Sunday, 22 May 2011

In My Mailbox 22nd May 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where we can show off all the books that we got this past week, whether bought, borrowed or given for review. This feature was started to increase interaction between book bloggers, and increase our awareness of all the new books coming out at the moment.

 Books, glorious books! I really have no money at the moment so I was trying to be so good and not buy any books at all this month. Then I got an email from The Book Depository saying that they're offering an extra 10% discount off everything for the month of May. Curse them! This prompted me to order a load of books that were on my wishlist, that I was worried might go out of print soon. This week I got-

Bought:
  • Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker. I've wanted this for ages, it looks so fun.
  • Born at Midnight by C.C Hunter. Another one off my wishlist, heard good things about it. It's about a camp for teenage supernaturals, and includes a love triangle.
  • Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs. I know it's silly to say that I have no money, and then confess that I spent more money on this book because I preferred this US cover to the UK cover. But look at the pretty! Romance story with mermaids.
  • Timeless by Alexandra Monir. Ok- I've really wanted this book since it came out in the US in January, and when TBD offered 10%  off I really couldn't resist! This is a romantic story with a time-travelling element.
  • Dark Heart Rising by Lee Monroe. Book 2 in the Dark Heart series. I just finished book 1 in this series and liked it. I saw this book at the supermarket quite cheap and added it to my trolley.




From the Library:
  • Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen. If it weren't for all the excellent reviews that I've seen on blogs praising this book I never would have ordered it. I wouldn't have thought it was my kind of thing. Now after hearing how much people love it I really want to read it. Humour with zombies. Bring it on!






Gifted:
  •  Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Book 1 in the Mercy Thompson series. I've wanted to read this series for ages, and after mentioning on my IMM last week that my bookshop had books 2 and 3 but not book 1, lovely Ellie over at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm offered to send me her old copy to read. So now I have the first 3 books- Thanks Ellie! I swear book bloggers are just the nicest people in the world!


So those were all the books that I got this week. What did you get?



12 comments:

  1. Great IMM - I will look forward to your review on Tempest Rising :)
    I'm just reading Dark Heart Rising too and so far so good. Here's my IMM http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/ - Donna

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  2. I completely forgot about the discount! Thanks for reminding me, I think I'll go throw all my mums money away (shes gone away for a week and left me money for 'food')

    I'm always buying US covers because they are prettier (despite the expense). Then I forget I've done it and wonder why it's taking so long to deliver (this is an Amazon problem, not BD)

    Lots of lovely books this week, hope you enjoy them - particularly Dark Heart Rising since I'm already considering buying the first in the series because of you :)

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  3. good mailbox, we have one matching


    http://satinsbookishcorner.blogspot.com/

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  4. born at midnight was pretty good =) nice haul this week

    http://forevertonowhere.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-my-mailbox_22.html

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  5. Great IMM!! I really want to read Born at Midnight. I can't wait to see what you think of it! Enjoy!

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  6. They're all great books! You know, I think book buying bans just don't work. Ever. I'm giving up on mine lol.

    I just took Moon Called off my wish list a couple of weeks ago because I just wasn't sure about it at all. I've hardly seen any reviews for it. I see it might be going on on there if you enjoy it lol.

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  7. I hope you enjoy Moon Called! :)

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  8. That Book depository offer is very dangerous...I've taken a few books off my own wishlist in the last couple of weeks! :-)

    Moon Called is a great read - I hope you like the series. Mercy is one of my favourite heroines. :-)

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  9. The Book Depository discount came in handy for all the giveaway winners I had to purchase this week! I have several of these on my TBR as well!! Tempest Rising and Liar Society and both staring at me calling my name..lol.

    Happy Reading!

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  10. Tempest Rising sounds so good! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of it! You're going to love the Mercy Thompson series, so good! Have a wonderful week! ;)

    ~Loren
    My IMM

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  11. You got some lovely books this week! I especially want to read Timeless out of all of those! Looking forward to your review!

    Haven't taken advantage of the BD offer yet, but I will some time this week, as my brother wants all the LOTR books and I can never say no to the chance of even cheaper books!

    Happy reading!

    (New follower! :) )

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  12. Great books! I really liked Timeless and have heard nothing but great reviews on Tempest Rising. I hope you enjoy all of these!

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