Sunday, May 22, 2011

In My Mailbox (May 22nd, 2011)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren (inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie) and explores the content of your mailbox.

So, this is actually the sum of all the books I've gotten this month.  Quite a few, as you can see!  But why so many?  Well, I made a fabulous 7-minute stop at Oxfam Books and I got 7 books in those 7 minutes!  Seriously, fantastic fantastic trip.  Gave me a chance to grab a bunch of books I might not otherwise have gotten.  I also splurged at Foyles and Bookdepository - buying quite a few books that I'd been looking forward to.

All in all, lots of yummy books!

  • Dante Valentine: The Complete Series by Lilith Saintcrow - Oxfam find #1 - Isn't it lovely and gigantic... all 5 books for only £3!
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yonavoff - I finally cracked and bought the scary US cover from Foyles.  Really looking forward to this one!
  • Duty Calls: Dunkirk by James Holland - Sent for review from Puffin - thanks!
  • Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix - Oxfam find #2 -  I have never gone out of my way to get a Garth Nix book as the summaries never "spoke" to me.  But seeing as he's had fantastic reviews, I thought - for a few pounds - I should give him a shot!
  • Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely #5) by Melissa Marr - Oxfam find #3 - Really need to catch up on series!
  • Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies - Oxfam find #4 - This one has a quote on the cover from THE Richard Adams.
  • Masques (Sianim #1) by Patricia Briggs - Oxfam find #5 - Seeing as I love Brigg's Mercy series, I'm excited to see what her early work is like.
  • Afterlife (Evernight #4) by Claudia Gray - Oxfam find #6 - Again, really need to catch up on the series!
  • Trash by Andy Mulligan - Oxfam find #7 - This cover is even more gorgeous in real life.  Stunning book and stunning synopsis.  Hope I love it!

  • The Stress of her Regard by Tim Powers - Apparently, my mother knew Tim quite well when he was starting out as a writer.  When I googled him, I found out he's had an AMAZINGLY successful career in fantasy.  So, I nabbed this at Foyles and am really looking forward to starting it.  (And isn't the cover just gorgeous.)

Didn't y'all miss my IMM posts?  Yep, me too.


  1. I miss the IMMs a ton!! I always let out a tiny *squeee* when I see you pop up in my google reader. ;)

  2. OMG you got some AMAZING books! *so* jealous you got the dante valentine's for 3quid...that's just too good. Defiance is fantastic, hope you enjoy it as much as I did...I gave it a 6 aha.

  3. I'm also a dedicated Oxfam book shopper - love the bargains there! :-)

    Some fantastic books there...I really need to start on the Hunger Games trilogy...Hmm..perhaps I need a trip into London myself next weekend...

  4. Wow... so many. I really want to read the Dream Catcher trilogy.

    May I asked which Oxfam you go to? I live in London :)

  5. Wow, so many awesome books!!
    I love love love the Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Especially in the pretty hardcovers that you have.

    I hope you enjoy your books this week. :)

    Check out what's in my mailbox! :)

  6. Fantastic haul! I'm currently collecting the US hardcovers of The Hunger Games too. I much prefer them to the UK covers! Great books, a lot of those are on my wishlist.

    Books of Amber

  7. Wow great book week. happy reading :D

  8. Ooh, Dante Valentine! I keep almost buying that - should I? Have you read any of the books before? I like the cover and I like Lili... hmm...

    Yay for Defiance and Catching Fire, and I can't wait to hear what you think of Mockingjay. I wasn't impressed, but I think I need to read it again. Sometimes expectation can get in the way. I remember I was disappointed though. :/

    Oh, and I LOVED Fade. It's my favourite from that series. Wasn't keen on Gone, though.

    Happy reading Kay!

  9. I'm dying to pick up a copy of Darkest Mercy. It's so pretty!

    Why are you waiting to start Catching Fire??? Read it now! It's awesome. :)

    Jennifer of Little Shelf



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