Monday, March 28, 2011

In Which I Get An Exciting Package In The Mail

So, the other night, Twin comes home from work and gets the mail (which she typically does).
She comes inside with her arms full of packages. One of them was for her, but two of them were for me.

Now, one, I was expecting. I won a Divergent arc from the lovely Rachel Alpine.
BUT, the other package... the other package was a mystery. I wasn't expecting anything else. So, needless to say, I was super excited, because who doesn't like mystery packages sent through the mail?

I scoured the return address, hoping to get a clue.
Simon and Schuster. What? That made it even more mysterious than before! What would Simon and Schuster be sending me?

So I tore into it. And what I found inside was shocking, completely unexpected, and beautiful...







BAM! I couldn't believe that S&S sent me an arc of Elana's book Possession! I was immediately elated. But then, I got to worrying, afraid I had promised to do something with it and forgotten. So I emailed the lovely author herself. She reminded me that way back in October, she had a list where you could enter your name if you were interested in an arc. She then took that list and sent it to her publisher and they decided who to send arcs to. I guess I was just one of the lucky people!

I'm reading it as we speak, so once I'm done I'm sure I'll have a lot of wonderful, glowing things to say about it, so there will definitely be blog post in the near future. Man, I can only hope that Simon & Shuster decides to send me even more arcs in the future!

19 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Huzzah! You lucky dog!

Christine Danek said...

I got one too. So excited!! I'm reading it as I type. Okay, not really, but I stopped reading the other book I was reading to read this. That totally didn't make sense.

Lindsay said...

Ooh, congrats. I can't wait to read this book. Enjoy :)

Anne said...

i'm excited to read it after you're done

Hannah Kincade said...

Don't you love it?! I loved it.

That's so strange that we BOTH got to read it before it came out! Strange and awesome.

We'll talk more later.

Anne Gallagher said...

Wow, that's fun! Last October? Good thing you weren't holding your breath.

Left you something on my blog.

Jaydee Morgan said...

What a great surprise! I'm looking forward to reading this one as well. Enjoy!

yokohamamama said...

Oooohh--free book....lucky! (what's an arc?)

Summer Frey said...

Fun surprise! I won a contest that I'd totally forgotten about and got a package in the mail too! I like these surprises.

Lola Sharp said...

SCORE!!!

:)

Teebore said...

I was super excited, because who doesn't like mystery packages sent through the mail

Government officials?

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Thanks everyone!

Yokohama - an ARC is an advanced reader copy - it comes out before the actual book does

Teebore - touche

Hannah - i'm only a few chapters in so far

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm on page 150, and loving it!

Shirley Wells said...

How exciting. Lucky you!

And I really love that cover.

Talli Roland said...

Woooo! Fantastic! I'm sure you'll love it - how could you not?

Colene Murphy said...

Two AMAZING looking books!! Congrats you lucky lady!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, how fun! I hope you really enjoy it!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Wow! Totally jealous now :) Congrats to you!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

You, FTW!

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