Sunday, August 7, 2011

In My Mailbox (August 7th, 2011)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren (inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie) and indulges bookish voyeurism by letting bloggers show off what books they've gotten in their mailbox.

The books I got this week were all ones that I've had on my wishlist forever... a wishlist summer cleaning, if you will!

  • Dune by Frank Herbert - Dune is an absolute SF classic. While I know it is pretty much the go-to book for SF fans, I probably wouldn't have picked it up if my non-SF-fan friend hadn't recommended it! Also, amazon had this "masterworks" hardcover on sale for something like £5. Easy choice!
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett - OMG the EXCITEMENT. I adore Ann Patchett. Her writing is simple but just so beautiful and emotional. I absolutely can't wait to read this!

  • Daughter of Hounds by Caitlin R. Kiernan - I adored a story of Kiernan's that I read last year, but I never got around to buying any of her books! Hope the book is as beautiful as the cover. 

  • Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - This is the sequel to Raised by Wolves, which really surprised me. I'm looking forward to more from Barnes' werewolf verse!
  • Hourglass by Claudia Gray - Bianca is pretty much the worst main character ever... but that said, I like everything else in Claudia's verse. I hope Hourglass is ok!
  • Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund - Despite this misleading cover, this is actually a Sci-Fi YA novel! It is supposed to be fantabulous, so it's right up there on my TBR pile.

So, that's it! Aren't they are lovely and shiny and all so very readable... what did you get in your mailbox?


  1. Very nice haul. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love. Enjoy your new book.

  2. Oh I loved Academy 7!! It really is great, I hope you love it as much as I did. And the cover is totally misleading ;D I really want to read Trial By Fire too, loved the first book, so can't wait to see how the sequel will shape up. Great books, enjoy!

  3. I've never read Dune either - I tried watching a mini-series a few years back but got bored. Love to know what you think!

    And Daughter of Hounds looks amazing!

  4. Academy 7 sounds really good, but I would never have guessed it was sci-fi from that cover.

  5. Nice books :) Academy 7 looks good, but you're right, the cover is a bit misleading - I assumed it would be another paranormal romance.

    My IMM this week

  6. I read The Red Tree by Kiernan last year and found it to be both an interesting and different read. I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts on Daughter of the Hounds now!

  7. I have State of Wonder on my bookshelf just waiting to be read. And I am adding Academy 7 to my wishlist.

  8. Ooooh I read Academy 7 and I really liked it! I hope you enjoy all you got!

    Here's my IMM! Happy reading!

  9. Ooh, I love the name of your blog. lol. So cute, even though I know dead isn't supposed to be cute. Somehow you make it that way! ;)

    Academy 7 looks like it's going to be a really great book. And I've been wanting to read Raised By Wolves, because Trial By Fire looks so good. :)

    Definitely a new follower for sure, great IMM.

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