Sunday, 1 January 2012

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox (IMM) is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren
In My Mailbox is a place to showcase your new books,
whether you obtained them through the post or otherwise.

I received two swaps this week and I'm very pleased about them both! I've been close to purchasing I am the Cheese for a while after seeing it in bookshops. I've hadn't really heard of Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd before, but it sounds good to me - stories about nerds (yay!) and contributed to by a huge array of great Young Adult authors.

I bought two books from The Book Depository this week. I've had my eye on The Complete Maus for a while due to it's rave reviews and extremely high ratings - this combined with the story of The Second World War makes it sound extremely interesting! I've only recently seen The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight around, but from the positive reviews, intriguing plot and beautiful cover, I just had to get my hands on a copy!

 I bought Wicked (Witch & Curse), Fearless, The Named and The City of Ember from a charity shop. I think that the Wicked bind up looks like it has great potential and I love the dystopian idea behind Fearless.

A bargain bookshop was having a sale where I picked up all of these books for just 99p each and considering three of these were hardbacks, I couldn't give up that offer! I'm especially looking forward to reading Tall, Dark and Dead, Ruby Red and Siberia, but I also picked up Tom Boler, Make Believe, Adverbs and Between Angels & Demons.


  1. Wow, so many books this week! What a great start to the new year, right? :) Hope you enjoy them all! I'm totally jealous you have The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I want that book! Lol happy reading. :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  2. Wow! That is a lot of books! I so so so so so so LOVED the Wicked series by Nancy and Debbie! I hope you do too! And Marianne Curley was one of my fave authors awhile back, haven't read anything from her in years though, but I LOVED that trilogy you're about to start! Also try to get her first book and standalone, Old Magic! It was one of my all time faves ever! Read it so many times!

    Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day and Happy New Year!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Thanks for the recommends on Margaret Atwood. I'll check them out. For now, let me say you have a cute blog. And this post has a lot of books! :-) I'm particularly interested in The Complete Maus. Will check that one out, too. Happy New Year!

    New follower as well,

    Nancy @ Simple Clockwork

  4. Geektastic sounds like my kind of book!

    Beth ^_^

  5. City of Ember was a fun read, I do like the books too. Love the Wicked books those are awesome especially since they take place in WA my home state, even better.

    Happy reading

  6. Fearless has such a gorgeous cover! I haven't heard of these, but I hope you enjoy them.(:
    Happy new year!

  7. I really want to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. It sounds and looks like it's going to be a good book! I hope you enjoy everything. Come check out my IMM!

  8. I REALLY want to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!!! Great haul! Enjoy :)

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  9. Great haul! I've never heard of Geektastic, but with a title like that, you can't go wrong! I also really enjoyed City of Ember (and if you like it, pick up Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins)

  10. I love love book bargains - I've been in several recently, and I just couldn't ban myself from buying as much as I can possibly carry. I love your book finds!

    My ten year old daughter and I read MAUS I and II a year ago (she was nine) and we were both riveted by it. For this Christmas, my husband gave me Metamaus - complete with a dvd! That's quite awesome, really. And yes, all the rave reviews and recognition for Maus are well-deserved. You have got to read that. :)

    here's my IMM for the week (which includes Metamaus hehehe):

    Happy New Year!

  11. That Geektastic cover is so cute. I've seen this one in the library, but haven't read it. And Cormier is really good. Hope you enjoy your books. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Oh how awesome! Those look great. I want to get my hands on Love @ First Site, have heard so many great things about it!

  13. Wow, awesome haul this week. I haven't heard of many of these and will be checking some of them out. Thank you for stopping by my IMM. I'm also now following you!

  14. Wow, that's a lot of books. They look great. Have fun with them. And Happy New Year.

    My IMM: Jennifer@Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

  15. Great books!!! And so many a score for just 99p!! I really want to read Wicked! Enjoy it!!

    My In My Mailbox

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  16. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is high on my wish list so I hope you enjoy it! I'm also curious to see what you have to say about Geektastic. It's been in my TBR pile for quite a while now. Happy reading! :)

  17. I really want the Statistical Probability fo Love at First Sight. I've heard it is very good! City of Embers I haven't read BUT I did see the movie. Pretty good Dysptopian.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Chapter by Chapter

  18. ooh I just read Statistical Probability and it is SOOO romantic!! <3

    Xpresso Reads

  19. I really liked the The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and hope you do too.

    Following back :-)

  20. That's a really great haul!! I have my eye on The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight myself :)


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