Sunday, April 1, 2012

In My Mailbox


The "In My Mailbox" post consists of which books we bought during the past week, hosted by The Story Siren.

I need a day to play hooky and read...  The books in my to-read list went way up this past week.  I believe I'm very much failing my book-buying ban.

For Review:
  • Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker

Won from Book Chick City:
  • The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • I think I'm starting to like horror novels (slowly but surely).  Horror frightened me away when I read about weird creatures in caves eating people (I'm very much afraid of the dark, so you can imagine how I took to this book).  But we're talking about ghost stories.  I'm game!

From the Library:
  • A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • Move over small and happy books.  You're being set aside for the big guy who I'm not sure what to expect.  Will this book make me cry?  Will it make me go on a murdering rampage (the show sure made me want to)?  Who knows?  Whatever happens, I blame my husband for making me read this one...

Purchased:
  • Rival to the Queen by Carolly Erickson
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • Ooh, King Henry VIII genre bargain books!  I'm ready.  Although this is set in Elizabeth's (Henry's daughter) reign.
  • The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • Philippa Gregory is favorite author when it comes to anything King Henry VIII.  I just devour her books (in the mind-sense).  But this is another Queen Elizabeth novel.  I'm sure I'll love it!
  • Hunger Games:  District Identification Card (in the bottom right corner)
    • Get yours here (free)
      • I jumped at this freebie.  I am a mechanic from District 6.  Kind of funny considering my family is full of mechanics.  And if you haven't seen the movie yet, I suggest you go.  It's worth it!  Side note:  Suzanne Collins wrote the screenplay for the movie, so nothing (in my opinion) from the book is compromised.

For Review (e-edition):

Grace by R Rodriguez
A book involving a girl who has a fascination with death.  Not just death, her own death.  Of course I want to read it!  I've got to get to the bottom of this.  Thanks goes to R Rodriguez for providing me a review copy!





Purchased (e-edition):

Oppression by Jessica Therrien
Go Greek Mythology!  This book caught my interest early on.  I'm glad I picked up; now I need to read it.
The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen
Did you know I've been obsessed with the name Gemma ever since I read the Gemma Doyle series?  I'm also obsessed with anything that goes bump in the night.  Guess you can understand why I got this book.
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
Quite a lot of people gave this book high ratings.  And considering I'm in love with her Trylle Trilogy (even though I've only read the first book), I thought I should get this one.  Zombies, woot (maybe)!!
The Deepest Cut by JA Templeton
Another ghost story that sounds super intriguing.  It makes me wonder where the title came from...

16 comments:

  1. I bought A Game of Thrones earlier this year and haven't attempted it yet. It's a bit daunting! :)

    All your books look great. I really liked Oppression. Happy reading!

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  2. Woow great Mailbox!! I don't know most of these books, but hell, they look so good! :)

    Um, did you actually recieve the physical card?! I thought it was just on the internet and that you could save it as a picture!! Uh huh, grrr this is for not reading all the instructions!! Damn me. Ah. But still, I've got in the District 3 - Technology :P :)

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  3. Nice haul! I read The Deepest Cut a while back, it's a pretty good book! I think you'll enjoy it. :)

    Jenny at Books to the Sky

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  4. Nice haul! I loooooved Hollowland and hope you will too. Happy reading.
    My IMM 

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  5. Oppression is awesome! I love it! =D

    The Deepest Cut looks good as do Interrupted. =)

    Here's my IMM!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  6. Sweet haul this week! I sooo want to read Hollowland! I heard it was great. As soon as I'm pretty caught up with my TBR I totally want to start The Game of Thrones books. I heard that they will blow my mind! Can't wait to see what you think :) Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Love that you got Game of Thrones- second series of that starts on TV tonight and I cannot waitt! Eeeee! New follower :-) x

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  8. I really liked Oppression :)
    and i really want to read the games of thrones!

    Janina

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  9. Interrupted looks SO good!!! And I've heard great things about Oppression! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my IMM!

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  10. Awesome books! Love A Game of Thrones (of course) and all the other books have amazing covers. Interrupted seems great.
    Happy reading(;

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  11. The Fallen Star is a book I have on my Kindle. It sounded good, but I haven't had the opportunity to read it yet. Great haul this week, hope you enjoy them all.

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  12. Game Of Thrones has been sitting on my bookshelf since last year, I really need to start it soon! Great IMM!
    Thanks for stopping by.

    My IMM
    http://pnrurbanfantasyreviews.blogspot.com/

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  13. I would love to read Rival to the Queen. I can't wait to see what you think of it. Enjoy!
    - FABR Steph

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  14. Ooh Game of Thrones! I really enjoy the show but that book was way too slow moving for me. I guess it gets better though I only made it to 70% lol. Great haul!! :)

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  15. Very jealous of Grace! So need to read that one. All these books look awesome, I hope you enjoy them!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

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  16. I haven't heard of many of these but I did read The Fallen Star. Hope you enjoy!

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