Sunday, October 28, 2012

In My Mailbox (62) / Stacking the Shelves (4)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga 

These bookish memes allow us to share with other bloggers the awesome books we got, and of course be jealous of everyone who got super awesome books, too!



The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain by Cath Crowley - So Cath is like one of my favourite authors EVER and I know from many goodreads/blog stalkings of Maggie from Young Adult Anonymous that I do NOT want to miss this beauty.
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak - It's Markus Zusak. MARKUS ZUSAK. excited doesn't even begin to cover it.
The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick - this looks sooooooo interesting and Nomes from Ink Crush says this is amazing and thats a recommendation and a half. 
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry - same as above; I spend so much time trawling her bookshelves on goodreads because the lady has got some refined taste in books.


Oh hey, you didn't miss a post this week, did you?

Monday, October 22: Jen reviews The Waiting Sky by Laura Zielin and is a bit sad theres not as much tornado chasing as she thought BECAUSE THIS GIRL LOVES CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS and so does Carla.
Wednesday, October 24: Jen posts about Book Blogger Woes (best idea EVER) a new First World Problems-esque feature tailored specifically to book bloggers.
Thursday, October 25: Jen reviews Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Fraus and talks about how much she enjoys the relationship fixing business trend a la Failure to Launch and My Best Friends Girl
Friday, October 26: Carla reviews The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta and waxes poetic about how much she loves Marchetta and professes her love for Jimmy. JIMMY WE LOVE YOU.


  1. I still haven't read anything by Zusak! I totally need too! :) enjoy your books!

    1. i lost my zusak virginity to the book thief and i've been book slutting it up ever since.

  2. Though I've never been lucky enough to reas those books, the covers sure look promising :) Have a great week ahead reading!

    My Haul


  3. Hi!
    I LOVED The Book Thief, really need to get my hands on some more Markus Zusak!
    My IMM:

  4. I really like I am the Messenger. And, do I dare admit, I've started The Book Thief like 5 times but never finish it?!?! Bad Heidi!

  5. I've read both I Am The Messenger and Guitar Highway Rose! Both are phenomenal books! While I do love IATM, Guitar HIghway Rose is actually one of my favourite books ever! I re-read it every summer and every christmas XD

  6. Nice haul. I plan to read Markus Zusak, like, for years and never did. o.O

    You can see my IMM here.

    Happy reading!
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams (new follower)

  7. I LOVE Aussie books so I can't wait to see what you think of these!

    Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best

  8. Ooooo Cath Crowley! I need this book immediately.

    I can't wait for you to meet Ed and have your heart broken and then healed.

  10. I'm cracking up that this post showed up in my feed 5 minutes after we talked about it on Twitter. YAY FOR GRACIE!! I loved this series. That cover of Guitar Highway Rose kicks so much ass, like, I am woman, hear me roar from the top of this car while wearing black combat boots.

    Can't wait to see your reviews, Carla!

    1. it's an old library copy! I swear, so many aussie books in UK second hand book shops!! i'm a lucky duck.

  11. I'M SO JELLY of you and your pretty Aussie books. Whyyyy is Fishpond so expensive? I mean, I work and all but paying double for books is something I can't get down with. WHYYYYYY?!?!?! And more Cath? AHHHHHH.

    1. remind me to email you my secrets. sherlock holmes of book bargain hunting.

  12. I haven't read anything by Marcus Zusak. I should probably get on that... LOWL. Enjoy all your books!!

    Literary Exploration

  13. Big fan of Zusak, eh? Can't blame you, I have only read The Book Thief by him but it is easily one of my all time favorite books. I really like this edition of I Am Messenger too. I have a copy of it sitting on my shelf (US edition..) that I still need to read but I hope to really soon.

    Hope you enjoy all of your books.

    - Justin @ Justin's Book Blog

  14. I AM THE MESSENGER is the best omg. Like it's very different from The Book Thief but every bit as amazing.