In My Mailbox is a meme created and hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren with inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It basically give book bloggers everywhere the opportunity to share what books they have received/bought/librarised (yes, I know that librarised is not a word) over the last week. All book titles link to further info at Goodreads.
Looking For Alaska
I'm a bit behind in discovering John Green. I read this on the same day it arrived in the post and, needless to say for most of you I assume, I now intend to track down and read anything the man has ever written. As this is an older title, I don't plan on reviewing it (just buy it-it's great) but I will be reviewing more recent John Green titles as soon as I get my paws on them.
Prophecy of Days: The Daykeepers Grimoire
This one looks pretty good, a bit different and is set on an island off the coast of Scotland. As I grew up on an island off the coast of Scotland I was always going to read this. Saying that, my island didn't house ancient Mayan relics or Feng Shui masters. Sadly.
Egmont Books Ltd 2009
Poor Stephen King first got the idea for his last book Under the Dome (about a town stuck under a dome, funnily enough) 25 years ago. He didn't publish it until late last year and in the meantime both the Simpson's movie and Gone appearred - both featuring towns trapped under domes. If you mixed the mighty King with Lord Of The Flies and X-Men, then you'd probably get Gone. Nope, didn't sound like my thing either but I have already got the sequel on order. Fun to the funnest (and that's fun) in a sci-fi, we-all-might-die sort of way.
The Sky Is Everywhere
Walker Books 2010
Wasn't planning on buying this as soon as it came out, but the recent excerpts around the blogosphere got me interested and I read it as soon as it arrived. Review to follow soon - expect raving, because I just loved it. I expect, however, that many may have hated it too and look forward to reading reviews as they appear.
So that was it for this week. Both The Sky Is Everywhere and The Daykeeper's Grimoire count towards the 2010 Debut Author's Challenge so I am pretty pleased to be getting going on that. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else got this week and happy reading!