pretty.

    I am jealous of that Pixar book. I’ve been wanting it and others like it forever. I have the Pixar biography to read; I’m a huge Disney and Pixar fan.

  12. WOW, I love every thing you have here. You have a way of even taking pictures of your books that make them look so beautiful. 😉

    LAST NIGHT, actually, I fangirled over the way they carried the art into the title page of Where Things Come Back (I just recently got my copy!). Like, I had to show my husband and he was all, yay. (notice the lowercase lettering. some dudes just don’t get squeally, ya know?)

    Awesome postcards. I haven’t seen those but they look cool. And what exactly is the comic thing? Explain please.

  13. You’re in for a real treat with those books! The Book Thief is one of my favorite books ever! And you must read I’ll Be There SOON!! It’s that good!

  14. I cannot believe you haven’t read The Book Thief yet. You’ll love it. It’s one of my all-time favourites.

    Have you heard that Where Things Come Back won the Printz?! I totally have to read it now.

  15. So many excellent books in your stash! I hope you love A Monster Calls and Saving June, both are included in my list of 2011 favorites. 🙂 Also, those postcards look great! Can I please have one? 😛 And let me know when you receive the most recent postcard that I sent. I ordered the Postcards from Puffin set from the Book Depository but I have no idea when it will arrive.

    • Re: Stardust — it’s so rare that someone likes a movie better than the book!

      The Penguin postcards can be purchased here online.

      Re: The Book Thief — definitely looking forward to reading it. And I do like that cover as well! Thanks for stopping by ze blog, Ruby!

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