Monday, 14 May 2012

Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday!


Mailbox Monday is a where we share the books we acquired in the week whether bought, borrowed or stole...or sent from a publisher! It is hosted by a different book blog each month; more details can be found here: Mailbox Monday. 

The host for May's Monday Mailbox is Martha's Bookshelf.

Books I Bought

Title: Fables Volume 1
Author: Bill Willingham

This is a story of a group of fairy tale characters exiled from their mythical homelands and forced into a secret existence in modern day America. I cannot wait to read this as it looks and sounds sumptuous. 

Title: Eating Animals
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer

If this book was by any other author I don't think I would've thought to read it. But I love JSF and I love the way he writes so much that I know I will like this. It's non fiction and talks about factory farming and commercial fisheries and the way we eat animals in general. Sure to be shocking.

Title: Charlotte's Web
Author: E.B. White

I have already read quite a lot of this book and it has rekindled my love! I read it when I was younger but it was a long time ago and I couldn't remember details very well! So cute but also depicts real life on a farm and doesn't molly coddle children.

Title: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Author: Gregory Maguire

I have quite a collection of Maguire novels now! This one is Cinderella told through the eyes of an ugly stepsister...and that's all I need to know. Already sold.

Title: The Year of the Flood
Author: Margaret Atwood

I don't know much about this book as I believe it is the sequel to 'Oryx and Crake' and I haven't read that yet so I didn't want to spoil anything! Love the cover though.

Title: The White Tiger
Author: Aravind Adiga

This is a darkly comical view of modern day life in India. It won awards all over the place which is why I thought I'd pick it up!

Title: V
Author: Thomas Pynchon

I haven't read 'Gravity's Rainbow' yet but I definitely will be at some point. This is Pynchon's debut novel so I thought maybe I could read this first- it is about the exploits of an ex US navy soldier...and knowing Pynchon probably so much more.

NetGalley/ Edelweiss E-Books!

Title: The Long Earth
Authors: Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

I have been so excited about this book for AGES and when I saw it on Edelweiss I was hoping so badly that I would be accepted and I wasss and I did a happy dance. Advanced E-Copy of a Terry Pratchett book. YES.

Title: The Wild Princess
Author: Mary Hart Perry

I thought this book looked really cute and interesting, and the cover is pretty. It is about one of Queen Victoria's daughters who was more rebellious than the others and her marriage was surrounded by scandal. I'm hoping for some PROPER scandal.
Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass

I am a little annoyed at myself for wanting to read this because of certain events surrounding this author but I do want to give it a go because it looks fun and I'm in the mood for something silly and 'A Cinderella Story' esque! It seems to have divided opinion so I'll be interested to see where I am!
Title: Advent
Author: James Treadwell

The synopsis reminded me so much of Harry Potter that I had to request it! Magic is rising in the world again. And a young boy, Gavin, thinks he is just a city boy with parents who hate him, and who can see things he knows no-one will believe, boards a train to Cornwall. When he gets there, there is no-one there to meet him.

Title: Life is Short and Desire Endless
Author: Patrick Lapeyre

This is a love triangle story. It is not the side plot, it is the main focus. Which intrigues me! The woman is American, the two men vying for her are French and English.

Title: Starring Me
Author: Krista McGee

This book is about a girl who is told she's auditioning to star in a new teen variety show. I know nothing besides that. I think it will be a nice quick read when I'm in the mood for something like that! 


  1. I'm not sure I could handle Eating Animals but I've heard it's wonderful. Enjoy all of your new books.

  2. Looks like a pretty full mailbox. I hope you enjoy all your new books.

  3. Wow, so many great books! Selection is on my wish list. The White Tiger is another one I would love to read. Happy reading!

  4. New follower, thought I was following you, but GFC likes to unsub me for some weird reason. The Selection was awesome. Great haul of books. Come visit me as well.


  5. Sounds like a great mailbox, enjoy! your reads.

  6. I've had Eating Animals on my shelf forever, but haven't been able to read it. Perhaps your review will change my mind.

  7. Of course I'm excited to hear what you think about Fables (though if you're disappointed in Vol. 1, please try the 2nd anyway, it gets so much better), but I'm especially to read your thoughts on The Year of the Flood! I loved Oryx and Crake when I read it, and this has been on my list since, but after going on a bit of an Atwood streak a few years back I haven't picked up anything new.

  8. There are many talk approximately Series LLCs. Along with other are curious if they're a smart idea. The short-term answer is make aren't - they hadn't been investigated, giving individuals limited applications assuming they have any ın any way.

  9. Nice Post, Thanks for your very useful information... I will bookmark for next reference.

  10. ddddd0914giuseppe zanotti sale,
    air jordan shoes,
    dallas cowboys jersey,
    timberland outlet,
    ray ban sunglasses,
    oakley outlet online,
    nike huarache,
    true religion jeans,
    rolex watches,swiss watch,replica watches,rolex watches for sale,replica watches uk,rolex watches replica,rolex watches for sales
    christian louboutin shoes,
    polo ralph lauren,
    cheap michael kors handbags,
    toms outlet,
    louis vuitton handbags,
    hermes outlet online,
    celine outlet store,
    polo ralph lauren uk,
    chicago bulls jersey,
    oakley sunglasses cheap,
    coach outlet,coach outlet online,coach outlet store