Welcome to Letterbox Love, this is a UK meme, hosted by the lovely Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and inspired by The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. This post is a means by which to highlight the books we get in the post and beyond, and especially to bring attention to those books which may be sat on our shelves for a little while yet that we love all the same.
I've been so lucky with books recently publishers and authors have been very generous in sending me the most fabulous review books as well as some seriously spectacular proofs!
It's was my Blogaversary this week and my celebrations took the form of sitting with a room full of lovely bloggers listening to some amazing authors & being able to take home some glorious books at the end of the night. These festivities were hosted by books and the city at Simon and Schuster and here are the books I took home with me...
The Boy I Love by Lynda Bellinghan, Accidents of Marriage by RS Meyers, A Time For Friends by Patricia Scanlan & Tell The Girl by Sandra Howard. I also got this amazing chapter sampler of new books from Jane Costello, Milly Johnson, Andy Jones, Iona Grey & Heidi Swain.
I was also sent some fabulous surprise book post this week. I was sent The Girl From Nowehre by Dorothy Koomson which is out next month. This is a gorgeous gorgeous proof and a properly strokable book. I've not read any Dorothy Koomson before so I'm looking forward to getting stuck into this one!
I was also sent a gorgeous parcel from pan Macmillan which was very mysterious and beautifully packaged.
It included a copy of Kirsty Greenwood's The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance and this lush red Lilly. I'm nearly finished the book (you'll have seen it was one of my weekend reads) and it's such a fabulous story, proper get your teeth into chick lit affair!
I also treated myself to a little order this week from the website which shall not be named and one of my purchases was Summer at the Little a Beach a Street Bakery by JennyColgan. I decided to get the paperback because I know my mum wants to read this one and so we can now share the paperback as I am seeing her next week-winner. As you can see I also bought the complete Friends on Blu Ray. This nice thin Boxset means that I can free up a shelf above my TV which currently houses all my friends DVDs to make room for more books, I'm thinking this could be my new signed shelf!
Last week i also bought a book over the phone. I bought myself a copy of Geek Girl: All That Glitters by Holly Smale. I needed to buy this over the phone because I was planning to attend a signing that the lovely Holly Smale was doing at the amazing Chorleywood Bookshop but I had a meeting after school so unfortunately I couldn't go. I phoned up the bookshop though and they had a copy signed for me which I paid for over the phone and then went to pick up last Sunday-how awesome is that? That's why I love this bookshop and also-how exciting to finally have a signed Geek Girl copy!
Last couple of treats I was sent from publishers in the post now... The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett was sent to be by Orion. I LOVE the cover and the inside covers are just as lovely as the outside and the book sounds seriously good, I was to read it now. I'm going to sit and look at it for just a bit longer through...
And finally I was sent this hefty but beautiful hardback of Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding, author of The Echoes of Love. I'm going to be part of the blog tour for this book so look out for that at the end of the week!
I think you'll agree I've had another very lucky week in terms of books through my door. I'm going to another bookish event on Wednesday of this week and then another the following week. Ther are so many fabulous events out there right now it would be silly to say no to any of them so expect more book hauls coming your way soon.
I hope everybody is having a great weekend and enjoying some amazing books this Sunday-happy reading!