Saturday, December 26, 2009

In My Mailbox (15)

In my mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren!

I hope everybody got some awesome things this week! I know I did, and I'm not even done! I'm heading over to my grandpa's to open the rest of my presents tomorrow, so the fun isn't over for me just yet! :)

Book-wise, it wasn't a spectacular week. But on the other hand .. it kind of was. I only received one book, but I got something else that totally made up for it.
  • A new bookcase! It's the two-shelved wooden one that's half hidden by my bed. The white one was something that had random notebooks & junk stacked & stacked. When I tried to squeeze the new one in, I just ended up cleaning out the white one. So I basically gained two bookcases out of it. Score! I'm not done adding my books to it, but I think it's looking good so far.

Other book goodies:
  • Ice by Sarah Beth Durst.
  • Beautiful Creatures audio-book, sticker, dogtag necklace & bracelets. (Won from CD cover contest.)
That's about it when it comes to book. But I also got a lot of other great things & I thought I'd post to share my excitement about a few of them!

  • A snuggie! Or in this case, a cozy! I think just about everybody got one of these this year, but I LOVE mine. The skeleton thing is totally creepy, but very cool at the same time!
  • New Moon vintage treasure case. I don't really need these things, but it was New Moon and my Mom thinks I want every little piece of merchandise. I won't complain though. I'm thinking about dubbing it 'The Swag Box' to keep all of my bookmarks, stickers, etc.
And my personal favorite gift of this year:


  • LG Neon with 2 year AT&T contract! I was with my Mom when she went to the store & I personally picked this out. It's small, simple (too many gadgets & apps actually annoy me) and it's so cute! And do you know how much more I feel like a normal human being now? I had a phone a last summer but had to get it turned off. That's way too long to go without a phone, but I managed it. I don't think I've put this thing down since I got it!
That's it for this week. I plan on splurging at Book Depo with some Christmas cash, so hopefully next week is much better book-wise for me. Can't wait to see what everyone else got! :)

28 comments:

  1. First, half-a-year without a cellphone?! That's crazy, girl. But I'm glad you got a cute one. And, woo, go book splurges! I've been wanting to read Ice for a while, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Enjoy, and happy holidays! :)

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  2. Fun stuff! Hope you enjoy it all! By the way, that Snuggie is awesome! :)

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  3. That's exciting. I didn't get much bookwise either. I want another bookshelf but I have no room for it. Enjoy!!

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  4. I dont think it is possibly to be any more jealous of your bookcases. I am in desperate need of one and dont know where to get it, and yours look so nice!!!Oh and no phone since summer, such a trooper!!! I hear Ice is really really good, hope you enjoy it!!!

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  5. I'm going on a book splurge now on Barnes and Noble's website. About to order 13 books online with the gift cards I got.

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  6. Oh man. I swear 1/3 people I know got a snuggie for Christmas! Yours looks pretty cool.

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  7. Yay for a new bookcase! :) Merry Christmas!

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  8. Congrats on winning the CD cover contest. You totally deserve the credit for your designs.

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  9. Awesome stuff! I love the Cozy! lol I really need a new bookcase too! Enjoy all your goodies!

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  10. Ice is fantastic! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  11. I love that New Moon box thingy! I got a Twilight blanket this year with Edward's picture. I love it! :D
    And your new phone! So gorgeous!

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  12. I just ordered Beautiful Creatures; I've heard it's good, so I hope you enjoy it! I really need a new bookcase because mine is totally overflowing. Nice phone, I got a new one too, woooo!

    Merry belated Christmas!

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  13. I really want to read Ice!! Great bookcase :)

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  14. You got a great bunch of book related stuff this year! I have been meaning to read Ice. I'll look forward to what you have to say about it. Happy reading and filling up the new bookshelf!

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  15. WOW what a great week - LOVE the book case! I think I might need another one of those and I LOVE how tall it is, but narrow! :)

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  16. The book case is great! I need a new one!
    I want to read both Ice and Beautiful creatures!
    The phone looks great! I want a new one too!
    Happy Reading!!

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  17. I have been reading great things about Ice and Beautiful Creatures. Enjoy!

    Mine is here

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  18. Gotta love a new bookshelf!! I got Beautiful Creatures this week and am reading it now and LOVE it!! Congrats on the CD thing! That's awesome!

    Happy reading!!

    xoxo
    jennie

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  19. oh how awesome!!! what a great week book and other goodie wise! love the cozy, i should get that for my sister! hope you enjoy it all! happy reading!

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  20. You got some great stuff for Christmas! Love it! That cozy is too funny!

    Here's what I got: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-haul-christmas-edition.html

    Have a great New Year!

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  21. Oooh.

    I love the cover of Ice!
    I haven't read Beautiful Creatures yet, though it's on my list!

    Enjoy your books! Happy New Year!

    ~Shayla

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  22. Love the swag with Beautiful Creatures - I still need to get that book!

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  23. I love your new bookcase and Twilight stuff! And the BC swag is very cool!

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  24. Looks like you had an awesome Christmas. I would love a skeleton version of a snuggie! Going without a phone these days is practically impossible, but that new one looks amazing.

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  25. lol, swag box! That's a good idea ;)

    I didn't get many books this Christmas either but still, you've got a lot of great non-book-related stuff! (I want that bookcase....mine is old and rickety. I don't even know why it's still standing, hah!)

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  26. Ahh your sooo lucky to have one the Beautiful Creature stuff. It looks so cool :) Congrats.

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