In My Mailbox (7)

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I did pretty well this week with not going completely book crazy! My mom had given me a gift card to our bookstore thinking there was only two dollars on there, but it ended up to be twenty! How awesome is that?! So with that I bought Beth Fantaskey's book which I read two weeks ago. I loved it so much I just had to buy my own copy. Then I've read a lot of great reviews on Not That Kind of Girl saying that it's an awesome coming of age and realistic teen story.

Drumroll please....
I got Forbidden! Yes! I was completely bummed that I wouldn't have been able to get this until June in the U.S. so I ordered it from UK Amazon. It wasn't that expensive, which I was expecting the shipping to be crazy, and it got here quicker than items I order from my country! I love the England post offices!

So my question is, since I used a gift card does that count against my buying book ban?

-Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
-Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

I won this adorable prize package from the amazing Lori at Pure Imagination as part of her Spooktasktic Halloween Giveaway! As I was typing up this post my dad brought in the mail and with a big smile on his face told me I had a package. I was (okay still am) so excited! How awesome is this? I love the little goodies and the book that I can't wait to read just in time for Halloween! Thank you so much Lori!



  1. I say no, it does not count against your book ban :) Great books this week, I hope you enjoy!

  2. Hey Juju! Isn't it? :)
    Hi Tara! Thanks!
    Have a great weekend guys :)

  3. Ahh you got Forbidden already! Yay :D haha Don't forget to tell me what you think of it!
    And I really want Not That Kind of Girl & Jessica's Guide!

    Bad Girls Don't Die is great by the way, I love it.

    Hope you enjoy, Katie! :)

  4. Hi Briana!
    I definitely will let you know what I think of Forbidden! I'm starting it tomorrow. (So excited!)
    Hope your having a fun Halloween weekend :)

  5. that little halloween pile is so cute! I love it.

    also, have heard brilliant things about Forbidden! and I also want to read Siobhan Vivian's latest.

  6. I'm so happy you like your Halloween goodies! And I'm happy that you got it in time for Halloween. It wouldn't have been as much fun on Nov 1 lol.

    I want Not That Kind of Girls sooo bad and Forbidden sounds so interesting! Enjoy you new reads and Happy Halloween! :)

  7. I want to read Forbidden SO badly!

    Hope you enjoy all of your new books! Congrats on your win also. :D

  8. Hi Nomes! Isn't it? Me too I just had to get it when I saw it :)
    Hey Lori! Thank you so much! It definitely made my Halloween!
    Hello Michelle! I was so bummed that it didn't come out in the U.S. until Spring! Thank you :)

    Happy Halloween Everyone!

  9. You got a GC than what else would any one get besides books? Nice mailbox and you are right a very cute win from Lori! Enjoy your loot Katie!

    My Mailbox this week is full of my YA finds and a couple of winnings from blog contests if you want to come check it out!

    jackie >_<

  10. Forbidden looks so great, I want to read that one! And the Not that kind of girl title is very catchy!Enjoy them all:)
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    And don't forget to check out my giveaway... just click here!

  11. Bad Girls Don't Die was great! And I love Jessica's Guide as well. The other two books look cool, I'll have to check them out :D
    Awesome Mailbox!

  12. Thanks Cicely! I can't wait to start Bad Girls Don't Die and I loved Jessica's Guide too :)

  13. Forbidden looks so intense! I'll definitely be checking it out when it hits stores. And I have a copy of Bad Girls and I really need to read it! Hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great week! :)

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

  14. Congrats on the package! I loved Jessica's Guide... Hope you do too.

  15. I havent heard of any of those books you got, but they all look good! Bad Girls Don't Die looks so spooky! Happy reading, and Happy Halloween :)

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  16. I love Forbidden. Such a powerful and intense read. Happy reading :)

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  17. These all look like great books! I really loved Bad Girls Don't Die---congrats on winning it!

  18. Hi Krystal! It does, I hadn't heard of it until I won it. I'm so excited to read it!
    Hey Nic! Awesome, it looks incredible!
    Hi Becky! I'm so happy you loved Bad Girls, I'm stoked to read it! Thank you :)