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, June 28, 2009

In My Mailbox - XXX

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The Borrowed


Bleach vol. 25 by Tite Kubo
Dragon Drive vol. 11 by Ken-ichi Sakura
Gaba Kawa by Rie Takada
Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time vol. 3 by Tohko Mizuno
Poison Ink by Christopher Golden

The Bought


Killing Britney by Sean Olin
The Devouring by Simon Holt
Wake by Lisa McCann
Ouran High School Host Club vol. 12 by Bisco Hatori

The Received

10th Anniversary Harry Potter Pin
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Petals of the Wind by V.C. Andrews
If There Be Thorns by V.C. Andrews
Seeds of Yesterday by V.C. Andrews
Garden of Shadows by V.C. Andrews
My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews


It's been awhile since I bought anything, huh? There is a sale going on at Indigo/Chapters/Coles to buy three get fourth free until July 1st. I couldn't resist and had to use my gift cards. And that I did. Surprisingly, I chose the books faster than I expected. I think I piled up at least 30 YA novels before choosing. I knew I was going to get Ouran no doubt, so the three novels were based on interest and reviews. (I've never seen Killing Britney before and I was most intrigued by the summary to get it). Choosing books nowadays is much easier because I have access to many different review blogs. They help me a lot and I land on some pretty good reads.

And the Harry Potter pin is a glimpse on what you could win for a future contest! Which will be held this week! So stay tune folks!

Edit: Look! I finally made a wishlist! (Left, left!) There is much more I want but my brain is a little frazzled right now. I hope some of them come true! ♥

Edit 2: Oh my gosh! I totally forgot that I received the Dollanganger series from Taren of The Chick Manifesto! I just attached the set I received above! Thanks Taren!

Contest Alert: My contest for David Inside Out is gonna come to a close on Tuesday! Hurry and enter here!

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15 comments:

The Story Siren said...

awesome books! and a harry potter pin! so jealous! can't wait for hp movie next month!! happy reading!

~The Book Pixie said...

Great set of books! I hope you enjoy reading them. :D

~Briana

deltay said...

Awesome haul of books this week; and wow - that Harry Potter pin looks so cool =) Happy reading!

Yan said...

Manga!

Diana Dang said...

Thanks guys!

@Yan: Yes, manga! :D I don't think I went by a week without a new manga on my hands!

The Book Girl said...

Wake is freaking amazing <3

And I am so incredibly jealous of that Harry potter pin! Very cool :-).

Happy Reading!

Fantastic Book Review said...

Great week! I still have to buy The Devouring - I guess I'll get around the time Soulstice comes out

Kristen said...

Great managa and books there! :) Enjoy.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I didn't like Wake as much as I wanted too so I hope you really enjoy it!

prophecygirl said...

Poison Ink sounds really good, and I love the cover! Chris Golden is brilliant.

Callie said...

I loved Wake! And that sale at Chapters is amazing. I got so many books from it this week. Enjoy!

Liviania said...

I like the Ouran anime much better than the manga. Not sure why as they're fairly similar.

Ravenous Reader said...

Oh so many great books this week and that HP pin, me wants. I cannot wait for HP next month.

Lizzy said...

I already finished Wake, I couldn't put it down! Awesome books this week. Happy reading!

Diana Dang said...

Thanks everyone! : D