Monday, March 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday: March edition (Part 1 of 2)

Normally I do one Mailbox Monday post each month, but after a very controlled month last month, this month was, well to be blunt, a bit out of control. So far out of control that I am going to have to split up the post into two parts, otherwise it is going to take forever to put together. So this is all of the books that I got in March, before I went to the Australian Romance Reader's Convention where I got a load more (as in around about 23 more)

The Company Articles of Edward Teach by Thoraiya Dyer/The Angaelian Apocalypse by Matthew Chrulew - I won this two-in-one book in a giveaway at Goodreads. It is my first Twelfth Planet Press book to own, but by the end of the month I have acquired two more!

The Cranford Novellas by Elizabeth Gaskell - Earlier this month I was pointed in the direction of Girlebooks where you can download a number of out of copyright books. I could have downloaded more, but I thought I would start with this one!

Genesis and August by Bernard Beckett - When I went to the Inside a Dog relaunch we were given a copy of August by Bernard Beckett, and I had heard good things about Genesis so I bought that one on the night.

Bumped by Megan McCafferty - This is a Netgalley book that I was very excited to be approved for.

Ember by Bettie Sharpe - Someone, and I can't remember who, recommended this book which is available from the author's website to download for free. I think it was recommended as a good read for a twisted fairy tale type story.

Best Little Stories of the Civil War by C Brian Kelly, The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee, Wild Sight by Loucinda McGary and The Immigrants by Howard Fast - These books were available as a special deal early in the month.

Sprawl anthology - This is the second book I got this month from Twelfth Planet Press. You can expect to hear a lot about this book over the coming month as part of Aussie Author Month.

Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster - I went to an author event at my local library for this author, so of course, I had to get at least one of her books! Sara will be guest posting on my blog as part of Aussie Author Month.

A Song for my Mother by Kat Martin - This was a surprise book that I wasn't expecting at all.

The Raven Queen by Jules Watson - I was participating in a blog tour but this book didn't turn up until the same day as I was supposed to be posting about it. It's a bit disappointing because I was really looking forward to it. Will have to try and fit it in some how shortly.

The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason and A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine - both Netgalley books.

Glitter Rose by Marianne de Pierres - This is the last of the Twelfth Planet Press books I bought this month. I bought it in Sydney, and it was a lovely surprise when I actually started reading it and opened the title page and realised that it is a signed copy!

Mailbox Monday is on tour and for March it is being hosted at I'm Booking It. Head over there to share your links, or to see what everyone else has posted about this week.


  1. Great books, I've read The Immigrants by Howard Fast. I simply adored it. It's a series. August looks interesting. I like the Cranford novellas too.

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  2. I'll bet the Megan Mccaffery book is a good read!

    Looks like you had a great month -- enjoy!

  3. I listened to a little bit of the first Cranford book on audio, and would love to finish it, but this time around I think I will be reading it in paper. Great books you got there! It sounds like there was a lot there on offer to fit your tastes!

  4. You have a massive haul here to enjoy.

  5. Great books! Some I already have and some I am going to add to my wish list! Thanks for sharing and happy reading.

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  6. Looks like you got some really interesting books! Enjoy!

  7. That's a great bunch of books there, Marg! Enjoy!

  8. Oh my goodness! Look at all those wonderful books! :) I can't wait to see what you got at the convention...

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  9. Man that's quite a haul! Not many familiar titles to this reader, but that just means more to add to my list. Enjoy! ;O)

  10. You have a great selection of books in your mailbox. I am curious about Immigrants. I hope you enjoy all your new treasures.

  11. I hope you enjoy them all. I picked up a few of the Kindle specials too - they're hard to resist!

  12. I'm going to take credit for recommending Ember because I've pretty much pimped it out to everyone I know and I'm sure I've mentioned it to you. Let me know what you think!

  13. I think you are right Kat. I had a feeling it was you, but I couldn't remember exactly.

    They are hard to resist aren't they Mary.

    Beth, I love HF, so The Immigrants caught my eye immediately.

    Pam and Mystica, it certainly feels like a lot, especially given that it is only half!

    Wendi, I am hoping to get the convention post up for next weeks mailbox.

    Zibilee, I enjoyed the TV series which is why I picked up the Cranford novellas. Now I just have to read them.

    DCMetroreader, I am very much looking forward to reading the McCafferty book.

    Tea, I just love a good series, so I hope I enjoy The Immigrants and can read the rest of the series.
    Kailana, assuming I actually get to them, I expect I will enjoy them.

    Thanks for stopping by Kate and Molly

  14. My mailbox has been pretty out of control this month to. I got 3 for today, including a recommendation form you. Now quite adding to my tbr!

  15. It's easy to lose control with books, isn't it? There are just so many to covet. =O)

    I really liked The Raven Queen. Too bad you didn't get to do the tour, but I'm sure your review will be appreciated when you get to it. Jules seems like a really great person.

    Enjoy your got some great ones. Can't wait to see your next post!

  16. Many books I haven't heard of. One of the reasons I visit different kinds of blogs. So many books, how ever to you read them all?

  17. I am a bit of a fan of the Cranford TV series - more so the first than the second, but have been put off reading the novels because of bad reviews.

    I commend your choice of Twelfth Planet Press titles, but then I haven't come across a TPP title I have't liked.

  18. The book of Civil War stories sounds really good. Enjoy all your new books!

  19. I received Genesis as an ARC a year or so ago and loved it! Bunches of good books in your mail!

  20. Wow, that's a great haul! I haven't read any of those - hope you enjoy them.



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