In My Mailbox #2: Or What Is Hiding in My Giant Swag Bag

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren as a way to showcase all the books she receieved on a weekly basis.  It has since spread across the book blogging community, and I'm so excited about what I've recently received that I want to share with all of you.

 

At last year's San Diego Comic Con, I stumbled across the Simon & Schuster booth on the very last day, an hour or two before the exhibit hall closed.  I spent a lot of time talking to the guy manning the booth, Ed, and he told me about all the great books they had upcoming and gave me a couple of ARCs.  I was ecstatic to walk away from Comic Con with four free books.  This year, being more aware that there was a presence beyond comics on the exhibit hall floor, I came in prepared and was well-compensated for it.  Thankfully we got extra bags to lug all the books I got on the plane.

So here's my Comic Con Giant Swag Bag version of In My Mailbox.

From Simon & Schuster

Not only was Ed there again, he remembered me from our encounter last summer.  He hooked me up with some great looking reads.

A Darkness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans

Morpheus Road: The Light by DJ McHale

Morpheus Road: The Black by DJ McHale

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

The Taker by Alma Katsu (signed)

 

HarperCollins

 

Modellland by Tyra Banks

Thackery T. Lambshead: Cabinet of Curiosities edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

 

Hachette

Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski

Deadline by Mira Grant (signed)

America Pacifica by Anna North

The Cypress House by Michael Koryta

 

Penguin

On preview night, we walked past the Penguin booth and I almost had a fit when I saw the Crossed poster hanging off the wall.  Moments later the lovely ladies of Penguin put a stack of Crossed ARCs on the table.  I might have squeled with delight, but no one can prove it.

Crossed by Ally Condie

Legend by Marie Lu

Mal & Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever by Stephen McCranie

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (signed)

Shark Wars by EJ Altbacker

 

Books I Received Elsewhere

 

A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

Secrets of the Demon by Diana Rowland (signed)

Machine Man by Max Berry

The Artist Sisters Box of Stories by CJ Metzger

 

I also received a couple dozen comic books, mostly from DC, and a half dozen or so sampler books that I haven't yet had a chance to look through.  To see my purchases from Comic Con, check out my Pull List from Friday here.

So basically I came home from San Diego with my weight's worth of books.  I'd call that a successful trip, wouldn't you?