22 January 2012

In My Mailbox #9 - I've been a bad bad girl!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers and readers can talk about the books and booky things they have received in the last week - paper-books, e-books, library loans, swaps, wins, anything!

If you remember from IMM 7 & 8, I was on a book-buying ban - instead of filling up my shelves and e-readers with even more books that are going to take me years to read, I was focusing on review books, freebies and catching up on some of the other books jousting for top billing on my TBR pile.

Well, this week I fell off the wagon - I discovered that a Dutch website has had an explosion of English language titles since I last checked them out a few years ago, and well...some books accidentally fell into my cart and somehow my bank card typed in it's details and BAM some books appeared in my mailbox. A miracle!

Bought (paperback)

Gone by Michael Grant
The Poet's Wife by Judith Allnatt
Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Bought (e-book)

The Boy From Baby House 10 by Alan Philips
Dying to Live: Life Sentence by Kim Paffenroth
Zomblog by T.W. Brown
Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me Again and Happy Birthday to You by Brian Rowe (I got #3 for free - I had to buy the others, OK!)
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

For Review (NetGalley)

The Coward's Tale by Vanessa GebbieIf Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Nocturnal by Scott Sigler
On Haunted Ground by Lisa Rogers

For Review (from the Authors - thank you!)

Deadlocked by A.R. Wise
Vaempires: Revolution and Vaempires: White Christmas by Thomas Winship
Mountain Man by Keith C. Blackmore
Hellhound on My Trail by D.J. Butler


Blood Drunk by Angela Lovell (thank you Angela and Melissa of Books and Things!!)
Ok thats 24 books. In a week. I think I need an intervention!!!

What did you get this week? Leave a link so I can stop by, or let me know in the comments!


  1. My book buying ban totally failed too. What a great haul you have this week.

  2. lol' a miracle yea right njoy all

  3. Wow, fantastic books! I told myself I wouldn't buy any more books this year but yeah... it didn't work. Hahaha. You bought some fantastic books though - Between Shades of Grey and Before I Go to Sleep are fantastic! Enjoy them all :)

  4. Wow! Great week. Funny how books (and shoes) have a way of jumping onto your credit card and into you mailbox! A lot of your books look great, but the one that jumped out to me was Between Shades of Gray -- awesome book. Happy reading; thanks for visiting!

  5. You got so many good books, awesome haul! Goddess Test + Interrupted looks really good, I read the first book and I can't wait to read the second one.
    Happy reading!
    Check out my IMM at

  6. SO many good ones though! If you have to break the ban might as well enjoy it. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

  7. Such an amazing haul! I really want to get my hands on 'Why We Broke Up'! I hope you enjoy your books :) Thanks so much for stopping by! That was my first comment ever and it made my day :) Thank you!

    Cheers :)

  8. Great haul! you have a lot of cool supernatural books. I got zomblog too and can't wait to read it! My IMM

  9. Oh don't feel bad I fall off the wagon all the time. I do try sometimes and did go a week with nothing.

    Happy Reading!


  10. Wow, that's quite a load of books!
    I have to admit I only read The Giver and The Goddess Test out of that lot - and I have Goddess Interrupted for review...

    But hell, enjoy your books!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  11. Your wallet thinks you have been a bad girl, not your bookshelf xD I really want to read Why We Broke Up & Shades of Grey. They seem very interesting! Happy reading♥

    Racquel @ The Book Barbies♥
    -thank you&come again.

  12. Great books!

    My IMM : http://foreverlostinbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/on-my-shelf-9.html

  13. Great IMM this week. Looks like you've got a lot of awesome stuff to choose from. Have a great week!

    IMM at Book Brats!

  14. Great Mailbox! You got some really amazing books. Hope you enjoy them!
    My IMM post
    A Beautiful Madness

  15. Wow - way to fall off the wagon in style!! Some great books there - I have Gone and Before I Go To Sleep on my own TBR pile...and Blood Drunk of course! :-)

  16. I've find that after I try to ban myself from buying books, I go on a major book buying binge which defeats the purpose of trying to stop in the first place. I have always bought too many books (this started long before I started blogging) but I do find that I am reading more since I started blogging.

    You have a great selection of books this week! Enjoy them!

  17. Great set! The Giver is one of my all time fav books. I really enjoyed The Goddess Test.
    My IMM

  18. So many books! I hope you enjoy all of them (and get time to read them all)!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)


  19. The Coward's Tale sounds like a great read! Fab IMM! :) I hope you enjoy all your books!



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