In My Mailbox (21)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren, it is a weekly meme where people record what books they received that week. As I don’t receive books every week, I do the meme as and when I can.

This weeks books are because I spent Monday (15th April) in London to go to The London Book Fair, and on the way I home I “just happened” to drop by Foyles and pick up some books. This was the first time I had ever gone to TLBF and it was an interesting experience. Definitely more of an event to go to if you’re an aspiring author or illustrator, which was pretty much what I thought. Does anyone know of a similar event in the UK that is hopefully more fan/blogger orientated? If not, any thoughts on why not? I would love to know your thoughts.

Anyway, to continue this post on its original subject…

Thanks Mum & Dad for a great day, and some brilliant books.

  • Varmints (Part One) by Helen Ward & Marc Craste [Goodreads]

This is the last book I picked up in Foyles. I’d already paid for the others and was on my way out. I saw this and fell in love. Beautiful picture books are a guilty pleasure of mine 😉

  • Red Shed bag which I picked up at TLBF13 from the Egmont stand, along with a guide and map, my badge, a book with some future Electic Monkey publications, and a publicity flier.

  • Debutantes by Cora Harrison [Goodreads]
  • Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi (signed) [Goodreads]
  • Natural Born Angel (Immortal City #2) by Scott Speer [Goodreads]
  • The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater [Goodreads]
  • Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton [Goodreads]
  • A Witch Alone (Winter Trilogy #3) by Ruth Warburton [Goodreads]
  • Demon Eyes (Witch Eyes #2) by Scott Tracey [Goodreads]
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) by Catherynne M. Valente [Goodreads]

This was a BIG haul for me. It was a lot of fun hauling it from Foyles to the train station, but at least it proves I really wanted them. I’ve wanted to read all of them for a while. I even promised Sarah Mussi that I would read her book when it came out – sorry! It’s on my shelf now.

Recently I’ve been taking part in IMM every week, but I’ve not really been happy. I totally understand Kristi is a bit busy at the moment, which is totally understandable and reasonable given the situation. But the IMM meme no longer seems to be happening in a timely fashion. So I’ve deciding to change. I will still be taking part in IMM when I have books, but from next week to cover the weeks when I don’t have books but still want to post I’m going to start taking part in Kimba the “Caffeinated Book Reviewer”‘s The Sunday Post. If you what to find out more, or take part yourself you can find more info here.

So that was what’s in my mailbox this week. Leave a comment and let me know what’s in yours.

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5 thoughts on “In My Mailbox (21)

  1. You read my mind, I’m going to do Sunday Post as well from next week. It fits better with my weekly haul post, I wish there was something like BEA in the UK, I’d definitely hop on a plane for it. Love the haul, I’d love to go to Foyles, it’s such an iconic store.

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