Sunday, 12 February 2012

In my Mailbox #18

This week's post is going to be a fairly large one. It was my birthday earlier in the week, and as I received a couple of book vouchers and some money, I went into Birmingham on Friday and spent some of it. That is the reason for most of my books this week, but I was also bought a couple as presents.

Physical books

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: The observant among you will know that I've already read this one. However, I have the rest of the trilogy in paperback, so I couldn't have them on my shelf without making the trilogy complete. Plus, it's one of my keepers, and having it on my eReader was not enough.

Fated by Sarah Alderson: I won Hunting Lila from a book blog giveaway a while ago, and it sounds really good. I saw a friend of mine give this a really positive review, so I had to get it with part of my book vouchers.

Wake by Robert J. Sawyer: I'd never heard of this one before, but I really enjoyed the FlashForward series on TV, which was adapted from the novel by this author. But as I already know the story to that one, I thought I'd try something different. This sounds really good!

Dark Heart Forever by Lee Monroe: This is just one I noticed at work a little while ago, and just decided to pick it up while I was out shopping. I'm hoping it will be a fairly good read - though I'm not expecting it to be anything amazing, in all honesty.

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning: This is the second in the series, and as I already have the first one, I thought I'd pick it up (especially as it was marked half price!).

Legend by Marie Lu: I've been interested in this one for a while, but it hadn't been released in the UK yet. I could have got it off the internet a while ago, but I knew this cover would be coming out and it would be a lot cheaper, so I've been patient and waited. Having read the first few pages earlier, to see what it's like, I'm really looking forward to it!

Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke: This one was one of my other wishlist books that I picked up on my shopping trip. It sounds quite unique, so I'm looking forward to it. I just hope that as a YA book, it's not too young.

Witch Child by Celia Rees: I used to read Celia Rees books when I was younger, and this is one of those that I've read before. I don't really remember much about it though, so I've bought another copy to re-read.

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard: I'd seen this one advertised as a new TV series adaptation, so I thought I'd check out the novel first. Don't know if I'll end up watching the TV series though - probably not. I don't tend to watch too much TV any more.

Night School by C. J. Daugherty: This was just another one from my wishlist. It's one I've seen on other book blogs before now, so I thought I'd see what the fuss is about.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick: I actually have this one my eReader, but I found a cheap copy and thought it'd look good on my shelves. Sad, I know, but it does look good!

Wither by Lauren DeStefano: See above :P

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater: I've got loads of Maggie's books, but so far, I've not actually read any. I keep saying I'm going to and that I'm looking forward to them, but I've not picked one up yet. I'm hoping they live up to expectations. I only bought this one because I found it for £1.50, and I'm a bargain hunter.

Blood Brothers by Amy Rickman: This one was intended as a funny present from my boyfriend because of my (perhaps unhealthy) obsession with Ian Somerhalder. What he doesn't know is that I will probably really enjoy reading it (and looking at it).

The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth (The Inky Fool): My Dad chose this one for my birthday. I'd actually considered buying it before, but had decided to wait for the cheaper paperback. I'm an English University student, and have a real passion for words, so a book about the origins of some words and the connections between them is great! It's a very funny read so far.

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation compiled by Maria Leach: This is a collection of Oscar Wilde quotes that my little brother bought me for my birthday. I love all things Oscar, so this was the perfect gift. The title itself, I have since found out, is from Lady Windermere's Fan, and I can proudly say that I know this because I read the play, and didn't find out from this quote book. *nerd*


The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric
I have been undecided about whether or not I want this one for a while, but it was on the Kindle Daily Deal for 99p the other day, so I thought, for that price, I could download and try it.

This is my only eBook this week.

What did you get in your mailbox this week? Let me know in the comments :)


Angie said...

Great mailbox! A bunch of these are on my to-read. I'm curious about Night School too, since I've seen it pop up on a lot of blogs.

Happy Reading! :)

IMM @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

kimba88 said...

Lovely haul....I have read or want to read many of these :)

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

wow...that is a lot of books! And Yes...Hunger Games is definitely a keeper!!

Here's My IMM this week!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Miri said...

I just read Legend a few days ago. It's really awesome, you can very much look forward to it!

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Hush Hush is a definite must have for the shelf! LOLing on the Ian book! I haven't heard of Ballad, and I have enjoyed most of Maggie's books so far - off to look that one up, thanks!
Enjoy your books :)

Book Prowl said...

Wow, lots of great looking books there! I love receiving book vouchers. I hope you enjoy reading them :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It never ceases to surprise how many books you receive, however this week was special I hear. Happy Birthday.

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