Sunday, 5 December 2010

In My Mailbox #98: 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!

This week was amazing! I went to London (my last trip of 2010) to see The National and 30 Seconds to Mars, and to visit the Bloomsbury offices. I had a meeting with Emma, J. K. Rowling and Mary Hooper's editor, who was absolutely lovely. I had lunch with publicity Emma, who I've been talking to over email for over 2 years, and also interviewed an exciting 2011 debut author. It was great to finally see the famous Bloomsbury offices, and everything I did there will be posted during my Bloomsbury week next year. Thanks to all there for making it a great day, even though the snow was bad and I had to leave London early. I do pretty much live in Narnia, so it was understandable!

I came back with some really exciting books, not to mention a few brilliant gifts. I can't wait to read all of these books, though some are for 2011 so will have to wait a little bit longer!


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For review:


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For review, from London:
  • Crusade by Linda Press Wulf (UK proof/ARC)
  • Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey (UK proof/ARC. This sounds brilliant - ghost story!)
  • A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master (Irfan also signed it for me... thanks mate!)

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Bought:

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Gifts from Bloomsbury:




[I loved The Graveyard Book (review here), and I'm really excited to have a signed copy. I've listened to some of it on audio too - it's so much fun. I'll have to listen to the others too, as I've never read Coraline etc.]





[I love these new covers, and I've always wanted a boxset of the books. It's amazing. Thanks so much, Emma!!]



Happy reading guys, and have a nice week!

25 comments:

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

Gorgeous books you have there! I love the cover on The Faerie Path.

♥Iffath said...

WOW! Looks like you had an awesome time at the Bloomsbury offices!! So jealous that you have Haunting Violet and the boxset of the signature Harry Potter books!! AND you got to meet Irfan Master? Wowness. Really looking forward to reading A Beautiful Lie ;)

elodie2310 said...

Great books !!! You're so lucky ;) I have to read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, it seems awesome !! Happy reading !! Here's my IMM : onceuponaquote.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I'm drooling! I really am! That HP box set is incredible....Your whole IMM is incredible! The trip to the Bloomsbury office sounds wonderful and J.K. Rowling's editor! Squee lol. Enjoy all your books and I can't wait for your Bloomsbury week!

Pisinat said...

Awwww!!! I'm dying for this boxset of new Harry Potter edition! The covers are gorgeous! You're so lucky !! :)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

crusade is a fab little book. Sounds like you had an awesomely fab time - please take me with you next time!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

I love the box from the boxset, but I don't know if I am sold on the covers. Mostly because they are so white and bright! But I do like how they took one image from the book to represent the story.

I got The Graveyard Book for review earlier this fall but I have not started it yet. I should since you liked it. ;)

Kathy Martin said...

You got some great books! I love the boxed set of HP. I thought Wolfsbane and Mistletoe had some good stories in it. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

ComaCalm said...

Publishers must really like you! What on earcth did you do? o.O
Awesome books!

Jesse Owen said...

Great books this week (as always :D) love the Harry Potter box set - may have to buy the set (I've only got two in the series - read the rest from the library). Happy Reading :D

Alison said...

What a great opportunity at Bloomsbury! I love the HP bookset too.
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Alison's Book Marks said...

Talk about a kid in a candy store! You not only have some great books for review, but I am in awe of The Graveyard Book (signed!!) and the HP set. What lovely, generous gifts. So happy you had such a wonderful time in London!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Wow, I love the boxset! They are going to look amazing on a shelf. Enjoy all your new books and I'm glad you had a lovely time in London.

Midnight Bloom said...

Wow! So many awesome books and I love the look of the HP box set. That's so cool how you went to the Bloomsbury offices and I'm glad you had a great time! Happy Reading!! :)

TheBookishSnob said...

WOW! I love your mailbox this week. You're trip to London sounds amazing and I'm happy you got to have such a great time :) Happy reading this week!
You can find my mailbox at The Bookish Snob

Lauren said...

Wow, you got a lot of great stuff this, and it's so cool that you got to visit the Bloomsbury offices! Happy reading! :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Umm can I be you for a day? LOL What a wonderful trip AND you go to see 30 Seconds to Mars?! Yes, yes, I want to be you for a day!!

Uniquely Moi Books said...

What an awesome mailbox this week! I'm having a Last Sacrifice Giveaway if your interested. Have a great week!

Aylee said...

OMGosh, signed by Neil Gaiman! So awesome. And those new HP editions are so, so beautiful. I like them more than the white Twilight books!

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Wow, amazing gifts!

Yet, you got Dash and Lily. I read that one last week and loved it. Haunting Violet has a very pretty cover. I've not come across that one before. Look forward to reading your review.

Rebecca Herman said...

So jealous of Haunting Violet! Gladiator and Crusade look really good as well.

Ladybug said...

What a fab that must have been and such wonderful gifts :) I'm looking forward to your Bloomsbury week.

Enjoy your new books and have a great week reading.

Kate Evangelista said...

Wow! That Harry Potter box set looks awesome!

Bookgirl818 said...

Love all your books, especially the Harry Potter collection! Enjoy!

Clover said...

Wow. How generous are Bloomsbury!!