Saturday, 16 April 2011

In My Mailbox 15

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

My fifteenth IMM post - here we go.

Books I received this week.

In The Post:

The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay - Rebecca Sparrow
Read it. Loved it enough to buy another of her books.

City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare
So I have had this book since Monday and have felt no overwhelming urge to read it which means I am going to wait a couple of years for the other two books to come out. I did it with the first trilogy I can do it with the second. It makes it easier knowing that CoFA ends with a cliff hanger - I really don't want to get in to all of that without having the next book to read.
The Summer of You - Kate Noble

Party - Tom Leveen

Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts
I looove Nora Roberts book sooooo much. This one was pretty great.

Side Jobs - Jim Butcher
Finally!!! I can now read the short story that takes place straight after Changes in preparation for Ghost Story which can't come out soon enough. Oh how I love Harry Dresden.

The Girl Most Likely
- Rebecca Sparrow

At The Shops:

Fallen - Lauren Kate
Torment - Lauren Kate
Wanted to get these books for ages and when I saw them in Waterstones I couldn't resist. I am not going to read them until just before Passion comes out.

The Lost Guide to Life and Love - Sharon Griffiths

Unholy Magic - Stacia Kane
Second book in the series - really must get the first.

The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
The BBC have just made it into a TV show figured I would check out the book.


True North
- Marie Force

Everyone Loves A Hero: ...and that's the problem
- Marie Force

The Trouble With J.J. - Tami Hoag
I loved Tami Hoag's books back when I was younger. This is one of the ones I haven't read yet.

Saving Grace - Norah Wilson

The Marriage Bed - Laura Lee Guhrke

Almost Perfect - Julie Ortolon

Too Perfect - Julie Ortolon

13 Little Blue Envelopes
- Maureen Johnson
Free on


Wherever You Go - Heather Davis
The Magnolia League - Katie Crouch
Putting Makeup on Dead People - Jen Violi
Queen of the Dead - Stacey Kade
The Near Witch - Victoria Schwab
Phoenix Rising - Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
I requested all of these ages ago and they finally came through. I am not going to request anymore until I have cleared some of the backlog (really I'm not).

Seriously 26 books!!! What is wrong with me. I would have to quit my job to keep up with all the books I buy (although that doesn't seem like a bad idea). I am officially cutting back (that book I ordered earlier doesn't count - it was before I realised the depth my crazy had reached). I don't think getting a kindle was a good idea because my brain doesn't seem to realise that just because I can't hold the book in my hand doesn't mean it didn't cost money. Stupid amazon one-click rubbish.

That's all for now.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about kindle and netgalley! It's so easy to pick up new books and because you can't physically see them doesn't mean they aren't there! :)

    Oh, I adore the Dresden files as well...can't wait for the next book!

  2. wow that's alot of books! I have quite a few to read too- but I can't afford to buy any new ones for a few weeks aha. I admire your restraint in keeping CoFA too! wow; I could not have done that.

  3. Dude that's a lot! Like the UK cover for Satcia Kane's book! They're different than the US, but still have a nice ghostly kind of quality to them!

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  4. I got Torment too, as part of the Buy One Get One for a Pound but I got I Am Number Four with it as I already have Fallen. ^^

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  5. Torment and City of Fallen Angels!!!!
    I want them so bad <3

  6. You have amazing willpower - waiting for the next two books to come out before reading CoFA? I'd die! Wow. But great books this week - I really want to read Torment, and Party looks interesting! Happy reading :)

  7. Wow, you have LOTS of great books! Sometimes I'm glad when I catch onto a series late, so I can just go get the next book(s). lol!

  8. I enjoyed Fallen and Torment but now I'm anxiously waiting for Passion. Good idea waiting!

  9. Great books! I've wanted to read Fallen and Torment, but I've heard some so-so things about them. Maybe one day.

  10. Wow- so many books! I thought Torment was better than Fallen. Sometimes it is a good idea to wait and read a series all the way through. I have so many series started where I am waiting for the next one to come out- and then I can't remember who was who!

  11. Wow, you've certainly had an amazing week. So many books - I'm getting jealous. ;-) Hope you can enjoy them soon. I hate not having enough time to read, when there's still so much I want to read.


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  12. Awesome mailbox as well! Esp. City of Fallen Angels!

  13. 26 books! You'll have fun trying to tackle all of them :)

  14. Great mailbox this week! I loved The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay, but I haven't read any of her other books, so I'll have to check them out. Fallen was just okay for me. The first 3/4 of the book bored me, but then the end was really good. Happy reading! :)

  15. wow!
    That is a lot of books, what an amazing week for you and some amazing books. Enjoy =)

  16. so many awesome books!! the only one i've read is fallen. hope you enjoy!

  17. Rebecca Sparrow looks like a really good author. And, yes, agree on the Kindle one-click. Yikes! I have spent way too much in that way too. New follower.

  18. That's a Great IMM! 26 books? WOW! I could never do that! I don't know where I would find the time to read them all! :)

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  19. This is crazy, 26 books! I had a week like that 2 weeks ago and didn't post about it. I felt kind of guilty getting so many books because I know that it is will be a long time until I get to them.

    I do the same thing with books in a series. I have to wait until at least 2 books are out. I did that with The Hunger Games and was happy to have the next one waiting for me as I finished them.

  20. Wow, seems like you had a great book week! I don't feel like reading City of Fallen Angels right now either, knowing how it ends and that I have to wait so long for the next one! I'd like to see what you think of Fallen, Torment and Unholy Ghost, I've been intending to read them for a while now. How's Jim Butcher series? I've never read any of those books. And I totally understand the NetGalley requesting problem, I can't seem to be able to stop either!:))
    Happy reading!

  21. It's really hard to control the amount of books you buy, Sally. LOL, I have you have more will power than me!!!

    I hope you enjoy Sidejobs. I'm so happy publishers have started doing novellas compilation per author. I was so bummed that Ghost Story was delayed :(

    Glad you enjoyed the NR. It was a solid story :)

  22. You got Chasing Fire??? I'm so jealous! Summer of You was an OK read for me. Fallen has been on my wishlist forever! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading :)

  23. Thanks for commenting! I have loads of books from NetGalley that I need to read too... :L And I hope you enjoy Fallen and Torment, Fallen was OK, but Torment was awesome! :D Happy reading!

  24. I just went and bought Fallen like an hour ago!

  25. What a great week !! I can't wait to start reading City of Fallen Angels =) !!
    I love the covers of Fallen and Torment but I didn't really like the books .. which is too bad =( !! Happy reading ;)

  26. Great IMM! I see COFA. :DD And Fallen and Torment. Hm... let's just say, don't judge a book by its cover. :/

    Happy Reading! :)

  27. What a great haul! I loved both Fallen and Torment, but it seems to be one of those series that people either love or they hate LOL. I love the cover of Nick McGowen! Cute!

  28. So many books! I say the same thing about NetGalley. Just started reading Magnolia League today, looking good so far. Enjoy them all!
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  29. Fantastic batch of books Sally! Have fun with them.

  30. Wow! What a fantastic haul. Hope you get around to reviewing all of them. You scored some really great reads.

  31. What a fabulous book haul! I think I'm in love with all of them lol. enjoy.

  32. so many books!!! they all look great

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  33. What a great list. Enjoy all the new books!

  34. Wow, that IS a load! Nice^^

    I got CoFA, too, and a German reading copy of Fallen. And The Near Witch of course, best book I had this year so far^^
    But YOU got The Magnolia League - I really wanted that one but my request got declined - so yeah jealousy!!! lol