Saturday, 3 March 2012

In My Mailbox (13)


In My Mailbox (IMM) is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren
In My Mailbox is a place to showcase your new books,
whether you obtained them through the post or otherwise.

First of all, I want to apologise for the lack of posts this week! I can tell you that I've just finished reading Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Corriel in preparation for Blog Tour that's coming soon! The book is released in May and I do think it's one to look out for! Keep an eye our for my review coming soon! 

Onto the mailbox...
 I got some very exciting and fun looking ARCs and books for review this week!  They included Arcadia Awakens, Drive By, Girl Parts, Brave New Love, In The Snow, Broods Of Fenrir (Thanks Coral!), Dear Dylan..., Cold Hands, Warm Heart, How to Keep a Boy as a Pet and the first two in the Hattori Hachi Trilogy, Stalking the Enemy and The Revenge of the Praying Mantis. I'm going to be very busy but I love the sound of these! 

 I swapped five books this week and received these in return! I'm very excited to read Shooting Stars, Della Says: OMG! and Slide - I've heard some good things about them all. Not my usual genre, but One Good Turn is a quick read story about WW1 which really fascinates me. I thought I should try out One for the Money too - It doesn't sound like my kind of thing at all, but after the rave reviews I've heard, I'll give it a chance!
I was so disappointed to learn that my local independent book store (Appleby's in Morpeth) is closing down - it's been there ever since I can remember! They were having a closing down sale though, so I did manage to pick up some half price books - they included Cross My Heart, Witches of the East, Seeing Emily, Boy Proof, Chloe Leiberman, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Cycler, One Girl, Two Decks, Three Degrees of Love, Catwalk, Grave Minder, Huntress, The Game, Breaking Up is Really, Really Hard to Do and the book with possibly my favourite cover EVER - The Language of Flowers
Even after buying all those yesterday, I couldn't resist going out and buying some more books that I've been wanting to get my hands on for a while - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Everneath and Someone Else's Life!

52 comments:

  1. Woot! Awesome mailbox :D So many good books ;) Hope you will enjoy it all. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

    ReplyDelete
  2. Woah! That's a lot of great books :D I hope you enjoy reading them. I really like the looks of Everneath and Slide!!

    Kayla @ Simply Kayla's Book Reviews

    My In My Mailbox Link: http://simplykayla0203.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-5.html

    (New Follower)

    ReplyDelete
  3. One For The Money is awesome! actually all janet evanovich's stephanie plum series is great!
    and wow so many amazing books! can't wait to read shooting star!!

    Enjoy your books!

    - juhina

    ReplyDelete
  4. how to keep a boy as a pet seems funny.
    hope you enjoy everneath

    ReplyDelete
  5. Um... so yeah, you're going to be busy for quite some time lol! So many books, I'm really envious! Happy reading!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

    ReplyDelete
  6. Serious overhaul you've got here! Can't wait to read the reviews for most of these. And your local bookstore is closing! That's really sad, I'm sorry! I love my local independent bookstore and if it closed I'd be heartbroken. :( But it's nice that you got a lot of books at their closing down sale.

    ReplyDelete
  7. So many great books-- a lot of them are in my own TBR pile. I hope you love Mara Dyer as much as I did/do! It was my absolute favorite book of '11.

    Happy reading! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi, Steph!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my Shelf Candy Saturday post!! Much appreciated!

    I'm looking at all the books in your mailbox, and my mouth is hanging open. You are SO VERY LUCKY!!! WOW!! What a tremendous haul!! I sure hope you enjoy them all!! (Excuse me while I go put on some foundatation...my face is starting to turn this weird shade of green...lol.) Thanks for sharing!!

    I'm so sorry your local bookstore is closing... we had a similar experience here in Miami, Florida (USA), as well as worldwide, when the famous Border's chain closed... Thank God we still have Barnes & Noble!! I sure hope you can find another bookstore close to you. If not, there's always The Book Depository, as well as Amazon! And, of course, eBay!! I know it won't be quite the same, though. To me, there's nothing quite like walking into a bookstore, and seeing all those shelves full of lovely books!!!! Ah, bliss!!!

    Maria @ http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. You got so many cool looking books this week! Everneath and Shooting Stars were both amazing. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of the best books I have ever read. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Kristina
    Ladybug Storytime

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amazing! I'm eager to read your reviews because some of these books sound perfect for me. You'll be busy for sure. ;)

    Happy readings!

    ReplyDelete
  11. WOW! What a haul this week :-) You definitely have bookshelves to fill, haha! I see a few books that are on my To-Read List and am eager to see what you think of them.

    I recently finished reviewing Everneath and LOVED it! I hope you do, too :-)

    Thanks for sharing your mailbox this week. Here's my IMM: http://blookgirl.com/features/in-my-mailbox/111-in-my-mailbox-march-3-2012

    Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow! That is an amazing stash you got this week! Only read Graveminder but it was really good! Hope you enjoy all em!

    My IMM will be up later tonight, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh wow. I don't even know where to start!!! What an amazing IMM :o
    I'll need to check out some of these titles since I haven't heard about some of them. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my IMM for this week
    And I also have an international giveaway going on. (:

    Happy reading!
    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

    ReplyDelete
  14. Awesome IMM. There are so many books there that I want to read. I hope you enjoy them all! Happy Reading

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader
    My IMM

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi sweet!! thnx so much for stopping by =D
    This is the first time I see your blog! yay! Im so glad to meet you =)
    YOu got soooo many awesome reads this week! I wish u an amazing reading week! =D

    muah! take care ^_^

    Dazzling Reads

    ReplyDelete
  16. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is really really good! :) And you've got so many books this week! I am sorry for your favourite bookstore :/

    Enjoy all your books :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! So many great books this week! I am sad your local book store is closing! It is so sad when somewhere so amazing closes down. Anywho great haul this week and I hope you enjoy them all!

    You can check out my IMM here.
    [:
    ShawnaLeAnn
    Dreaming In The Pages

    ReplyDelete
  18. That's one massive IMM!!!

    I hope you enjoy all of your books but I'm sad to hear about your local indie store! I always get sad when I heard independent stores close :(

    But yay for half price books :D

    ReplyDelete
  19. I can't wait to read Slide it sounds so good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-24-winner.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful blog! Very inspiring!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

    ReplyDelete
  21. Those look like some amazing books! Drive By sounds like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy them!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I just love the Janet evanovich series, it's so fun!!! Girl parts sounds like a really nice book! I really need to check it. Enjoy all your books.

    My IMM

    ReplyDelete
  23. You got a lot of awesome sounding books this week! I hope you enjoy them!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm so jealous--and drooling a little over here! I know what you'll be doing this week.

    ReplyDelete
  25. SLIDE and EVERNEATH are both amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by. Great mailbox! I hope you enjoy all of these books!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my word, what a collection of books you got this week. You will be busy, very very busy. Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a fantastic IMM! Your books are looking awesome! I hope you would enjoy them.

    Mariska (old follower)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love the owls! They are too cute.

    You got quite a haul this week. I think How to Keep a Boy as a Pet might be the funniest title I've heard in a while. Enjoy your books!

    Jessica at Simply Infatuated

    ReplyDelete
  29. What a great selection of books! I am so very sorry that it comes at the cost of your Indie Bookstore. It would break my heart beyond belief if the Dickson Street Bookshop ever closed down - I can trace the growth of my love for reading within its cramped walls.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Stephanie, how are you?


    Of those books you've received I read some books ! My favorite of these is Della says : OMG. I think you'll like too.

    I'm following your blog. Please "like" my page on facebook. It's there on my blog.

    Good Weekend.


    Mariana - World of tori Vega.

    ReplyDelete
  31. "Arcadia Awakens" is one of my favorite YA debuts this year - I hope you like it as much as I do! You have a seriously nice haul here, and I hope you love all of these books. They're either sound or are all awesome, to me, anyway. :)

    Thanks for visiting my IMM!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Nice Haul! I really want to read girl parts. Slide and Someone else's life look really good to. You got a great bunch of books. Hope you enjoy them all.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow! So many great books! I really want to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer too!!

    Such a cute site and layout also! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. WOW!! so many great books this week--there's a few titles there that i want to get my hand on myself. enjoy and happy reading :)

    here's my IMM this week.

    -michelle

    ReplyDelete
  35. That's a lot of books! I love Norse mythology, so I'll have to look into BROODS OF FENRIR.

    As for the books you bought, I wasn't big on Cycler but I love its sequel Recycler.

    ReplyDelete
  36. One for the Money is HILARIOUS!!! I started writing down quotes as I was reading it, because they were just so memorable! :)

    And I am really looking forward to reading "Someone Else's Life"!

    Here's my IMM: http://romancebookie.blogspot.com/2012/03/imm-3.html

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. That's a lot of books. :)

    You have a lovely, interesting blog here. Very colorful. Thanks for stopping by my sight and leaving a nice comment. So nice to "meet" you.

    Have a good week. Happy reading.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Interesting array! I read Boy Proof a while back, and it taught me about paring down my writing style, as it is bare bones but very cool (and when I read it I was overwriting a bit). Love that After the Snow cover. Beautiful cover art!
    BTW, following you now here & at Goodreads.

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a fabulous blog! You got a ton of fantastic books! I hate hearing about indie stores closing down but at least you went and showed your last bit of support =). Thanks for stopping by the blog =). I am a new follower now! Can't wait for all your reviews! Especially Melissa de la Cruz' book! First adult attempt.. I am excited =).

    ReplyDelete
  40. Holy Crow... what an awesome load of books this week... I thought I got a lot!! :) If I were to pick a favourite, it would have to be Shooting Stars... just love that cover!

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! (I am now a follower of your blog)

    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

    ReplyDelete
  41. Wow! What a great haul! And, sorry about your favorite Indie. It's always a shame when one closes. Thanks for stopping by IMM. I'm adding your blog to my feeder. Looking forward to your reviews

    brenda

    ReplyDelete
  42. Graveminder! Not enough people read that book imo, and I'm so glad you've picked it up! Enjoy your books, and thank you for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a great looking haul! I will have to look some of these up....
    Thank for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wow! That's a lot of books! I hope you enjoy them all. I just love that cover for Someone Else's Life!

    Thanks for visiting my IMM!

    Michelle
    Re-Reading High School

    ReplyDelete
  45. Wow! Great haul! I loved Shooting Stars and Someone Else's Life.

    And the rest of them look amazing!

    My B-day IMM edition

    Happy reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page At a Time

    ReplyDelete
  46. Awesome stuff! I need to add some of these to be TBR.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Wow, so many great books! I'm currently reading Everneath, so I'm excited to read your thoughts on that one :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. So many I want to add to my TBR pile!!

    Mandie
    eReading on the Cheap

    ReplyDelete
  49. Shooting stars and Everneath? Wow I'm SO ENVIOUS!!! Great haul!

    Happy reading!

    Michelle
    Michelle Chew Writes

    ReplyDelete
  50. Whoo you have so many this week! *high fives for huge hauls* I loved Slide! And Someone Else's Life read like a soap opera. That was such a great book! Also Arcadia Awakens is one I have yet to read but heard really great things about it too! Happy reading!


    ------
    Giselle @ booknerd.ca
    In My Mailbox

    ReplyDelete
  51. Ooh, can't wait to hear what you think of the Hittori Hachi books! I love books with Asian themes. Thanks for posting!

    ReplyDelete

Unfortunately this is an award and tag free zone - Whilst I appreciate the thought, I simply don't have the time to pass them on.

Please feel free to leave a reply, I read and appreciate them all!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...