Sunday, 15 May 2011

Weekly Update (#9)

Hey Everyone! 

What a week. Lol. We hope you have enjoyed your week. As you know Donna was ill so was absent for a few days and then blogger was down. So we weren't just being lazy. Lol. We missed a few posts in the week but we are back to normal now. 

As you know we announced the winner of The Advice Girl and now we have the May giveaway and running. It is only open to members of the UK or EU. We will have another international contest soon. We promise :) 

We've got some exciting stuff for you today so lets get started! 

Donna's In My Mailbox

Brought Books 
After reading Perfect Chemistry, I felt I needed something else similar to read and I was recommended Jennifer's books from a few people. I do hope I enjoy them :) 

Swapped Books - Thanks Lynn 
While eagerly awaiting the release of the new Iron Fey book, I thought I might try a new Fae series. To be honest, I haven't heard much about this series, so if anyone has read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts? 

Won Books 
As you all know I won Wolfsbane last week but it arrived this week so I wanted to include it again and show you a  picture. Andrea wrote inside "To Book Passion for Life,  thank you for sharing your love of reading with others. Keep on the wild hunt." So sweet! My review has already been posted and it was an amazing book. 

City of Fallen Angels, I won a few weeks ago but it only just arrived because of the international post. I won it off Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. I was super excited for this to arrive because not only did Mindy get me the hardback copy BUT she also got me the special edition by Barnes & Noble with the letter from Jace and Clary. How cool is she? 
I posted some photo's for you to look too. Its really amazing! I'm so please. I'd just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Mindy :) You should all check out her blog too, she's been blogging for just a few months but she's come a long way and the blog is one of my favourites :) 

I also won a £9 gift voucher for Amazon from Birgit The Book Garden last Sunday. And guess what? I STILL haven't spend it! Lol I'm still not sure what to buy, I may wait and buy Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs in June :) 
Jess's In My Mailbox
Not much from me to add here this week, only one book (which hasn't actually arrived yet) but I'm going to post it  anyway.

Die for Me by Amy Plum

The Mortal Instrument Extras
Posted and owned by Cassandra Clare 

How many of you are fans of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Well, as you know we love it so we hope you do  to. We recently found out that Cassandra Clare has all these little out takes and deleted scenes from the books on her website. So we just wanted to share it with you all, incase you didn't know.  Cassandra even explains why each story didn't make it into the story which we found quiet interesting. Donna has actually read them all and found them really enjoyable. We'd love to hear what you think. Here are the links: 

We hope you enjoy them. We think Cassandra is fantastic for releasing these. Its good to see some of the scene's that didn't make it into the books and with some, we do agree with her that they were best left out. 
Anyway, what's your favourite? We LOVED "Manor House with Jace and Clary" So cute :) 

500 Follower Follower Giveaway at The Bookish Brunette's 

There's a fantastic giveaway happening at the moment over on The Bookish Brunette's blog site. Two winners can win the pack of their choice. Pack 1 includes Passion by Lauren Kate & Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. Pack 2 includes Watched by Sharde Richardson & Desire by Katlin Gow. Pack 3 includes Zombie don't Cry by Rusty Fisher & Deadline by Mira Grant. AND, its international. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? Want to win? All you need to do is head on over to the blog by clicking the link below and follow the rules :)

The Bookish Brunette Blogspot

Okay guys, that's it for this week. Enjoy. 


My keeper shelf said...

Wow Donna that is so fab receiving a signed copy from the author, i loved your review too!

Under the Covers said...

Excellent books! I've been wanting to read Jenna Black for a while. We're your newest follower!

Check out our first IMM here

Safari Poet said...

Great IMM! Congrats on your wins. I've been trying to get my hands on a Wolfsbane ARC for ages. My copy of Die for Me is delayed even though I pre-ordered it. Enjoy :-)


Book Passion for Life said...

Thank girls :) Was an exciting week for me. Wolfsbane was really really good. Donna

Book Passion for Life said...

I'm uber jealous of Donna and all her gifts. I'm like the younger sibling who gets jealous when the older one has all the good stuff lol. I feel like that right now. :| pleased for Donna

Can't wait to receive Die for Me, not sure when I'll get around to reading it though.

Mia said...

Lovely books this week. I still have to get to Cassandra Clare's books. I've read a lot of amazing reviews about them. Happy Reading!!!