19 April 2010

In My Mailbox #39

This fabulous meme is hosted by The Story Siren, who's actually celebrating her birthday today - along with Kirsty from Novelicious! Happy birthday, Kristi & Kirsty! :)

Here's what I got in the past week:


GETTING OVER MR RIGHT (ARC) by Chrissie Manby was kindly sent to me by the lovely Book Chick City, who received it for review herself, but since it doesn't really fit her blog theme, she asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing it here so of course I said yes! I've heard that Chris(sie) Manby is fab, but I haven't had the chance to read any of her books yet - thanks for this great opportunity, Carolyn!

THE CARRIE DIARIES (ARC) by Candace Bushnell - I'm pretty sure everyone and their monkey knows this is about the teenage years of *the* Carrie from Sex and the City. I'm looking forward to this one, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to 'get' it since I haven't seen a single Sex and the City episode - shocking, I know, heh! I think this comes out in May - has anyone read it yet? Will I get it, not really being a SatC fan? (I mean, I'm sure it's a great show and all, I've just never felt like watching it ...)

THE ORIGINAL SIN by Tasmina Perry - I've been wanting to read books by this author so I'm so happy I got this one! I'm always up for a good bonkbuster, plus I quite like the cover for this one!

THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER (ARC) by Jojo Moyes was a complete and utter surprise! The packaging itself was wonderful - the book arrived in this cool hot pinkish envelope and then it was wrapped in brown paper and tied with the prettiest pink ribbon, similar to the one on the cover. I absolutely loved it so kudos to whoever came up with this idea! I must admit that I first thought that this was another book I've been waiting for for ages so I pretty much squeeed when I found this book inside! It sounds absolutely fantastic and I cannot wait to read it! Oh and the final cover is actually even more gorgeous one than the ARC one - I actually think it's one of the prettiest covers ever! So um, massive THANKS to whoever sent this one - I presume it was someone from Hodder, but I don't recall getting any emails about it ... Still, it was a fabulous surprise, yay!

That's it from me - what did YOU get? I can't wait to find out!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

30 comments:

Leanna (Daisy Chain Books) said...

Ah, The Carrie Diaries. I can't wait to get my hands on it! This is a prequel to the show, and focuses on Carrie's teenage years, so maybe you won't have to be a fan of the show to get into it. Hope you enjoy!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Ohhh! I am beyond jealous! You got the Carrie Diaries! I will definitely be keeping my eye out on your review. I am extremely curious about this one. The other books look equally interesting- especially the Last Letter one. I hope you enjoy them!

Michelle said...

You always get such great books, all accompanied by beautiful covers. ;)I hope you enjoy this batch!

Morgan said...

The Last Letter looks so good, and the packaging sounds super cool! I hope you enjoy all your books.

bookaholic said...

The books look so sweet...and the covers,I could die for!! The pink packaging looks and sounds wonderful! Enjoy reading :)

Robby said...

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN A SINGLE EPISODE OF SEX AND THE CITY? WHAT!?
It's okay. I still love you.
You'll understand. :]

Book Chick City said...

I'm so pleased you received book ok. I hope you like it :) I received Jojo Moyes one last week.. Enjoy all your books! :D

Christina T said...

The Last Letter and Getting Over Mr. Right sound really good.

I liked the episodes of SATC that I saw and I enjoyed the movie but I don't think I'd like the books.

I hope you enjoy all your books. I look forward to your reviews.

Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...

Getting Over Mr Right looks like my kind of book. I'm a total chic lit girl!

booksploring said...

haha don't worry...I've never seen an episode of Sex and the City either!! Great books this week :-)

prophecygirl said...

The Carrie Diaries sounds good, and I have been debating whether to read it or not when it's out. I think I'll wait for your review before I decide :)

Happy reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Ooh, I'm jealous of the Carrie Diaries!!! I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy it still!

ck.twilighter said...

Great Books!!=)

Chrissie said...

They all look really good! Hope you enjoy them all :)

Book Monster said...

They all have pink on them,lol. I hope you enjoy all of them, Happy Reading :)

Book Monster said...

They all have pink on them, very cute!! I hope you enjoy, Happy Reading XD

Life After Jane said...

Great books! The Last Letter From Your Lover sounds amazing. I put that and Getting Over Mr. Right on my TBR. I didn't even know about these so thank you!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Great books you got this week! I'd love to read Getting Over Mr. Right, it sounds fun, and I agree with you, the cover of The Last Letter From Your Lover is gorgeous! (how cool it must have been to unpack that beautiful wrapping)

(psst: I have to confess that I'm not a Sex and the City fan, didn't like the series, I tried to watch at least 3-4 episodes, but it wasn't for me, didn't like it. Haven't seen the movies either.)

You can see what I got this week here.

Have a nice Sunday!

Milka said...

Ooohh, Carrie Diaries, I AM SO JEALOUS! Since I heard about it I've been wanting to read it, I can't wait for it to be published. I've watched the episodes of SATC so many times that I remember lines from them and I can't wait to have something new to read about Carrie, who is my favorite character after Samantha.

Emily said...

The Last Letter cover is beautiful!
I'm jealous of your possessing this book, I want it! =]

Lauren said...

Great books! I read The Carrie Diaries already and I thought it was really great, so I hope you enjoy it too! Oh, and don't worry about not getting it because of not watching Sex and the City; I never watched it either and I was just fine while reading it. Anyway happy reading! :)

Emidy said...

Wow, those books look great! I personally haven't read any of them, but they seem cute. Hope you enjoy them all!

Here's what's IMM.

Lenore said...

Yep, a very pink mailbox you got there!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sweet score! Yah BCC! :)

Rhiana said...

Great books... I'm really interested in The Last Letter From Your Lover, it sounds great and the cover is gorgeous. I'll be watching out for your review!

blueicegal said...

omg there are all so pretty and pink! im just getting into tasmina' books im not into the glam and all that but her books i enjoy thoroughly great collection! :)

blueicegal said...

omg there are all so pretty and pink! im just getting into tasmina' books im not into the glam and all that but her books i enjoy thoroughly great collection! :)

blueicegal said...

omg there are all so pretty and pink! im just getting into tasmina' books im not into the glam and all that but her books i enjoy thoroughly great collection! :)

Miriam said...

The Last letters one looks so gorgeous. I wish I had a book like that, not to read, just to look at and stoke once in a while (lol, I'm not that weird, honest)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ooo The Carrie Dairies! The Last Letters looks really good too! Enjoy your books :)

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