Sunday, July 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (Elebenty-sixteen)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

More casualties from the Aussie bookshop cull.This time Readers Feast, my favourite bookstore :(


They do tell me they'll be opening again somewhere else in the CBD.


But probably not in time for me to go visit my book there. Sadface.

Apart from my badly chipped nail polish and a kitty toy, what you can see in this picture is:

Silvermay by James Moloney (recommended by Adele and also an Inkys longlister. It's Australian fantasy, YAY!)
The Wilful Eye, Isobelle Carmody & Nan McNab (Eds; WOO more Aussie fantasy! This time short stories.)
Stolen, Lucy Christopher (Last year's Inkys winner; another Adele rec.)
Alaska, Sue Saliba (Heard about a million awesome things about this book)
The Dead, Charlie Higson (my only non-Aussie purchase--ZOMBIES! Grrr Arrrgh)
Eon, Alison Goodman (AKA The Two Pearls of Wisdom. I like the new title and packaging better.)

The 2011 Inkys longlist is now up on Inside a Dog.

In other news, last night I went to a costume party dressed as Julia from Nineteen Eighty-Four. Note the red sash around the waist, which signifies membership to the Anti-sex League.

Nobody got my costume! Bah. I loved wearing it though.

Currently sitting on my lap is a mopey kitty who got spayed on Tuesday. We tried taking off the cone today but, devil as she is, she went straight for her stitches. Back on went the cone.

Poor Tiv.


  1. LOL I thought that kitty toy was some kind of swag.

    Great books in your mailbox this week! I hat to add Silvermay to my wishlist. I've read some novels by Australian authors and they've been great:) I'm not quite sure why but they seem to come up with good and original storylines.

    Wonderful costume, I was wondering how many got it before I read your answer.

    Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  2. Great books you got this week. They all look really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  3. Awesome Aussie stack! Stolen is an amazing story and I love that the outback felt like another character in it.

    I really want to read Alaska. Happy reading :)

  4. Lots of goodness in your reading stack :) The cover of Alaska is so beautiful. *is dying to read it*

  5. There's something called a 'crop' button... ;) haha

    Loved Alaska. :) So atmospheric and just one of those books that can take you away. Hope you enjoy!

    I need to get a copy of Eon. I accidentally won a copy of Eona (thanks Braiden :P) and it looks awesome but I can't just drop right in on the sequel!

  6. WHY IS ISOBELLE CARMODY WRITING THINGS OTHER THAN OBERNEWTYN?!?!?!?!?!?!? This is totally unacceptable!!!! Ugh!

    I don't think I would have gotten your costume either. In fact, in that photo I think you look like Donna from That 70s Show. ;)

    I now have Silvermay on my wishlist. Looks great!!

  7. Poor Tiv!

    You've got a great pile of books there!

  8. Ah, the Cone of Shame...Poor Tiv, indeed :-( *hugs to kitteh*

  9. The Julia costume idea is just awesome and I definitely would have gotten it (after it nagged at me for a bit, perhaps). Well done :)