Sunday, 28 November 2010

In My Mailbox #97: New Books This Week

In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all links take you to Amazon. Click images for a bigger picture!

So, this week was ACE. I received some very exciting surprises in the post, and bought a few books that I can't wait to read. I'm particularly excited about The Iron Witch by my buddy Kaz, as well as the Ally Kennen books. I've never read anything by her, and they were a fab surprise! Also, it appears that this is the blog post where my Narnia obsession is showing itself... 11 days until Voyage of the Dawn Treader, people!

Here's what arrived in my snow-covered red postbox this week:




For review:
  • Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Quarry by Ally Kennen (UK proof/ARC)
  • Being Billy by Phil Earle (UK proof/ARC. I already have a lovely signed copy of this, so I've sent my new one on to someone else).

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Bought:

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Gift:
(This was going to be destroyed and thrown away at work because it's old stock, so they let me have it. It's out of print and I've never been able to get it! Yay!)

(Becca sent me this copy, and signed it with a lovely inscription. I haven't been able to afford to buy the US edition, but she knows how I like to collect different versions of my favourite books. Thanks so much, Becca!)



Hope you all had a great week! Happy reading!

31 comments:

kate.o.d said...

can't wait to see what you think of annexed. i think i really want to read it...maybe. i love sharon dogar.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ahh you got The Iron Witch!! I'm so jealous! ENJOY

Cem said...

So jealous of you having The Iron Witch! Really want to read that one!! Good pick on The Nature of Jade being your first Deb Caletti book. Was my first of her books as well and I adore it. Her books are a little hit and miss for me, but the ones I've enjoyed, I've loved. Happy reading!

Melissa said...

Oh wow! Amazing selection of books this week. I'm so dying to read Forge. LHA is one of my absolute favourite authors, and Wintergirls made a huge impact on my life.

Happy reading! :)

Sarah said...

Very envious of the Deb Caletti book! I'm loving that cover.

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Soooooooooooooooooo jealous of The Iron Witch!! Can't wait for your review. ;)

Rebecca said...

Awesome books you got this week. The Iron Witch looks amazing. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

fab books as always - annexed was an awesome book

Kate Evangelista said...

You know what? I get book ideas (meaning what I want to read next) from your weekly haul. :-P

asamum said...

Wow what a terrific book week. The cover of the Narnia guide is so pretty. My big girl loves Cathy Cassidy - she even found a signed copy in Waterstones when we went at half term. How could I refuse to buy it :D
HAppy reading

elodie2310 said...

Great IMM, you've received a lot of books =)
I can't wait to read The Iron witch, the cover seems gorgeous !!! I'm beginning Crescendo today, let's hope it will be as good as Hush, Hush !!
Here's my IMM : http://onceuponaquote.blogspot.com/2010/11/in-my-mailbox-3.html !!
Happy reading !!!

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Oh Wow. What a fabulous book week! You are so lucky to receive the Iron Witch. I might just pop over to your house and read it over your shoulder ;-)

Becky said...

Oh wow, I am loving the sound of the Notting Hill book. I was looking for a Christmas read. I may just have to use the last of my gift card and treat myself.

Ali McNamara said...

Lovely to see my novel in your choice of books!
Really hope you enjoy it.
Best wishes,
Ali :-)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm so excited to read The Iron Witch. I'm sure it's going to be amazing.

♥Iffath said...

YAY for The Iron Witch!! I am so annoyed at my postman for not brining it already!

Ally Kennen's books are great, I hope you enjoy them! ;) x

Michelle said...

Holy smokes you had a great week! I enjoyed Crescendo a great deal and have heard that Iron Witch is awesome! Enjoy

Queen N said...

Great books! I also got 'From Notting Hill...', perfect for this time of the year. I like the sound of the Deb Caletti book, I'm always happy to get some inspiration for more books to buy:). Happy Reading!
Q N
My IMM http://queennreading.blogspot.com/2010/11/in-my-mailbox-1-new-books-26.html

Jesse Owen said...

I'm really looking forward to The Iron Witch and yay for Narnia - I've read all the books yet haven't watched one of the films (must rectify this soon). Happy Reading :)

Trillian said...

Awesome books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here. Also, come and link reviews of books with an American theme on this week's Read My American Review

BrittLit said...

Great books this week, I love that cover for Annexed. Also Quarry sounds really interesting. Happy Reading!

Lauren said...

Annexed sounds intriguing, doesn't it? And I love that new cover for The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Plus, I could not *be* more excited to read The Iron Witch. Awesome mailbox this week. :D

Steph Su said...

The Iron Witch!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Ladybug said...

What a great week for you, Jenny! And The Iron Witch?! OMG, you're so lucky, I hope it is just as good as it sounds.

I have the Norwegian translation of the first Ally Kennen book here but I have yet to read it.

Lauren said...

Great books! The Iron Witch looks great, so I'll be looking forward to seeing your review for it. Happy reading! :)

I Want To Read That said...

ooh - great week:) And snap! I bought From Notting Hill with Love... Actually too - looks fab:)

Ashley said...

Wow, great IMM! Have fun reading!

Have you seen my 350 Page Books Challenge for 2011? You should sign up!

http://whatsyourstorybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/11/350-page-books-2011-challenge.html

Marie said...

Ah! Lucky! I want The Iron Witch!

Sab H. said...

That Iron Witch cover is really gorgeous and I cant wait to know if you like it! Happy reading ;)

caroline.taylor078 said...

Great books, the narnia one looks lovely, perfect reading for the snowy weather we have right now!
I have got The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove with the US cover although I much prefer this new uk one!

Book Chick City said...

Love the look of Beast, Bedlam & Berserk! Great mailbox this week :)