Sunday, June 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (31): Three weeks of books, and burlesque!

This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

This week's most anticipated is Feed by Mira Grant. It's about bloggers who are on the trail of the secret behind the zombie-pocalyse. Seriously FTW.

Also for review are Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (I haven't read the other books set in this world but I hear you don't need to), The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees, Scarred by Julia Hoban (Willow in the US), White Cat by Holly Black, The Eternal Prison by Jeff Somers, Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead and Impossible by Nancy Werlin.

The awesome Lauren from the UK's I was a teenage book geek sent me Crashed by Robin Wasserman and Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence. I have never heard of the latter but it's dystopian and she assures me I'll love it and I'm sure I will. I sent Lauren one of my favourite and little known and very hard to find Australian timeslip books, A Breath in May by Robin Hogan. Think Playing Beattie Bow meets Looking for Alibrandi.

Not books: I also received Simplicity pattern 2535, an eBay purchase. I've been invited to a burlesque party and I'm going to make option C (the red, white and black dress) in pink and white. I love dressing up! There will be pictures.

To continue the burlesque theme, here's Australian chanteuse Bertie Blackman with a cover of "Peek-A-Boo" by Siouxie and the Banshees.

Golly jeepers, where did you get those peepers?
Peep show, creep show, where did you get those eyes?


  1. 1. Great week (or three) for books. Many of those are on my wishlist.
    2. YAY FOR BURLESQUE!!! Love option 3. Have loads of inappropriate fun. :)

  2. Haha thanks darls! Thought you would approve :D

  3. I read Children of the Dust back in high school - its what got me into dystopian fiction! its awesome.

    Great haul btw, and sexy burlesque stuff - I love burlesque!!

  4. A breath of may sounds awesome. I'm going to see if I can track it down :)

    Great pile of books. I love the cover of the Australian White Cat.

    I read Children of the dust a few years ago. Hmmm... I was really intrigued but somehow got a bit bored in the second half... prob just me :)


  5. I'm reading Feed at the moment and enjoying it, even though I'm going slowly. I'm actually not a zombie fan at all, so I'm impressed I'm liking it as much as I am. I think it's more because the focus is on the world itself and possibly the cause of the infection rather than just the zombies.

    I read Children of the Dust many years ago. The main thing I remember is the characters trying to seal up the doors and windows to keep the radioactive dust out. I suspect it is a book of its time in relation to the nuclear fear, which I remember very much from my own childhood/YA in the 70s and 80s, while we have different worldwide fears now.

    I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

  6. Ditto to Misty's comment. I can't wait to see photos. I hope you enjoy your books as well!

  7. You have a ton of great books here! And the outfit looks like a lot of fun! :)

  8. Willow (Scarred) is a great book. And by great I mean that it is going to tear you apart, in the best (and worst) way possible. Enjoy.

  9. Yeah, Children of the Dust is quite an oldie. I remember reading it at school as well (probably when I was a bit younger than I ought to have been). I've just been looking up the summary on Wikipedia and I almost wish I hadn't!

    Mira Grant is actually a pen name for Seanan McGuire - she also writes the October Daye urban fantasy series and is doing a YA paranormal series called Coyote Girls. I haven't checked out any of them yet, although Feed does look exciting!

  10. Nice haul! And I'm sure that costume will continue to see use through the years... *wink* Enjoy!

  11. Feed sounds like something right down my alley. I haven't hear of A Breath in May but I enoyed Playing Beattie Bow and Looking for Alibrand so I'llhave to try get a hold of it sometime. It looks like you have had a great week for books!

  12. FEED sounds awesome! Hopefully you'll enjoy SCARRED and WHITE CAT; I loved both.

  13. I am intrigued by the cover of Fools Girl. Looks like something I'd read!