Saturday, 7 January 2012

In My Mailbox [26]

IMM is a meme hosted by The Story Siren with the aim of allowing book bloggers to showcase the books they receive.

This week, I re-ordered my book piles (I don't have any shelves) so they now look like this:

See those 2 piles on the right? They're my TBR piles, one of hardbacks and one of paperbacks. I realised I cannot keep adding to these so I've put myself on a bit of a bookban. I am allowed to buy (a few) new books, but I have to really think about them AND they have to be kindle books only.

With that in mind, this week I got:

  For kindle:
Ruling Passion by Alyxandra Harvey
A bind-up of the first 3 Drake Chronicles books, at just £4.15. I've already read them, but I couldn't turn this down. That's less than £1.50 a book! 
The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
I've developed a bit of an obsession with these after reading the first one at New Year. I've also watched the swedish movies, so I know what happens, but still enjoying the books! I know they're not YA, but Lisbeth Salander is an amazing main character. 

All in all, I think I've been quite good this week!! What did everyone else get? Leave me your links!

This week I plan to read:
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Fracture by Megan Miranda

Don't forget to enter my contest to win a copy of A Witch in Winter which will run until the 10th! It's open internationally, and you can enter here


  1. I still need to start the Drake series! It sounds awesome, need to get on that :P. And glad you're enjoying the Millennium trilogy! Happy reading :).

  2. I read Dragon Tattoo over Christmas! Then went to see the American film, which was pretty good! Can't deny Mikael is a hottie in it, and so is Lisbeth! AND she's kick-ass!! I have the second book, but don't think I'll be reading it yet. Anyway, hope you enjoy your books!!

  3. Been hearing good things about Alexandra Harvey. Great mailbox as usual.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

  4. Wow! That is a lot of books. But you said just the two right piles are TBR?

    I never could do a book buying ban myself. Just not in the cards! Hope you enjoy your reads this week!

    My IMM goes up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Yeesh, someone needs a month locked in doors with no distractions and bury their nose on their TBR piles LOL.

    Agh, I see those Dragon Tattoo books everywhere! I seriously need to pick one up (or watch the movie) and see what all the fuss is about. ANNNND I need to read the Drake Chronicles. I've heard so many good things about them plus I have Bleeding Hearts, so methinks the universe is sending me a sign.

    Awesome haul this week, ENJOY! :)

  6. I think I'm going to have to go on a book buying ban as well... And I still really need to read the Drake Chronicals! Can't wait to see what you think of them :) Awesome mailbox!

  7. Wow that's a huge pile of books! I just bought some new bookshelves although we've decided not to put them up until we've decorated my bedroom. Should looks awesome when it's done though.

    Ruling Passion looks good. That cover seems very familiar. For some reason it's reminding me of the Iron Fae series.

  8. Have you read the Drake Chronicles? Because if not I'll totally gush about them right now. This series is one of the most addictive vampire series you will ever read! And the characters are so hilarious and authentic that they become like crack too. I can't say enough good things about this series! Harvey will totally and completely blow you away with her variations of vampires, her sweet and spicy romance building, and so much more!

    So yeah, enough of that. Great books this week! That sucks that you have to go through a self-inflicted buying ban though...

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  9. You need to get some shelves! Haha.
    I've never been a fan of The Girl books, I hav no idea why. I really need to try Alyxandra Harvey's Vampire books though. They are Vampires right...? o.o

    ComaCalm's Corner

  10. OMG You have so many books! Ha, you sure don't need to buy anything.
    The Girl Who Played with Fire is my favorite in the series, Happy reading!

  11. WOW, that is some ... non shelf you have there. I have to limit myself also. It's so hard for me sometimes. I wish you luck in reading some of them.


  12. Hey Cait, great IMM, I wish I knew about the Drake Chronicles bind-up. I just bought Blood Feud and Out For Blood like two weeks ago, I like the cover better. I see your reading Shade this week, hope you love it, one of my fav series. Happy reading ;)

  13. Wow, that's a huge stack of books! I need to do a book ban as well, I have so many books to read! Enjoy your new ones, I've heard good things about TGWPWF & TGWKTHN! Enjoy!

  14. Don't feel so bad! My tbr pile is 6 stacks high (and those are just the ones on the floor...). I love the cover for Ruling Passion. I really need to grab a copy of it. Happy reading this week!

  15. I feel like my stack of books just won't stop growing! I've been wanting to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for ages but alas, it's been pushed to the back of my ever-growing pile. Enjoy!

    Madeline @ Canvas Between the Margins


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