Monday 26 October 2009

Monday Mailbox

Before I begin with Monday Mailbox, I just want to say well done to everyone who participated in Dewey's Read-a-thon. I never got the pleasure of speaking to Dewey, but she sounded like a wonderful person and I think it is lovely that the read-a-thon continues in her memory. I think you all did so well, reading for so long, I am very impressed. I know I would probably struggle with it as it would start at 1pm over here and I would struggle to stay awake all night and still keep going in the morning.

So onto Monday Mailbox. I picked up quite a few books last week, as I bought four from the airport. That was my treat to myself, as it was four books for three and they had all the latest hardbacks in paperback. So, as you can see I picked up the following books.

1) Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. I have been desperate to read this one for ages. I just couldn't resist in in paperback.

2) The Resistance by Gemma Malley - I didn't realise until after I had bought it that this is the second book in the trilogy, so now I need to go out and get the first before I start. The first one is called The Declaration.

3)Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. I read this one whilst on holiday and loved it. Think Twilight but just with wolves. I can't wait until next fall to get the sequel. It really was fabulous and I hope to review it next week.

4)Evermore by Alyson Noel - I have heard so much about this one, I couldn't resist it.

The following two books I picked up at the book swap on holiday. They had a box of books where you could exchange books. I picked up Miss Smilia's Feeling For Snow by Peter Hoeg and While I Was Gone by Sue Miller.
When I arrived home from holiday, these two books were waiting for me.

1) Jewel by Bret Lott - I got this through BookMooch.

2) Saving CeeCee Honeycut by Beth Hoffman. I was sent this book by Beth Hoffman herself. She was trailing the Internet and found my blog post mentioning an interest in her book and sent me one of her own copies. Beth was over the moon that someone in England wanted to read her book and I am the first person in England to get my hands on it. So thank you ever so much Beth.

That is my book haul this week. What did you get?


  1. Ah mooooore great books! I'm so very jealous. LOL! Enjoy them all, Viv.

  2. Great books, some YA books I do wanna read there

  3. Great YA reads, I wanna steal them from you! :)

  4. What a great idea to have a book swap like that - a great way to recycle all the books that must get left behind. Happy reading.

  5. How cool to have a book sent by the author herself.

    Some great looking books there - some on my list already and some going on my list in a minute ;)

    I'm another can't wait to read Her Fearful Symmetry. Time Travellers Wife is one of my all time favourite books now and am desperate to see the film!

  6. I have to read Shiver. I got a copy once I got back from DC. I had started reading a friend's copy while we were there for the National Book Festival.

  7. Brilliant collection, Vivienne. I can't wait to read Her Fearful Symmetry - though I get the feeling my parents got it for me for Christmas so I have to wait 8 weeks :S

  8. I read Miss Smilia's Feeling For Snow by Peter Hoeg a while back, and loved it. It is one of those books you find yourself thinking about years later.

  9. You had a great book week! I've exchanged a few emails with Beth Hoffman and she is so nice. I hope you enjoy her book!

  10. Oh, those look good! I've read "Jewel" and "While I was Gone," both of which are fabulous!

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  11. Wow, Vivienne, you had a great week. Book swaps are such a wonderful idea. The cover on Saving Ceecee Hunnicut is gorgeous. I'll be looking forward to seeing your thoughts on the story. Have a great week and happy reading.

  12. Oooo...great list of books you've got! I like that cover of Her Fearful Symmetry.

  13. Alice - sorry to make you jealous.Tee hee. I know I am bad for your bank balance.

    Blodeuedd - thanks

    Nikola - I shall keep my door locked in case you come to steal them away.

    Petty Witter - the book swap was fabulous.

    Carmen - I loved The Time Traveller's Wife too, haven't seen the film yet though.

    Nicole - Shiver was absolutely brilliant. You must finish it.

    Ceri - I probably won't get to read it until Christmas either as I need to catch up on my challenges.

    Manda - I can't wait to read Miss Smilia's Feeling For Snow - I did start it years ago, but never finished it.

    Bermudaonion - Beth Hoffman is really lovely. I can't wait to read the book.

    Laurel - can't wait to read them both now. Glad to hear they are fab.

    Kaye - book swap was fabulous, I kept checking it every day to see what was new.

    Amanda - I think I prefer the American cover of Her Fearful Symmetry to the English one.

  14. Wow what great books to come home from vacation with!! Beth Hoffman seems very sweet; she also sent my a copy when I mentioned that I wanted to read it.

    Enjoy your new books Viv.

  15. Looks like you got some great new books Viv.
    Happy reading. Shiver does sound good.

  16. I can't believe I still haven't bought Her Fearful Symmetry! Enjoy your new books, Vivienne :)

  17. Whoo-hoo, you got lots of good ones! I definitely need to read Her Fearful Symmetry and I just read a great review of The Declaration recently, so it's on my radar (along with the sequel). Enjoy your books!

  18. Well you outdid yourself with the awesome books! I really liked Evermore, loved Shiver and can't wait to see what you think of Her Fearful Symmetry. Enjoy!

  19. I definitely want to get Shiver soon -- loved Twilight and am so curious about it! Along that vein, I wound up getting a copy of Evermore... and was definitely not impressed. Hope you like it more than I did!

  20. Ooh, what wonderful books. I've read Shiver, While You were Gone and Jewel, and loved some (Shiver) more than others (Jewel). I also have Miss Smilla and Her Fearful Symmetry but haven't gotten around to them. I really want to read Evermore, because I've heard it's REALLY bad, but my library doesn't have it :(


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