Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox (#47)

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No vlog this week Im afraid guys, I was thinking about doing one but you may have noticed last week that I have a bad skin problem and my lips get really dry and cracked cos of it, it was bad last week but it is worse this week, its really hurting and looks awful, so just a pic of my books this week! 
I was trying to be good but various hurdles were there for me this week and I tripped over them all rather than jumping clear! oops! 

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For Review: 
These were totally unexpected books from Indigo, I think I requested them late last year when we were given a list of titels to choose from and I'd forgotten all about them so it was a huge shock to receive them, but a very good one. Ive been wanting to read Cliff McNish's The Hunting Ground for ages! 

Gifted/Borrowed:
Viv at Serendipity Reviews had been gushing about skin Deep since she finished it and when I mentioned that I really wanted to read it she offered me her spare copy, I couldn't turn her down after hearing such amazing things so thank you Viv! 
Also my work colleague had been reading War Horse and knew I was a big reader so when I said I hadn't read it she offered to lend me it once she'd finished. Its a short book and I knew it wouldn't take long so I accepted and she brought it to me teary eyed once she had finished! 

Won: 
That you so much to Andy at The Pweter Wolf for these books! I won a giveaway for these last weekend and they arrived straight away. I have never read a John Green and this is a really niec US HB so I'm excited for that. Also, Harry, A History, was a must have for me! Its written by the Webmistress of The Leaky Cauldron website and is all about the rise of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Cant wait to read it!

So yeah, I tried and failed to be good, but I didn't buy a single book! now I'm off to try and put a serious dent in my tbr!  

23 comments:

Ashley R said...

I've not heard of Skin Deep before, but I just looked it up and it sounds quite good - definitely added to my To-Read list now!

And Paper Towns is the perfect book to enter the amazing John Green world! I am entirely biased since that was my first John Green book, but it really is a great read. One of my favourites, and was my fav JG until TFiOS. I hope you like it!

Happy reading :)
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Marie said...

You got a lot of good books this week !
I love the fault in our stars by John Green I really need to start reading his other books. I bought Looking for Alaska last year but I heard that Paper towns was awesome as well !
Oh I didn't know that War Horse was a book ! I really want to see the movie too I heard that it's very moving :).
Happy reading !

jowearsoldcoats said...

Paper Towns is my favourite John Green book, Raimy! It's hilarious. :-D
And War Horse is brilliant!

Hope you enjoy them this week love!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Skin Deep and Paper Towns are both excellent. Enjoy!

Ellie Warren said...

I feel I should read something of John Green's, not herad a bad word about his books.

♥Iffath said...

Ahh, Raimy, you have to read Paper Towns ASAP! You will love it! Skin Deep sounds really good :)

Hannah said...

I keep seeing John Green *everywhere*. I tend to avoid YA contemporary (it is that.. right?) because I don't tend to enjoy it but I'm really wondering if I should just suck it up and try him?

Michelle said...

YAY you have SKin Deep, you need to read it!!!

Great books this week and thanks for stopping by my IMM

Kristina said...

I haven't read anything from John Green yet. I have to change that soon. I hear his books are fantastic! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

Kristina
Ladybug Storytime

Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

Paper Towns and Crossing Over both look so great! I really need to read more John Green, can't wait to hear what you think of them! I hope you're having an awesome weekend! :)

April (BooksandWine) said...

I have Harry, A History but am saving it for a special time, I guess.

Happy reading :-)

My IMM

Jesse @ Books 4 Teens said...

The Hunting Ground is very creepy but really good and I really need to read Paper Towns - I hope you enjoy :D

Mel said...

I have had my eye on The Hunting Ground - the cover looks very creepy and atmospheric!

Bungle said...

Nice IMM this week! Happy reading!!
Loving the new background by the way :)

Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Pretty new background. Crossing Over is good! Enjoy it and all your others!
RE The Dark Endeavour. I've already read it, and won it as part of a prize pack. Do you want me to send it to you? You said you liked the sound of it... Email me if you want to?
Here's my review of it. http://deathbooksandtea.blogspot.com/2012/01/book-review-this-dark-endeavour-by.html
Happy reading xx

Christina/BookTasty said...

I have the same thing happen to my lips! They burn and get all peely and cracked. Its annoying and I feel your pain! Looks like you got some good books though. I haven't read any John Green yet, but I like the Paper Towns cover, so maybe I'll just start with that one :)

prettybooks said...

Paper Towns is awesome! I hope you enjoy it :)

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I've had Paper Towns for so long but haven't had time to read it yet. Everything else in your mailbox looks great! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

Here's my IMM!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Great books! I've always wanted to read Crossing Over.

Tanya Byrne said...

Paper Towns! Paper Towns! *jumps up and down*

Liz. R said...

Ooh Harry, A History! I remember when it was first published, I've always wanted to read it! Crossing Over sounds really interesting too - happy reading! :)

SusanKMann said...

So many good books here. x

Dani said...

Oooh! Looks like you got some great books this week! I see some I need to add to my to read list!

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