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)




Modellland by Tyra Banks

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

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost



Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski

Deadline by Mira Grant (signed)

America Pacifica by Anna North

The Cypress House by Michael Koryta



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?