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In My Mailbox #23

Hi everyone and welcome to my 23rd In My Mailbox! In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s our opportunity to get a sneak peek into what books everyone  received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders.


I didn’t do an IMM post last week because I didn’t have anything to show you but this week was amazing book-wise and I got lots of amazing books. Shall we check them out?

Purchased:

A Kestrel For a Knave by Barry Hines (paperback)
Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood (paperback)
Billy Elliot by Melvin Burgess (paperback)
Union Street by Pat Barker (paperback)


I’m writing my dissertation on the British working class so these four are basically research material. :) I’ve actually read Union Street before but I didn’t have my own copy, that’s why I ordered it a few weeks ago. It’s fantastic, by the way! I loved it.

For review:

Someone Else’s Life by Katie Dale (hardback)
The Watcher by Charles Maclean (paperback)
Breathless by Anne Swärd (paperback)
The Life of Rebecca Jones by Anghard Price (hardback)
Agatha Raisin: As The Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (paperback)
Run Rabbit Run by Kate Johnson (ebook) 
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabriel Zevin (paperback)

* A massive thank you to Book Divas, Penguin, Maclehose Press, Constable & Robinson, Pan Macmillan and Choc Lit *

This week was even more surprising in the way that I got my first unsolicited (i.e. not asked for) books from a publisher! How exciting is that?! Plus, I got another copy of All These Things I’ve Done – I received a copy a few weeks ago with a different cover so I’m not sure what happened, but I adore both versions :) Also, I’m reading the Agatha Raisin one right now so keep an eye on my blog for the review!
And here’s a funny question for you all: does your postman ever … give you strange looks when he delivers your packages? I know it’s a silly question but I was just wondering, since mine literally GRINS from ear to ear when he delivers my parcels. I don’t know what he’s thinking but he has this strange look on his face every time I get another book. It’s so funny! And it’s kind of sweet of him,haha
Anyway, what did y’all get this week? Make sure to leave me a comment with a link to your own post so that I can visit you back! x

In My Mailbox #22

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s our opportunity to get a sneak peek into what books everyone is received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders.

Hi everyone! Let’s kick this month off with a brand new In My Mailbox post :o) I’m still trying to get through my HUGE review copy pile – which includes 38 titles at the moment – so I’m not taking any review requests and I try not to request Netgalley titles either, BUT I still managed to get two books this week. No photos this time since one of them is an ebook (and I’m super lazy :D):

Masquerade by Cambria Hebert (for review)
Life As We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer (puchased)

I won’t be able to start reading them for a while but I’m really excited about both. I read the first few pages of Life As We Knew It and it sounds fantastic! Have you read any of these two? What did you get in your mailbox this time? Make sure to leave a link to your own post below so that I can check out your books too! :)
PS: Make sure to enter my March giveaway if you haven’t yet – It’s INTERNATIONAL!

http://www.booksbiscuitsandtea.com/2012/03/international-book-giveaway-march.html

In My Mailbox #21

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s our opportunity to get a sneak peek into what books everyone is received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders.

Hi guys! I know I keep saying this but I can’t believe another week has just passed. Oh my. Anyway, it’s going to be a super short IMM this week since I’m still trying to catch up with my review copies (which is going to take a pretty long time) so I haven’t requested any more books for a while. I’m not on a book buying ban because … well, I just can’t resist the temptation. Plus, my own copies can wait and I don’t feel guilty if I don’t have time to read them for another 3 months. Anyway, here’s what came in the mail today:

Room by Emma Donoghue (purchased)
All These Things I’ve Done
by Gabrielle Zevin (for review)

That’s it! I’m super excited about these two! I’ve heard great things about both of them so I’m really looking forward to picking them up. And can I just say how gorgeous the cover of ATTID is?! I can’t take my eyes off her eyes. *____*
So that’s it for this week, folks – what did you get in your mailbox? Have you read these two books? Make sure to leave a link to your own post below so that I can check out your books too and visit you back! :)

In My Mailbox #20

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s our opportunity to get a sneak peek into what books everyone is received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders.

Hi guys! Can you believe it’s Sunday already?! Time is going by so flippin fast! Anyway, I didn’t get a lot of books this week since I’m still trying to catch up with my review copies. Although I did request two Netgalley titles – I just couldn’t resist the temptation! 

For Review:

The Look by Sophia Bennett (paperback)
The Raft
by S.A.Bodeen (e-ARC)
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne (e-ARC)

That’s it for now :) I’m still waiting for a book I ordered from the Book Depository so that’s probably what I’m going to show you next week.
PS: Is your pile of review books getting way too large? Are you in need of some inspiration? Would you like to have fun in the process? Why don’t you join us in the Review Copy Cleanup? Our aim is to read as many review books as we possibly can between 1-31 March. What’s more, we have some amazing challenges and GIVEAWAYS! :) If you’d like to sign up, just click on the event’s button or here.

So that’s it for this week – what did you get in your mailbox this time? Make sure to leave a link to your own post below so that I can check out your books too! :)

In My Mailbox #19

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s our opportunity to get a sneak peek into what books everyone is received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders.

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a nice week! :) I had quite a hectic week – I’m back at uni, I’m trying to read all the remaining review books I have, I’m working as a blog tour assistant (which I really enjoy!), and if it wasn’t enough, I’m working on two blog templates at the moment. So I’m very glad I actually managed to find the time to put this post together, wahoo! So, let’s see what came in the mail this week.

Gifted:
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – A massive thank you to Dani @ Pen to Paper for sending me this. I might be the only one who actually hasn’t read this book yet so now’s the time to pick it up! :)

For review:

A huge thank you to Dani, Savita Kalhan, Courtney King Walker, Macmillan,
Kimberley Williams and Usborne!

So, that’s it for this week. I’m VERY excited about these books – I’ve been dying to read them for a while! :) What did you get this time around? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your own IMM and I promise I’ll visit you back as soon as I can. x x x

PS. I finished my custom blog template for Tara @ Tater’s Tall Tails the other day. What do you think? *Shameless plug: if you’re looking for a custom blog template at a reasonable price, make sure to visit Sweet Dreams Design at http://sweetdreams-design.blogspot.com. :) *

In My Mailbox #18

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s our opportunity to get a sneak peek into what books everyone is received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders.

Hello and welcome back! :) I hope everyone had a nice week! I had a super great week book-wise and otherwise as well. Let’s get down to business and see what was in my mailbox this week. I got…

For review


Tempest
by Julie Cross (hardback) – SO excited about this one!
House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey (ebook)
Straight to Hell by Michelle Scott (ebook)
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont (ebook)
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (ebook)
Life is But a Dream by Brian James (ebook)

Gifted

A purse and a cute little Union Jack charm, along with some lovely bookmarks from Nat @ Besotted with Books. I love them, they’re so cute! AND they remind me of London until I can go back to the UK :)
Plus
Divergent by Veronica Roth, sent by the lovely Kayleigh @ K-Books
I’m SO looking forward to reading this one! Thank you guys! *hugs*

AND! I got auto-approved for Macmillan Children’s Books’ titles on Netgalley!!!! Yeee-haw!

So, that’s it for this week. :) What did you get this time around? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your own IMM and I’ll visit you back asap. x x x

PS: I have a special event coming up very soon so stay tuned! :)

In My Mailbox #17

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s our opportunity to get a sneak peek into what books everyone is received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders.

I had a great week book-wise – I got some great books for my Kindle and I only have two exams left! :) Which means that by the end of next week, I’ll be able to go back to normal: reading, blogging and designing blogger templates for my gawjusss bookish friends. Wahoo!

Downloaded for Kindle (purchased, borrowed from friends, for review)

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
  2. Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James 
  3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 
  4. The Next Always by Nora Roberts 
  5. Happy Birthday to You by Brian Rowe – free for Kindle! I bought the first book in the trilogy last week so I only need the second one :) 
  6. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson 
  7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver 
  8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  9. 11/22/63 by Stephen King   
  10. My Name is Olivia and I Can’t Do Anything About It by Jowi Schmitz (for review)
  11. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (for review) 
So, that’s it for this week. :) What did you get this time around? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your own IMM and I’ll visit you back asap. x x x

PS: Books, Biscuits, and Tea is now on Google+ :) Let’s circle up!