25 October 2009

In My Mailbox #14

This meme is hosted by The Story Siren. Let's get down to business, shall we? Below are the books I've acquired in the past week:
So I finally got my copy of THE PROPHECY OF SISTERS by Michelle Zink - I've heard many great things about it and I can't wait to finally read it.

I also managed to get my hands on an ARC of WISH by Alexandra Bullen, yaaaay! Super excited about this one! I was planning to wait for the official release, but I sort of prefer the ARC cover versus the new official cover so I was determined to get the ARC and I succeeded, yay!

Then I also bought ANTICHRISTA and SULPHRIC ACID by Amélie Nothomb simply because The Character of Rain (read it ages ago) was amazing and I want to read more by her.

I bought A WAY THROUGH THE WOODS by Katharine McMahon because the story sounds very interesting. I currently own four books by this author and I haven't read a single one yet, but I'm fully planning to since they all sound really good!

The last book I got is GIVE ME TOMORROW by Elizabeth Lord, which I bought purely because it's about the suffragettes and I'm really fascinated by them.

Lastly, Kay Cassidy, the author of The Cinderella Society kindly sent me some signed The Cinderella Society swag (another picture here) aka some bookmarks and cards with the goooorgeous TCS cover and more info on her other projects (Living Your Five, The Great Scavenger Hunt, Teen Author Challenge etc.). She sent me this as a thank you for the questions I asked in her Ask Kay feature on her blog a while ago. Such lovely things - thanks so much, Kay! :)

ps: What the hell is going on with all the postal strikes in the UK?! So many of the books that were sent to me haven't arrived (even though it's been well over a month!!) and I suspect it's all due to the damn postal strikes, grrr! Honestly, things from the US arrive here in a week and the books from the UK (which is far closer) take over a month or don't even arrive?! Furious. :(

pps: Please excuse my absence from the blog, but I've been really very busy in the past weeks, working around the clock and only coming to sleep, then back to work. Thus I've hardly had any time or energy for reading, but things should hopefully change for the better soon so hopefully there'll be more updates in the near future. :)

11 comments:

Jessica Ashmore said...

Hmmmm, never heard of Amelia Nothomb, may have to give her a go. Prophecy of the Sisters is also in my tbr pile.

Jessica Ashmore said...

Oops, I mean Amelie...oh well

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Ooh, great list of books there. I too am looking forward to reading Prophecy of the Sisters. I see you are currently reading Rumours! I love this series. Did you know Splendor just came out? the 4th book!

Exciting!

Becky said...

Don't even get me started on the postal strike thing. It is so very annoying.

Anyway, Prophecy of the Sisters is gettig some great reviews. It's on my wish list. I love the title of Way Through the Woods so interesting to hear if you enjoy it.

Faye said...

Jealous! i want 2 read wish! lol happy reading!!

Ravenous Reader said...

Congrats on a great week. Prophecy of the Sisters is a wonderful start to an amazing series. Wish has a gorgeous cover and I cannot wait to read it.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm so jealous of Wish! And I know what you mean about the postal strikes; they're doing my head in too!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. I still have yet to read Prophecy of the sisters. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Emily said...

You definitely have a lot of interesting books coming in this week, I hope your schedule frees up some so you have time to enjoy them!

Kay Cassidy said...

Excellent! So glad the bookmarks arrived safe and sound. :-) Hope things settle down for you soon!

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