Saturday, 13 October 2012

Letterbox Love (#24)

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!)  You may notice that I didn't take any photographs this week and that's simply because it's a lot of effort, only to have one book in the photo so I grabbed an image instead.

Review Books

Crewel by Gennifer Albin
I already had a digital version of this from Netgalley but I just couldn't read it like that as the formatting was all messed up so thankfully, Faber & Faber sent me a paperback copy and I'm reading this next! 
Books Bought

Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
I'd actually forgotten that I'd pre-ordered this ages ago and so it was a nice surprise to receive it, especially as the UK version isn't out yet.  I think this book sounds FASCINATING and I can't wait to read it.


The Dating Deal by Melanie Marks (Bought)
You may or may not though this but I've read and reviewed some of Melanie Marks books before and during that time, I came to realise that she does romance VERY WELL which is why I got this book.  

After Adam by Katie Aleo (Bought)
This is a short novella at 27,000 words (the average YA novel is above 60,000 words) and so I know it will take me no time at all to read this. It's had some good reviews and for 77p, it's not a big deal if I don't like it however I think it sounds interesting.

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose (Bought)
I bought this on the recommendation of a friend (thanks Liz) as I like the idea of reading like a writer (which I think I do anyway) but it sounded like a good read.

The Providence Trilogy (Providence, Requiem and Eden) by Jamie McGuire (Bought)
So, recently I read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and became OBSESSED with Travis.  This book has ruined me, RUINED ME I tell you for other books and I knew I had to do something, so I ordered the rest of her books to keep me ticking over until Walking Disaster is released.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Bought)
I actually read this last Christmas although I never reviewed it at the time so I might just re-read this year as I loved the story and it comes highly recommended.

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors (and screenwriters!) by Alexandra Sokoloff (Free)
I'm thinking this might be my next writing book to read as I've seen nothing but five star reviews for it and SCORE, it was free when I got it. 

So, I hope this post proves to you that I don't ALWAYS have an epic week with how many books get delivered through my door (whether they're for review or I've bought them) but for me, it's always going to be quality over quantity anyway ;)  I hope you all had a great week for books and as always, please leave me your links :)


  1. Hi Lynsey

    I bought "Dash & Lily's" last week as soon as it came out for the Kindle. (I imagine this could be a book that's going to be seen a lot over the next couple of months).

    I like the cover for Through To You and after seeing the comments from, I've put it on my "To Buy" list.

    Thanks for the suggestion and happy reading.

    1. Thanks for commenting! I imagine I'm going to like Through to You very much and I loved Dash and Lily :)

  2. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares is one of my favourite books, so good. I read it just after Christmas and it kept me in the Christmassy mood for a long time afterwards.

  3. Lots of exciting sounding books this week!
    Really hop you enjoy all your new reads :)

  4. Great haul, Lynsey! I received Dash & Lily last week, I think, and I received Crewel a few weeks ago. Looking forward to them! Happy reading!

    First Class Post.

    1. Crewel is my next read and I think I'm going to love it (I certainly hope I do)

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    1. Right?! :) It will be published in the UK by Simon and Schuster in the New Year.

  6. Hi

    I've only recently discovered Letterbox Love so excited to be leaving a comment and saying hi!

    I got the digital version of Crewel this week. I will have to see how I get on as I've have issues with other books in the past due to the formatting too. It really puts me off.

    My Letterbox


  7. Crewel was so friggen amazing.<3 I really hope you enjoy it.
    Great haul this week Lynsey! Hope you enjoy everything you got! x]

    My Haul

    1. I've definitely heard good things about it, for sure! Thank you Addie :)

  8. Blergh, I feel like UK covers are either amazing or incredibly awful. Crewel is the latter. Eesh. It scares me. I didn't love that one, but everyone else did, so you'll probably join them. Haha.