Saturday, January 28, 2012

In My Mailbox #3

Another Sunday, another great IMM. This is a feature hosted by the amazing Story Siren and even though we're new here, we love it!

Without further ado, let's find out what we got in our IMMs this week:

Maja’s IMM:

Apparently, my mailman is on vacation and they have no one to replace him, so I didn’t get everything I ordered this week. But fear not, my precious book lovers, something did come, albeit a little late.

I got the beautiful 2010 HarperCollins UK edition of Looking For Alaska, even though it’s paperback, and I’m not a big fan of paperbacks, no siree Bob. Books are meant to last and they’re supposed to survive for generations, and besides, I get apoplexy when someone breaks the spine on one of my books. It’s a capital offense. … whoa, getting a little sidetracked here.
I also got Suicide Notes by Michale Thomas Ford, an amazing book that kind of went unnoticed, so I urge you to get a copy and read it as soon as possible, it will be good for you. I already had this book, but I gave it away to my sister and I absolutely had to replace it. That’s how good it is. If you don’t believe me, please read Lisa’s fantabulastic review.

I got Room from my library because I’m not quite sure that I’ll like it so I didn’t want to risk buying a copy just yet. Fortunately, it’s popular enough that even my little Croatian library has it in English. *cue the Macarena* I’ll let you guys know how it goes.

On the other side of the Adriatic, as per usual, another mailbox was waiting to be filled out...

Lisa's IMM:

This was my first week of work after a loooong time so I didn’t have really much time (nor strength) to acquire lots of books. In fact, the only one I really looked for is Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler, which everybody seems to have read and loved last week so my expectations are pretty high - let’s hope it lives up to them.

The other two books were offered to me for review; I had all intentions of reading Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia after some glowing reviews on GR - luckily, the lovely Debra Anastasia herself later that week became my friend and kindly offered me a copy, which I promptly accepted.
by Karina Halle finally showed up in my mailbox after quite a long wait (postmen do get lazy sometimes, right Maja? I got your Christmas card today after ONLY 45 days), and I am quite eager to read this one, hoping it will follow the lead of the other great self-published I read last year and earlier this year (GASP! Angelfall...).
That’s it for this week lovely ladies - and gentlemen, if you are reading this too - hope you have a relaxing Sunday and a productive week ahead of you!

Your favorite European duo,
Lisa and Maja


  1. Hmm, Room's sort of a weird book. I'd definitely be interested to see what you think about it.

  2. Remind me never to send any of my "used" books to Maja!! She'd fall over in seizures if she saw my paperbacks (*cracks spine wide open*). And what's up with your mailman! He has better vacation benefits than a union worker over here!!

    Interesting books this week - waaaay off my usual radar but Poughkeepsie sounds like an intense read - I may have to add that one after all! Suicide Notes DOES sound great, too!

    Have a great rest of your Sunday, girls!!
    Kristin @myparahangover

  3. Awesome IMM! I have Bittersweet on hold at the library. I'm gonna be one of the first to get it once the copies they ordered comes in. :) Enjoy all your books!

    My IMM:


  4. Nice! Haven't read any of these. Hope you enjoy em!

    My IMM will be up tomorrow so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I want to read Looking for Alaska and Suicide Notes, and I loved Bittersweet.
    Great list of books, can't wait to see what you think of them all :)
    Happy midnight reading!

  6. Maja, creased spines make me want to vomit. You should see the way I read my paperbacks - I barely open the book!

    Looking forward to seeing what you think of Poughkeepsie, Lisa. I hear nothing but good things about that one, too. :)

  7. You'll love Looking for Alaska! John Green is INCREDIBLE!

    So what did you finally name your little Kindle? :))

  8. Hi Girls!

    Like your IMM! What a lot of books!
    Hope you enjoy them :D


  9. Ohh...some good ones ladies. Maja I did get a copy of Suicide Notes looking forward to checking it out. I have been wondering about Room for a long time. I will watch for your review. Lisa I too have a copy of Darkhouse and I grabbed Bittersweet after I read all the reviews.
    Maja, I am so glad you are able to comment on my blog again. It wouldn't be nearly as happy without you.
    Next week Darynda Jones!

  10. I've read a nice review about bitterweet but I don't know the others, I hope you'll like them all.

    My IMM

  11. Awesome books this week!! I really want to read Bittersweet :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  12. That cover for Looking for Alaska is gorgeous. Have you read it before? It's one of my all time favorite books. I hope you enjoy it!

  13. Great books this week, girls! I've seen a couple of excerpts from Pughkeepsie and it sounds great, I hope you'll enjoy it... And all the other titles, of course!

    Happy Reading!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  14. I just finished my first John Green book today, and I loved it! I think I'll try to read Looking For Alaska next, it looks so good! :)

  15. Maja - I've added Suicide Notes to my to-read list ;)

    Lisa - I really want to read Bittersweet, mostly because of it's pretty cover!


  16. You guys got some fantastic books this week! Maja -- I have had room on my shelf for ages, have been told so many wonderful things about it but am almost nervous to pick it up. I hope you like it! And Lisa -- I've heard that Darkhouse is really creepy! Looking forward to seeing waht you think!

  17. Great set! i really want to read Bittersweet and Looking for Alaska.
    My IMM

  18. I've heard a lot of good things about John Green. I've only read one of his books, but I'll definitely have to try Looking for Alaska. I haven't heard of the rest of these, but they look interesting!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I haven't read Room but I have to say it sounds really intense psychologically. I hope Bittersweet lives up to the positive reviews!

  20. This is the first time I have seen any of your books. Thanks for dropping by.

  21. I loved Room! I hope you enjoy it as much as me.
    Great Haul!

    Esha@ Readaholicme

  22. Oooh both of you got some amazing books this week! :D I've never seen that cover of Room before, but it's such a beautiful cover! I love how simple the covers are for that book, the crayon version is really wonderful to because it stays so true to the characterization of the story. As does this one. :)

    Awesome mailboxes! And I just wanted to stop by and say thank you to Lisa for stopping by and commenting on my IMM! Thanks! :D

    Happy Reading to you both! :D
    Ambur :)

  23. The book that really piques my interest is the one Maja is reading, A Conspiracy of Kings. I'll love to ready your review :o).
    Have a creative week!

  24. I meant READ your review. Sorry ;o).

  25. Looks like you both got some great books this week! I'm intrigued by Suicide Notes and Looking for Alaska and have heard only good things about Bittersweet.

    Thanks for popping by my IMM!

    Hope you enjoy your new reads!

    A Daydreamer's Thoughts

  26. all these blue books!

    yes TRY room. i am wondering what you will think of it. i found it unputdownable, but in retrospect i was a little, 'what the what, about it all, haha.

    my lib has suicide notes. it just doesnt seem like a cherry read to me :/ i love lisa's review though


    well, ockler is not for everyone, but i am in to her for sure. plus, there's a cute meet cute in there, lots of swoon <3

  27. I've heard Looking for Alaska is really good! I haven't read it though :P I will soon! And Bittersweet! AAAA I am so excited for this one :)

    Maja really? :D Amazing. Well, actually is my friend's house from the picture :P But I don't live much far away :) How cool!! :D :D

  28. I love that cover of Looking for Alaska just as much as I love the US cover - and considering how much I love the US cover, that's saying something. And one of my friends was reading Room - it sounds really frightening but good at the same time.
    Bittersweet does seem like one of those books everyone's read. I read Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler and didn't like it, but there are so many positive reviews of this book everywhere I might just have to read it anyway.
    I hope y'all enjoy the books you got!


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