17 October 2010

In My Mailbox #59

Yes, yes, I knoooow, I've been a horrible blogger for far too long and those of you who still bother to visit this little site are probably sick and tired of my excuses, but honestly - I'm just putting the finishing touches on the book I've been translating in the past weeks and on top of my day job, it's pretty much all my life is about right now. It's not terribly fun and exciting, it's just craaaaaazy busy and thus I've no time left for blogging or reading. This saddens me, but on the other hand I love translating, it's what I've always wanted to do so I can't complain really. But I'm so ready to finish this book! My deadline was errrr yesterday (*blush*), but that was impossible what with everything that's been going on so I managed to get it extended by a few more days, phew.

My life is now completely pre-occupied with that right now, but I've had SUCH an EPIC book week that I just couldn't resist doing an IMM this week (kindly hosted by The Story Siren, as always). OMG, just look at all the AMAZING books I got!!!!!

BOUGHT: historical & chick lit

THE DISTANT HOURS by Kate Morton - WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!! You have NO idea how happy I was when this book arrived! Having loved Morton's previous books (The House at Riverton & The Forgotten Garden), this is one of the books I've been looking forward to the most this year and I cannot wait to read it - I just know it's going to be amazing! It's massive, well over 600 pages, so I'll probably take like one whole weekend off from real life and just focus on the book. It'll be magic and I can't wait! YAY!
A WEEKEND WITH MR DARCY by Victoria Connelly - I honestly bought this book mostly because of the cover. I'm not a massive Austen fan and I don't have a thing for Mr Darcy (I'll take LUKE BRANDON over him anytime!) so this book is not very high on my TBR pile, but I bought it because I appreciate the cover art. Yes, I'm indeed that shallow, but I'm sure the publishers don't have a problem with that. :p But seriously, how BEAUTIFUL is this cover?! I know, right? :)
DOWN TO EARTH by Melanie Rose - Another book I was attracted to by the cover, but but but here the story actually sounds amazing and really intriguing! I own Ms Rose's previous two books as well, but sadly I haven't read them yet. I've heard great things about them so I expect them to be fantastic!

BOUGHT: young adult


REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnelly - Another book I've been waiting for for too long! I haven't read anything by Ms Donnelly yet (although I own all her books), but this one sounds really good!
THE EXILE OF GIGI LANE by Adrienne Maria Vrettos - I've been wanting to buy this book for months and then I just couldn't resist it anymore so I bought it. It's supposed to be good - can't wait to find out!
STARS OF ICE by Kay Woodward - The third installment in the Skate School series. I haven't read the previous two, but I'm just buying the series because I'm planning to read it eventually. A skating boarding school - who could resist?!
SUGAR AND SPICE by Lauren Conrad - Another series that I own but haven't read (jeeez, I own far too many unread books!). This is the last book in the LA Candy series, which I bought because of all the hype. Yes, not only am I shallow, but also weak. :( In my defence, it's meant to be good stuff though!

FOR REVIEW

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY by Veronica Henry - I've posted about this book before, saying how much I adored the cover, and then this book kindly arrived in my mailbox, courtesy of Orion. What a wonderful surprise! The cover is even more STUNNING in person, it's even sparkly and all! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!
DEADLY by Julie Chibbaro - Ooh, this one sounds promising! I was kindly sent an ARC by the author and I really like the sound of this book so you can expect my review around the pub date, which is February 2011!

Phew, so that's it in terms of news from my mailbox! What did you get? :)

28 comments:

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Revolution is amazing! I just reviewed it last week. So good! I also can't wait to read The Distant Hours. I have to buy it on my next shopping trip. I think it's going to be one to curl up with on a cold night! :)

Oooh, Skate School sounds just like my thing. I love books set in boarding schools and I love figure skating!

p.s - isn't that really terrible about me and the Harry Potter books! :O

Happy reading!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

i missed you, lovely to hear from you,fab books enjoy hun!

Tracey J said...
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Tracey J said...

Those books not only sound great, they all have gorgeous covers. :)

Sorry for the deleted comment.

brandileigh2003 said...

Happy Reading!! Here is my mailbox
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Lovely lovely books! I hope you enjoy them all.
And I've missed you too, but congratulations on all your fabulous translation!

Julie P said...

Hope you enjoy! Some of these look great (if you can judge a book from its cover)....

Callie said...

oh just blog when you can! yay for Sugar and Spice!!

booksploring said...

I got The Distant Hours this week too!! My reaction was pretty much the same as yours haha ;-) I have to time my reading of this book really carefully because I know I'll have to drop everything until I finish it!!! The other books you got look good too - some really cute covers there!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Woohoo for The Distant Hours!!! I think all your new books are great, but Kate Morton wins!:)

Rhiana said...

I've just Revolution and it's fantastic and Wooo for The Distant Hours! hoping that makes my mailbox next week!

josbookjourney said...

I cannot wait to get Distant Hours - but I am holding out until Christmas at least.

Dizzy C said...

great selection of books there.
I have Kate Morton on my TBR shelves.

enjoy ur week!
carol

Christina/Book Addict said...

I really want to read Distant Hours and Revolution as well. I look forward to your reviews and enjoy all your books!

nikkibrandyberry said...

Sounds like your a busy woman! Translating a book sounds totally cool to me...Hope to hear from you again soon! My IMM is here: http://nikkibrandyberry.wordpress.com/

Lisa_sps said...

Great books!A weekend with Mr. Darcy should be really good!

Nina said...

I have to buy SUGAR AND SPICE by Lauren Conrad! I read the two first books and they where fun and cute. :) Have fun reading all those awesome books you got.

Justine said...

Ooh, Lauren Conrad! Wow these are all great books. Haappy reading! :)

Aisle B said...

Waiting for my copy of Morton's Distant Hours.. My copy is suppose to be blue with a house drawn on... we'll compare covers after. Loved loved loved The Forgotten Garden! Have to read the House of Riverton soon!

Green with envy for your Revolution! Sighing and just looking at all your books.

Have a great readalicious week!

Gabrielle Carolina said...

A Weekend With Mr. Darcy, yes please! Revolution, oh, I want that book so greatly! Deadly is another I can’t wait to read.
Happy reading!
If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-
http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/10/imm-7.html
Blessings,
Gabrielle

Kat said...

I'm so jealous! You've got some books that I really want to read too. Hope you enjoy them :)

Dot said...

I really want to read the Kate Morton book, I have loved her others! Revolution is just brilliant, I think you will love it!

Rachel said...

You have some great books there this week!

I love your blog, it is sooo cute :)

Come and visit me for a new meme, On My Radar :)

Rach xxx

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Great books! Down to Earth sounds so good!

Shantal said...

Definitely you always have the cutest covers :) , hope to read you again soon , good luck with the translation :)

Rachael Renee Anderson said...

Your blog is so fun and cute--exactly my type! :)

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

Exile looks awesome and don't ever feel bad about not posting enough after all this is YOUR blog.

Jenn-ay said...

Wait??? Revolution is out??? Where have I been??? Oh yeah I moved to a place where there is sucky internet connection *sigh* But good to know...I'll have to keep my eye out for it now. I loved A Northern Light.

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