The idea behind In My Mailbox is to share any books you get your hands on, be they borrowed, bought, gifted, received for review, with your readers. I particularly like this meme because I’m often picking up books that don’t get read, at least for a while. It’s nice to spotlight them before they are shoved into some corner of my shelf to gather dust. Hosted by The Story Siren.
So this week I got..
(Apologies for the worse-than-usual picture quality – I really could use a camera rather than an old phone.)
I received a postcard this week! I love snail mail (and hate that phrase) and haven’t received a postcard in years! This one has a beautiful image too. I won’t go into details but I wanted to mention it and the book it’s talking about, Madame Bovary’s Daughter. Take a look Sounds pretty good, I still plan to get a copy when I can afford it.
Received For Review
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory | Goodreads
The Women of the Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory | Goodreads
Dearly Departed by Lia Habel | Goodreads
A pretty damn good week here. I’ve been coveting The Lady of the Rivers for a long time so I was ecstatically happy to get a copy through the post for review! The best thing about her books is that you don’t really need to read them in order, because while I own The White Queen and The Red Queen, I haven’t had time to read them yet. In the same parcel was also The Women of the Cousins’ War, I hadn’t heard about this one but it honestly looks like a fantastically interesting read. It’s a non-fiction history book, with input from David Baldwin and Michael Jones, all about the three women featured in Gregory’s Cousin War books. And Dearly Departed I wasn’t sure if I was going to get though I had requested it from Lia who forwarded it to her UK publisher and that turned up this week! Big yay! Thank you Lia for that. I have snuck a peak at the first few pages and the writing is very good and I love the idea of the New-Victorian society in a couple of hundred years time, and I will be featuring it in my steampunk feature as I said I would do alongside an interview (excited?). I can’t wait to read and review all of these!
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads
Diggers by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads
Wings by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads
All sent over by the fabulous Elle from The Book Memoirs. She had mentioned she was trying to get rid of some Pratchett books on twitter and as I’m trying to collect them all at the moment I jumped up and down waving my hands in the air going, “Oohooh! Me! Pick me! Pleasepleaseplease!” As you do, and they arrived this week. I need to get a copy of Truckers now, and in doing so discovered an omnibus with a cool cover of that particular trilogy which I’m semi-eyeing up but can’t afford, so I’ll probably library it. But yeah, thank you Elle!
Daughters of Iraq by Revital Shiri-Horowitz | Goodreads
Sleepers by Megg Jensen | Goodreads
Frost Moon by Anthony Francis | Goodreads
Blood Rock by Anthony Francis | Goodreads
All, of course, sitting on my kindle. Daughters of Iraq I received as part of a book tour. I will (unless anything changes in the next couple of months) be reviewing this book and hosting a guest post and maybe a giveaway for this book in early November. The book itself is a literary fiction based on true events and it sounds absolutely fantastic. Sleepers I won in Creative Deeds’ Bout of Books giveaway and this book sounds very much up my street. Thanks to Megg for sending a copy over. The last two NetGalley mentioned in one of their many emails and they just sounded fun so yeah, I caved, I couldn’t resist. They’re still up there as “Read now!” so if you’re interested go go.
What did you get this week? Please don’t leave more than one link in your comments! It gets picked up by my spam filter and is unnecessary.