Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (Feb 7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly event exploring the books I found in my mailbox and is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie. To join in, please visit Kristi's blog!

I read a few really intriguing reviews about this book. Some of the reviewers enjoyed the book while others did not like it that much, but I have a feeling I will have fun reading Dreaming Anastasia: A Novel of Love, Magic, and the Power of Dreams!

Then, I was book shopping with a friend in a longer-than-usual lunch break at university (a class was cancelled). Of course, we tried our best to stick to having coffee, but after almost two hours we decided we should just check out the book shop next door. I came away with the following three books (plus the book my friend bought which she'll borrow me to read as soon as she's finished it):

Yes, I gave in and bought Patrick Ness' The Knife of Never Letting Go! All the reviews made me curious...

How could I not want Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston? It's been on my wish list for a while...

... as has Gayle Forman's If I Stay. (Now my look for the best price list is down to 31 books!

Usually I'm not so much into pink, so I tend to stay away from pink covers, but Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt sounded too good to stay away. I'm pretty certain already it will be a fun read for the break I'm going to have starting a week from now!

Yes, I gave in with this one as well. I wasn't sure at first, but then I read more and more about it and also got to read a bit about their book tour, so Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures had to help feed my mailbox!

I got Admit One: My Life in Film by Emmett James from the wonderful Lisa from Online Publicist for review - and signed at that, with a personal note... A big, heartfelt thanks to Emmett James for that :D I'm really curious about it!


  1. Great books you got this week. If I Stay is really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  2. Thank you for participating in The Saturday Network!

    And I hope you enjoy Dreaming Anastasia! I bought it and though the original concept was interesting, I felt there were some unexplained areas, meh. As for BC, it's awesome, and I really want to read If I Stay. Happy reading! :D

  3. Thanks, Rebecca and Jenn :-)

    As it happens, I already finished If I Stay and will soon read Dreaming Anastasia and Beautiful Creatures, so I'm very excited.