Sunday, October 24, 2010

I thought I would try out some memes until I figured out my blog style.  In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

I bought all this lovely books from my favourite little bookstore called 'The Really Good Bookstore'.  I did have eight in my hands originally and then I cut it down to four otherwise I don't think I would have been let in the house. 

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner - The Maze Runner blew my mind and no doubt this will too.
The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos - A vampire tale that I'm sure that will fill my craving for a good YA paranormal romance.  Also a debut novel of 2010. 
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta - Big fan of Marchetta as you all know.  Can't wait to read see her take on fantasy as she usually does complicated contemporary fiction.  An Aussie author, yay!
Raw Blue by Kristy Eagar - I have read some great reviews for this Aussie title.  So far it is gut wrenching but really good.

Also this week I have changed my blog layout.  I think the lighter colour background makes it easier to read.  Eventually I will change it to something that reflects me a little better.

What books did you get this week?


Vee said...

Yay! Raw Blue and Finnikin. The James Dashner novel looks pretty good, too.

I'm also loving your new layout <3

Hafsah said...

Finnikin of the Rock is waiting to be read on my bookshelf! But I *really* want to read The Scorch Trials, I'm waiting for my library to order it ;)

A.J. said...

Finnikin! <3 I'm still waiting for the library to get The Scorch Trails. :p Hope The Emerald Talisman is good, and can't wait to know what you think about Raw Blue. :)

nikkibrandyberry said...

What a cute name for a book store! LOVE IT! You have some good books here! Have a fun reading week! My IMM is here:

the story siren said...

Fantastic books this week! I really need to read Finnikin of the Rock. I was lucky enough to meet Melina a few years ago and have her sign a copy of Jelicoe Road! Hope you enjoy all of your books! Happy reading!

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

I haven't heard of some of these but they sound intriguing so I'm going to have to go and look them up! Enjoy reading them all :)

Alison said...

Great books. I really liked Finnikin of the Rock. The Emerald Talisman sounds good.

brandileigh2003 said...

Raw Blue sounds great! Happy reading!

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Nomes said...

nice loot. I love our cover of Finnikin and as you know I keep saying how much I adore Raw Blue. Havn't read the other two though so it'll be cool to see what you think!


And I know what you mean about trying to find your blogs flavour - me too! I don't do any memes, haha, but I actually love reading peoples IMM posts - feels exciting for some reason!


and I love the new layout. I gave up on trying to make mine good - I have no idea about stuff like that.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Thanks everybody for the comments so far. You are all making me so feel welcome in the blogging world :)

@ Story Siren - I would love to Melina Marchetta. I am hoping when she writes her next book she does a signing near me.

@ Nomes - I love your blog layout especially the photos at the top. I thinking keeping it simple works best. I just changed mine because the other colours seemed to harsh to look at.

I love reading other peoples IMM although there is alot of drooling with envy.

Lou Rohde said...

I've heard great things about Scorch Trials. Raw Blue looks captivating! Can't wait to hear the review for it.

Emma Michaels said...

New follower!!!

Emma Michaels

Miss Page-Turner said...

Thank you! I am a new follower aswell:) Your blog looks as good as this mailbox! Debut novels= awesome!

bibliophile brouhaha said...

Ahh!!!! Raw Blue!!! I have been clawing the States looking for this book!! It's not released here :(

Up for a international literary exchange program? Hhahaha!


Kare said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I read The Emerald Talisman and I really liked it! All the books sound pretty good!

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