Sunday, 23 January 2011

In My Mailbox 23/1/11 - the last couple of weeks!

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where bloggers show what books they have received that week whether it be through post, from the library or bought from the shops.

I  haven't done an In My Mailbox post since before Christmas now so I'm going to show all the books that I've got in January so far. I have bought a few books since then too with my Christmas book voucher but I'm still waiting for them to arrive into Waterstones so they can be collected as the first were damaged when they were sent to the store.

For review:

A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master (thank you to Bloomsbury)

I'm a few chapters into reading this one and it's been really interesting to far as it's set in India at the time of the Partition. I'm not taking part in the Debut Author Challenge this year but those of you who are may want to know it is a UK debut this year.

Thyme's End by B.R Collins (thank you to Bloomsbury)

I'll read this one to count to the Out Of Your Comfort Zone Challenge hosted at A Tapestry Of Words and the British Books challenge hosted by The Bookette as it is a mystery thriller, which is a genre I can't say I've ever tried before but I'm hoping will be a pleasant surprise. If you want to branch out and try new genres this year to find out more about your reading tastes then you might want to find out more information on the challenge here and join me in the fun!

Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M Auel (thank you to Kate, who is working on publicising the series for a younger audience for the publisher Hodder and Stoughton)

I was contacted by Kate to ask if I would like to review this one to celebrate the last book of the Children Of The Earth series being released after 25 years. I have an idea of what it's about although I'm not entirely sure but I've heard some good things about it.

From the library

Annexed  by Sharon Dogar (reviewed this week here)

Annexed is Peter's story about life in the annexe that he shared with Anne Frank and her family during the holocaust. Despite some issues, it is a very powerful story.

Frostbite by Richelle Mead (finished reading)

I finally got round to reading the second book in the Vampire Academy series and I loved it more than the first book in the series, Vampire Academy. Review coming soon!


The Merchant's Daughter by Iris Niven (finished reading)

I was lent this one by a lady at my church and it was written by a friend of hers for her two teenage girls. It was originally published in 1986 by Marshall Pickering and it was only by typing the ISBN number into Google that I managed to find it being sold on Amazon. It's about a young girl called Phoebe living at the time of the Roman Empire who is taken to live with relatives of her late mother after the mysterious death of her father. Review coming soon!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Frostbite is a great book !! I hope you'll enjoy reading it !! I can't wait to see what you thought about it !! =)

  2. A Beautiful Lie sounds brilliant!
    Enjoy these great books :D

  3. Great stack of books! I can't wait to hear how Tyme's End is!

  4. Great mailbox! The VA series is next for me to buy for my Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn (once she's finished with The House of Night series!) Enjoy!

  5. I am on the last book in the VA series and let me say that you're in for an exciting ride! Frostbite and Spirit Bound are the best two, not counting Last Sacrifice. Kx

  6. I read Clan of the Cave Bear series as a teenager and absolutely LOVED them.


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