Sunday, February 6, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. You can learn more about it here.

No vlog this week, partly because I only got one 'real' book, and partly because my throat is really sore - I hope I'm not getting another cold!

I got a couple of ebooks for review this week. First was 'Island of Icarus' by Christine Danse from Carina Press on net galley. It's set roughly in Victorian times, and is about a man who gets shipwrecked. I also got an e-arc of Wilder's Mate, by Moira Rogers, which is about a Hound (a bit like a typical werewolf, but not quite) and a girl who go to try and rescue someone, and have to learn to work together on the way. I've read this now and I really enjoyed it, so I'll be posting my review nearer to the release date.
I also got this:


Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch

I've heard lots of good things about this, but I didn't really know what it was about. So when I saw it the other day, I read the blurb, and thought it sounded really cool, but it was hardback, and harbacks are expensive. Then yesterday, I didn't have anything to read on the train home from London, so I gave up and bought it anyway :-) (It's also a signed copy, which helped convince me - I think signed copies are cool.) I'm loving it so far, and I'm sure I'll be posting my review soon.

Round up of the week:

This is something new I want to start doing, just to collect together links for what we've posted this week at The Book Bundle.
So: Emily reviews Hands of Isis
And I reviewed The Fallen Blade

What did you get in your mailboxes this week?

~Ailsa

21 comments:

  1. Will wait to see what it is about. A new book for me as well.

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  2. Hmm, looks interesting. I haven't heard of this one before, but I looked up a couple of reviews, which dropped the words "urban fantasy" and mentioned Neil Gaimen's Neverwhere, so I'd love to hear more -- I'll have to check back and see if you review it.

    My IMM is here: http://wonderlauren-reads.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-mailbox-six-aussie-ya-novels.html

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  3. Looks certainly interesting! I have to get myself an e-reader (I'm just not sure yet what will work for me here in Sweden) so that I can start reading more e-books and galleys!
    Happy Reading!

    //Q N

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  4. I haven't heard anything about The Rivers of London at all. I'll be heading off to look it up next =)

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  5. Great mailbox! Enjoy :)

    My Post

    Lu
    http://quickquotesquills.blogspot.com/

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  6. I haven't heard of this one, but it has a beautiful cover, and sometimes that's enough for me:) Glad your enjoying it so far though and I'll look for your full review!

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  7. Island of Icarus and Wilder's Mate both sound great! Can't wait to see your reviews for them. Happy reading! :)

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  8. Happy Reading!

    If you want to check out my IMM Vlog go here: http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/

    Blessings,

    Gabrielle Carolina <3

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  9. Mystica - thanks for stopping by! It's always nice to see new people comment :) I'll try and post a review soon - either later this week or early next week.

    TheBookHour - I know, I love e-arcs!

    Litte Wonder Lauren - I'll try and post the review this week/early next week. Your challenge looks interesting!

    Queen N - I don't have an e-reader, I just read things on my Mac :-) I have Adobe Digital Editions, which was free to download and otherwise I just have PDFs :-)

    Slowest Bookworm - I'll try and post a review later this week - it's a fantasy, and the writing is very funny :-)

    Lu - thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah - I know! Isn't it fun?

    Jenny - thanks, I'll try and post the review later this week.

    Lauren - they are, I'll hopefully get my Island of Icarus review up this week, and I'll put up the one for Wilder's Mate closer to the release.

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  10. Hi Ailsa!

    I love the cover for Rivers of London, very cool! Happy Reading!

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  11. Hope you enjoy your book! :D Happy Reading!

    My IMM post is here.

    ~Zakiya LadyWings

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  12. I've never heard of that book. I'll have to look it up. Enjoy your reading this week!

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  13. Check out your banner....nice. I hope that you enjoy your book. Check out what was In My Mailbox.

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  14. I've never heard of that book but it sounds great :). I hope you'll like it !

    Thanks for your comment on my blog ! Happy reading :D !


    By the way there is my first international giveaway on my blog if you want :). You can win the paperback of your choice from The Book Depository !

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  15. Oh i'm sorry i've just seen that you've already entered my giveaway :S so thanks again :p

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  16. Island of Icarus sounds really good ;) I'm looking forward to your review on that. Happy Reading!

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  17. What a lovely mailbox this week hon! I can't wait to hear your thoughts! Happy Reading :)

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  18. I like signed copies too. Hope you keep enjoying it and I'll look forward to your review!

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  19. Sounds like you got some nice stuff :D
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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