Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In My Mailbox (23)

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Why hello, blogosphere! I've missed you so. Big apologies for my absence. For me, 2010 began as a total lemon. I've had three awful things happen. As bad things come in three, the rest of the year is sure to be much better. I know it will be super awesome if Lharmell sells, so what do you reckon, universe? Wanna throw me a bone? Feedback from submissions are progressing painfully slowly, with good and bad news dribbling through via Ginger every week or so. I should have my nose in a new project but I must admit to being so distracted the last week and a half I've hardly even read a page, let alone written one. (The distraction is of the most pleasant variety: Latin, and totally gorgeous. Right at this minute he's reading my book. Really, there's nothing sexier!)

Here's what I've gotten recently.

For review:

Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card, the new edition from Walker books. I adored Ender's Game. Can't wait to see what the sequel is like.


Need by Carrie Jones. Thanks so much Becky of The Bookette for sending me this one! I'll be sending you something spiffy in return.

So tell me, what have I missed? What scandals have rocked our little corner of the interwebs? What hot new book has everyone WoWed that I have no idea about? Tell me all! And I'll be dropping by your blogs very, very soon.



  1. Can't believe I still haven't read Ender's Game!

  2. Need is fun, enjoy!

    I'm currently excited about Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, out in the US on the 9th March.

    Also I see you're listening to Finnikin of the Rock, do you like it? I'm about 2/3 of the way through and think it's amazing! I can't believe I haven't seen it everywhere1

  3. I was starting to worry about you when I realized this weekend it had been a long time since I had seen a post! I look forward to seeing your posts in my google reader!

    I hope you work things out soon. I've had a pretty rough February myself. Gotta keep things balanced on both sides of the world, right?

  4. Need is a cute book. I'm actually reading its sequel right now! :D

    I'm waiting on 13 to Life by Shannon Delany-it looks so good! And oooh, those are the distractions I like best! I welcome those. xD

  5. Okay, Lenore, we're both behind the game, because I haven't read it either, and I have had people push it HARDCORE on me. I'm sure I'd like it, but it can't seem to work its way up from the bottom of the pile...
    I just got Need, too. I'm ambivalent about reading it. Guess we'll see...

  6. I also really liked Ender's Game when I read it. Probably one of my three favorite sci-fi novels, though I'm not so well read in that genre. I read a haunted house novel of Card's a while back that was pretty good too, called The Homebody.

  7. LENORE! That's all I have to say :)

    Alexa, it's SO amazing. I'm loving it.

    Cat--*hugs* I hope things are looking up.

    pp--Books are so the best distractions!

    Thanks Misty!!

    Rabid fox--Ooh, Card writes ghost stories? I must look it up.

  8. I've been wanting to read Need - you'll have to let us know how you like it. Welcome back. :-)

  9. SHE'S ALIVE!! I was gettin' worried there.

    Weeell, you missed me make reference to you in my 8 favorite bloggers post...

  10. Yay! It's so good to see a Rhiannon post. :D

    I'll definitely be interested to hear what you think of Need. It seems to have a forcefield around it for me: I keep reading awesome reviews, but for some reason it's not making it into my TBR.

  11. Hope it sells very soon. Sending you positive thoughts.
    It's old news, but I just finished GRACELING and loved loved loved it.

  12. Wow, Rhiannon Hart, I hope the three things you've been through are things you can put behind you right away. And, I'm oh, so interested in the Latin element. Umm hmmm. Glad you are back.

  13. Yes a bit worried here too... good to see you back. :)

  14. Welcome back! It was great to see a post pop up in my Google reader :)

    The hubby read Ender's Game and loved it but then as he got further on in the series he stopped reading because of the direction and tone it took. I don't think it's a book I'll be picking up anytime soon though.

    And hello again!

  15. It's good to have you back! I hope the rest of the year will be filled with awesomeness - and mainly that you'll find Lharmell a spot in the publishing world!
    I haven't read the Ender's Game, I'll have to look what it's about.