Letterbox Love

Hosted by The Story Siren to share the wonderful things that come into our homes. I have decided to only post this meme monthly due to time constraints.     Opal Moonbaby by Maudie Smith The 7 year old is reading this to review. She keeps giggling to herself <3 Hallowed by Cynthia Hand Love this series (Review HERE) Scattering Like Light by SC Ransom Love this series too – a brilliant conclusion to the series (Review HERE) Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate Only one word SQUEEEE In The Spotlight (Celebriteens) by Joanna Philbin Swapped on RISI for the school library Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan So excited to read this one Kiss, Date, Love, Hate by Luisa Plaja You can check my review for this one later today [ : D ] The Ghost Box by Catherine Fisher Swapped for the school library via RISI Chocolate SOS: A Jess Jordon Story by Sue Limb A lovely surprise from Raimy at Readaraptor for the school library Pulse: A Siren Book by Tricia Rayburn Planning on reading both Siren and Pulse together Swim the Fly by Don Calame Swapped for the school library. Plus I want to read this and Beat the Band together The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney Another SQUEEE Dreamland by Alyson Noel Love this series Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber Interested to read this one, love the premise Surrender by Lee Nichols I couldn’t wait for the UK release so I bought it Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Such a gorgeous cover – really looking forward to this one Fated by Sarah Alderson Another I just had to have – Asda you are a temptress The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis Won in a Twitter Give-away – going into a special box in the library for the MAT readers

Angel Evolution by David Estes
( angels, good versus evil YAY)

Ticket to Love by Marilyn Kaye
(I hadn’t heard of this one before it arrived in the mail. Going on the tour site)

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
(I had to have this one)

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
(isn’t it beautiful – I can’t wait to read it)

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Can you believe this will probably be the last IMM of 2011. I have spent the last week putting all the books I want to read in 2012 in some kind of order and wondering how to go without sleep in order to actually be able to read them ALL.

Thanks to The Story Siren for hosting IMM weekly so I can give thanks for the lovely things that come through my door.

Letterbox Love

I don’t know about you but the fact that it is DECEMBER is totally freaking me out – where the heck has this year gone. Any who – In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren to show our love of books and the beauties that we have been fortunate to receive. =&0=& Brightest Kind of Darkness by PT Michelle (totally blaming Stuck in Books for this purchase for their review HERE) Fairy Metal Thunder by JL Bryan (you know I just had to don’t you) =&1=& Advent by James Treadwell (this sounds great – it also counts towards the British Books Challenge & The Début Author Challenge and I will of course put it on tour with UK Book Tours) Vixen by Jillian Larkin (debuting in the UK in March on tour with UK Book Tours from January) In Darkness by Nick Lake (British Book Challenge and on tour with UK Book Tours from January) =&2=& Huge thanks to Julie for these. This year we opted to both go for items off the Amazon wish-list. Plus I now know what a cosy mystery is. Thanks again Julie. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren (please remind me to put my link up because I always forget *doh*) in order to share the beautiful books that cross our threshold. =&0=& Muse by Rebecca Lim (loved the first one (review HERE) – need to get my hands on the second one Exile) Enthralled Anthology (all I can say is total SQUEEE) BZRK by Michael Grant (the fabulous Andy from The Pewter Wolf is going to be guest reviewing this one for me <3) To Be A Cat by Matt Haig (the amazing Beth of The Pieces of Me is going to be reviewing this one) Dark Parties by Sara Grant (I have been waiting for this one for ages – really looking forward to reading it) Scary School by Derek the Ghost and Scott M Fisher (the 9yo is reviewing this one – she has started it already and keeps sniggering away to herself)  The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

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In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren to show the book love and tempt other book addicts with the shiny books [ ; D ]  =&0=& Dear Bully Anthology by Megan Kelley Hall (I have been desperate for this one – I want to review it for Anti-Bullying Week and use it in the library lessons. I gave in and bought it myself as there is absolutely no budget left in school [ : ( ] Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (after doing Witches in YA in the library lessons for the past 2 weeks I just couldn’t resist buying it. My 9 year old can’t walk past it on my desk as the cover is freaking her out, lol)  =&1=& Huge thanks to Laura of Sisterspooky Book Fangirl for these books <3 Blood by KJ Wignall The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan How lucky are the participants in UK BOOK TOURS – I like try to get the tours for these books up next week so keep checking the site.  =&2=& Destined by PC and Kristin Cast (I haven’t read the House of Night series but one of my guest reviewers is a huge fan this book is winging its way to her) Monster High: Where There’s a Wolf; There’s a Way by Lisi Harrison

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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren in order to share the book love. =&0=& Battle Fatigue by Mark Kurlansky (not really my thing but I know it will go down well in the school library & one of the boys can guest review for me *a cunning plan*) Wonder by RJ Palacio (going on tour with UK Book Tours 4th November) Fracture by Megan Miranda (what can I say but SQUEEEE) Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf by Tim Collins (love Nigel Review HERE and HERE so looking forward to this spin-off) Heart of Stone by ML Welsh Going on tour with UK Book Tours along with Mistress of Storm Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

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In My Mailbox is hosted weekly by The Story Siren in order to share the book love or in my case slightly demented obsession [ ; D ]

BOUGHT Because I just can’t help myself Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer ( I love Vlad) Death Bringer by Derek Landy ( One of my favourite series I love the sarcasm) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (I have had this one on my wish-list for ages so when I saw it in Asda I had to have it)  REVIEW The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

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In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren to allow us to share our book love [ : D ]  For Review: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (intriguing plus Kathleen was my Mum’s Name) Ten Things We Shouldn’t Have Done by Sarah Mlynowski (I actually have a copy of this one so I took it into the library and have already recommended it to loads of girls) Dark Angel by Eden Maguire (Review here) (another one gone straight in to the library squeee) Bought: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (stunning hardback in The Works for £2:99 so you understand I couldn’t just leave it there) Bought: Mist by Kathryn James (cover so pretty had to have it – I am awful I know but I like the pretty) For Review: This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel (omg I swooned when I opened this one – how fabulous an apprentice Victor Frankenstein – loved Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein so really looking forward to this one) Huge huge huge thank you to Elle at The Book Memoirs for sending me books on Children’s Literature that she used on her OU course. They even have fab notes in – I am hoping it will help me further in the library and Elle is just wonderful on children’s literature. I have a few more but haven’t had time to add them to the post so I shall add them next week. Things have been veery busy in school, I am sure once I get all the book recommendations out of the way it will ease off a bit. I had each class write 5 or more random facts about themselves but one of those facts had to be about either books, movies, tv programmes, games or music. From these random facts I am attempting to give them personalised book recommendations, but as they are personalised they are taking me ages to do. A few classes have had them already and the satisfaction of seeing the pupil enjoying the book I picked out for them is just priceless *beams* Also things at home are rough to say the least and the desktop pc gave up the ghost last week. We have had problems with it since purchase – it has had 3 new motherboards, therefore I am searching for a new PC but I think I shall hold off getting the shiny until the girls and I move. With the current situation I think the sooner we go the better so I shall be busy packing etc too. I hope you miss me as much as I miss you. Thank goodness I have some awesome guest reviews to give me room to breath. You guys ROCK Big Hugs