Sunday, April 11, 2010

In My Mailbox Monday (Apr 11) and what else I got this week

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!

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This week was filled with good things for me. After all, it was my birthday and I needed some comfort after having my wisdom tooth extracted.

So, for books I got :

My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman via the International Book Tours. I already finished the book and it is ready to be sent on to the next person.

Then I got a German book written by former Israeli ambassador in Germany (I hope I got his title right!) Avi Primor, in which he talks about his work as ambassador and his life. I'm really curious about that one - and I was really lucky, because I bought a used copy with his signature!

I also got Exclusively Chloe by J.A. Yang. I think I'll break my rule of reading the older books first with this one. I'm cuuuuuurious! :D

William Sleator's Fingers just had to come to me, now that I finally remembered the title of a childhood favorite, which I read only once when I got it from the library. For years I've been trying to remember the title, because the story of a young boy, a wonder child pianist, haunted me! I hope it can live up to my memories.

Do I have to say anything about this? I had to get Hex Hall (Book 1) by Rachel Hawkins!

Also, I got a bunch of DVDs:

Persuasion with Amanda Root and CiarĂ¡n Hinds - it's the first BBC classic I ever watched and I just had to get my own copy.

Don't worry! I got the collectors box with all three movies for a small price. Persuasion with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry Jones, Mansfield Park with Billie Piper and Blake Ritson, and Northanger Abbey with Felicity Jones and William Beck.
I just love the Jane Austen movies from BBC!

And my brother and his girlfriend got me the 2nd and 3rd season of King of Queens for my birthday. How awesome is that?


  1. Great books this weeK! I got Hex Hall this week, too! Happy reading!

  2. Great mailbox. I bought Hex Hall last week. Enjoy all your new books!

  3. Wow! What a wonderful collection! I was entranced watching Persuasion and all the rest on PBS, too, so one day I'll indulge in my own copies of Austen.

  4. Lots of Awesome books this week! Happy reading! :)

  5. I hope you enjoy Hex Hall. I love the Jane Austen movies, especially Persuasion.

  6. Aww, having wisdom teeth out is no fun. You certainly deserve to buy yourself a book after that!

    Looks like you got some good reads this week!

    I've seen Hex Hall posted on a few blogs, I'm tempted to grab a copy myself!

    Have fun this week! Here's my post this week.

  7. Ooh, love the Jane Austen DVDs! I really liked watching Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey (although the ending was a little weak). Mansfield Park I loved reading, but I wish, wish there was a proper adaptation, because I didn't like Billie Piper.

    Anyway, enjoy!

  8. Great mail box week. I LOVE King of Queens; enjoy!

  9. Wow, you had a great week! Fingers looks kind of creepy. Happy birthday a little late - hope you're recovered from your tooth extraction.

  10. All of these books look great. I hope you enjoy them. Here's my loot:

  11. Happy Belated Birthday and I hope you are recovering well from having your wisdom teeth taken out! I loved the Jane Austin movies on pbs. I'm sure you will enjoy them all!

  12. Thanks everyone!!! (And a very big SORRY for the delay!)