book presents: Pandemonium, The Selection, and Alaska

January 6, 2012 book presents, lauren oliver, sue saliba, Wendy 23

My friend sent me a fun package today, filled with all kinds of goodies! Among the loot were ARCs of Pandemonium and The Selection which she’s loaning me, as well as an adorable book of paper toys, some paper pretties, and library pockets. How did she know I’d been wanting those old-fashioned library pockets? I have no idea, but sometimes I think she is monitoring my online activities from hundreds of miles away.

The lovely Nomes over at Inkcrush also sent along a beautiful Aussie book I’ve been lusting after, Sue Saliba’s Alaska, which is of course impossible to get here. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time, and to actually have my own copy is such an amazing treat! I also got tons of Australian candy to try out, which is super fun. My dentist is going to be really happy about that.

Speaking of book presents, did you give any this year? I gave my 14-year-old niece and nephew copies of Unearthly and Anna Dressed in Blood, and I gave my best friend (who is a 31-year-old male, btw) A Monster Calls and Liesl & Po. I hope they’ll enjoy them as much as I did!

23 Responses to “book presents: Pandemonium, The Selection, and Alaska”

  1. Taneika

    Oooh :) I’m curious as to what Aussie lollies (saying candy sounds strange to me) you got!! And did you enjoy them?!!

  2. Racquel (A Book Barbie)

    I die!! What can I do to FORCE you to read The Selection right THIS moment?! you will need to update me as soon as you get done reading it! I’m so excited for it to come out, it seems very good & I hope you think so:D Flannery is definitely a nice friend! You’re also a very good aunt! Is it a good thing no body in my family likes to read English books? I don’t have to worry about giving any away :p

    -thank you&come again.

  3. Erin

    Those are the BEST presents! Color me completely jealous. I need to find out who I need to become friends with to start getting these beautiful ARCs; waiting for Pandemonium is killing me! :) As for book presents, for the first time in my life (I just started getting back into reading a year ago), I had a ton of books on my Christmas list and gave lots of books away as well: Vampire Academy and Divergent to my brother’s girlfriend, Delirium to a good friend, Liesel and Po to the boy I tutor, Water for Elephants and The Language of Flowers to my mom, and so many others. I love giving books; I feel like I give a piece of me when I gift a book I’ve loved!
    (ps:I found your site through Goodreads… love it!)

  4. chachic

    Yay, bookish presents! Love getting those. I didn’t get any books for Christmas aside from the Book Blogger Holiday Swap package but I did give books as gifts to my friends – Filipino chick lit for my high school friends, Anna and the French Kiss to one friend and Daughter of Smoke and Bone to another. Hope they enjoy reading the books!

  5. Wendy Darling

    I know, I really am very lucky to have such good friends. :) What’s funny is that I gave my BFF books meant for a younger age group than the books I gave my niece and nephew, hee hee.

    I’m looking forward to reading everything. Thanks so much for your lovely comments!

  6. Sashana

    So I’m guessing that 2012 will have many more girls in dresses. But I’m not complaining, the cover of The Selection is beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you think :)

  7. Tina

    Aww book packages are always awesome to receive! :) I gave away a lot of books last year to my book club friends. They’re the easiest to give gifts to. :D

  8. Amelia

    I hope you like THE SELECTION! I’ll be stalking your GR for a review! (well I do that anyway, but…)

  9. Hayden

    I’m super happy for you, Wendy! I hope you enjoy them all. :) I know I’m looking forward to Pandemonium and The Selection!

  10. Natalie (Mindful Musings)

    Yay! Look at all the pretties! Also, I have to say you’re AWESOME for giving books to your friends and family. I try to as often as possibly but my family doesn’t read much and I think my friends occasionally like something other than books. Lol.

  11. elena

    Ahhh Alaska looks SO BEAUTIFUL! I want it on its cover alone. I’m interested in what you’ll say about The Selection, I hope it lives up to its hype.

    Your book presents are wonderful! It’s so funny you gave your friend those books because they are actually the next two books I’m going to read.

  12. Julianna Helms

    Ahhh, you get THE SELECTION!? Call me jealous, LOL! And of course, PANDEMONIUM, too. :P I hope you like- no wait, LOVE them! :D