In My Mailbox (16) + My First Vlog!

In My Mailbox, started by Kristi from The Story Siren is an awesome weekly meme to post what books we’ve received this week; whether it was sent for review by a publisher, purchased at a book store, borrowed from the library, or won from a giveaway.

Okay, I know every week I say something like, “What a fab week!” but this week I seriously mean, “What a fab week!” I’ve been waiting for a really awesome week of books to do my first IMM vlog and this week is just right. First of all, I’m really excited about the books I share in the video below, but I also have a pretty good variety of books sent for review, that I’ve purchased and from the library.

Sooo, apparently my brother filmed the video the wrong way on his iPod Touch, so I apologize for the random way the video is centered. Excuse my many “ums” in the video; I was really nervous for some reason! I’m sure I’ll get better at vlogging as I continue to do more. Enjoy!

Purchased from bookstore:

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

For review:

The Darlings Are Forever by Melissa Kantor (Thank you Deborah from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Hyperion Books for Children!)

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker (Thank you Lisa and Laura, as well as Paul from Sourcebooks Fire!)

From the library:

If You Lived Here You’d Be Home Now by Claire LaZebnik

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

And don’t forget to enter my OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal giveaway!

What’s in your mailbox today?


41 thoughts on “In My Mailbox (16) + My First Vlog!”

  1. Anna and the French Kiss is the cutest book ever! It’s amazing, and I doubt you’ll be disappointed. 🙂 The Liar Society sounds really interesting as well. Hope you enjoy your books, and great vlog!

  2. Great mailbox! I absolutely loved Anna, one of those books that you can go back to and enjoy again and again! I so so so envious that you got The Liar Society! you lucky thing! Enjoy, relax and read 😉


  3. Awesome vlog! It’s always cool to see/hear book bloggers in the flesh. Your received some amazing books this week for sure and I hope you really enjoy them! 🙂

  4. Great vlog! At least you’re brave enough to make one, I don’t thin I’ll ever be able to. I loved Anna and the French Kiss, one of my favorite books. I really want to read The Liars Society and I’m suppose to be getting The Lover’s Dictionary in the mail sometime next week. Can’t wait! Enjoy your books! =)

    1. @cynthial11, Whaaaat?! You totally should! It was actually a lot of fun. I had to start over like 4 times because I was giggling so hard, but once I got into it, it was awesome!

  5. GREAT vlog, congrats!! Plus your books are awesome! Sooo jealous that you got the Liar Society and The Lover’s Dictionary–I’m on hold for that one at the library but we haven’t gotten it from our vendor yet. Grr…I AM #1 on the holds list, though LOL I got The Darlings last week from Disney and thought it was a really sweet story; hope you like it!

    Have a great week!

    1. @Bookalicious Ramblings, I definitely will do more in the future! I’d love to try to do a book review as a vlog or maybe a discussion post. I often just wonder how many people will watch all the way through though!

  6. Omg cute vlog!

    I’m dyingggggg to read The Liar Society! I’ve read Lisa and Laura’s blog from day one of my blog, and I’ve been waiting for it to come out! Can’t wait for your review 🙂

  7. Jessica!
    Gosh, you look so composed and professional in your video! nothing compared to me and my shaking hands :)haha! i havent heard much about The Liar Society, but from the link description, it sounds very interesting! its something i’d read :)haha! thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my blog! your the best!


  8. Congrats on your first vlog (and I barely noticed any “um”-ing, so well done!)

    They all look like great reads. I read Claire LaZebnik’s first book but haven’t read anything since, so will definitely be checking that one out.

    1. @Paula, Haha YAY! I’m glad you didn’t notice.

      I’m not sure I read LaZebnik’s first book- the ones I read and loved were THE SMART ONE AND THE PRETTY ONE and KNITTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

  9. YAY for your first IMM vlog – you did a fantastic job! You also did have a fab book week, enjoy all of your books 🙂

  10. Hi Jessica!
    Love the vlog!! awesome books this week. i really think you’re going to love anna and the french kiss. it’s so ridiculously romantic and lovely and AWESOME! Enjoy your books and i’m looking forward to hearing what you think of them. 🙂


  11. What a great IMM this week! I loved the vlog. You did such a great job. I know what you mean about Anna and the French Kiss – everyone is raving about it, it makes me want to read it too. I hope that you like The Lover’s Dictionary. I got it a few weeks ago, read it and loved it. I’m still writing the review, hoping to do it justice. I want to be able to say more than I love it, I love it. Hopefully it will open up the word of David Levithan to you. I just love his books. I am a huge fan.

    I don’t have an IMM this week, the ban is still on, but I’m sure I will have a great one in February. haha

  12. Enjoy all your new reads – I really loved Anna and the French Kiss & The Lover’s Dictionary. Great job with your first vlog!

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