Monday, 23 July 2012

Monday Mailbox!

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 July's Monday Mailbox is Mrs Q: Book Addict

Books I Bought

Title: Charles Dickens
Author: Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

This photograph does not do justice to how absolutely beautiful and sumptuous this book actually is. It is HUGE and padded and the writing is in gold was love at first sight. It has pockets inside full of documents related to Dickens such as manuscripts of his novels. SO BEAUTIFUL! Here are the contents of one of the pockets:

Title: A Sky Full of Kindness
Author: Rob Ryan

Again, I was attracted by a pretty face. I am just so shallow and with a cover like this I don't blame myself. Pretty. This is a fairy tale about a pair of birds having a baby- sounds adorable.

Title: The Tale of Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo

I saw this one on the shelves and thought it looked really cute and Beatrix-Potter esque so I picked it up. I haven't see the film but maybe this will inspire me to watch it!

Title: The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales
Author: Ted Hughes

Title: Tales of the Early World
Author: Ted Hughes

I am trying to get over my misplaced animosity towards Ted Hughes and give his short stories for children a read. 

Title: Scott Pilgrim Volumes 2 and 3
Author: Bryan Lee O'Malley

I adored Volume 1 so it was inevitable that I would have to borrow the next installments.

Title: Life: An Exploded Diagram
Author: Mal Peet

Title: Tales of Terror From the Black Ship
Author: Chris Priestley

Title: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
Author: Chris Priestley

Doesn't 'Life: An Exploded Diagram' look awesome?! That's a cover I definitely enjoy. The book itself sounds sad and beautiful.

The other two look creepy and disturbing which are the books I like the most.

Title: The Penderwicks
Author: Jeanne Birdsall

Title: Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson

Title: The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster

These all look like top quality, beautiful, well written middle grade fiction. 'The Phantom Tollbooth' seems to be something of a classic that I have missed so I must rectify! 

Title: The Indian Trilogy
Author: Lynne Reid Banks

I remember reading these when I was younger and loving them so I can't wait to rekindle the magic!


Title: The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

My sister was clearing out some stuff and gave me this book because I thought it looked interesting. Bit of non fic action.

That's my library binge for this week! Link me up to your mailboxes!


  1. You've got so many good looking books to explore! I read the whole Scott Pilgrim series and thought it got stranger and stranger. I hope you love it!

  2. I remember The Indian Trilogy! Really liked it as a kid. The Charles Dickens book is drool worthy too.

  3. The Charles Dickens book looks wonderful! I hope you enjoy them all!

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  4. I'm not a Dickens fan, but that book looks fantastic. My daughter and I loved The Tale of Despereaux. Happy reading!

  5. The Dickens book looks really interesting, enjoy! allof them.

  6. What a great mailbox! The Dickens book looks gorgeous and so interesting! Wow! Enjoy your new books!

  7. The Penderwicks and The Tale of Despereaux are both great books, and I loved them! Hope you enjoy them just as much as I did.

  8. So much goodness! I really enjoyed Tale of Desperaux, it's better than the movie, of course, but maybe you will want to watch it after reading this charming book. :P

    I've heard WONDERFUL things about The Penderwicks, I REALLY need to read The Phantom Tollbooth, and I love me some creepy and disturbing books as well.

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