Sunday 31 July 2011

IMM (13)

In MyMailbox (IMM) is a weekly feature organised by The Story Siren. IMM is a post where you can show which books entered your house and it also gives you a chance to say thank you to the people that kindly sent them. To find out more about how you can join in click here.

1) The Ice Age by Kirsten Reed - published by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. This one is coming on holiday with me. It is a debut novel about a teenage girl on a road trip with an older man. Just right for the beach! This one is released on the 19th August. 

2) Night Road by Kristin Hannah published by Pan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. This one was chosen as a Channel 4 TV Book Club Summer Read for this summer. I am quite excited by this one as I never get sent any of the Book Club books and love watching the show. This one has twins in it ( suits me down to the ground) and is a coming of age story. It came out on 17th June. 

3) Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I won a £10 book voucher over at Dizzy's blog and this is one of the books I chose. I still have Linger to read, so I am excited to be able to read both at the same time.

4) Boom by Alan MacDonald. This one is published by Bloomsbury on the 15th August and is by the author of the bestselling Dirty Bertie series. This is set around Old Grumbly, a massive volcano which is about to erupt in the Urk Valley. 

5) Undead by Kristy McKay - oh Tina from Chicken House got me all excited by this book! Describing it as UBER FABULOUS! How can I resist reading it. It comes out in September. Now most of you know, I shy away from zombie books after a particularly bad experience with Boneshaker, but Tina thinks I will change my mind with this book! 

6) The Vampire Hunters by Pete Johnson - this one was sent to my by the uber fabulous Emma from Book Angel  Booktopia, who has had a gorgeous blog make over. Looking forward to reading it. 

7) The Great Big George Book of Stories by Eric Pringle. This has three Big George stories in it who happens to be England's very first visitor from outer space. This comes out on the 15th August. I was quite impressed to read the author writes for TV and radio, including episodes of Doctor Who!

8) The Radleys by Matt Haig - this was another book bought with my voucher from Carol at Dizzy C's Little Book blog. Published by Canongate Books, this book is described by the Daily Mail as 'a witty and humane story about a family of vampires living in respectable English suburbia.' How fabulous.

9) Lottie Biggs is Not Tragic by Hayley Long - published by Macmillan on the 5th August. This is the third book in the series, but I have been told it can be read as a standalone, so I am going to test that theory. I think that is a sign of a fabulous book, if it can be part of a series but still be read as a stand alone. 

I am squeeing over this gorgeous set of books! Being a huge Enid Blyton fan, I am really excited to be reading  books by the author described as a modern day version of my childhood hero. I have already read The Mystery of the Whistling Caves which you can read about here.

The next three books in the series are:

The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost
The Mystery of the Hidden Gold
The Mystery of the Hidden Masterpiece. 

My kids are really looking forward to reading them too! 


  1. I have heard NOTHING about The Ice Age so I need to wander off and have a look at that one. Similarly, I am not sure I've seen Night Road around anywhere so I will go research.

    I am going to treat myself to the boxset of Maggie's trilogy because I haven't read them yet and everyone things that I'm insane for having missed it.

    I saw the Enid Blyton books are being made into a new boxset with new covers on Amazon, did you hear about it?

    - Elle

  2. As usual you've got a fantastic range and collection of books!

    I absolutely LOVED undead - one of the best books I've read this year! But then I've been reading a few Zombie books of late. This one is funny and witty thou with characters that you can't help but love.

    Happy reading! :D x

  3. Elle - you will love Maggie. No, I didn't know about the Enid Blyton books. That is really interesting, I might have to purchase them.

    Jules - You are really making me think that UNDEAD might change my mind about zombies.

  4. I haven't seen anything about The Ice Age either but now I want to buy it. I loved Enid Blyton when I was younger so I'm off to find the boxset on Amazon!

    My IMM

  5. Thank you for saying my blog looks lovely - I keep gazing at it :D
    Umm The Vampire Hunters is for your girlies not you :p See I am not so uber fabulous lol

  6. some great looking titles... i really want to read forever! it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing your imm

  7. you got some brilliant books this week! :D I loved Undead and I really do think you will too! and I totally agree that Emmas blog is beautiful! :D
    Hope you enjoy all your books! :D

  8. Wow you got a bunch this week. I haven't read any of them, but I hope you enjoy them! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  9. my review of UNDEAD is up this week so keep a look out. :)

    very good

  10. My Keeper Shelf - ooh let me know if you find the Enid Blyton box set.

    Emma - Was it? Oh I didn't realise. I shall give to them to read then.

    Melissa - I want to read forever too!

    Raimy - Undead is becoming mofe appealing.

    Jessica - thanks

    Sister Spooky - I look forward to reading it.

  11. Great set! I started the Radleys but had to return it to the library. Too bad, because it was likeable.
    My IMM

  12. What a fabulous collection of books! Enjoy, Viv!

  13. I hadn't heard about Ice Age till today and now I seem to be seeing it everywhere, it sounds really good though.

    Happy Reading :D

  14. Glad the books arrived.

    Looks like you have a great mailbox this week.



  15. I can see why you're squeeing! Those all look fabulous. It'll be hard to decide what to read next.

  16. You've got a great set of books to look forward to. I also have The Radleys and although I'm a bit over the vampire thing this one does sound pretty cool.

    Enjoy all of your new books!

  17. Looking forward to your thoughts on "Forever". Maggie Stiefvater is fast becoming one of my fave authors.


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