Sunday, 18 March 2012

In my Mailbox #23

So, we're back to Sunday again (where has this week gone?!), and that means it's time for another In my Mailbox.
I'd like to say that I've behaved this week and that it's going to be one of the shortest posts, but that would be a lie :P
So here's what I got ...

Physical books: Bought

Dear Peter: Miniature Letters by Beatrix Potter AND The World of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter: I bought these from work yesterday. I found them completely by chance, when I was tidying up a little, and I thought that they might come in handy for my biography extract that I need to write for University. Also - they are incredibly cute!

Physical books: To Review

Gold by Chris Cleave: This is the first review book that I got from work this week, and I'm quite looking forward to it. I read The Other Hand (AKA Little Bee) by him a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it, so I think I'm going to like this one as well. It comes out in June, ready for the London Olympics, so that's something else to look forward to!

The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo: This is the second one I got from work to review, this week. It comes out in July, so there's still a fair wait until it's released, but it will be released straight into paperback in the UK, which can only be a good thing, I think! It sounds like a really different read for me. I'm looking forward to reviewing it!

Physical books: Won

Hana by Lauren Oliver: I won this one from a competition with the publisher (Hodder). This is only for sale as an eBook, but Hodder were running a competition, where the prize was an exclusively printed copy of the short story, and I was one of the lucky five that won! I will sit and devour this one later in the week, I think. I'm very excited to own it!

The Dark & Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan: I won this one from Donna & Jess at Book Passion for Life, and I can't wait to get stuck back into this series! I read the first one last year (I think), and I really enjoyed it, which surprised me, as I'm not usually a huge fan of Zombies. Hopefully I'll be reading book two sometime next month, and then this one soon after. Definitely looking forward to it.

Hippocampus by Tom Tancin: I won this one for one of my Review Copy Cleanup posts from Vicky at Books, Biscuits & Tea. It looks like something that's a little different from what I usually read, so hopefully it'll be a good one!

So, that's it for this week. What did you get through your mailbox? Let us know in the comments below :)


kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

OOO, your Beatrix Potter is adorable! ;)) Enjoy all your wonderful reads! :)

Birgit said...

I agree, the Beatrix Potter books look adorable! And if it hadn't been for books like "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" I probably wouldn't have gotten into zombies either - the sequels are definitely on my own wishlist too.

Ellie Warren said...

The Peter Rabbit books are so pretty. I still have the Forest of Hands and Teeth out from the library, unread. The Last Man Standing sounds interesting, wouldn't be unhappy if it drops through my letterbox later this year *sends mindwaves to Quercus* They keep sending me stuff, but I'm so behind I don't feel like asking for new books!

Ria- The Beaucoup Review. said...

Dear Peter and Peter Rabbit look so pretty. I still haven't read Hana, I really need to!
Great books, happy reading.(:

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I love those covers for the Beatrix Potter books. I should buy copies of them.

Steph said...

Great mailbox this week! Gold by Chris Cleave sounds really good. I can't wait to read Hana and Dark & Hollow Places! Happy reading!

Check out my IMM for the week:

Anna said...

I didn't know that Hana was out in physical books! Great haul!


Ella said...

Peter rabbit and Dear Peter look amazing!!! I really really wanna read them!!

Hannah said...

Omg the Beatrix Potter books are GORGEOUS! I may have to track those down when I have a little money!

kimba88 said...

cannot wait to hear about the dark and hollow the cover. I love Peter Rabbit too:)

beccabooklover said...

Those Beatrix Potter books look amazing :) I used to love reading all of her books when I was younger.
Great haul this week!

Here's my mailbox post :)

Pen to Paper said...

@Anna: Hana isn't actually out as a physical book - it's usually just an eBook, but I won one of five exclusively printed copies. These are the only ones in existence :)

Dani said...

Ooooh! Looks like you got some yummy books this week!

Thanks for sharing!

Danica Page said...

Wow! Looks like you got some great books. And congrats on getting Hana in real book format. :)

Here's my IMM post

Happy reading!

~Danica Page
Taking It One Page at a Time

Paige said...

I'm so jealous that you got a print copy of Hana! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

~Paige @ Comfort Books

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Emily said...

You're so lucky you won Hanna. I really really really really want to read it. I hope you like it! :)

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