Sunday 13 November 2011

In My Mailbox 13th November 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where book bloggers can talk about the books they've gotten the past week- whether bought, borrowed, swapped or given for review. This feature was started to increase interaction between bloggers and increase our awareness of all the new books coming out.


  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I have already read this fabulous series borrowed from the library but The Works bookshop had an offer on the complete set, and I like to own copies of my my favourite series to re-read them. I may try to skim-read these books again before the film comes out.

  • Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon. I'm not too sure what this book is about, but I've seen it on so many blogs recently, with some reviews praising it, and some completely trashing it. It was a complete bargain on FishPond World though, so I got it to make my own mind up!

  • Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison. I love the sound of this one about a mean cheerleader who dies in a car crash and is forced to see what people really think of her, and who has to make amends to all those she had bullied or wronged in the past to find redemption. This was my charity shop bargain find for the week.

From the Library:
  • Working Stiff. This is Rachel Caine's latest urban fantasy series featuring zombies.

For Review:

  • Borrowing Abby Grace and Girl Steals Guy by Kelly Green. These books are described as a supernatural Nancy Drew, and feature a girl who can jump into the bodies of others to fix the problems in their life.
Received direct from the author with thanks.

Those were the books I got this week- what did you get?
Happy reading!


  1. Really great books this week! LOVE The Hunger Games set! I'm not sure what Carrier of the Mark is about either but that cover is gorgeous!

  2. A supernatural Nancy Drew - I am so there :d Happy reading

  3. I got the Henger Games from The Works as well a couple of weeks ago - just need to read them now! I'm not sure what Carrier oif the Mark is like either! :)

  4. I read the blurb for Carrier of the Mark in Tesco the other day and it actually sounded quite good. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you make of it :)

    I got Bridget a few weeks ago and I can't wait to read it :D

  5. whoaaa! the sexy HG trilogy!! that is a must!! =9

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  6. I really want to read Carrier of the Mark. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

  7. Very snazzy selection of books you got here! Congrats on getting the boxed set of the Hunger Games. I also got Carrier of the Mark this week, I hope it doesn't disappoint! Also, Working Stiff sounds like my cup of tea, I'm adding it to my wishlist. Enjoy your books! =)
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    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

  8. Really enjoyed COTM! Read BAG last night actually. Nice series :)

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  9. I've heard good things about Carrier of the Mark! Hope you enjoy it and your other books!

    - Hannah

  10. The Works is great isn't it? :)

  11. *drools over Hunger Games box set* I bought Hunger Games for my Kindle but now I really regret not having the actual physical copy to stroke and decorate my room. Very jealous!

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  12. I enjoyed Here Lies Bridget. Some didn't but I thought it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy!

    I said 'so excited' in my IMM like 70 times this week. Come take a look.

    ~Happy Reading!

  13. Great finds this week! I need to buy all the Hunger Games books. I ruined my copy of Catching Fire!

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  14. I have to get Carrier of the Mark soon too! Awesome haul!

    Xpresso Reads

  15. Awesome haul! I hope you like Carrier. *bites nails*

  16. Great set! I loved Carrier of the Mark although I get why it's controversial. It starts of super similar to Twilight but it distinguishes itself later.
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  17. Hey! I'm a new follower, you have an awesome haul of books here :) Lovelove Hunger Games and Borrowing Abby Grace sounds really cool! I'm going to add them to my TBR :)
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  18. Here Lies Bridget sounds very good. I like the cover. I have to put it on my TBR list then. Great mailbox. I don't have one this week, but I want to visit yiur blog. :)
    Thank you for sharing!

    New follower.

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