Sunday, October 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (#29)


Considering I'm on a book buying ban I got a lot of books... whoops! I didn't mean to, it just happened! I technically didn't break my ban though as I said it would start this weekend... yeah. 

Gifted:
So, My friend bought me Delirium in July for a birthday present and as I HATE the UK PB version she ordered the HB for me... three months later it arrives, with a tear in the sleeve and with the sleeve curled up and damaged. I wasn't happy but Amazon were good and refunded part of the price! But yeah... then the wonderful Book Angel Emma sent me her copy of The Emerald Atlas as she cant put it in the library and I mentioned that I really want to read it! Also I went to see Maureen Johnson... yes THAT MAUREEN JOHNSON! (ARGH!) and my sister kindly bought me Devilish as I'd bought her a signed copy of Revolution, I have an awesome sister! And finally Viv from Serendipity Reviews kindly sent me her proof of Stealing Phoenix! I have awesome book blogger friends!! 

For Review
Caulron Spells - CJ Busby
I received all of these from Templar this week. Leonora emailed with the January to July 2012 catalogue and asked what we wanted so I asked for these, you wont see a lot of the reviews for a while though as I'll post nearer the time of release! 

Borrowed
These are my sisters... I bought her Leviathan for her birthday in March and she loved it that much she went straight out and bought Behemoth! I cant wait to get round to reading them because of how much she loves em! 

UK Book tours
I admit, I use UKBT to get the books I'm either not sure about actually buying a lot of the time! These were both requested for this reason. I was really looking forward to Envy but after reading Emmas thoughts on it I was put off so requested it instead! I cant wait to see what I think of it... Also the Hilary Duff one is purely becuase I used to love Lizzie McGuire but Im not certain she can pull off a book! 


26 comments:

Karen (Teen Fiction For All Ages) said...

Me too on the Delirium paperback cover - not keen at all! I'm also undecided about Envy after Emma's repsonse. Library wait for me on that one I think.

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Devilish is one of my favourite Maureen Johnson books. How great that you met her!
Happy reading!

Mist@BookaholicsBookClub said...

Wow you got so many great books! I wasn't a huge fan of delirium but I'm the only person I know that thinks that, everyone else loves it lol
Envy looks really good, the cover is so cool :)

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Steffikins said...

WOW! Id hate to see what happens when your not on a ban ;) I feel the same about elixar so can't wait to here what you think :)

jowearsoldcoats said...

Hahaha, Raimy, this looks like one of my 'I'm on a book buying ban' weeks. :-p
I really want to read Stealing Phoenix (Have you read Finding Sky?)

I love the cover for The Emerald Atlas :)

Happy reading!

Hannah said...

Well you didn't technically buy a thing so you didn't break anything! ;)

Kate said...

I've seen quite a few people surprised by Elixir, saying that it is actually quite good. I'm really intrigued by it, so hopefully one day I'll get to give it ago and find out for myself :)

I started Delirium when it first came out but I couldn't get into it. I hope when I pick it up again, I can enjoy it a bit more.

Awesome books this week :)

Nymeth said...

So many gifts! Book blogging friends are awesome indeed. I read Leviathan recently and really enjoyed it - I can't believe it took me so long to get to this series. Enjoy all your new books!

The Slowest Bookworm said...

That's a great haul Raimy. I have that edition of Delirium too. Book bloggers are awesome aren't they, as are the publishers to sendus all those lovely books!

SisterSpooky said...

that's a good haul considering you're on a ban!

Ellie said...

It's too hard to go cold turkey! Whenever I try to ban book buying it goes horribly wrong, I think you have to wean yourself off it slowly ;)

Book Angel Emma said...

Fab mailbox this week :D
I am interested in your reviews of Leviathan & Behemoth as we have then in the library & I want to do a Steampunk presentation - I may pinch your reviews to include. When I say pinch I mean incorporate them into the presentation & give you full credit lol

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Hahaa - I know the feeling.. TBR pile is growing! I got Delirium awhile back, but still need to read it. I haven't seen the UK PB version before so I looked it up - mmm, kinda creepy. hahaa. Happy Reading! <3
-Heather@BookStacksOnDeck
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Cait said...

wow SO many books. I agree a bout the delirium pb...it's awful. I have Behemoth but I'm considering buying Leviathan so will be interesting to see your thoughts on that

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Emily said...

Leviathan was really good. As for Elixir, it surprised me, but I think a ghost writer is responsible for that.
As These Pages Fly

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Delirium! I still haven't had a chance to read it yet. I'm hoping to get to it soon though! Enjoy all your awesome new reads!

Kristina said...

Great books this week! Delirium was really good! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

Kristina
Ladybug Storytime

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

Awesome books Raimy! I Envy you. Pahaha. Pardon the pun :D Loads of these are on my wishlist, especially The Emerald Atlas! I think you'll love Delirium - Lauren is an amazing author!

Congrats on getting so many books without breaking your ban ;) Haha

Jules said...

you've got enough there to keep your reading for weeks!!

Great selection!!

Bungle said...

Great books this week! I have a few on the bookshelves and you have some I really like the look of :)

Lyrical Brown said...

Wow, what an amazing stack of books! I really want to read The Emerald Atlas.

Mel said...

There are many and varied ways around a book buying ban! :)
Looks like you've got plenty of books to keep you going though.
I agree with you that the paperback version of Delirium is not the best - I have the HB version as well. :)

Alison Can Read said...

Fab set! I can't wait to read Envy and Leviathan.
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Liz. R said...

I used to love Lizzie McGuire too! Hope you enjoy Elixir. Delirium is awesome (agree that the UK PB is awful) and I love the sound of Aracadia Awakens! Happy reading :).

Truly Bookish said...

What a great haul and Arcadia Awakens!!!! That book is very high on my must have list!
NC
Truly Bookish

SusanKMann said...

I have yet to read Delirium, I know I must. I am loving the look of Frog Spells and Cauldron Spells. x