Sunday, 10 July 2011

In My Mailbox #129: 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!

I had a great week this week! Yesterday I, along with some other UK bloggers, went to the Random House offices in London for one of their blogger brunches. This was the first one I've been able to go to, and it was a lot of fun. We were given exciting goodie bags (and could take any other books we wanted) and a presentation of upcoming books, then we met authors Andy Mulligan (Trash) and Lindsey Barraclough (Long Lankin). It was also great to get to see my RHCB publicist friends again - they're all so lovely!

So here's what was in my mailbox this week. Oh, and Happy Harry Potter week to you all. I'm doing a midnight showing on Thursday night - can't wait!!


For review:
This one sounds like a good read, though I must admit to having trouble reading giant paper manuscripts!

This is my second copy of this lovely book (which came wrapped in a gold ribbon), so it will be going to a good home.

These are both adult books that randomly showed up in the post. They sound quite funny.

I've heard this is brilliant so I was excited to get a copy!

For review, from RHCB:
I took a finished copy of this off the table, as it's such a pretty cover!

This was in the goodie bag, and it sounds AWESOME. I'm so so excited to read it! And the cover is ace too.

Another one that RHCB gave us, about Victor and Konrad Frenkenstein. The publicity and editorial ladies were all very excited about it, and now so am I. And it's being made into a film!

Publicist Lauren made me take this because she knows I like funny children's books. I'm reading it now and it is indeed funny!

Never read this one but it's always been on my wishlist. This was also in the goodie bags.

I took this one because I enjoyed the first book in the series (The Dragon Whisperer), and because it's about dragons! Which I love. I really like the new covers too.


I re-read The Hobbit this week but have never read LotR. I will be doing now!

I've only read Soulless from this series, as I'm saving the other ones because I loved it so much. It's such a fun story!


  • Vanish by Sophie Jordan (US ARC)
Shannan from Girls in the Stacks sent me this, 'cos she's AWESOME. I loved Firelight with a mad passion and I will be reading this very soon. Thanks Shannan!!

This consisted of a t-shirt, bag, copy of Evermore and chocolates. I'll be giving another goodie bag away this week, so watch out for that!

T-shirt, badges, postcards, sticker. Very cool. Thanks Kit!

Happy reading!


Cliona said...

I LOVE the cover of Vanish! Your so lucky!

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

LOTR is one of my favourite books ever!!

Fabulous books this week - I love the Evermore goodie bag :)

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Great books again this week. I bought Heartless, but like you I've only read the first one so far.
I'm so jealous about Vanish- I loved Firelight, plus that cover is gorgeous.
Blood Magic sounds really good too.
Enjoy all your books!

Jules said...

It looks like you've got some great books this week and so many! :)


Lori said...

I LOVED Blood Magic and adored Sean Griswold's Head!! I'm a bit envious of Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I can't wait to read it! Enjoy all your new books!

Raimy-rawr said...

great books, I really want to read Sean Griswolds Head, sounds fantastic! That LOTR cover is BEAUTIFUL!
Also I hope you enjoy Blood Magic, I read it last weekend and loved it!

Allison said...

I love the UK cover of Sean Griswold's Head! It's so cute. I bet you'll love it - the book is incredible.

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Dude! Read the other Gail Carriger books! What on earth are you waiting for - March when the next book comes out?! If you're ever feeling blah or down pick these ones up. So funny!!

Lots of other lovely books, m'dear. Hopefully you'll be able to show off Once Every Never soon. I promise I will get to the post office Mon or Tues at lunch. I'll have people back in my office again and have time to TAKE a lunch!

mrs_laura_koehler said...

Wow what an awesome IMM this week. Enjoy all your goodies and books!!!!
Happy Reading!!!!

The Library Owl said...

Wow! Amazing IMM! I can't wait to get my mitts on Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I've had Runemarks for ages but still haven't read it. I really should get around to it. Plus, you can't go wrong with the Lord of the Rings. I hope you enjoy them all :)

Jesse Owen said...

Fab books this week - I love the sound of Blood Magic, I had to stop myself buying a copy recently and I can't wait to see what you think of Vanish.

I could never get into LOTR but I have to admit that I love this cover.

Happy Reading :D

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

Amazing books as always!! That swag is wicked too :D

Carla said...

DUDDDDDDEEEEEEE Daughter of Smoke and Bone is effing amazing and we both know how I feel about the whole fantasy/urban fantasy genre at the moment. It will blow your head off!!!

And oh my gosh, LoTR is &%!*$!.....meaning swear words, but the good kind. lurve big time for that series!

Amy @ Turn the Page said...

Wow sounds like you had a great time :)

You've got lots of fab books too - I have Sean G Head on the way too :) Happy reading!

I Want To Read That said...

Great to see you Saturday:) I can't wait to get stuck into Dearly Departed:) And Sean Griswold's Head sounds fab - must get myself a copy!

Hope you enjoy:)

Mel said...

Ooo, I'm hoping to read Firelight this week so hope it's good. Heartless was one of my purchases today as I love this series!

Luisa at Chicklish said...

I'm reading Sean Griswold's Head right now and loving it! Fab books - happy reading!

Liz. R said...

Ooh, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone looks amazing, enjoy! I also really want to read Sean Griswold's Head - plus the cover is pretty! Fab books this week, happy reading :).

Vivian said...

Great books, I love the cover of Vanish and can't wait to start that series!

Alyson Noel is so awesome, I just finished Everlasting, great!

Would love it if you checked out my IMM, had a great few weeks =)