25 April 2010

In My Mailbox #40

As always, my favourite meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

I only got two books this week and it's all because of that damn volcanic ash cloud - that *peep* is also to blame that I couldn't attend the London Book Fair at the beginning of the week, boo! Luckily that's more or less gone now so I'm hoping more books will show up next week! Yes, I know I have more than reading material to last me a few years, but I just get so excited about getting new books!

Anyway, here's what I got:

THE HORSE DANCER by Jojo Moyes was the only book that made it to my mailbox by airmail even when airspace was still closed - it has to be magic! ;) This was another complete surprise from Hodder, yay.

I haven't read a Danielle Steel book in like 10 years, but as soon as I came across A GOOD WOMAN a few weeks ago it completely grabbed me and I knew I had to have it! I love the cover and the plot sounds fantastic - I love that it's sort of Titanic related and I love the time period it's set in. Furthermore, the book also has a fantastic opening:
"On the morning of April 14, 1912, Annabelle Worthington was reading quietly in the library of her parents' house, overlooking the large, walled-in garden."
Best opening line ever, y/y? I certainly think so and it really, really makes me want to read more! Heck, I'd read it now if I had the time, but sadly I don't, busy weekend ahead. :(

My little hiatus will be over soon, I promise! Thanks to everyone who bothered to leave such lovely comments on my last post, I really appreciate it! :) I just have to get through this weekend and then I'll be pretty much a full-time blogger for a week, haha!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! :)


blueicegal said...

yay your back!! hope everything is a lot less hectic now i havent heard of these sound good, btw i have a new meme over at my blog "Kiss And Tell" feel free to have a look :)

Emidy said...

Nice books this week! I haven't read any of them, though. Hope you enjoy!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Glad to see you back in the blogosphere! :-) But no wonder, you just HAD to share these new books of yours ;-) lol And I agree, I don't read Danielle Steel, but the cover, the time period, the premise all sound great, you definitely piqued my interest with this book, will have to add it to my TBR list.

I know, I know, I haven't received any books this week I suspect due to the ash situation.. *grumbles*

Alexia561 said...

Totally know what you mean about getting excited when you receive new books, despite having years worth of reading material already sitting on your shelf! Happy reading!

Rhiana said...

It's been years since I read a Danielle Steel book too, so Ill watch out for your review! Hope your feeling better now and that your books show up soon. Grrr at that pesky ash!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome books! the Horse Dancer was an awesome book. I loved it.

Here's my IMM for the week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/04/in-my-mailbox-42410.html

I hope you have an awesome Sunday!
Laura from the Bookie Bunch ;D

Nina said...

Sorry you couldn't attend the fair. I wanted to order some books online, but everywhere stood that they couldn't deliver because of the volcanic ash cloud!!! :(

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

That stupid ash! Sorry about not getting to the fair. Well, maybe you can knock down that TBR!

laughingstars.net said...

It's a shame that you had to miss the fair. I hope you have a great week of reading!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Darn ash cloud! That's a bummer you couldn't go to the fair,

A Good Year does sound pretty good...I'll be looking forward to your review!

Happy reading! :)

Shantal said...

Oooh I really want to get A Good Woman I just love the cover :D. Enjoy your reading and I look forward to your reviews.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Did you say Titanic? *speeding off to add this to my TBR list*

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

PS Have you ever read No Greater Love? It's also has to do with the Titanic and it's by DS.

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Ooooh, thanks for letting me know, Juju darling! ;) I'll order it straight away! :D

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