Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

In My Mailbox - XVII

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The Borrowed

Aishiteruze Baby vol. 4 by Yoko Maki
Shaman King vol. 13-14 by Hiroyuki Takei
Tactics vol. 7 by Sakura Kinoshita and Kazuko Higashiyama
How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

The Bought


The Received

Tarragon Island by Nikki Tate
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Pixie by Mathieu Mariolle and Aurore
Sucks To Be Me T-shirt

First, I want to thank Anna from TangognaT for Pixie! Also Kimberly Pauley for sending me the cute t-shirt (couldn't find my parents' camera which had a timer so had to attempt image at arm's length) and bookplate!

Again I have borrowed a bunch of books but with no time to read them (I have yet to start last week's batch). But I am eager for How To Ditch Your Fairy because it looks like a fun read!

Please check out Stephanie Kuehnert's blog on helping her cousin's charity. Tipping Point is an amazing organization that provides unprivileged youth with low-cost but high-quality tutoring. I think that everyone should help out by voting for Tipping Point so they can win a grant from Match Rugby and Teach for America. And you could win Stephanie's latest novel, Ballad of Suburbia.

Lastly, I want to thank Susan from Black-Eyed Susan and Diane from The Book Resort for the lovely Splash Awards! Hopefully I will do my part in nomination soon but now, I have to start finishing up my reviews!

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Ravenous Reader said...

Ohhh a good week. How to Ditch your Fairy and The Luxe are books in my never ending TBR pile. I need to get cracka lackin'

Diana Dang said...

Haha, I just hope I don't dislike The Luxe. Heard it's like Gossip Girl set in 1899.

wdebo said...

I really want to read "How to Ditch Your Fairy..."

And I really loved the Luxe, I heard that too, and I realli don't like books like that, but the Luxe was REALLY good, I hope you like it!!

Wdebo :)

Diana Dang said...

So far, The Luxe is good though I have a tiny dislike for it. Tiny tho. xD

susan said...

Diana, you rock and glad you're happy about the award. Cute pic.

Come by for Little Lov'n Monday for a chance to win a free book.

The Story Siren said...

ha! I love the shirt!

nice book stash too!

deltay said...

Good haul this week! How to Ditch your Fairy, awesome. & The Luze, although i also heard how it's basically like Gossip Girl in the 1899. Ish.

Sweet! T-shirt, nice.

The Book Resort said...

Thank you, Diana : ). How to Ditch your Fairy sounds soo good.

Diana Dang said...

@Susan: Haha, thank you x) I sure will drop by!

@Story Siren: Thanks!

@Deltay: It does give an impression of Gossip Girl in a way! And thanks!

@Book Resort: You're welcome =)

cindy said...

love the tshirt (cam?) shot! =D

Diana Dang said...

Haha, thank you Cindy!

Hm, maybe I should've taken a full one. Now I feel bad that people only see part of my face!