This is a weekly meme, where we talk about the books we got the previous week. As always the In My Mailbox meme is hosted by The Story Siren.
This week I got so many awesome books. I have been vacationing in London, and have visited a lot of bookshops and bought many, many books.
We stayed at a hotel named Harlingford, situated in Bloomsbury. The first day we got there, I found an amazing shop only a short distance from our hotel. Skoob books have been labeled “London’s Greatest Book Shop”, and I can totally understand why.
We stumbled upon it when we were walking in the area, and when I got inside I thought I was in heaven. There were books everywhere, the shelves were packed with them. I love secondhand bookshops, and this must have been one of the best I have ever visited. I bought "The Complete Poems" by Emily Bronte and "Abandoned" by Cody Mcfadyen this time. I really wanted to spend more time here, but my boyfriend is not so happy with waiting whilst I spend hours in a book store.
I returned to Skoob Books the last day we spent in London, and then I found treasure. First of all, I bought "Unholy Ghosts" and "City of Ghosts" by Stacia Kane. The books were used, as all the books in this shop are, but they didn’t appear used.
I also bought "Frostbite" and "Shadowkiss" by Richelle Mead. In the fantasy section I found “After Twilight”, an anthology from 2001 with stories from authors such as Christine Feehan and Ronda Thompson. But the real gold, was found in the Children’s section.
I have been wanting to read “Infinite Days” by Rebecca Maizel for a long time now, and I was actually thinking about buying it when I visited Waterstones on Oxford Street. But, since it is still in hardback, I decided to wait since my suitcase was already getting a bit heavy. But faith had something in store for me….
When shifting through the children’s section at Skoob Books I saw something I at first didn’t quite understand - a paperback edition labeled “Infinite Days”. I though that was kinda strange, since the book is only out in hardback, so I reached for the book and found gold… It was actually a bound proof of "Infinite Days", and the prize was really low. My heart was raising and I couldn't believe it was true.
I also found a bound proof of “The Rule of Claw” by John Brindley, from 2007. This one didn’t appear to be read at all, and the story seemed interesting, so I bought it. Skoob Books did really have treasures.
I also visited Forbidden Planet. I hadn’t heard about this shop until a commenter on my blog told me about in - thank you. I also found a lot of amazing books here.
I got “ Bite”, an anthology with stories from Laurell K. Hamilton and other authors.
I also bought the first six books in the weather warden series by Rachel Caine, and the best part: They were all signed. I also got an extra copy of "Firestorm", which is also signed, that I will be giving away here on my blog later. I also got “Undone” and “Unknown” by Rachel Caine, and they were also signed. And I got a signed edition of “Kiss of Death”.
I also found a signed hardback edition of "The Passage" by Justin Cronin, but since the book was so heavy I decided not to buy it.
We also visited Waterstones, and they had a “3 for 2” bargain. I ended up with “Before I fall” by Lauren Olivier, “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer and “Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare. I have already received Clockwork Angel from Play, so the edition I bought in London is going to be part of a giveaway later.
I have also received some great books in my mailbox at home:
Alexandra Adornetto: Halo
Alyson Noel: Radiance
Marie Treanor: Blood on silk
Kin Harrison: "The good, the bad and the undead" ( The Norwegian translation)
What have you gotten in your mailbox this week?