12 September 2010

In My Mailbox #57

Hey and welcome back to another installment of IMM, hosted by The Story Siren. I didn't do an IMM last week so here are the books I got in the past two weeks (all purchased by me):


After watching the adorable trailer, I just couldn't resist ordering BEING JAMIE BAKER by Kelly Oram - plus who could resist an amazing cover like *that*?! Well done to the marketing department, I totally fell for it. :)

Then I also bought the whole HUNGER GAMES series - as I said in my review of the first book, I listened to the legally available audio book and I was so impressed by this series that I immediately ordered all three books. I got the UK covers because they're all available in paperback, but I'm not particularly impressed neither with the US nor UK covers, not my cup of tea, but luckily the stoies between the covers are fantastic!
I don't know why my copy of HG has Peeta on the cover when I ordered the one with Katniss, but oh well. Peeta is fantastic and all, but I really like Katniss, such a kickass girl.
I'm almost done with Catching Fire now and jeeez, it seems even better than the first book!!! Not the best thing to read while you eat though - I couldn't put the book down today so I kept reading during breakfast, but I nearly lost all my appetite when the squirrel mutts attacked the gang, eeek! But whoa, what a book!

That's it from me, see you all next week with some more great books! :)

26 comments:

The Book Speaker said...

I love the Hunger Games series. I can't wait to hear what you think about the rest of Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

It's awesome that you got the series, enjoy dearie! ;)

prophecygirl said...

YAY for The Hunger Games series! So glad you 're loving it. THG and CF are amazing. Looking forward to your thoughts on Mockingjay :)

Happy reading!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Nice books! Yay for the Hunger Games trilogy :D

And I love that cover for Being Jamie Baker, it's so cute. Happy reading!

Melissa said...

Yay for The Hunger Games trilogy! It's definitely one of my all-time favourites. I hope you enjoy all your books :)

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Great mailbox.

My mom is reading the Hunger Games series in German and she is also amazed by them. I still have to decide if I want to read the books because they seem a bit too tragic for my taste.
I really like the German covers (just google vor "Tribute von Panem"), IMO they are better than the US/UK covers.

a cat named cat said...

Great selection! The hunger games sounds so good but I agree with your verdict in the covers... not exactly amazing :/ I hope you enjoy them :)

asamum said...

Yay all The Hunger Games. Enjoy

Blodeuedd said...

The Hunger Games is the best, I sure hope I get to read book 3 soon.
And yes not that fond of the covers eithe

Ria- The Beaucoup Review book blog. said...

The Hunger Games is meant to be amazing!
I went to buy them, but the shop only had Mockingjay :( Ohh, the Being Jamie Baker makes me think of the Being Nikki books by Meg Cabot ;) Enjoy!
-Ria

Kristin said...

I haven't read The Hunger Games series yet - not sure if it's really my type of book, but I keep seeing it mentioned on everyone's blog...might have to check them out.

My mailbox is here.

Aisle B said...

Looks like we're both going to be in full dive for the Collins series :)

Nice mailbox and posted mine on Aisle B
http://aisleb.tumblr.com/post/1106897549/mailbox-monday-in-my-mailbox

Romy @ Lost.in.Stories said...

I love the Hunger Games, I just started Mockingjay, so good. I haven't heard of Being Jamie Baker before I'll have to check it out.

Thanks, Romy :)

Sam Ripley said...

Yay for The Hunger Games! I hadn't seen those covers before - hope you enjoy the books! :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The Hunger Games is a mind-blowing trilogy. Hope you love them all!

Michelle said...

The trailer for Being Jamie Baker is beyond adorable. It definitely sold me as well. Hope you enjoy The Hunger Games series, sounds like you are so far. ;) Happy reading!

LMW said...

Oh The Hunger Games! Still haven't read those! My family RAVES about them! They are in my TBR pile! I have book one and my daughter has book 3, but somehow we didn't manges to purchased the 2nd yet! haha I'm a new follower!
The Delusional Diaries

Nina said...

Being Jamie Baker does looks really cool. I do hope the book is good. Hunger Games, oh my, I have not started this series, have fun reading it.

TheBookishSnob said...

Great mailbox this weekend to get all the Hunger Games :) I hope you enjoy reading them because I've heard they're REALLY good.

Come by to see my mailbox

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

I liked the trailer for Being Jamie Baker also. I've got it on my wishlist.

Have a great reading week!

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Great books! The Hunger Games series is absolutley amazing! I hope you enjoy it!

I'm a new follower :)

Come see what I got In My Mailbox!

Lucie said...

I got The Hunger Games this week, but my cover has Katniss on the front. I didn't even know you could get a different cover for it! I definitely prefer the UK covers to the US though for the series as a whole, much nicer!

Kathy Martin said...

I just finished Mockingjay. I have been thinking that I would like to read all three books again and together but I donated my copies to my HS Media Center and they are already checked out. I think I actually like the UK covers better than the US. I should see which I would get if I shopped at The Book Depository. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

Missie said...

BJB does look adorable, and I'm loving the book covers for the Hunger Games that you got! Here is my IMM

Enjoy!
Missie, The Unread Reader

pussreboots said...

The Hunger Games is on my TBR pile. I just need to get it read. Enjoy your books. I purchased two and received one.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Great books this week! I still haven't read The Hunger Games trilogy, but I really must get to it soon. Hope you enjoy! :)

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