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Sunday, April 5, 2009

In My Mailbox- Week of March 30

Before I show off the vlog, here's some contests I want to tell you about:

1) Taren is running a contest for three of the five books in the Cutler series by VC Andrews on her blog The Chick Manifesto as part of the VC Andrews "Read the Good Trash" Movement. Click here to enter!

2) Ravenous Reader is running a contest because she got an extra ARC of Fragile Eternity (and I can't even get one, lol), so go check it out here!

And now, this week's set of books in vlog format, followed by my story about 20 Boy Summer.

OK, so my camera was on low batteries so I didn't get to finish this story, which is actually fine as I was cutting it VERY close anyway. It's also fine as I wasn't sure how to pronounce Sarah's last name. Now, I've been saying it as it looks- Ockler (the "ock" pronounced like it is in the word "dock"). However, in other vlogs, I've heard it pronounced with a long O (sorta like Oak) and this is done by people who have actually met her. So they could very well be right, but at the same time, I feel I'm right but only because I hate being wrong, lol. So Sarah, which is it?

Anyway, back to 20 Boy Summer. Sarah emailed me on Myspace like a month or so ago and asked if I wanted a review copy. Of course, I said yes because a) I want the book and b) Sarah's gonna be a Fresh New Voice of YA for the month of June (btw, just so everyone knows how geeky I am, I plan out these FNVs a long time in advance- I have up to September right now). So several weeks pass and everyone else is getting their copies of 20 Boy Summer but I have not. Eventually, Sarah emailed both myself and Kristi (The Story Siren) on Facebook wondering if we'd gotten our copies yet. And we did! I got mine the day after she emailed me (this is how it works, seriously- I will send off an email about a certain book or someone will email to see if I've recieved it, and it either shows up in the mail that day or the next day. It's FREAKY.) Kristi also got hers- YAY! So it's all good now. :)

And now, a list with links of all the books I mention in this vlog (in order)!

Freaked by J.T. Dutton
A Proper Education for Girls by Elaine DiRollo
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Discordia: The Eleventh Dimension by Dena K. Salmon
20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

See you all tomorrow with a new post about something, lol. I'm not entirely sure what I'll be posting. There may be a new picture post coming up this week!


  1. sarah is such a sweetie?! and discordia looks really cool.
    Love your vlogs btw. ur so fun to watch.

  2. Along for the Ride....*drool* Lucky you!

  3. It is pronounced like the word oak.

  4. 20 Boy Summer is AMAZING! and as always I love your vlogs. Thanks for stopping by mine!

  5. Hey B.C.! It's actually pronounced Oak. But it's spelled Ock like rock, so I've been getting called both my whole life. In fact, there's a street in the town I grew up in named after my great grandfather b/c he planted all the trees there, and even the people who live on that street pronounce it OCK. So, although your first instinct was wrong, you can console yourself with the knowledge that you're in the best of wrong company. :-)

    I'm glad you and Kristi have your ARCs now. You guys were the only ones I didn't have addresses for during the initial blitz of ARC requests, which is why you were the last to get them. :-) I'm glad you did, though, because I was getting worried I'd have 2 angry bloggers on my doorstep one of these days, demanding I release the ARCs or else! ;-)

    Thanks for the mention and I hope you enjoy the book!!


  6. Yay so glad you got Twenty Boy Summer. I just started it and it is amazing so far!

  7. Reverie- I'm excited to read Discordia, and I'm glad you like my vlogs! :)

    Bookworm- Haha, I know! I'm so excited to finally have it.

    Sharonanne- Thanks! You were the person I was referring to that was saying it differently, but had actually met Sarah so you probably knew better than I how to pronounce it, lol.

    Erika Lynn- I'm glad to hear that's it amazing! I'm so excited to read it. :) Thanks for commenting on my vlogs, and I can't wait to see more of yours.

    Sarah- I'm glad I'm not alone in my mispronounciation, lol. Also, I don't even know where you live so I don't think I'd be on your doorstep, unless Kristi dragged me along and she also had mad stalker skillz. And actually, I highly doubt we'd be angry for long if we did come find you. We'd probably end up apologizing and then wanting to hang out all day, chatting about books and eating snacks and such, lol.

  8. Cant decide if I'm more jealous of Freaked, which I want desperately, or your reply from Sarah Ockler!