Sunday, 4 March 2012

In my Mailbox #21

This week has been another well-behaved one for me, which is unusual for two weeks in a row, but there we are! Well, when I say well-behaved, I mean fairly well-behaved, obviously, otherwise this post would not exist this week!

Physical books: Bought

Timeless by Gail Carriger: When I went into Birmingham for the S J Watson event on Wednesday, there was a little time to spare before we had to go and have dinner before the event, so one of the places we went was into Waterstones, and I picked up both of these books. Timeless is the fifth (and final, I believe) book in the Parasol Protectorate series by New York Times bestselling author, Gail Carriger, who I interviewed for Pen to Paper. You can click here to read the interview.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson: I picked this one up, literally as I was just going to pay for Timeless, because I noticed that it was only £1! World Book Day finally decided that perhaps some of the World Book Day books were a little too young for some that get the vouchers, and so, at the last minute, added two teen titles to their list. I obviously don't get the vouchers any more, as I'm at University and not school, but this one looks like a fairly good read! So I grabbed it.
I'm looking forward to both of these books.

Physical books: Review
Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris: Many thanks to HarperCollins for this one - I'm really looking forward to it. I read a few pages when it arrived the other day, just to get a taster, and so far so good! I'm actually hoping to add this to the Review Copy Cleanup challenge pile for this month, but we shall see (it's not released until June).

eBooks: Review [NetGalley]

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever: This one was on offer on NetGalley as an automatic approval for a certain length of time, and I thought it sounded like a fairly good read, so I went for it. I hope it turns out to be as good as it sounds.

All These Lives by Sarah Wylie: This is from Macmillan Children's on NetGalley, who gave me auto-approval a little while ago, and when I saw this from them, I was eager to get it - not least because the protagonist and I share the same name! ;)
I've never read a book with a character called Dani before, so this should be good, haha!

So, that's it for this week. What did all of you get through your mailboxes this week? Let us know in the comments.
[Or link us to your IMM post]
Happy Reading!


Agnieszka Nashi said...

LOVE the cover of The Name of the Star! And it was so cheap, I can't believe it. :)

Happy reading!

Here's my IMM. ♥

Miri said...

Yeeeees, I heard about that The Name of the Star was so cheap for World Book Day. Well, actually Maureen Johnson tweeted about it like a madwoman:D And once again, I regret not living in Great Britain. Not fair! Hope you'll enjoy your new books :)

If you want to, feel free to check out my first IMM ever here.

SisterSpooky said...

i'm so excited to read unravelling!

Bekka said...

The Name of the Star has been sitting on my shelves since its release date, but I still haven't gotten to it! Not many people seem to be reading it, so I'm looking forward to your review!

Macmillan gave me an auto-approval, too, and it's hard to stop myself from getting every book they have available!

Ria- The Beaucoup Review. said...

Unravelling looks amazing, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the UK cover for 'The Name of the Star' ... wish I could get it here! I read the book at the library, but really want to pick up a copy after my book buying ban is over.

Happy reading! :)

Pen to Paper said...

@readinginwinter: You probably can. You could order it from The Book Depository HERE


Tara said...

I am dying to read Grave Mercy. I don't know why I haven't yet! I can't wait to see what you think - I hope you enjoy them all!

Tara @ Hobbitsies

Angie said...

I also got Grave Mercy and All These Lives this week! I hope they're both great!

IMM @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

ashelynn hetland said...

oh wow I love that cover of Unraveling. Absolutely gorgeous! Also, YAY Name of the Star! A friend of mine got me a signed copy when Maureen went to Canada and I absolutely LOVED it! MJ is an amazing author. Hope you love it. <3

happy reading!

My The I’m-Thrilled-IMM Edition.

Laura @ My Enchanted Bookshelf said...

Nice IMM! I am curious about Name of the Star; I may need to check that out out! Grave Mercy and Unraveling look really great too! New follower; feel free to check out my IMM:

Paige said...

I have Grave Mercy too and I can't wait to read it. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM!

~Paige @ Comfort Books

Danica Page said...

Wow! All of these sound so incredible. Hope you love them.

My B-day IMM edition

Happy reading!

~Danica Page
Taking It One Page At a Time

Dani said...

Looks like you have a great haul! I will have to check out some of these books...

Thanks for sharing!

Book Passion for Life said...

Great IMM this week! Raveling looks amazing. I can't wait to get stuck in. Enjoy! ~ Donna

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