Monday, 5 October 2009

Monday Mailbox

I haven't taken part in Monday Mail for a couple of weeks, as I have been really good and not bought any books. I only slightly deviated from this by purchasing two books that are from book series that I would like to collect. The rest of the books arrived by post from other people and I didn't pay for them, so that is really good for me and my bank account.

1) Spooky New England Stories retold by S.E. Schlosser which I won over at Diane's blog Bibliophile By the Sea.

2) The Children of Green Knowe - I bought this for 50p from the charity shop and it is one of the book series I would like to collect. There are six books in the set and this one is the first.

3) Anne of Windy Willows by L.M. Montgomery - I just love Anne of Green Gables, but I have only ever read the first book which I also own. So I am now determined to collect these books too. This one is called something else in America and Canada. I have absolutely no idea why.

4) The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman - I got this book through Bookmooch which I recently joined. I found majority of my books went out in the first couple of days, so I was left with lots of points. The Ice Queen has been recommended to me by quite a few people,so I am really looking forward to reading it.

5) Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder - I was over the moon to get this one from Bookmooch, as I have picked it up so many times intending on buying it. I can't wait to get into this series.

So that rounds up the books that entered my house this week. What did you get?

22 comments:

  1. I got All Made From Paper by Valerie Janitch from Amazon - recommended by the brilliant Efemera and it was only 50p on Amazon. Also a couple of Somerset Studio magazines from eBay which are almost as thick as some other books I own.

    Yours look great as usual - I've read The Ice Queen - you wont be dissapointed ;)

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  2. Enjoy your new books, Viv! I think I have The Ice Queen somewhere in my TBR...

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  3. Cool :D Love the books.
    I am planning on starting Snyder this week

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  4. Looks like some great books there.

    When I was little, the Anne books were the first that I bought for myself. I didn't have much of an allowance, so I trolled around garage sales for an entire summer before I found the entire collection. Still have them. And love them.

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  5. Nice mailbox, great to get books in the mail at anytime but even better when you haven't paid lol.
    I enjoyed Poison Study & Magic Study, hope you do too!

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  6. I too have been really good and haven't bought any books this week - apart from some ex-library stock and I don't count them as at 25p for a softback and 50p for a hardback they are not much more money then a newspaper, I got 4 for £1.50

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  7. Oh so glad to see that the book arrived; enjoy. I loved The Ice Queen. Hoffman is hit or miss for me, but that one I loved.

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  8. My younger daughter just loved Anne of Green Gables series as a child. Now as a middle aged adult, she still has them. I'm so glad she saved them. I hope you find all the rest in the series. Looks like you had a good week. Enjoy that New England book!

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  9. I love the cover on that ALice Hoffman book, but I still haven't read The Story Sisters, so I must stay away.

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  10. Oh, I envy your selections! I've got to add "The Ice Queen" to my list. I love Alice Hoffman.

    And "Anne of Windy Willows" sounds good too. I loved the Anne of Green Gables series. I just started collecting Nancy Drews. My Mailbox Monday is over at my Creations blog.

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/

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  11. I loved Anne of Green Gables, too. I've only read the first one, but would like to remedy that. I'll be watching for your review.

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  12. Nice haul, Vivienne! I really want to read the Green Knowe books, too (thanks to Eva!). But so far I've only got my hands on the fifth and sixth ones, so obviously I haven't started reading them yet.

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  13. Spooky New England Stories sounds really good! I will have to look that one up on amazon. Enjoy your books!!

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  14. great books! The Ice Queen! *yay*
    I have the spooky stories one myself, I havent read it yet though.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love the Anne books. I haven't seen that particular cover before though. I just got the first volume of L.M. Montgomery's journals from the library, and I'm determined to find some time to read them.

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  16. Hi, Viviene! I'm so jealous of the Spooky New England Stories.

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  17. Great reads! Looks like you have some good ones there!

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  18. Happy reading, Vivienne. I will check out these books:)

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  19. Don't you just look BookMooch? I go through cycles where I can't find anything to a big bounty arriving within days.

    I've tried to get Poison Study on BookMooch before but no luck. Lucky you though :)

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  20. I love The Ice Queen, I hope you will too! Enjoy reading! :)

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  21. The Ice Queen is a fabulous read! I hope you like it!

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