Books,  Films

Letterbox Love #7

Letterbox Love is a new meme that was created by Kristy, Laura, Carly, Lynsey, Emma and Leanne and is being hosted on Lynsey’s blog, here.

The logo on mine is not the actual one. I made this myself before I realised a graphic had been made already but I love mine so I’m keeping it.

So, first of all I want to apologise for the low-quality photos this week. I took them on my iPod because my camera is slightly out of action this week (grr!). This week, if you haven’t already worked out from the above photo, was a pretty heavy one in terms of books! I am slowly starting to make my way through my TBR list and then these all appear, oops!

Slated by Teri Terry; So, after seeing two raving reviews of this from two bloggers whose opinion I trust, (Sarah and Lucy), I thought I should give it a try. I saw it in Foyles yesterday and just had to pick it up. I’m really looking forward to diving into this one!

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma; I have had this one on my wish list for an extremely long time and when I saw it in Foyles yesterday, I just simply couldn’t resist. I then had Sophie and Sarah tell me that it is an amazing read so I’m really excited to finally get around and read this one!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: This one comes highly recommended by Kathe and I have been longing to get it for ages so when I saw it on offer online, I simply had to buy it! I trust her opinion on books and I just cannot wait to get on with it. It is staring at me on the shelf at the moment so I hope to get to it by the end of this month/beginning of the next!

My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent; It has been a while since I read the second book in this series and I am looking forward to the next instalment. I hope to have them all read soon so that I can read the next book that will be coming out soon. Either way, I’m really looking forward to finally continuing this series!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor; I have been looking forward to reading this one for quite some time now but when Brodie, Sarah AND Kathe told me I HAD to read it, well, I finally ran to the library and was so happy to find it sitting on the shelves just waiting for me to pick it up. I am definitely going to be reading this one soon!

Starters by Lissa Price; I’ve seen this one about and have been really curious about it but have yet to read it. It was recommend to me by Kathe and so I’m actually looking forward to digging into it when I find the time!
Batman Returns – Tim Burton (1992); It’s been a while since I watched Burton’s first Batman film but I really enjoyed it and am definitely looking forward to watching the sequel.
Now is Good (Before I Die) by Jenny Downham; This, and the first five pictured above are all from Random House Children’s Publishers from their YA book bloggers brunch yesterday. I actually hadn’t heard of this until yesterday but it sounds so amazing and I can’t wait to read (and watch it). I will probably end up doing a book-to-film adaptation post, so keep an eye out!

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; Part of the new vintage children classics range being published by Random House, I am so looking forward to re-reading this amazing book. It’s one of my favourite classics so I was so happy to find it in my goody bag! It’s going to look awesome on my shelf.

Muddle and Win; The Battle for Sally Jones by John Dickinson; After hearing about this yesterday, I am super excited to start reading it. It sounds absolutely amazing and definitely something that I’d enjoy.

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick; I’ve studied the Cambodia “killing fields” in school and I know it needs more coverage then it has so far so when I heard that this book was based around them, I knew that it was one I’d be really interested in! Therefore I’m really looking forward to getting around to reading this one!

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone; This sounds like such a magical story, very Time Traveller’s Wife-esque and Lakehouse like and I loved both of these films (regrettably I haven’t read Time Traveller’s Wife but I know I need to!). Either way this book sounds absolutely stunning and I really can’t wait to read this one.

New Beginnings by Rebecca Emin; This book was gifted to be by the author as part of the RAK this month and I couldn’t be more grateful. I am so looking forward to diving into this one. It’s actually been on my radar for a while now so I was quite happy when the author e-mailed me. 
Yesterday we also got a gorgeous bag that had all of our goodies in (and I will be using this a lot I think!) and some pretty snazzy postcards, a poster and two bookmarks for the vintage children’s classics books. I love them all and think they’re going to look pretty swish on my walls! :D

for review
How I Found You by Gabriella Lepore; I just recently read The Witches of the Glass Castle and absolutely loved it. Book Guild Publishers were kind enough to send me Gabriella’s new novel for review and I am so looking forward to getting stuck into this one because the synopsis is so lovely and just look at that pretty cover! Hehe.

Just want to say thank you to all my lovely blogger friends for the recommendations, Random House for the goodie bag and Book Guild for the review copy this week. Lord knows how long it’ll take for me to get through all my books now!



That’s all I got this week,
what did you get? :-)


  • Kathe

    Faye, this made me smile so, so much! I’ve heard amazing things about Slated so I can’t wait to see it. I’m excited to read the rest of the books you got, too. I rely on your reviews to help me figure out what to get next!

    Also, I’m so pleased that you trust my opinion enough to get what I recommend! I’m blushing here, heehee. The Book Thief is a book you know I lovelovelove, so I stand behind that all the way. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is fantastic, too. I just… Ugh, it’s fantastic. I can’t put it down. I’ll be posting a review of it soon enough. Starters, as intrigued as I am, I don’t consider a favorite. Yet. I hope you’ll love it, though! I really do!

    Enjoy all your reading! :*

  • Brodie

    I am REALLY eager to see what you think of The Book Thief. I’ve seen it around tons over the years, but never thought to read it. You may well change my mind :)

    YAY for DOSAB!! Oh god. It’s just… it’s so beautiful and creative and can I just hug it? And sleep with it? And marry it? <3 If you hate it, I might have to not like you anymore :P (okay, I lie! a little! a bit… not really…).

    SO cool you got to go a book bloggers brunch with Random House!!! And you scored some amazing books from it. I’m super eager for Time Between Us – I LOVE time travel. I hadn’t seen the UK cover before!

    Sooooo many fantastic books this week, enjoy!

  • Kat Balcombe

    Forbidden! Wow I LOVED that book, it’s still my top read of 2012 – so heartbreaking!

    I’ve heard great things about Slated, and one day I WILL read The Book Thief.

    Enjoy :-D

  • nea barabea

    Awww, Faye!! Beautiful books!! I still need to read Forbidden and I want to read it since a long time ago :P :) Really need to, soon ;) And aww, Daughter of Smoke and Bone!! NEED to read this one as well :P Amazing books you’ve got this week!! Enjoy them ALL :)

  • Michelle @ Book Briefs

    wow, so many great books for you this week! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Im a new follower of yours. you mentioned wanting to read masquerade and charade. Im in the middle of charade right now and Im really liking it!

  • A. Knight @ Paranormal Indulgence

    Your ipod photos came out WAY better than mine normally do! Jealousy is happening right now.

    Slated has been getting A LOT of buzz so it’s one of those must look at books. AND YOU ARE BALLSY FOR PICKING UP FORBIDDEN. Frankly, my lady balls shriveled and fell away on that one. TOO EMOTIONALLY SCARRING. Or so I heard… The Book Thief is just.. FAIL on my part. Such an acclaimed book and I haven’t even really given it two thoughts about reading it. Honorable mentions to The time Between Us and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The first looks amazing and the latter is pretty freaking cool.

    Loving your haul this week. You should NOT be bored.

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