In My Mailbox (#20)

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This week is a big week! It was my birthday last Sunday and after I posted last weeks IMM my sister came to see me! (which always results in books!)

This was the impressive gift pile from my sister! πŸ˜€ brought to me in an awesome Dinosaur gift bag! (She knows me so well!)
Candy – Kevin Brooks 
Kissing the Rain – Kevin Brooks
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation – Simone Elkeles 
Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman 
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman – Haruki Murakami
I couldnt believe the ones she picked… The two Kevin brooks were bought in a charity shop (she’d already blown her budget on my presents but saw them and couldnt resist! I dont mind! lol) and she didnt even know Id had my eye on them as I keep forgetting to add them to my wishlist!! 
Then the other… well I adore Alice Hoffmans writing and Practical Magic has been my favourite movie for years! Also she loved that Summer Vacation wasnt set in the US or UK thats why she chose that one! Finally… Haruki Murakami?! I haven’t read anything but heard AMAZING things and she knows that I love Japanese stuff so she got me this collection of short stories! πŸ˜€ I just have to find a time to get all these read now! 
Now for my real mailbox this week! 
Bought:
Ghostgirl – Tonya Hurley
Wintercraft – Jenna Burtenshaw
I finished my book buying ban on my birthday and treated myself to these beauties! Cant wait to get them read! 
For Review: 
Betrayal – Lee Nicholls 
After Obsession – Carrie Jones & Steven E Wedel
The Crimson Shard – Teresa Flavin
It was a great review book week this week! I got the first Lee Nichols book last week and jumped at the chance for the second as I know I will love it! (Havent read it yet though!) then After Obsession… have you seen that cover! I wanted it as soon as I saw the cover and read the blurb so I was bouncing when it came! Thanks Bloomsbury for both of these!! 
However much I was bouncing for After Obsession though didnt compare to how excited I got when I got the email offering me The Crimson Shard. I read and LOVED The Blackhope Enigma and thius sequel has been on my wishlist since I read the first book… I couldnt reply to Templar quick enough. I CANNOT wait to read this, even though its not out til October!! 
Gifted/Won
Forbidden – Tabitha Suzuma 
Misfit – Jon Skovron
Thank you Laura from Scattered Figments… I have had my eye on Forbidden forever and didnt get round to buying it, but when Laura realised it was my birthday she said I could have her copy!! *Bounces* It sounds amazing! πŸ˜€
Then I also won Abrams &Chronicles twitter giveaway for Misfit!! πŸ˜€ it sounds fun and demon-y! Thanks Abrams! 
And finally, last but not least… 
I GOTS A KINDLE!!!!!! 
(even if Tony the T-rex is trying to eat it!) 
soooo excited to read my first book on this!! 

I also bought Hunting Violet on it as soon as I got it! I cant wait to read this book, in fact Im reading it now! (yesterday afternoon!)

I will try and post the other ebooks I get onto my mailbox next week! If I remember! 


  • YOu had a birthday – and I missed it! Happy belated birthday. Congrats on your Kindle. Love all your new books. Practical Magic is one of my most favourite films ever, though I have yet to find an Alice Hoffman book that I love. Sigh

  • Pracical magic was such a good book! I really need to get more Alice Hoffman books! Hope you enjoy them all! X x.

  • Candy us brilliant and Forbidden is unforgettable. I hope you love them as much as I did.

  • Yay Kindle! πŸ˜€ And Haunting Violet is way good πŸ˜€ Misfit looks awesome.
    Happy reading! πŸ˜€

  • woo! enjoy your kindle and all your books!

  • Awesome birthday gifts! And a Kindle, wow! You got some great books this week – love the sound of Misfit, and I’ve always wanted to read Ghostgirl! Happy reading :).

  • Amazing books there Raimy! Misfit is amazing! Ghostgirl looks great.

    Hope you love Haunting Violet, it’s YAY!

    Here’s my mailbox

  • Congrats on all the awesome! ghostgirl and Haunting Violet are both amazing, I think I may re-read ghostgirl this week…

    ComaCalm’s IMM

  • Awesome mailbox!! I can’t wait to see what you think of After Obsession! I’m reading Misfit, and it’s pretty good so far! Congrats on your Kindle!

  • I soooo want to read Ghostgirl it looks amazing. πŸ˜€

    I love Practical Magic (film), I always watch it when I’m sad haha.
    I’ve never read the book though, you’ll have to let me know if you like it πŸ˜€

    Aaaah… a Kindle! Yesyesyes.
    Hope you had a good birthday πŸ™‚

  • So many great books! πŸ˜€

    I can’t wait for all the reviews, I don’t have a kindle but I really love my e-reader.

  • What a great week – your sister has great taste and if you’re anything like me you’ll LOVE Betrayal. At least, I haven’t read it yet but I did get a copy this week because I ADORED Deception and I’ve really struggled to find YA books I like so I guess that’s saying something. Suppose you’ll be vanishing for a bit to catch up? πŸ˜‰

    Once Upon A Time

  • Yay for your kindle!! Just in time for the kindle summer sale as well πŸ˜‰ I’m glad you liked Haunting Violet. You got some great books

    The Cait Files

  • Happy belated birthday, I love getting books for my birthday too it’s the best possible present. Yay for getting your kindle!

  • Congrats on the Kindle!!! I have been wanting to read Haunting Violet. Heard great things.
    My IMM

  • glad it was a good book and birthday week πŸ™‚

  • Happy Sunday! I want a Kindle! πŸ™
    Here is my mailbox: http://pagingthroughlifewithgrace.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-4.html

    and check out my End of Summer Giveaway!

  • eep! a kindle (!)

    can’t wait to see what you think of it. i have been *contemplating* getting one πŸ˜‰

    (also, did your site change look? it’s awesome. LOVE it )

  • Mmmm Kevin Brooks. I have iBoy on my bookshelf and have to get around to reading it at some point. Big congrats on the Kindle acquisition! You’re life will never be the same…

  • Happy Belated Birthday and I have to say you will love the Kindle great thing to have. Lisa