Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and is a way to show the books you got this week.

I've had a slow time for books recently, catching up on my 'to read' pile instead, but I did get a couple this week.

First, for review I got an e-ARC of 'Before The Witches' by Karina Cooper.
Karina Cooper is a debut author - according to the description, this book is a novella-length prequel to her series, the first book of which will be released on May 31st. This one comes out on May 17th. I'm really looking forward to reading this, and the series sounds like something I'd like. Thanks Harper Collins for the e-arc!

I bought an ebook for the first time. Whoop! I've read ebooks for a while from net galley for review, but this is the first time I've bought one. I got "Lust, Lace, and Lingerie" by Brandi Evans after reading a review on ParaJunkie's blog. It was really good! I'll try and post a review soon.

And then something completely different - I bought a copy of 'Something Else' by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell.
I love Chris's illustrations *happy face* I read this book when I was younger, and it's one that we still refer to in our family. I'm going to work in a summer camp in the USA this summer, like I did last year, and this book has a story that reflects the 'accept people' attitude of the camp, so I wanted to take a copy with me to share it with the kids. (If you're interested, I'm blogging about my summer camp experience here)

So, that's my mailbox! What did you get this week? Feel free to share your links, I love seeing what books people got :)

~Ailsa

14 comments:

  1. Oooh, e-books. Big step! :P Happy reading!

    Here's my IMM + giveaway :)

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  2. Interesting choices!

    Happy reading,

    Jules

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  3. I've never heard of something else, it looks interesting!
    Also, I love your header and the moving clouds. That is neato! :)

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  4. Aww that looks cute! Enjoy your books :)

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  5. Great mailbox this week hon!!! I haven't heard of these titles so I am definitely looking forward to your thoughts!!!

    Thank you for stopping by<3

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  6. The blue thing (dog?) is so cute!

    I got my first e-book the other day, too.

    Enjoy your new books :)

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  7. Ooooh the Karina Cooper series looks interesting - will have to check it out.
    Happy reading.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-my-mailbox-16.html

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  8. Both of these books sound really great! I hope you enjoy reading them, and I look forward to your reviews. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following you in return. :) Have a great Sunday!

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  9. Fab set! Something Else looks very cute.
    My IMM

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  10. A great pile of books! They all seem great. Happy reading :)
    Check out what's In My Mailbox

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  11. Never heard of them, but they sound interesting.

    Happy reading :-)

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  12. Great stuff! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I <3 ebooks!

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  13. Eden, I know, right? But it was a success, so I'll do it again sometime :)

    Jules, Thanks for stopping by!

    Misty, Something Else is a very cute story. I love the moving clouds too - my friend Emily, who also posts here, found the background.

    Slowest Bookworm, it is, thank you for stopping by!

    Moonlight Gleam, I'll probably read them soon, so look out for reviews in the next couple of weeks!

    Kate, I don't think it's really supposed to be anything, just something 'different'. I love the illustrations. What ebook did you get?

    Sally, I thought the same about the Karina Cooper series! I'm looking forward to reading this prequel, and then getting hold of the first book when it comes out.

    Christy, I'll try and get reviews up soon! Thanks for the follow :)

    Alison, It's one of my favourite children's books.

    Mia Thanks for stopping by!

    Safari Poet, I'm hoping they're good!

    Jacinda, I'm starting to see the appeal of ebooks, but I still love my print copies.


    ~Ailsa

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  14. Hi :)

    I saw your comment asking about how you can get involved with RAK.

    Our sign-up for May will go up this coming Thursday. On there, you'll find all the rules and details. All you need is the link to your wish list which can be on Amazon, Goodreads, Book Depository or as a post on your blog.

    Email us any time you have questions :)
    ♥Isalys

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