Sunday, 2 October 2011

In My Mailbox (#31)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.

So...yes. I realise I am not posting reviews as often. I am trying, I really am, but October is just a crappy month for me. Huge essay due for the day before a mega-important exam, and generally just lots of work that's keeping me busy at the moment. Also gotta send off my UCAS form (university application for non-UKers) before the end of next week, so there's a lot going on. I've been trying to read at weekends, so I do have a few reviews to post, and some to write up which should keep me going for a while. If you decide to stick with me, thank you! :). And though I am a bit absent, I promise to try and return any comments! And now here's what I got in the post this week:


For Giveaway:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (if you want to enter this giveaway, go here! UK only, I'm afraid, but I will be having more international giveaways soon :])

Gifts:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (the amazing Cait @ The Cait Files had an extra copy which she sent me this week - it's so pretty! The pages are black and there's this lovely red ribbon bookmark...thank you, Cait! :D)
Othello by William Shakespeare (the lovely Jade @ Ink Scratchers sent me this to help me out with my English coursework this year - we're studying Othello and The Taming of the Shrew, but my teachers are so useless they haven't even issued us the texts yet. Thanks Jade! :])

Won:
Fateful by Claudia Gray (from the awesome Erin @ Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic - don't you just love the Australian cover? It's so shiny... thanks Erin!)
Pride & Premiership by Michelle Gayle (one of the books I won from the wonderful Mia @ Gripped into Books - thanks Mia!)

And that's it for me! What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Many thanks to Erin, Mia, Cait, Jade and Hodder.

15 comments:

  1. Ooh, The Night Circus looks gorgeous! And woo Fateful! Looking forward to seeing what you think about it!

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  2. I got a copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone for myself this week, because I desperately needed a finished UK version - it's sooo pretty. :D And I got the hardback version of Fateful which is very shiny, too. :) Love that!

    Enjoy your new books and have a lovely week,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

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  3. Ooh, The Night Circus and Fateful! Great IMM! Enjoy your books :)

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  4. I really must get Fateful I'm getting so jealous every time I see it in someones mailbox :D

    I know what you mean about finding the time, I've been struggling getting on top of everything myself at the moment. Good luck applying to uni! :D

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  5. ooooo youre doing The Taming of the Shrew... I LOVE that play! its one of his best ;)

    anyway, totally jealous of your mailbox this week, I want Night Circus! I hope you enjoy your books

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  6. Ugh, school sounds sucky, hope November will be a better month for you! Good luck with your uni application!! Of course we'll stick with you, geez girl. Have more faith in your powers of awesome.

    Awesome books! *strokes DOSAB* I've been hearing some amazing things about The Night Circus, so I think I better check that out. Hope you love Fateful!!

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  7. I have The Night Circus waiting for me at work ready to buy with birthday money on wednesday :) It was Cait who made me aware of it :)
    I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone as a proof which I am reading and really enjoing at the moment, But I will be buying one of the signed editions again with birthday money!

    Great books this week! Happy reading!

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  8. Awesome books! Glad you got the copy of Fateful that I sent you! I recently finished The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke & Bone which were fantastic!

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  9. Ohhh, I adore the UK cover for The Night Circus! It's so pretty! I haven't had a chance to read it yet but everyone seems to be loving the novel, so I hope you do too!

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  10. Really awesome IMM this week! Enjoy all of your new books and have a great weekend!

    Stop by and see my IMM & enter in my two new giveaways. I'm giving away 12 books and a swag pack!

    Amanda
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  11. Is that the UK cover for The Night Circus? I love it better than the US! Now I wish I'd bought that instead! =D ha

    Happy Reading!
    Here's my IMM

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  12. Awesome IMM this week. I really wanna read Fateful. Happy reading :)

    My IMM: http://hopefaithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-8.html

    -Brittani

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  13. Great haul this week! I just finished Smoke and Bone yesterday and it's an amazing book! Ive also just bought Night Circus today but it had a different cover.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads
    P.S. I've also got a new giveaway on my blog for Remembrance if you want to enter.

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  14. Great IMM this week, Liz!
    I've been seeing Fateful everywhere this week, hope it's good!
    I love the cover of The Night Circus. It's gorgeous... haven't read it yet though!
    Must remedy it soon :)

    Happy reading!

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  15. I am dying to read Fateful. it sounds so good!

    Old Follower. :)

    My IMM- Book Briefs

    -Michelle

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