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A for-once-on-time ‘Mailbox Monday’

Meme currently being hosted at She reads and reads – WARNING: this can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and insurmountable wishlists!

I always intend to participate in this meme because I love it (and all such similar posts) when done by other bloggers’. It doesn’t help me stop buying books or racking up a monster of a wishlist on LibraryThing but I like finding out about what other people are buying and enjoying etc.

Its simple, and you all know how this goes: here’s a run down of books I received this week…

From the Waterstone’s website:

No and Me by Delphine De Vigan – a story about a 13 year old super-intelligent girl who befriends a homeless girl while researching for a school presentation. I know it will make me cry and probably break my heart but I’m doing it anyway!!

Also bought: Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder; The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Book 2) by Rachel Caine

Won at The True Book Addict


Dandelions in the Garden and The Hidden Will of the Dragon by Charlie Courtland

These are a two-part historical fiction series about the 16th century Hungarian Countess, Elizabeth Bathory (aka ‘The Blood Countess’), who may or may not be the most prolific female serial killer ever known. I’m trying desperately not to read about the real life figure before I read the book but its getting tough – I shall resist temptation by starting these as soon as possible!

And before I forget…

I bought an ebook copy of Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce because I’ve been wanting to buy one of her books for ages and this way, I’ve no excuses!

AND I bought The White Queen by Phillippa Gregory on Kobo books for £2.70 – it practically threw itself into my ‘basket’ and I couldn’t help it!! I’ve read a mixture of books by Gregory and they haven’t always been favourites but, what can I say? I have no self control…

So, what have you all snatched up this week?!