Sunday, 15 July 2012

Letterbox Love (#11)

 As always, Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that I'm hosting on the blog and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it.  Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers.  Letterbox Love is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about.  Letterbox Love is intended to showcase upcoming books and build up some excitement for them as well as let you know what is available out there.  It is not about competing with other bloggers or boasting of any kind (c'mon, we're British and we don't do drama!)

Review Books

The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner
I met Sally for the first time recently and she sent me a signed copy of her book The Double Shadow (Thank you Sally!)  It's based around the time of the second world war and I'm definitely intrigued to read it. 
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
This book came as a surprise although I have heard of it before.  I'm fascinated with relationships and what makes them work and what doesn't, so yes I will be reading this for sure. 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Do I even need to say anything about this book?  I pre ordered it about 100 years ago and it's Maggie so HELL TO THE YES I want to read it.  I'm not overly keen on the tiny ARC format that Scholastic prefers but at least I get to read it!

Thank you publishers (and Sally)

I also got this little teaser in the post from Scholastic about The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.  It's a diary entry from one of the characters.  I have to say that I *LOVE* when publishing companies do things like this and really make an effort with the publicity for books.  It makes the book, the author and the reader feel special so bravo Scholastic!

Books Bought 

The only books I bought this week were E-Books although I did place a pre-order for Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi as I thought I'd already done it but I hadn't.  If I could have pre-ordered Destroy Me, I definitely would have as I'm DYING to read that! Warner FTW!


Spectral by Shannon Duffy (Bought)
I'd been meaning to get this for aaaaages and had forgotten all about it until a recent twitter party reminded me.  Forbidden romance? Yes please. 

Bared To You by Sylvia Day (Bought)
This is an adult book and I will admit to buying it out of curiosity as this seems to be the book that people keep recommending after reading Fifty Shades.

So, as always - it's not about the quantity but the quality and I'm looking forward to reading these books although I did just pick a historical romance off the shelves that was published back in 2010!  I don't know why I do this but I do.  In case you're curious, it's called Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean AND I've just found out that there are two sequels so if I like the book, don't be surprised to see the other two pop up in a future Letterbox Love post!   What did you get this week? Leave me your links :)


  1. THe Raven Boys is going on my wish list! I love the little diary teaser you got with it!

    1. I can't wait to read this, I might have to start it next or very soon!!!

  2. Great haul, Lynsey! I also received The Raven Boys! I love the promo material Scholastic sent too! I actually have a black room, and my Mum suggested mounting the feather and putting it up. We'll see! Happy reading!

    First Class Post.

  3. Oh wow- The Raven Boys! So jealous- I can't wait to see what you think of it!
    Great haul this week- enjoy!

    1. Thanks Sally, I can't wait to read it! I'm a huge fan of Maggie's writing :)

  4. Really looking forward to Raven Boys

  5. I'm beyond excited to read The Raven boys - it's going to be incredible!

  6. Those books look interesting - I might take a look at Bared to You. My IML post is over here, you're all welcome to pop round.
    Just spotted what time you posted this - about 2 minutes after I checked for the post the first time :-)

    1. Thanks! Yeah, it was interesting but I prefered Fifty Shades ;)

  7. The Raven Boys sounds amazing, and that teaser diary entry thing looks so good! Enjoy your reads :)

    PS. I love your blog design, the header is so cool! XP

  8. I'm gonna admit, I wasn't too excited about The Raven Boys. But after reading an amazing review on it, (one I've shamefully forgotten who wrote) I'm super excited about it!
    Happy reading!

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