Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (1) -- VLOG!

I'm finally doing one! Welcome to my first In My Mailbox, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, inspired by Alea.

After some serious cyber-peer-pressure from the lovely Aly and Yahong, I decided to figure out how to make my video work and do a vlog for you guys. So yeah.. nice to meet you... enjoy? These are what I got in my mailbox these past 3 weeks.

I know it's low quality, but that was because I just don't want to spend a lot of time waiting for it to upload*. Sorry I'm impatient :( If you know a better way, please let me know!

Books Mentioned

God is in the Pancakes by Robin Epstein
Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
Tales of Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Jane Eyre by Charotte Bronte
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

For Review:
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
Jacob Wonderbar and the Comic Space Kapow by Nathan Bransford
Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess

Libraries and Young Adults:
by Lauren DeStefano

Writing Jewels:
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Harbinger:
The Lover's Dictionary
by David Levithan

Steph Su Reads:
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

So what did you get this week?? Also, what do you think of the vlog? :)

*I use Windows Movie Maker, then I "published" it as the "Low Bandwith" then upload to Youtube. Is there an easier way for a better quality video?


  1. You know I'm grinning like mad right? You should also know that I'm going to pimp this vlog like crazy on twitter! hehehe. *omg it's like a fairy series" hahahaha So funny and DUDE you got Ordinary Beauty, I featured it on DDR it looks so good! Divergent is the best Dystopian I have read to date, but I'm glad that you enjoyed it :) AWESOME VLOG AUDREY!!! I'm so glad that we succeeded in convincing you because it rocks! :D

  2. Yay!
    I love vlogs and what a great first one!
    Happy reading =)

  3. I LOOOOOOOOVE Graceling! I need to re-read it <3

  4. Ooooo I want to try God is in the Pancakes & Something Borrowed!

  5. I love your first vlog, Audrey! Hope there will be more coming.
    Love 'The Sky is Everywhere' too.

  6. yay a vlog!!! you did a great job! much better than my first time!

    Happy reading!

  7. YEAH AUDREEEEEY! I was totally grinning like Aly through the whole thing. LOVE your tuque ;)
    "I wanna eat it" LOL. Holy smack, Divergent is one fat ARC.
    YOU ROCK, AUDREY! (And you have GORGEOUS eyes!)

  8. Aly- LOL you are awesome =) Hehe, I guess I'll have to do more from now on now my first time is over and done with xD thanks *hugs*

    Books for Company - thank youu! =)

    Tynga- I KNOWWW I was just rereading it last nigh!! *le sigh* such an amazing book.

    Juju- Woot! =)

    Mardie- hehe, thank you! I knoww, such an amazing book :)

    Kristi- Hahha, thank you so much! :D

    Yahong- lol, it's all your fault! XD Aww thank you you're too nice *hugs*

  9. Wow you got a ton of really great books! Wake Unto Me looks so good - I can't wait to hear what you think of all of those :) Happy reading!

  10. Awesome vlog, Audrey! Yay for Jane Eyre, it's fantastic (although I wasn't impressed with the movie version of it that just came out...actually it had me in stitches most of the time, which considering it's a gothic story it really shouldn't have LOL). And way to represent Canada with the toque!

  11. Great vlog! Loved it.
    I am waiting impatiently for my copy of Divergent to arrive I'm not a dystopian fan but I'm hoping this one will change my mind.
    Happy reading.

  12. I love watching vlogs and now I finally put a face behind your blog. Some great books! I'll probably buy myself a copy of Divergent when it releases. Happy reading!

  13. Wow, those are some excellent titles! Lots to look forward to read.

  14. Gosh, I'm very impressed. Also, it's nice to know I'm not the only obsessive book-buyer out there. Happy reading!

  15. Fab set! I really want to read Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I loved Sky is Everywhere.
    My IMM

  16. You are so cute and cheerful! You need to always do a vlog. :) Love it.

    Lots of great wins!! Yay! I'm jealous. I am dying for Wither.

    On your little sidebar poll about Harry Potter I voted for book 3. That's a tough choice! I could easily say any of them. What really surprised me is the number of people who haven't read them. They're SO good. I just read them at the end of last year, so I guess I can't say anything. LOL

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  17. Your vlog is so fun to watch! Now I want to go get started on The Iron Fey series from how you described it! Hope you're enjoying your books.

  18. oh ~ this is just *too* cool.

    and i have never noticed that you hadn't done any IMM's before. i haven't either. (not sure why? laziness most likely, haha)

    i think you will really like god is in the pancakes. it is quieter but ultimately really awesome :)

    i also like graceling better than fire. hmm, on reflection, that is probably b/c of PO ;)

  19. Yay for peer pressure. Great Vlog.

    Oh noes, you hated Something Borrow. I just got that book. I'm definitely going to watch the movie.

    I didn't like Graceling so much. But I did swoon over Po.

    Thanks for all the recs, Audrey. Congrats on all your wins.

  20. I think I liked Fire more than Graceling, but either way I need to buy both soon! Hope you enjoy it if you haven't already read it!

  21. HOORAY FOR VLOGS!!!!!!!!! You got my inspired now! Maybe in the near future ;)
    I'm into movies too and since I would like to watch the Jane Eyre movie, I think I'll do the same and buy the book! :O
    Gahh, I won Wither too but haven't received it yet...Divergent I heard is SO SO good! THE IRON QUEEN OH MY GOSH. Ive yet to read The Iron Daughter haha.

    Anyway, enjoy all your books ;)

  22. HOORAY FOR PEER PRESSURE!! (Only after typing that did I see Justine's comment lolol.) So many awesome books :) I LOVE The Sky Is Everywhere's paperback cover. You have such a nice smile! And that tuque!!


    Seriously. I know what your room looks like. I feel like a stalker. Then again, I guess it goes both ways. ;)

    You're so cool. I'm pretty sure I've said that before, but you're just as cool now as you were then, so why not repeat it? It's awesome to see the real you. I can give my friend a face!

    Moving on...

    JEALOUS. I know jealousy is an ugly emotion, but I'm dying to read DIVERGENT! I'm sure that if you liked it, I'll love it. I get the feeling I'm a bigger fan of dystopian anyway. I'm really happy you enjoyed WITHER, too. I tend to feel guilty when you don't love books I've so zealously recommended!

    Anyway, have a great (what day is it?? Oh, yeah) Monday!


  24. Hahaha! You look so HAPPY the entire time you did your vlog. :P A lot better than my first... ;P

    I actually liked Fire a lot more than Graceling... Still, it's a great series.


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