Saturday, 31 December 2011

In My Mailbox #14 - Christmas/New Year Bumper Edition

Welcome to  In My Mailbox, a meme run by The Story Siren where each week over 200 bloggers post on their blogs the books they have bought, received to review or won in the past week.
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So its been a while since my last In My Mailbox so given that bookwise the last few weeks have been quite busy, I figured it best to do a Christmas/New Year Bumper edition :)

So the first awesome bookish event of December was an early Christmas present:  a new shiny Kindle 3 :)

I also got an awesome purple cover with an attachable light so I can read it at night in bed.  I was very excited about this gift.  So ofcourse the first thing I did was head to Netgalley and load up on the books I need to read and review.

Arcs i have i have received to review are :

Under the Moon
The Juliet Spell
New Girl

  • Under The Moon by Natalie J. Damschroder
  • New Girl by Paige Harbison
  • Slide by Jill Hathaway
  • Halflings by Heather Burch
  • The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees

Second thing I did was load it up with e-books i already had on the kindle app on my ipad then I went shopping! :P

I bought:

Clockwork Prince
City of Glass
Magic Gifts
The Magic Word

  • Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare
  • Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
  • The Magic Word by Jennifer Fallon
  • Seed by Ania Ahlborn

Then of course there was Christmas itself and i did well bookwise in the Christmas present department :)

The Iron King
The Iron Daughter
Finnikin of the Rock
Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner
The Sending

Firstly, I participated in a Kris Kringle/Secret Santa in Goodreads group The Aussie Swap.

Thank you so much to Jayne from The Australian Bookshelf for the awesome gift of :

  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

 Then from my dad I received:

  • Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Sending by Isobelle Carmody
  • Finnikin on the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Lastly, did I mention that I have an awesome local library and while I have been on holidays, I have been doing lots of reading and visiting the library every other day and here are some of the titles i have borrowed in the last couple of weeks and am in the process of reading:

Dreaming Anastasia
Living Dead in Dallas
The Stone Key
Club Dead
The Keeping Place
The Time Traveler's Wife
Dead as a Doornail
The Haunted
Definitely Dead
Dead to the World
Dark Of The Moon
Lord of Sin


  • Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
  • Haunted by Joy Preble
    Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  • Club Dead  by Charlaine Harris
  • Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
  • Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
  • Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
  • The Keeping Place by Isobelle Carmody
  • The Stone Key by Isobelle Carmody
  • The Time Traveller's Wify by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Haunted by Jessica Verday
  • Lord of Sin by Susan Krinard
  • Dark of the Moon by Susan Krinard

to name just a few

So what was in your mailbox this holiday period?


  1. Awesome IMM! I need to read New Girl before it comes out, but I'd also love to read Slide and the Iron Fey books too. :) Happy reading!

  2. Ooh a Kindle! Love it! Awesome haul!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. Ohh your Kindle is pretty! I have the generation before it, but I really like the 3rd generation :)

    You got a really good haul too! I have been wanting to read Cassandra Clare and Julie Kagawa books. And I love Charlaine Harris! She's brilliant.