Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it. Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers. Letterbox Love is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about.
Wow, bright yellow covers don’t come out that great in the light….
This sounds incredible… I heard about it at the Walker Roadshow event back in May or June or something like that and I was so excited so I had to (probably scarily) day yes when I was offered it for review. Its high on my tbr pile so you shall hear soon if I loved it as much as I think I will! Thanks Walker Books for this
Published: 7th Nov
This is a really cool sounding historical fantastic that seems as if it features a woman protagonist that I will love. Thanks to Indigo I will be able to read it and find out if she is as kick-ass as I hope!
Published: 26th Sep 2013
It is National Short Story week soon and to help Random House/David Fickling Books celebrate they offered Margo Lannagan’s latest short story collection for review. I love the sound of this as it sounds like the stories are fairy tale retellings. Thanks DFB!
Published: 6th June 2013
If you are a regular Readaraptor reader you will know I adore Ruth Warburton so I knew I needed to read her new book as soon as I heard about it! Thankfully the awesome guys at Hodder fixed me up with an early review copy and I cant wait to get tucked in, thanks Hodder!
Published: 2nd Jan 2014
Young, Gifted and Dead – Lucy Carver (unsolicited)
This sounds pretty cool and seems like it will have a bit of a Gallagher Girls feel to it so I am looking forward to it despite not knowing much about it, thanks McMillan though!
Published: 10th Oct 2013
I went to the Manchester Literature Festival last weekend to see a conversation between Audrey Niffenegger and Jeanette Winterson and felt awful because I’ve never read anything by Audrey Niffenegger even though I’ve always been meaning to. I have borrowed the Time Travellers Wife from a friend but this caught my eye at the event, possibly because it feels a bit Edgar Allen Poe-y, and I just had to buy it. Raven Girl is Niffenegger’s newest book and its told in pictures and words, almost like a graphic novel but unlike anything I have ever seen before.
Published: 7th May 2013
Obviously I love the Neil Gaiman books I have read, but they have all been kids books so far. I have a few of his adult books and when I heard about why he wrote this (it was meant to be a letter to his wife Amanda Palmer whom I adore!) I knew it would probably beat the adult Neil Gaiman books I already own to be read! I found it on offer and knew it was meant to be and I plan on reading it very, very soon!
Published: 18th June 2013
I have a major habit of spending an awful lot of time browsing amazon for books I want and seeing that magically ‘buy used for…’ square at the side of their page. I really wanted to read something by Hope Larson but as her books aren’t widely published in the UK and are graphic novels they tend to be uite expensive. I feel bad but at 99p plus packaging I couldn’t resist this one and will definitely make it up to her if I like it by buying her others full price! I love Graphic Novels and have vowed to read more of them so heres hoping I love this one!
Published: 10th May 2010 (US Publisher)
This is another cheap one from the charity shop, I’ve heard amazing things but I am worried I won’t like it because of the subject matter so I am wary of it. I will definitely be giving it a go soon!
Published: 7th March 2013
This one was borrowed from a friend, she thought it was actually mine and she borrowed it from me but that is definitely not the case so she then told me I should read it. It sounds pretty cool from the back and the goodreads ratings looks good but I haven’t heard much about it so I am intrigued, hopefully I’ll get to it soon! Thanks Steffi!